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Table 3 Block characteristics and total bupivacaine consumption of the groups

From: Comparative study between sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia versus epidural volume extension in lower limb surgery

 SCSE group
N = 39
EVE group
N = 36
P value
Anesthesia readiness time (min)20.5 (2.3)18.4 (2.6)0.0004*
Modified Bromage motor score2 (0–3)1 (0–3)0.0001*
Duration of motor block (min)185.33 ± 15.49159.25 ± 20.370.0001*
Time for sensory regression to T12 (min)133.36 ± 15.35120.43 ± 17.390.0005*
Supplementation with general anesthesia1 (2.5%)4 (10%)0.18
Time to the first request for postoperative analgesia (min)230.47 ± 19.14190.54 ± 23.300.0001*
Number of patients who required pethidine7 (17.9%)6 (16.6%)1
Mean pethidine consumption (mg)4.4 (9.7)4.1 (9.4)0.89
Mean bupivacaine consumption (mg):
Intraoperative
Postoperative
52.26 ± 7.57
65.3 (6.5)
10.00 ± 0.00
63.5 (7.5)
0.0001*
0.26
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD, median (range), and number (%)
  2. SCSE sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia, EVE epidural volume extension
  3. *P < 0.05 significant