Table 4 : Complications of the epidural block (data are presented as number).


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

Motor block 44 10 0.001
Hypotension (Decrease in MAP >20%) 47 19 0.001
Bradycardia(Heart rate<60 bpm) 41 13 0.001
Dry mouth 62 16 0.001
Nausea and vomiting 19 52 0.001
Pruritis 0 23 0.001
Respiratory depression 0 17 0.001
Urine retention 0 14 0.001
Headache 7 9 0.570
Shivering 8 13 0.235

MAP: Mean arterial blood pressure
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