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Table 1 Patient characteristics and intraoperative variables

From: Dexmedetomidine decreased the post‐thyroidectomy bleeding by reducing cough and emergence agitation – a randomized, double‐blind, controlled study

  Group D (n = 69) Group S (n = 70) P-value
Age (yr) 44.2 (1.4) 45.0 (4.9) 0.646
Height (cm) 158.8 (5.7) 159.5 (1.4) 0.444
Weight (kg) 61.7 (7.8) 61.4 (6.4) 0.909
BMI 24.1 (5.2) 23.8 (2.1) 0.652
ASA class (I/II) 49/20 51/19 0.852
Coexisting disease
 Hypertension 9 (13.0) 11 (15.7) 0.810
 Diabetes 3 (4.3) 4 (5.7) 1.000
 Renal disease 0 (0) 1 (1.4) 1.000
Duration of surgery (min) 115.0 [45.0] 115.0 [35.0] 0.947
Amount of intraoperative fluid (mL) 300.0 [100.0] 300.0 [50.0] 0.779
Infusion duration of study drug (min) 34.0 [8.0] 32.0 [22.0] 0.539
  1. Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation), median (interquartile range), or number (%). Group D was administered dexmedetomidine (0.6 µg/kg/h); Group S was administered normal saline as a control
  2. BMI body mass index, ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists