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Table 5 Postoperative pain intensity during activity (VAS score during activity)

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

  TTP-PECS group TPVB group P value
Postoperative 2 h 1.86 ± 0.68 1.81 ± 0.72 0.76
Postoperative 6 h 2.30 ± 0.73 2.27 ± 0.80 0.86
Postoperative 12 h 2.68 ± 0.68* 3.42 ± 0.57 0.00
Postoperative 24 h 3.12 ± 0.57 3.07 ± 0.62 0.71
  1. VAS scores during the activity of all the patients were lower than 5, also suggesting none of the patients suffered severe pain. At 12 h after the operation, the VAS scores during the activity were lower in the TTP-PECS group compared with the TPVB group. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (39 in the TTP-PECS group and 38 in the TPVB group)
  2. *P < 0.05, versus the TPVB group