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Table 3 Pain score (FLACC score) and the amount of PCA at different time point after extubation

From: A comparison of the outcomes of dexmedetomidine and remifentanil with sufentanil-based general anesthesia in pediatric patients for the transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects

  Group R (n = 30) Group S (n = 30) P value
The FLACC score at 1 h after extubation 0.2 ± 0.5 0.2 ± 0.4 0.77
The FLACC score at 4 h after extubation 1.1 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.2 0.57
The amount of PCA at 1 h after extubation (ug) 0.4 ± 0.1 0.7 ± 0.1 0.02
The amount of PCA at 4 h after extubation (ug) 2.0 ± 0.3 2.4 ± 0.4 0.04