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Table 4 Duration of surgery, surgical rating scale score and postoperative recovery, and medication use between the groups. Values are mean (95% CI), median (range), or numbers (proportion)

From: A randomized trial comparing deep and moderate neuromuscular blockade in patients undergoing ambulatory gynecologic laparoscopy

  dNMB group (n = 40) mNMB group (n = 40) P value
Duration of surgery (min) 58.0 (6.0) 60.6 (7.5) 0.09
Mean (95% CI) surgical rating scale score 4.3 (4.03-5.57) 3.9 (3.64-4.16) 0.028
Time to home discharge readiness (min) 80.6 (15.5) 82.9 (18.3) 0.64
Overall highest abdominal NRPS
 • At PACU 4.0 (3.0-6.0) 4.0 (3.0-7.0) 0.78
 • At 24 h postoperative 4.0 (1.0-5.0) 4.0 (2.0-5.0) 0.68
Overall highest Referred Shoulder NRPS at 24 h postoperative 1.0 (0.0-3.0) 1.0 (0.0-4.0) 0.23
24 h tramadol consumption 98 (62.8) 108.5 (76.2) 0.5
Antiemetic requirement, n (%)
 • 0 25 21  
 • 1 9 7  
 • ≥ 2 6 12 0.28
  1. Abbreviations: dNMB deep neuromuscular block, mNMB moderate neuromuscular block, NRPS numeric rating pain scale, PACU post anesthesia care unit
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