Why Surgeons Listen To Music In The Operating Room -- And How It Could Help You

This study and other research suggests that this positive effect may be maintained after surgery, the Wales surgeons note. A growing body of research has also suggested that music's healing properties extend to pain relief. A 2012 study from the Pain Research Center at the University of Utah found that participants who actively focused on various melodies while receiving mildly painful electric shocks reduced pain levels by 17 percent. Research conducted in Singapore also found that palliative care patients who participated in live music therapy reported relief from persistent pain. "Active music engagement allowed the patients to reconnect with the healthy parts of themselves, even in the face of a debilitating condition or disease-related suffering," the study's co-author, music therapist Melanie Kwan of the Association for Music Therapy, Singapore, told the American Psychological Association. "When their acute pain symptoms were relieved, patients were finally able to rest."
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Publication date: Available online 11 October 2018Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Jean-Marie Berthelot, Julien Nizard, Yves MaugarsAbstractIn medicine, the positive Hawthorne effect is defined as decreased symptom expression due to being observed. This effect occurs in addition to the decrease in symptom experience due to the placebo effect. Symptom overexpression, in contrast, whether related to conscious or to unconscious factors, defines the negative Hawthorne effect, which should be distinguished from the nocebo effect, defined as an increase in symptom experience. For instance, the negative Hawthorne effect can res...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Sexologies - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
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AbstractLow back pain (LBP) is a common problem in the general population. Medical students may be at risk of LBP because of demanding curricula. To study the prevalence of LBP in Brazilian medical students and the associated factors. Six hundred twenty-nine medical students (72.8% females, mean age of 23  years old) answered a questionnaire containing epidemiological data; data on presence and frequency of LBP, use of painkillers, and LBP interference in daily activities; number of sitting and exercising hours/day, posture habits. They also filled a VAS (or visual analogic scale) on the own percept ion of anxiety, de...
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