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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Intraoperative dexmedetomidine attenuates norepinephrine levels in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

ParameterControl (n = 23)Dexmedetomidine (n = 23)P value
Age (years)48 [39–56]55 [43–62]0.111
Sex (male/female)11/128/150.550
Body mass index (kg/m2)26.0 ± 4.625.2 ± 2.80.491
ASA physical status (I/II)18/517/60.665
Duration of surgery (hours)2.8 ± 1.62.3 ± 1.00.262
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviations, median [interquartile ranges], or number. ASA American Society of Anesthesiologist