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Table 5 Supplemental analgesics

From: Multimodal analgesia versus traditional opiate based analgesia after cardiac surgery, a randomized controlled trial

  Multimodal Morphine P-value
Supplementary morphine    
Number of patients 36 42 NS
Average consumption in mg (mean ± SD) 16.0 ± 17.2 21.6 ± 20.7 NS
Supplementary ibuprofen    
Number of patients 12 7 NS
Average consumption in mg (mean ± SD) 667 ± 394 2171 ± 2929 0.091(NS)
Supplementary ketorolac    
Number of patients 3 2 NS
Average consumption in mg (mean) 30 30 NS
  1. Number of patients in each group that received additional analgesics, the consumption is for the whole study period, and only for those patients recieving additional analgesics".