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Table 3 Use of inotropes and vasopressors

From: Perioperative goal-directed hemodynamic therapy based on radial arterial pulse pressure variation and continuous cardiac index trending reduces postoperative complications after major abdominal surgery: a multi-center, prospective, randomized study

  Control group (n = 81) Study group (n = 79) P-value
Inotropes intraoperatively a    
Dobutamine 0 33 <0.001
Vasopressors intraoperatively a    
Total 40 37 0.994
Norepinephrine 32 26 0.482
Phenylephrine 4 0 0.135
Ephedrine 8 11 0.584
Inotropes postoperatively a    
Dobutamine 0 0 -
Vasopressors postoperatively a    
Norepinephrine 9 5 0.502
  1. aNumber of patients.