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Regarding the anesthetic technique, the difference between the 2 groups in the mean dose of fentanyl during maintenance was not significant (P = .75 with 235 µg in one and 225 µg in the other). It is widely accepted in the anesthesia community for induction dosing of 1 to 2 mg/kg and maintenance dosing in a total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) setting of 150 to 250 µg/kg/min.
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