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Table 1 Study visits of the REDUCE trial. NRS, Numeric Rating Scale; PSS: patient satisfaction score; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale score; LOS, length of stay; PACU, postoperative care unit; PONV, postoperative nausea and vomiting; HR, heart rate; MAP, mean arterial pressure; AEs, adverse events; SAEs, serious adverse events

From: REDUCE trial: the effects of perineural dexamethasone on scalp nerve blocks for relief of postcraniotomy pain—a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Study period
  Enrollment Allocation Post allocation
Time point Preoperative 0 d surgery 2 h 4 h 8 h 12 h 16 h 20 h 1d 2d Discharge
Enrollment
Eligibility screen X            
Informed consent X            
Allocation   X           
Interventions
Scalp nerve blocks with bupivacaine   X           
Scalp nerve blocks with bupivacaine plus 4 mg dexamethasone   X           
Assessments
Baseline variables X X X          
Intraoperative data    X          
The duration of analgesia           X X  
NRS score     X X X X X X X X  
GCS score     X X X X X X X X  
PSS     X X X X X X X X  
LOS             X
PONV     X X X X X X X X  
Bradycardia     X X X X X X X X  
Hypotension     X X X X X X X X  
Emergence delirium     X X X X X X X X  
HR and MAP    X          
Occurrence of AEs and SAEs    X X X X X X X X X X