Archive | Music and Surgery

Anxiety reduction through music

Patient anxiety reduced with proper music

Tweet Patient anxiety can be debilitating before surgery of any kind.  We’ve known for a long time that listening to calm, comforting, soothing music before surgery could do the same thing as the drugs…and without the risk of adverse reactions.   Overly and unnecessarily sedating the patient should be avoided.  Today another study appeared also […]

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Music for National Colorectal Cancer Month

Tweet IntroductionColorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is equally common in men and women. An estimated 146,970 people will be diagnosed in 2009, and an estimated 49,920 people will die from the disease. With recommended screening, this cancer can be prevented (by removing polyps before they become cancerous) or detected early, […]

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Surgical Serenity Headphones FAQ

Surgical Serenity Headphones FAQ

Tweet Surgical Headphones FAQ The headphones have been on the market for almost a year now and I’m selling them (and the download) primarily to individuals.  Once the data is gathered and the proof of their efficacy is undeniable, I will begin marketing them to hospitals and surgical centers, in earnest.  What I’ve noticed so […]

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Advances in Surgery and Anesthesia

Tweet Yes, there was a time when things were done very differently in surgery.  Some of these tools pictured here were downright barbaric!  But today, things are done very differently.  Today doctors and patients alike know about the benefits of music during surgery.  We are much more aware of the dangers of too much anesthesia […]

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Live Music in Operating Room, found to be beneficial

Tweet By Helen Altonn haltonn@starbulletin.com Classical music played on a piano in the operating room for 115 patients having eye surgery at the former St. Francis Medical Center-Liliha had “profound” physical benefits, it was reported today. The music lowered the patients’ blood pressure and heart and respiratory rates before any sedation or pain medication, according […]

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Music and Stress in Children Receiving General Anesthesia

Tweet Introduction ——————————————————————————– The research I am about to present today has taken three years. Its goal was to reduce physiological and emotional stress in patients undergoing general anesthesia. The research questions were: Is there audio perception when under anesthesia? Can we find a parameter that would measure the physiological and biochemical effect of music […]

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