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ICU Management

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

Executive Health Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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 Signs,... Read more

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