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#ECR2022: Effect of Music in Venous Catheter Placements Procedures

2022 14 Jul

At ECR 2022, Florian Nima Fleckenstein, Berlin, Germany, discussed the effect of music on patient anxiety in venous catheter placement procedures.  In interventional radiology, managing pain and anxiety can be challenging since most patients are treated while they are fully conscious. Therefore, peri- and post-procedural anxiety is a frequent problem.... Read more

You May Not Sing Like Michael Jackson... But Do It Anyway

2021 19 Oct

There is no denying that everyone cannot sing like Michael Jackson or Frank Sinatra. But experts believe that no matter how bad you sound, it is beneficial to limber up your larynxes more often. There is a growing body of research that shows bursting into song is good for both your body and brain.    According to Dr Gottfried Schlaug, who studies... Read more

ICU Management

2018 19 Jun

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... Read more

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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The ICU-Hear Project: Introducing Live Music for Critically Ill Patients

2017 16 Mar

The ICU-Hear project delivered by the charity Music in Hospitals™ provides specialised live music sessions for critically ill patients. The initiative started after Helen Ashley Taylor (a former ICU patient) met Sister Natalie Mason, Adult Critical Care Follow up Lead at Manchester Royal Infirmary at a regional support group for former ICU patients.... Read more

Sleep in the ICU: Cochrane Review of Non-Drug Interventions

2015 23 Oct

A systematic review finds no clear evidence on the effectiveness of different non-pharmacological interventions — including noise reduction, music therapy and social support — for improving sleep in critically ill adults in the ICU. The results are discussed in an article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). Sleep is essential... Read more

Music Reduces Breast Biopsy Anxiety

2015 21 Aug

New research shows that listening to live or recorded music reduces anxiety for women undergoing surgical breast biopsies for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The findings are from a two year study conducted with 207 patients.  "We discovered that anxiety levels dropped significantly from pre-test to post-test in patients who heard one preferred song... Read more

Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in Critically Ill Hospital Patients

2013 21 May

Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for sedatives, according to a new study. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients allowed to listen to music of their choice whenever they liked enjoyed a 36 percent reduction in their anxiety levels compared... Read more

Music Therapy Can Comfort Premature Infants

2013 22 Apr

Specific elements of music have therapeutic qualities that may be beneficial to a growing premature infant. Recorded music has a fixed meter and decibel level, which cannot be adapted to meet the needs of a compromised infant the way live music can.  According to a study in the May 2013 issue of Pediatrics, “The Effects of Music Therapy on Vital... Read more