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Table 5 Comparison between group A and group B regarding time to first analgesia given and total dose of analgesia

From: Safety and efficacy of dexamethasone as an adjuvant to bupivacaine in bilateral transversus abdominis plane block in children undergoing major abdominal surgery

  Group A, no. = 26 Group B, no. = 26 Test valuea P value Sig.
Time to first analgesia (h) Mean ± SD 15.54 ± 2.14 9.08 ± 1.90 11.525 0.000 HS
Range 12–18 6–12
Total dose of acetaminophen (mg) Mean ± SD 338.46 ± 80.38 542.31 ± 89.10 − 8.662 0.000 HS
Range 150–450 400–650
Total dosed of rectal diclofenac (mg) Mean ± SD 13.75 ± 3.85 16.67 ± 6.02 − 1.870 0.068 NS
Range 12.5–25 12.5–25
  1. There was no major complications occurred in the patients who underwent the procedure
  2. P value > 0.05, non significant (NS); P value < 0.05, significant (S); P value < 0.01, highly significant (HS)
  3. aIndependent t test
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