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Table 3 Summary of daily pruritus level counts.

From: Pharmacological strategies to reduce pruritus during postoperative epidural analgesia after lumbar fusion surgery - a prospective randomized trial in 150 patients

  Group B Group R
day 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
Pruritus           
0 12 10 29 50 62 59 46 61 61 66
1 11 17 24 14 3 6 12 5 5 2
2 43 39 13 2 1 3 10 2 2 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. The number of patients with clinical relevant pruritus, i.e. defined as grade 2 or 3 in our scale, in the two treatment groups differed significantly in favour of group R, P < 0.0001.