Kids With Cancer: Music Therapy Ups Well-Being, but Underused Kids With Cancer: Music Therapy Ups Well-Being, but Underused

For children with cancer, music therapy can build resilience and improve quality of life and outcomes. But in the US, experts warn that too few therapists could be putting the most vulnerable patients at risk.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to synthesize the evidence on the effects of psychosocial interventions on pain in advanced cancer patients.Recent FindingsThe included studies investigated the effects of relaxation techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, music therapy, mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions, and supportive-expressive group therapy. Overall, we found a small, but significant effect on pain intensity (d = − 0.29, CI = − 0.54 to − 0.05). Effect sizes were highly heterogeneous between studies. ...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract This review aimed to identify the potential role of integrative medicine in interventional oncology. The music therapy; stress management techniques; guided imagery, including virtual reality; clinical hypnosis; and digital sedation may all be efficient on anxiety and pain during procedures performed in interventional oncology. Beyond pharmacological sedation, the implementation of integrative medicine to interventional oncology may, therefore, improve the support and care of cancer patients, which may further create a virtuous alliance. PMID: 31963617 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
“Words Kill” is a brilliant song about the perils of texting and driving. Spread the message. Courtesy of The Fever Breakers, a band made up of hospital employees. Their socially conscious songs are crafted in the basement of the hospital using a piano used for cancer patient music therapy and subsequently recorded in a studio.Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Video Emergency Medicine Oncology/Hematology Orthopedics Source Type: blogs
Three-year-old Harmon Jones strutted in his “Black Panther” costume as he prowled the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital hallways and main lobby for treats. After watching a special magic show and playing some tunes led by music therapists, he wanted some Halloween candy.“My favorite part is the lollipops!” Harmon said. “I like to share them with my mommy and daddy!”For Heather and Shaw Jones, Harmon ’s parents, holidays bring some sense of the normal and community. Last summer, Harmon was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that forms in soft tissue — specifica...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Condition:   Cancer Patients With Delirium Interventions:   Behavioral: Music therapy;   Behavioral: Interviews Sponsors:   Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;   New York University Recruiting
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Pain management for cancer patients should include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Integrative medicine therapies, such as mind-body practice, acupuncture, massage therapy, and music therapy, have been studied for their roles in pain management. Data from randomized controlled trials support the effect of hypnosis, acupuncture, and music therapy in reduction of pain. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, qigong, and massage therapy, although may not reduce pain per se, can relieve anxiety and mood changes, which are commonly associated with pain. In clinical practice, one should also consider burdens and risks to...
Source: The Cancer Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Abstract Pain management for cancer patients should include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Integrative medicine therapies, such as mind-body practice, acupuncture, massage therapy, and music therapy, have been studied for their roles in pain management. Data from randomized controlled trials support the effect of hypnosis, acupuncture, and music therapy in reduction of pain. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, qigong, and massage therapy, although may not reduce pain per se, can relieve anxiety and mood changes, which are commonly associated with pain. In clinical practice, one should also consider bu...
Source: Cancer Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer J Source Type: research
Conclusions: By evaluating the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the participant’s vital measurements (including pulse, respirations per minute, and blood pressure), this study can assess if music therapy sessions can be useful for lessening patient anxiety and increasing relaxation during diagnostic imaging studies. Once our data is collected, it will be analyzed and presented at the annual meeting.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Technologist Student Papers II Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cancer, Breast;   Cancer, Metastatic;   Cancer Ovaries;   Cancer Uterus Cervix Interventions:   Behavioral: the Guided Imagery and Music method;   Behavioral: standard care and verbal counselling Sponsors:   Aalborg University;   Aretaieion University Hospital;   SONORA Organisation for Music Therapy and Research Recruiting
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