Effect Of Peppermint Essence On The Pain And Anxiety Caused By Intravenous Catheterization In Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe prevalence of alcohol dependence in hospitalized patients is substantial. Although our patient was being treated with the standard protocols for alcohol withdrawal, he rapidly developed delirium tremens, which led to an acute inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the setting of nonoccluded coronary vessels. This case report adds to the sparse literature documenting acute coronary events in the setting of alcohol withdrawal and suggests that our patient ’s ST-elevation myocardial infarction is not fully explained by the current coronary vasospasm hypothesis, but rather was in part the result of...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patients with acute psychopathology, recent emotional or physical stress and acute cardio-thoracic symptoms should receive immediate cardiological investigations. As the ECG may be normal in patients with TCM, concurrent measurement of the troponin serum level is recommended. Psychiatrists should consider TCM in patients, who report recent stressful events accompanied by cardio-thoracic symptoms.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization (ICC) can experience anxiety and pain. A common practice in the United States is to administer benzodiazepines and opioids for conscious sedation to relieve these symptoms. Music may reduce anxiety and pain perception. We sought to evaluate the role of music in lieu of pharmacotherapy for conscious sedation during elective ICC. A retrospective data analysis was performed on patients who underwent ICC and received music therapy ± intravenous sedation/analgesics based on patient's preference compared with control patients who were offered and received intravenous se...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization (ICC) can experience anxiety and pain. A common practice in the United States is to administer benzodiazepines and opioids for conscious sedation to relieve these symptoms. Music may reduce anxiety and pain perception. We sought to evaluate the role of music in lieu of pharmacotherapy for conscious sedation during elective ICC. A retrospective data analysis was performed on patients who underwent ICC and received music therapy +/- intravenous sedation/analgesics based on patient's preference compared to control patients who were offered and received intravenous sedation/...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
"He's working with a med student shadowing him today. Do you mind being seen by her first?" In the spirit of education, I said, "No, of course not." She had long strawberry blond hair and big glasses. We talked. "What brought you here today?" she asked. "Well, I was seen in the ER three weeks ago for a blood clot in my leg and they told me I needed to follow up." I watched her write down "Deep Vein Thrombosis." "It wasn't a deep vein thrombosis, but they did find a blood clot, and told me to follow up with you." She marked out "Deep Vein Thrombosis" and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The author at age 26 sitting in Zazen Seiza style. This past August, at the age of 56, on the last day of my summer vacation, on the day after I ran yet another 5k, while I was attending my Saturday morning yoga class, I had a heart attack that could have killed me. It was a shock but not a surprise. Heart disease killed my older sister at 54, would have killed my dad at 56 had he not been life-flighted to UMass Medical Center where they shot him up on the helipad with a then experimental decoagulant, and heart disease killed my granddad on my first birthday. I had had a full medical work just the summer before and all sys...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Whereas cardiac pain declines in most patients in the early hours after admission, many patients experience a persistent anxious state up to 8 hours later, which suggest that development and testing of protocols for anxiety reduction may be needed. More urgently, the development and examination of a treatment intervention, early on in the ACS trajectory, are warranted that targets pain and anxiety for those for whom immediate angioplasty is not possible and who continue to experience cardiac pain and persistent high levels of anxiety. Moreover, a larger prognostic study is required to determine whether high le...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Abstract One of the most frequently used methods for the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases is cardiac catheterization which increases the anxiety level in patients before surgery. In this random clinical study, 62 people undergoing coronary angiography were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The necessary data were collected through a hemodynamic variable sheet, the STAI anxiety questionnaire and a pain scale. The experimental group subjects were asked to listen to a Guided Imagery CD for 18 min. The mean level of anxiety for the Guided Imagery group after the intervention decreased...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
Conditions:   Anxiety;   Pain;   Adaptation, Psychological;   Stress, PsychologicalInterventions:   Behavioral: Reading pre-procedure script;   Behavioral: Reading pre-extubation script;   Behavioral: Reading 2 scriptsSponsor:   The Hospital for Sick ChildrenRecruiting - verified January 2015
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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