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Table 5 Intraoperative anesthetic agent requirements expressed as mean ± SD

From: Dexmedetomidine versus magnesium sulfate as adjunct to general anesthesia in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopy

  Group C (n = 30) Group M (n = 30) Group D (n = 30) P value
End-tidal sevoflurane concentration (vol.%) 2.37 ± 0.25 1.97 ± 0.15 1.68 ± 0.18‡,# < 0.001
Total intraoperative fentanyl (μcg) 202.07 ± 37.70 171.96 ± 31.23 146.33 ± 26.98‡,# 0.001
Total intraoperative atracurium (mg) 97.56 ± 17.37 73.5 ± 14.06†,# 88.67 ± 20.07 < 0.001
  1. P < 0.05 (group M compared with group C), P < 0.05 (group D compared with group C), #P < 0.05 (group D compared with group M)