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Table 3 Primary and secondary outcomes in the two groups

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Desflurane anesthesia worsens emergence agitation in adult patients undergoing thyroid surgery compared to sevoflurane anesthesia

  Group D Group S p value
Modified PAED scale 5 (4–7) 4 (2–6) 0.008
Eye contact 2 (2–2) 2 (1–2) 0.001
Purposeful actions 1 (1–1) 1 (0–1) 0.191
Awareness of surroundings 1 (1–2) 1 (0–2) 0.041
Restlessness 1 (0–2) 1 (0–2) 0.156
Time to extubation (min) 6 (4–7) 5 (4–7) 0.180
NRS 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0.120
PONV (%) 10.0 11.7 0.950
  1. D desflurane, S sevoflurane, PAED scale pediatric anesthesia emergence delirium scale, NRS numerical rating scale, POVN postoperative nausea and vomiting