Seeing Might Be Believing!

I’ve been blogging for years about the benefits of listening to classical music, and I’m happy to experiment on myself, but it’s sometimes hard to tell when something is working. However, being able to see a dramatic change in other Read More …

Transplant Rejection Delayed by Classical Music

From a study by Masateru Uchiyama, Xiangyuan Jin, Qi Zhang, Toshihito Hirai, Atsushi Amano, Hisashi Bashuda and Masanori Niimi: === Methods === Naive CBA mice (H2k) underwent transplantation of a C57BL/6 (B6, H2b) heart and were exposed to one of Read More …

Music in the Emergency Room May Improve Performance

From a study by Gatti MF, and da Silva MJ: Due to the assistant characteristic of the emergency service, the health professional experiences countless situations that generate anxiety. This study aimed to learn the professionals’ perception about the presence of Read More …

Classical Music Improves the Performance of Experts

From a study by Conrad C, Konuk Y, Werner P, Cao CG, Warshaw A, Rattner D, Jones DB, and Gee D: BACKGROUND: Music and noise are frequent occurrences in the operating room. To date, the effects of these auditory conditions Read More …

Classical Music Goes Straight to the Heart

From a study by Chan, MF: OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the effect of music on the physiologic and psychologic parameters in patients undergoing application of a C-clamp after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). DESIGN: A repeated-measures randomized controlled Read More …

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 …

Music and Surgery: Why Music is Effective

Thanks again to Deric Bownds’ Mindblog, a study by Conrad, Claudius MD, PhD; Niess, Hanno; Jauch, Karl-Walter MD; Bruns, Christiane J. MD, PhD; Hartl, Wolfgang H. MD; and Welker, Lorenz MD: Methods: We conducted a randomized study in ten critically Read More …

Music Increases Effect of Anesthesia

From a study by Suleyman Ganidagli, MD, Mustafa Cengiz, MD, Medaim Yanik, MD, Cevdet Becerik, MD, and Bahriye Unal, MD: We assessed the effect of music on the level of sedation and the electroencephalograph bispectral index (BIS) during the preoperative 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 …