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Research Article

Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of Nonopioid Analgesics on Pain following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Table 2

Demographic and patient-referred data of the investigated four groups. Values are mean (SD) or number of patients as appropriate.

GroupPlacebo ( )Parecoxib ( )Metamizole ( )Paracetamol ( )P value

Sex
 Female 15 12 12 11
 Male 15 18 18 19
Age (yr) n. s.
 Mean and SD47.9 ± 11.848.3 ± 14.243.8 ± 13.744.5 ± 15.1
BMI (kgm−2) n. s.
 Mean und SD27.3 ± 3.327.0 ± 4.827.2 ± 4.728.1 ± 5.6
ASA physical status n. s.
 II/III26/420/1025/525/5
Total remifentanil consumption (mg)0.66 ± 0.180.58 ± 0.150.64 ± 0.180.68 ± 0.13n. s.
Duration of anesthesia (min)65 ± 1466 ± 1268 ± 1171 ± 10n. s.
Arthroscopic surgical procedures9 meniscus repair
13 ligament reconstruction
8 cartilage/bony reconstruction
8 meniscus repair
13 ligament reconstruction
9 cartilage/bony reconstruction
8 meniscus repair
14 ligament reconstruction
8 cartilage/bony reconstruction
9 meniscus repair
13 ligament reconstruction
8 cartilage/bony reconstruction
n. s.

There were no significant differences among the four groups.

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