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Table 7 Effects of TTP-PECS and TPVB on pro-inflammatory cytokines

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

Indicator Group Before surgery Immediately after surgery 12 h after surgery 24 h after surgery
IL-6 (pg/ml) TTP-PECS group 36.22 ± 5.71 39.69 ± 4.92# 46.42 ± 5.38#* 42.45 ± 4.90#
TPVB group 36.20 ± 6.10 39.21 ± 5.59# 49.37 ± 6.08# 42.92 ± 5.11#
P value 0.99 0.69 0.03 0.68
MCP-1 (pg/ml) TTP-PECS group 16.63 ± 1.58 20.85 ± 1.77# 36.28 ± 2.28#* 29.15 ± 2.36#
TPVB group 17.06 ± 1.66 20.17± 2.02# 40.23 ± 2.86# 29.19 ± 2.41#
P value 0.25 0.12 0.00 0.94
TNF-α (pg/ml) TTP-PECS group 4.42 ± 0.73 8.06 ± 0.65# 13.59 ± 0.93#* 8.80 ± 0.79#
TPVB group 4.48 ± 0.64 8.18 ±0.99# 16.14 ± 1.07# 8.82 ± 1.05#
P value 0.70 0.53 0.00 0.93
  1. Compared with TPVB, TTP-PECS treatment significantly decreased the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines at 12 h after surgery. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (39 in the TTP-PECS group and 38 in the TPVB group)
  2. #P < 0.05, versus before surgery
  3. *P < 0.05, versus the TPVB group