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Table 5 Comparisons of pain level and requirement for rescue pain killer in the three groups

From: The effectiveness of ramosetron and ondansetron for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a randomized controlled trial

  Ramosetron (n = 39) Ondansetron (n = 43) Control (n = 40) P value
Pain score (VAS)     
 0–6 h 5.3 ± 2.3 3.5 ± 1.9* 5.0 ± 2.5 0.001
 6–24 h 4.4 ± 2.4 3.7 ± 1.9 4.6 ± 2.7 0.215
 24–48 h 3.4 ± 2.6 2.9 ± 2.4 2.9 ± 2.6 0.081
Rescue pain killer 33 (85) 33 (77) 34 (85) 0.541
 0–6 h 21 (54) 17 (40) 25 (63) 0.106
 6–24 h 20 (51) 24 (56) 24 (60) 0.738
 24–48 h 16 (41) 8 (19) 14 (35) 0.074
  1. Values are numbers of patients (percentage) or mean ± SD in parentheses; pain scores were assessed using the VAS (0 indicates no pain and 10 the worst imaginable pain)
  2. *p < 0.05 compared with the other two groups