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Table 7 Postoperative Ramsay sedation scores expressed as median (interquartile range)

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
At PACU arrival 2.5 (1-3) 3 (2-3) 4 (3-4)‡,# < 0.001
After 15 min 2 (1-3) 3 (2-3) 3.5 (3-4)‡,# < 0.001
After 30 min 2(1-2) 2.5 (2-3)† 3 (3-4)‡,# < 0.001
After 1 h 2 (1-2) 2 (2-3) 3 (2-3)‡,# < 0.001
After 2 h 2 (1-2) 2(2-2) 2 (2-2) 0.005
After 4 h 2 (2-2) 2(2-2) 2 (2-2) 0.440
After 8 h 2 (1-2) 2 (1-2) 2 (22) 0.360
After 12 h 2 (1-2) 2 (2-2) 2 (2-2) 0.073
After 24 h 2 (1-2) 2 (2-2) 2 (2-2) 0.180
  1. P < 0.05 (group M compared with group C), P < 0.05 (group D compared with group C), #P < 0.05 (group D versus group M). P value derived using the Kruskal–Wallis test