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Table 6 Other tested parameters in PVB and TEA groups

From: Assessment of postoperative pain management and comparison of effectiveness of pain relief treatment involving paravertebral block and thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing posterolateral thoracotomy

Tested parameter Group PVB Group TEA p Minimum Maximum
Number of days of hospitalization 7.47 (SD 3.7) 6.3 (SD 1.95) 0.15 3 23
Time of surgical procedure expressed in minutes 91.67 (SD 28.2) 98.67 (SD 37.87) 0.646 45 185
Time of maintaining pleural drain after the surgical procedure expressed in days 5.13 (SD 4.17) 4.93 (SD 1.84) 0.736 2 23