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Table 1 The incidence and severity of coughing in PACU

From: Dexmedetomidine versus midazolam on cough and recovery quality after partial and total laryngectomy – a randomized controlled trial

  No Cough Mild Cough Moderate Cough Severe Cough
Awake Departure Awake Departure Awake Departure Awake Departure
Group D 38* 40** 3 3 2& 0 0 0
Group M 26 28 7 9 5 2 2 1
  1. *p = 0.018 vs Group M (awake)
  2. **p = 0.009 vs Group M (departure)
  3. Moderate+Severe, &p = 0.012 vs Group M