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Table 1 Demographic, anesthetic and surgical characteristics of the patients. Values are the mean (SD) or number

From: The effect of perineural dexamethasone on rebound pain after ropivacaine single-injection nerve block: a randomized controlled trial

  Dexamethasone
(n = 63)
Control
(n = 60)
p value
Age, y 54.6 (17.3) 54.1 (16.1) 0.646
Sex (Male/Female) 23/40 24/36 0.714
ASA classification (I/II) 30/33 29/31 1.000
Time from injury to surgery, days 5.2 (3.1) 6.2 (4.8) 0.08
Fracture location    0.30
 Clavicle 6 11  
 Proximal humerus 23 24  
 Elbow joint 12 5  
 Wrist joint 15 11  
 Metacarpal 6 8  
 Phalange 1 1  
Surgeon    0.95
 A 36 36  
 B 18 16  
 Others 9 8  
Tourniquet (Y/N) 32/31 23/37 0.17
Combined/Single block approach 24/39 32/28 0.09
Brachial nerve block approach    0.062
 Interscalene approach 30 33  
 Supraclavicular approach 9 15  
 Axillary approach 24 12  
  1. Combined approach: combination of interscalene brachial plexus and superficial cervical plexus block or axillary brachial plexus and musculocutaneous nerve block