Music as Effective as Diazepam Prior to Surgery

From a study by Berbel P, Moix J, and Quintana S: OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of music to that of diazepam in reducing preoperative anxiety. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized to 2 groups to receive diazepam or listen Read More …

Classical Music and Critical Care

From a study by Claudius Conrad We recently completed a study on critically ill, intubated ICU patients to investigate whether a well-defined selection of Mozart music can alleviate stress in critically ill patients, and how this effect might be mediated Read More …

Classical Music and Surgery

From a study by Jorge G. Camara, Joseph M. Ruszkowski, and Sandra R. Worak : Context: Music and surgery. Objective: To determine the effect of live classical piano music on vital signs of patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. Design: Retrospective case Read More …

Classical Music Relieves Stress and Depression

From a study by Morishita Akiyo : This study examined the effectiveness of reducing stress by using classical music on resting females. Twenty females, 23.25.+-.0.68 years old, with normal hearing (experimental group N=10, control group N=10) participated in this study. Read More …