Table 1: Donor baseline variables and surgical outcomes.

Control 
Low dose dexamethasone 
High-dose dexamethasone 
values values
Control
versus
low dose
Control
versus
high dose

Age (years)43.6 ± 13.441.7 ± 13.040.5 ± 12.50.340.09
Sex<0.0010.56
 Male51 (45.9)13 (18.6)42 (42.0)
 Female60 (54.1)57 (81.4)58 (58.0)
BMI (kg/m2)26.5 ± 3.425.8 ± 4.126.7 ± 3.70.310.65
ASA0.180.21
 177 (69.4)55 (78.6)77 (77.0)
 234 (30.6)15 (21.4)23 (23.0)
Intraoperative ondansetron use103 (92.8)64 (91.4)93 (93.0)0.740.95
Operative time (min)147.8 ± 25.0148.1 ± 22.7155.4 ± 24.10.930.009
Side of nephrectomy0.0130.85
 Left91 (81.1)46 (65.7)82 (82.0)
 Right20 (18.9)24 (34.3)18 (18.0)
Postoperative hospital stay (days)2.68 ± 0.622.63 ± 0.592.66 ± 0.620.690.86
Complications (%)3 (2.7)3 (4.3)0 (0)0.680.25

Data are expressed as mean ± SD or (%).
ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists; BMI: body mass index.