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Table 1 Patients’ baseline characteristics

From: Effect of dexmedetomidine on intraoperative Surgical Pleth Index in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic lung lobectomy

  Dexmedetomidine group
(n = 46)
Normal saline group
(n = 44)
P value
Male/female (n) 17/29 22/22 0.212
ASA I/II (n) 7/39 10/34 0.391
Age (year) 56.78 ± 12.81 60.48 ± 12.58 0.171
Weight (kg) 58.48 ± 10.09 61.77 ± 8.71 0.101
BMI (kg/m2) 22.09 ± 3.22 22.89 ± 2.85 0.217
Duration of surgery (min) 162.37 ± 59.62 159.95 ± 60.59 0.849
Duration of anesthsia (min) 191.35 ± 62.26 203.27 ± 53.41 0.333
Fentanyl used during surgery (mg) 0.49 ± 0.07 0.52 ± 0.08 0.086
Propofol used during surgery (mg) 116.70 ± 20.30 123.75 ± 17.71 0.083
Time of extubation (min) 18.41 ± 11.97 17.59 ± 12.20 0.748
OAA/S 4.41 ± 0.54 4.59 ± 0.54 0.123
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number
  2. ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists, BMI body mass index, OAA/S Observer’s Assessment of Alertness/Sedation