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Table 8 Comparison between group D and group K as regards respiratory rate (RR)

From: Comparative study between intranasal dexmedetomidine and intranasal ketamine as a premedication for anxiolysis and sedation before pediatric general anesthesia

RR Group D Group K P value Sig.
No. = 38 No. = 38
Preoperative baseline before giving the intranasal drug (0 min) Mean ± SD 22.16 ± 1.24 21.66 ± 1.58 0.130 NS
Preoperative 10 min after giving the intranasal drug Mean ± SD 21.03 ± 1.62 21.71 ± 1.25 0.043 S
Preoperative 20 min after giving the intranasal drug Mean ± SD 20.32 ± 1.51 21.13 ± 1.23 0.012 S
Preoperative 30 min after giving the intranasal drug Mean ± SD 19.87 ± 1.38 20.55 ± 1.20 0.024 S
Intraoperative before induction of GA (0 min) Mean ± SD 19.87 ± 1.38 20.55 ± 1.20 0.024 S
Intraoperative 10 min after induction of GA Mean ± SD 20.63 ± 1.68 20.74 ± 1.64 0.783 NS
Intraoperative 20 min after induction of GA Mean ± SD 20.63 ± 1.68 20.74 ± 1.64 0.783 NS
Intraoperative 30 min after induction of GA Mean ± SD 20.63 ± 1.68 20.74 ± 1.64 0.783 NS
Postoperative in recovery (0 min) Mean ± SD 20.55 ± 1.61 21.24 ± 1.82 0.087 NS
Postoperative 10 min after recovery Mean ± SD 20.74 ± 1.52 20.89 ± 1.54 0.654 NS
Postoperative 20 min after recovery Mean ± SD 20.26 ± 1.45 20.21 ± 1.38 0.871 NS
Postoperative 30 min after recovery Mean ± SD 20.11 ± 1.67 20.03 ± 1.52 0.830 NS
  1. P value > 0.05, non-significant; P value < 0.05, significant