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Table 7 Comparison between group D and group M as regards Modified Observer’s Assessment of Alertness/Sedation Scale (MOAA/S)

From: Intranasal dexmedetomidine versus intranasal midazolam as pre-anesthetic medication in pediatric age group undergoing adenotonsillectomy

MOAA/S Dexmedetomidine Midazolam z test p value
group (n = 24) group (n = 24)
At 0 min     
Median (IQR) 6 (6–6) 6 (6–6) 0.000 1.000
At 10 min     
Median (IQR) 6 (5–6) 4 (4–5) 7.373 < 0.001**
At 20 min     
Median (IQR) 5 (4.5–5) 3 (3–4) 10.153 < 0.001**
At 30 min     
Median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 3 (3–3) − 3.278 0.002*
At 45 min     
Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (3–3) − 5.038 < 0.001**
  1. Data are presented as median (IQR). z Mann-Whitney test. p value > 0.05was considered statistically non-significant, *p value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant, **p value < 0.001 was considered highly significant
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