Table 3 Postoperative data. Values are presented as mean (standard deviation), median [range (interquartile range)], and the number of patients. Abbreviations: NMB, neuromuscular block.

From: Effects of deep neuromuscular block with low-pressure pneumoperitoneum on respiratory mechanics and biotrauma in a steep Trendelenburg position

  Moderate NMB (n = 33) Deep NMB (n = 34) P value
White blood cell count (μ/L)
Preoperative 6219 (1468) 5585 (1575) 0.115
24 h after surgery 8838 (2585) 8044 (1832) 0.215
C-reactive protein (mg/dL) 1.1 [0.2−5.6 (0.6−2.2)] 0.0 [0.2−3.6 (0.7−1.7)] 0.649
Chest X-ray 17/2/3 17/2/3  > 0.999
(Pneumoperitoneum/pleural effusion/atelectasis)