Tag: music

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It is well established that the Arts have a clear contribution to make in the delivery of an improved healthcare experience for patients, service users and staff. Southmead Hospital (part of North Bristol NHS Trust) has a very active arts programme – Fresh Arts, who have introduced a range of creative interventions including sculpture, music, exhibitions and craft activities, which all help make the hospital... Read More | Comment
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Music intervention has been shown to reduce anxiety and sedative exposure among mechanically ventilated patients. The aim of this study was to examine ICU costs for patients receiving a patient-directed music intervention compared with patients who received usual ICU care. The base case cost-effectiveness analysis estimated patient-directed music intervention reduced anxiety by 19 points on the Visual Analogue Scale-Anxiety with a reduction in cost of... Read More | Comment
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Among ICU patients receiving acute ventilatory support for respiratory failure, patient-directed music (PDM) resulted in greater reduction in anxiety compared with usual care, but not compared with NCH. Concurrently, PDM resulted in greater reduction in sedation frequency compared with usual care or NCH, and greater reduction in sedation intensity compared with usual care, but not compared with NCH. The mean age was 59 years with... Read More | Comment
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When music therapist Christine Vaskas works with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, the effect of her interventions are almost always immediately apparent. In 2013, a study led by Joanne Loewy, the Armstrong Center's director, found that certain live sounds, when provided in a music therapy context, could influence the respiratory and cardiac functions of premature infants. Those interventions could improve feeding behavior, enhance... Read More | Comment
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A randomized controlled trial demonstrates that music intervention to prevent delirium among older patients is one of few strategies that provide support in a critical care setting. This study builds on non-pharmacologic approaches for delirium prevention by addressing the pathophysiologic mechanisms that contribute to delirium; neurotransmitter imbalance, inflammation, and acute physiological stressors. Delirium is a neurobehavioral syndrome characterized by alterations in consciousness, attention, cognition and... Read More | Comment
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Live music by the bedside is an additional, simple and inexpensive factor in the open ICU, aiming at reducing the incidence of delirium and transform the critical care setting into a more familiar and domestic environment. Live music may not affect the length of stay, but it reduces anxiety and increases patient satisfaction, suggesting a physiologic relaxation response as one possible mechanism of action. Read More | Comment
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Music and aromatherapy interventions were both effective for ICU patients. The effects of music intervention were greater than that of aromatherapy; both interventions maintained the effects for at least 30 min. The Music group had significantly better post-test VAS-A and C-STAI scores, and had lower heart rate and blood pressure than the Control group. The Aromatherapy group had significantly better VAS-A score and lower heart... Read More | Comment
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Music has been shown to reduce respiratory, cardiac and blood pressure frequencies in response to the reduction of stress hormones. In a randomized clinical trial, it was shown to reduce anxiety and sedation doses/intervals in patients receiving mechanical ventilation, but showed no superiority against noise-cancelling headphones. In addition, the study was criticized for having several limitations. Read More | Comment
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Emerging from the perioperative and oncology fields, music therapy (MT) and patient-directed music interventions (PDMI) have recently garnered interest in the area of critical care. The main goal of these music-based adjuvant therapies is to reduce anxiety and pain in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). In the pre-sent short commentary, we will review the background, modalities and evidence for MT in critically ill... Read More | Comment
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Music is fundamental to the human species in ways that reach beyond entertainment or pastime. In Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks noted that music can "calm us, animate us, comfort us, thrill us, or serve to organize and synchronize us at work or play, [but] it may be especially powerful and have great therapeutic potential for patients with a variety of neurological conditions." For stroke patients with... Read More | Comment