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Table 3 The comparison of visual analog scale (VAS) scores at rest at different time points

From: A comparison of thoracic or lumbar patient-controlled epidural analgesia methods after thoracic surgery

Time (hours) Visual analogue scala-rest Grup TEA vs. Grup LEA (P) The comparation intragroup of postoperative TEA (P) The comparation intragroup of postoperative LEA (P)
TEA group (n = 57) LEA group (n = 63)
Basal 5.43 ± 1.8 5.36 ± 1.85 0.826 Δ Δ
2 4.28 ± 1.59 5.33 ± 1.88 0.001a < 0.0001b < 0.0001c
4 3.84 ± 1.84 4.84 ± 2.3 0.01a < 0.0001b < 0.0001c
8 1.86 ± 1.97 2.84 ± 2.02 0.008a < 0.0001b < 0.0001c
16 1.72 ± 1.81 2.49 ± 2.17 0.037 < 0.0001b < 0.0001c
24 1.51 ± 1.72 1.6 ± 1.77 0.768 < 0.0001b < 0.0001c
  1. TEA, thoracic epidural group; LEA, lumbar epidural group; Values mean ± standard deviation.
  2. aComparation between groups, P < 0.05.
  3. bComparation to basal value in Grup TEA, P < 0.05.
  4. cComparation to basal value in Grup LEA, P < 0.05.