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Table 2 Mean (SD) of block duration, intraoperative fentanyl consumption, time to first request of analgesia, intraoperative and postoperative vasodilator and time to extubation

From: Role of dexamethasone in the para-vertebral block for pediatric patients undergoing aortic coarctation repair. randomized, double-blinded controlled study

  Control (n = 25) Dexamethasone (n = 25) P value
Block duration 28.52 ± 2.47 29.68 ± 2.44 0.11
Time to first request 3.9 ± (2.23) 8.6 ± (0.69) < 0.001a
Intraoperative fentanyl consumption 62.5 ± (13.17) 60.18 ± (12.09) 0.5
Intraoperative vasodilator doses 1.05 ± (0.68) 1 ± (0.5) 0.78
postoperative vasodilator doses 0.75 ± (0.54) 0.72 ± (0.42) 0.84
Time to extubation 13 ± (4.23) 8.5 ± (3.34) < 0.001a
  1. aStatistical significance between two groups