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Table 9 Postoperative analgesia requirements expressed as mean ± SD or number of patients (percentage)

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
Total postoperative nalbuphine requirements (mg) 49.06 ± 7.05 40.32 ± 5.13 33.58 ± 3.10‡,# < 0.001
Postoperative ketorolac requirements (1st dose), no. of patients 30 (100%) 19 (63.33%) 8 (26.66%)‡,# < 0.001
Postoperative ketorolac requirements (2nd dose), no. of patients 20 (66.66%) 6 (20%) 0 (0%)‡,# < 0.001
Postoperative ketorolac requirements (3rd dose), no. of patients 11 (36.66%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) < 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)