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Table 2 Effect of combination use of DEX and fascia iliaca compartment block on inflammatory factors after total hip arthroplasty

From: Combination of post-fascia iliaca compartment block and dexmedetomidine in pain and inflammation control after total hip arthroplasty for elder patients: a randomized control study

VariablesControl, n = 37FICB, n = 37Combined, n = 38
IL-6, pg/mlBefore84.89 ± 2.8884.26 ± 3.3985.64 ± 2.90
24 h173.45 ± 12.04163.48 ± 6.90a137.62 ± 8.18a,b
IL-1β, pg/mlBefore34.34 ± 2.9434.33 ± 3.1834.99 ± 2.91
24 h54.15 ± 3.0550.22 ± 3.32a45.50 ± 2.87a,b
CRP, mg/LBefore7.51 ± 0.927.63 ± 0.837.52 ± 0.74
24 h41.53 ± 1.3836.45 ± 2.26a34.41 ± 2.59a,b
  1. IL interleukin, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. aP < 0.05 vs. control
  3. bP < 0.05 vs. FICB