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Table 2 Comparison of pain intensity between the two groups (mean ± standard deviation) on the first 5 days after surgery at 8 am and 6 pm

From: Anaesthetic management of cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy perfusion

Day after surgery Time of the day NRS (mean ± SD) TEA NRS (mean ± SD) no TEA p-value
0 6 pm 0.80 ± 1.47 5.17 ± 1.47 .00*
1 8 am 1.50 ± 1.90 4.67 ± 2.80 .017*
1 6 pm 1.40 ± 1.34 4.50 ± 1.97 .002*
2 8 am 1.67 ± 1.65 4.17 ± 1.32 .009*
2 6 pm 1.80 ± 1.39 3.17 ± 0.75 .046*
3 8 am 1.38 ± 1.18 3.50 ± 0.83 .003*
3 6 pm 1.00 ± 1.22 2.00 ± 1.54 .186
4 8 am 0.88 ± 1.12 1.83 ± 1.60 .212
4 6 pm 1.25 ± 1.48 1.50 ± 1.22 .744
5 8 am 1.29 ± 1.38 1.83 ± 0.98 .435
5 6 pm 0.86 ± 0.89 1.67 ± 0.51 .78
  1. (*p < 0,05 vs. NRS no TEA, NRS: Nummeric Rating Scale, TEA: Thoracic Epidural Analgesia).