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Table 2 Postoperative analgesic requirements

From: Preemptive analgesic effectiveness of single dose intravenous ibuprofen in infants undergoing cleft palate repair: a randomized controlled trial

  IV-Ibuprofen group, n = 20 Placebo group, n = 20 P -value
Number (%) of patients who received rescue fentanyl in PACU 8 (40.0%) 19 (95.0%) <0.001
Rescue doses of fentanyl in PACU (ug/kg)
 mean ± SD 0.32 ± 0.44 0.95 ± 0.42
 median (Q1, Q3) 0 (0,0.50) 1.00 (0.60,1.20) <0.001
Frequency for patients who received fentanyl in PACU    <0.001
 0 dose of fentanyl 12 1  
 1 dose of fentanyl 4 6  
 2 doses of fentanyl 4 8  
 3 doses of fentanyl 0 5  
 4 doses of fentanyl 0 0  
Total fentanyl dose in PACU (ug)
 Mean ± SD 3.20 ± 4.49 9.40 ± 4.49
 Median (Q1, Q3) 0 (0,5.00) 10.00 (5.50,13.50) <0.001
Time to first rescue analgesia (min) 16.75 ± 7.25 11.37 ± 6.16 0.079
  1. Data were presented as n, percentage, mean ± SD or median (IQR)