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Table 3 Postoperative bleeding and pain score

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
Postoperative bleeding    0.015
 PACU 19.0 (29.3) 33.1 (60.1) 0.001
 POD #1 29.1 (6.6) 40.4 (22.6) 0.015
 POD #2 15.3 (5.3) 22.1 (17.7) 0.003
 POD #3 9.4 (0.7) 12.6 (4.2) 0.061
NRS    < 0.001
 PACU 4.7 (0.7) 6.0 (2.1) < 0.001
 POD #1 2.9 (0.7) 3.0 (0.0) 0.829
 POD #2 2.1 (0.7) 2.0 (0.7) 0.637
 POD #3 1.7 (0.7) 1.6 (0.0) 0.420
  1. Values are presented as means (standard deviation). Group D was administered dexmedetomidine (0.6 µg/kg/h); Group S was administered normal saline as a control
  2. PACU postanesthetic care unit, POD postoperative day, NRS numeric rating scale for postoperative pain