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Table 2 Primary and secondary outcomes

From: Effects of an individualized analgesia protocol on the need for medical interventions after adenotonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial

  IP CP P
(n = 134) (n = 130)
Patients requiring at least one intervention, n (%) 16 (11.9%) 29 (22.3%) 0.025
Patients requiring minor interventions
 Escalation to oxygen mask, n (%) 16 (11.9%) 29 (22.3%) 0.025
 Chin lift/jaw thrust maneuver, n (%) 4 (3%) 3 (2.3%) 0.740
 Repositioning of the child’s airway, n (%) 6 (4.5%) 11 (8.5%) 0.182
 Oropharyngeal airway insertion, n (%) 1 (0.7%) 2 (1.5%) 0.539
Patients requiring major interventions
 Reintubation/LMA insertion, n (%) 0 0
 Bag/mask ventilation, n (%) 0 0
 Drug administration, n (%) 0 0
Median duration of CHEOPS scores> 6, min [IQR] 20 [17 to 23] 30 [28 to 32] < 0.001
  1. Number (%) and median [interquartile range] reported as appropriate. IP, individualized protocol; CP, conservative protocol; CI, confidence interval; IQR, interquartile range; LMA, laryngeal mask airway; CHEOPS, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale