Table 2 : Outcomes of the epidural block (data are presented as mean±SD, number).


Variables Group D
(n=214)
Group F
(n=208)
P-value

Pain verbal scale

0 135 110 0.033
1 33 18 0.033
2 27 14 0.041
3 12 35 0.001
4 7 31 0.001

Sensory block level

T5 29 35 0.348
T6 55 49 0.609
T7-T10 130 124 0.812
Motor block 44 10 0.001

Sedation

Before opioids 18 0 0.001
After opioids 38 66 0.001

Postoperative opioids

Morphine 12 48 0.001
Pethidine 8 18 0.035

Group D: Dexmedetomidine group; Group F: Fentanyl group

Soliman et al.Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Science  2016 5:1DOI : 10.7243/2049-9752-5-1