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Table 3 Comparison of postoperative ambulation between the IV propofol and IH sevoflurane groups

From: Comparison of the impact of propofol versus sevoflurane on early postoperative recovery in living donors after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: a prospective randomized controlled study

Group IV propofol IH sevoflurane p
n 40 40  
Successful ambulation
 Early ambulation 40 (100.0%) 35 (87.5%) 0.055
 Late ambulation 40 (100.0%) 40 (100.0%)
Ambulation (foot-steps)
 Total ambulation 4449 (2179–5144) 1970 (639–3649) 0.001
 Early ambulation 364 (137–516) 111 (22–398) 0.004
 Late ambulation 4086 (1659–4533) 1730 (571–3253) 0.001
  1. Total ambulation was defined as sum of early and late ambulation
  2. Early ambulation was defined as steps on the day after surgery
  3. Late ambulation was defined as steps on postoperative day 1
  4. NOTE: Values are expressed as number (proportion) and median (interquartile)
  5. Abbreviations: IV Intravenous, IH Inhalational