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Table 1 Patient characteristics of control group and median nerve group for radial artery cannulation

From: Median nerve block increases the success rate of radial artery cannulation in women with gestational hypertension undergoing cesarean section

  Control
(N = 46)
Median nerve
(N = 46)
p-value
Age(y) 32 ± 5 32 ± 4 0.602
Estimated gestational age (wk) 37.4 ± 1.8 37.5 ± 1.6 0.618
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27 ± 4 27 ± 3 0.933
Baseline systolic pressure (mm Hg) 137 ± 15 137 ± 15 0.955
Baseline diastolic pressure (mm Hg) 80 ± 13 79 ± 10 0.593
Baseline heart rate (bpm) 84 ± 15 84 ± 15 0.961
Preeclampsia    > 0.999
 Mild 31(67.4%) 32(69.6%)  
 Severe 15(32.6%) 14(30.4%)  
Antihypertension treatment    0.770
 Labetolol 14(30.4%) 13(28.3%)  
 Nicardipine 3(6.5%) 5(10.9%)  
 Nifedipine 0(0%) 0(0%)  
 Magnesium 4(8.7%) 6(13.0%)  
  1. Values are mean ± SD or number (proportion)