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Table 4 Comparison of clinical variables during 24 h postoperatively 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  
Peak NRS score on wound site
 At rest    0.606
  Mild pain (0 to 3 points) 31 (77.5%) 29 (72.5%)  
  Moderate pain (4 to 6 points) 9 (22.5%) 11 (27.5%)  
  Severe pain (7 to 10 points) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)  
 At cough    0.612
  Mild pain (0 to 3 points) 8 (20.0%) 5 (12.5%)  
  Moderate pain (4 to 6 points) 18 (45.0%) 18 (45.0%)  
  Severe pain (7 to 10 points) 14 (35.0%) 17 (42.5%)  
Requirement of IV opioid
 Total amount of IV-PCA infusion (mL) 13.5 (9.3–23.8) 16.0 (7.0–37.3) 0.522
 Rescue IV opioid 2 (5.0%) 3 (7.5%) > 0.999
Nausea/vomiting 12 (30.0%) 26 (65.0%) 0.002
Headache 3 (7.5%) 5 (12.5%) 0.712
Shivering 5 (12.5%) 10 (25.0%) 0.152
Respiration depression 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Pruritus 11 (27.5%) 13 (32.5%) 0.626
  1. NOTE: Values are expressed as median (interquartile) and number (proportion)
  2. Abbreviations: IV Intravenous, IH Inhalational, NRS Numeric rating scale, IV-PCA Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia