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Table 2 Fentanyl and flurbiprofen axetil consumption and the duration of analgesia

From: Ultrasound-guided transversus thoracic muscle plane-pectoral nerve block for postoperative analgesia after modified radical mastectomy: a comparison with the thoracic paravertebral nerve block

Variables TTP-PECS group TPVB group P value
Intraoperative fentanyl consumption (μg) 278.1 ± 42.0 257.9 ± 50.0 0.06
Duration of analgesia (h) 12.5 ± 1.3* 9.4 ± 1.7 0.00
24 h postoperative total fentanyl consumption (μg) 547.33 ± 57.79* 701.02 ± 93.71 0.00
PCA background consumption (μg) 453.12 ± 47.77 454.33 ± 48.10 0.91
PCA press consumption (μg) 94.21 ± 33.60* 246.69 ± 57.71 0.00
The effective pressing times of PCA pump (time) 5.05 ± 1.88* 13.00 ± 2.53 0.00
Postoperative flurbiprofen axetil requirement (n/n) (%) 1/38 (2.6)* 8/30 (26.7) 0.03
  1. Fentanyl and flurbiprofen axetil consumption and the duration of analgesia were recorded in the first postoperative 24 h. TTP-PECS treatment significantly reduced the 24 h postoperative total fentanyl consumption, especially the PCA press consumption, the effective pressing times of PCA pump, and the rate of patients requiring flurbiprofen axetil, and prolonged the duration of analgesia. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (39 in the TTP-PECS group and 38 in the TPVB group)
  2. *P < 0.01 or 0.05, versus the TPVB group