Table 1

Patients groups and characteristics at inclusion

Placebo press (n = 70)

Sciatic press (n = 65)

p value


Emergency test

Participants (n)

49

46

-

Male (%)

57.1%

67.3%

0.24

Age

41.9 ± 13.4

37.6 ± 12.7

0.12

Baseline VAS

7.1 ± 1.88

7.3 ± 1.63

0.49

60 min test in renal, dental and tumor patients

Participants (n)

21

19

-

Renal

28.6%

21.1%

0.86

Dental

38.1%

42.1%

Male (%)

42.9%

52.6%

0.54

Age

42.5 ± 18.3

41.6 ± 15.4

0.88

Baseline VAS

6.05 ± 1.36

6.39 ± 1.55

0.46


Age, gender and baseline VAS: mean (± SD), t-test.

He et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2008 8:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-8-1

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