The use of cold therapy, music therapy and lidocaine spray for reducing pain and anxiety following chest tube removal.
This study was a randomized clinical trial. The participants were randomly assigned either one of four groups: control group, cold therapy, music therapy, and lidocaine spray. The primary outcome of the study was to measure pain using Visual Analog Scale. Anxiety was used as secondary outcome. RESULTS: Thirty patients in each arm completed the study. There was no difference in pain scores between groups immediately after and 20 min after CTR (F = 2.06, p = 0.108). However, there was a significant difference between the anxiety scores of control and intervention groups 20 min after CTR (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aktaş YY, Karabulut N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

“Song of Life (SOL)” study protocol: a multicenter, randomized trial on the emotional, spiritual, and psychobiological effects of music therapy in palliative care
Although patients in palliative care commonly report high emotional and spiritual needs, effective psychosocial treatments based on high quality studies are rare. First research provides evidence for benefits ... (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Marco Warth, Friederike Koehler, Martin Weber, Hubert J. Bardenheuer, Beate Ditzen and Jens Kessler Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Behavioral interventions in epilepsy.
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Behavioral intervention describes multiple modalities of treatments which are of increasing interest in epilepsy. This review addresses recent behavioral clinical trials in epilepsy including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and self-management. Results and conclusions from updated Cochrane reviews and the recent International League Against Epilepsy Psychology task force are presented. RECENT FINDINGS: Two recent large randomized controlled trials (mindfulness and progressive muscle relaxation) reported improved seizure frequenc...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - January 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Haut SR, Gursky JM, Privitera M Tags: Curr Opin Neurol Source Type: research

Naturopathic Treatment and Complementary Medicine in Surgical Practice.
CONCLUSION: Certain naturopathic treatments and complementary medical methods may be useful in postoperative care and deserve more intensive study. In the publications consulted for this review, no serious side effects were reported. PMID: 30678751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International)
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - January 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research

Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews.
DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niu JF, Zhao XF, Hu HT, Wang JJ, Liu YL, Lu DH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for individuals with Rett syndrome and their families
ConclusionThe 24-week music therapy program was effective in improving social interaction, communication skills, eye contact, hand function, and reducing seizure frequency among RTT patients. Additionally, music therapy was effective in relieving parenting stress, which may help healthcare providers initiate early intervention strategies that can prevent parenting stress and reduce the risk of depression. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - January 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for individuals with Rett syndrome and their families.
CONCLUSION: The 24-week music therapy program was effective in improving social interaction, communication skills, eye contact, hand function, and reducing seizure frequency among RTT patients. Additionally, music therapy was effective in relieving parenting stress, which may help healthcare providers initiate early intervention strategies that can prevent parenting stress and reduce the risk of depression. PMID: 30670340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: J Formos Med Assoc)
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - January 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chou MY, Chang NW, Chen C, Lee WT, Hsin YJ, Siu KK, Chen CJ, Wang LJ, Hung PL Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of music therapy on stress in chemically dependent people: a quasi-experimental study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect of music therapy on the stress of chemically dependent people. METHOD: quasi-experimental study conducted at a philanthropic institution with 18 chemically dependent people undergoing treatment. Salivary cortisol (stress hormone) was collected in three moments: before, 60 minutes after, and 120 minutes after a music therapy group intervention. Statistical analysis adopted a significance level of p
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - January 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Taets GGC, Jomar RT, Abreu AMM, Capella MAM Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research

Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION:: Brief psychosocial interventions can improve clinically relevant health outcomes and should therefore be made available for patients receiving palliative care. PMID: 30648926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Palliative Medicine)
Source: Palliative Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Warth M, Kessler J, Koehler F, Aguilar-Raab C, Bardenheuer HJ, Ditzen B Tags: Palliat Med Source Type: research

Impact of an Active Music Therapy Intervention on Intensive Care Patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Nonpharmacological interventions appear to benefit many patients and do not have the side effects commonly associated with medications. Music-based experiences may benefit critical care patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of an active music therapy intervention on physiological parameters and self-reported pain and anxiety levels of patients in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A study was conducted using a pretest-posttest, within-subject, single-group design. The study population consisted of a convenience sample of 52 patients. Study participants received a 30-minute music ...
Source: American Journal of Critical Care - January 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Golino AJ, Leone R, Gollenberg A, Christopher C, Stanger D, Davis TM, Meadows A, Zhang Z, Friesen MA Tags: Am J Crit Care Source Type: research

Verbal affordances of active and receptive music therapy methods in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia-spectrum disorder
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Carol LotterAbstractPrevious research on active and receptive music therapy methods mostly reports on response to musical processes and therapeutic impact. Preceding such interests, our study examined qualitatively the verbal affordances during a course of eight individual music therapy sessions among twenty participants with a major depressive disorder or a schizophrenia-spectrum psychotic disorder. Audio-video recordings of 131 sessions were transcribed verbatim and subjected to thematic analysis, following which comparisons fo...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Impact of supportive therapy modalities on heart rate variability in cancer patients - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Supportive therapy modalities may have the potential to enhance vegetative functioning. In this context, heart rate variability analysis appears to be an easily applicable and safe method to evaluate cancer related autonomic dysfunction. More large prospective multicentre randomised controlled trials are needed. Implication for rehabilitation Most cancer patients face autonomic dysfunction due to the disease itself the applied treatments or combination of both. HRV measurement is an easy and safe method to asses autonomic dysfunction. Supportive treatments targeting on an elevation of the vagal tone and autono...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - December 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Palma S, Keilani M, Hasenoehrl T, Crevenna R Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

The Impact of Music Therapy in Paediatric Palliative Care in Residential Hospice
Emily's House Children's Hospice (EH) located in Toronto, Canada provides residential hospice services to children living with serious medical conditions. The use of music therapy to ameliorate anxiety and pain is well documented in paediatric patients. Research identifies quality of life as an important area of improvement for families/caregivers with music therapy in paediatric palliative care. Following the program's initial six months, Music Therapy at EH needed to be evaluated for impact. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - November 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Hannah You, Sandra Ross Source Type: research

Music Therapy and Palliative Care: Systematic Review
Music therapy involves the planned, systematic application of music to improve physical and emotional health. The combined use of music and medicine may be traced back to ancient Biblical practices. Music has the power to transform lives and to bring comfort to people in challenging times. For patients receiving palliative care music therapy, if effective, can be an ideal supplement to other treatments as there are no side effects as well as a low cost. Despite these advantages, only 6% hospice programs presently employ music therapists. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - November 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tamara Vesel, Soham Dave Source Type: research

The effects of music therapy on the interaction of the self and emotions-An interim analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Specific personality dimensions predict greater targeted emotion modulation strategies if music therapy is applied than without it. That is, music therapy helps patients acquire more conscious (i.e. cognitive-related strategies) emotion modulation techniques by means of including their individual personality, whereas patients without music therapy simply "vent" their negative emotions (i.e. non-cognitive strategies). Conversely, the data suggest that music therapy can contribute to modify personality dimensions through the development of these emotion modulation strategies. This could be a plausible ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gebhardt S, Dammann I, Loescher K, Wehmeier PM, Vedder H, von Georgi R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A randomised controlled pilot and feasibility study of music therapy for improving the quality of life of hospice inpatients
Evidence about the effectiveness of music therapy for improving the quality of life of palliative care patients is positive but weak in terms of risk of bias. (Source: BMC Palliative Care)
Source: BMC Palliative Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Jenny Kirkwood, Mike Clarke, Evie Gardner, Saskie Dorman, Kerry McGrillen and Joanne Reid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Music Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurologic disorder involving degeneration of the dopaminergic system. Its clinical manifestations include motor and nonmotor symptoms. Several nonpharmacologic therapies, such as music therapy (MT), have recently been developed in order to improve the clinical manifestations of this disease. The aim of this narrative literature review is to analyze the scientific evidence for the therapeutic effects of music in PD. (Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - November 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalia Garc ía-Casares, Julia Eva Martín-Colom, Juan Antonio García-Arnés Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation/aggressive behaviour in patients with dementia: a randomized controlled crossover trial.
Authors: Dimitriou TD, Verykouki E, Papatriantafyllou J, Konsta A, Kazis D, Tsolaki M Abstract Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increases. The burden on caregivers is considerable. This trial is a randomized controlled crossover trial conducted in Greece. The following measures were used: the Mini-Mental State Examination, Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised, Geriatric Depression Scale, Functiona...
Source: Functional Neurology - November 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research

Survey of Integrative Medicine in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (The SIMM Study-2)
Background:Polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) are chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) characterized by clonal cell proliferation, splenomegaly, and significant symptom burden. Integrative medicine interventions may offer unique symptom management strategies. (Gowin, et al., EHA 2017). Here we describe integrative interventions utilized and association with symptom burden, quality of life, depression, and fatigue adjusted for lifestyle confounders.Methods:Patients were recruited via social media. Consent and online self-report surveys were completed capturing patient demogr...
Source: Blood - November 21, 2018 Category: Hematology Authors: Gowin, K. L., Langlais, B. T., Millstine, D., Kosiorek, H. E., Huberty, J., Eckert, R., Mesa, R. A. Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research

A music therapy intervention as an adjunct to chest physiotherapy in children with cystic fibrosis
Background: Chest physiotherapy (CPT) in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) is an important component of their therapy. It requires a significant commitment of time and energy what complicates CPT adherence and reduces its benefits. Music therapy (MT) is considered a tool to improve positive affective responses in patients with chronic diseases.Aims: To establish CPT as a positive routine in CF patients it is very important, and a MT strategy could help to develop this response.Methods: Instrumental music specifically composed, interpreted and compiled to CF children was used as an adjunct to each part of CPT routine. We c...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Perez Frias, J., Montero-Ruiz, A., Fuentes Galvez, L. A., Perez-Ruiz, E., Diaz Huelamo, M. P., Martin-Montanez, E. Tags: Cystic fibrosis Source Type: research

Songs created by military service members in music therapy: A retrospective analysis
This study analyzed 14 songs written by 11 active-duty service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and psychological health conditions, who received music therapy services at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a Directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the United States of America. Service members wrote songs over the course of two or more individual music therapy sessions. Latent thematic analysis of the song lyrics yielded four main themes: (a) personal struggles and barriers to recovery, (b) moving forward, (c) relational challenges, and (d) positive r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations between Music and the Sensory System: Integrative Review for Child Therapy
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Vered Simhon, Cochavit Elefant, Hod OrkibiAbstractSensory processing disorder (SPD) is a disruption in the organization of sensory input that affects appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. The consequences of SPD in children may include a developmental lag as well as behavioral and emotional problems. Music therapy is particularly suitable for children with a sensory processing disorder because music and the sensory system are both linked to the nervous system. This suggests there is a need to better understand ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Music Therapy and Pain Management in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: An Evidence-Based Practice Quality Improvement Project
Pain can negatively affect the inpatient hospitalization experience; however, in patients with compromised metabolic pathways who are more vulnerable to medication side effects, pain control becomes even more challenging. (Source: Pain Management Nursing)
Source: Pain Management Nursing - November 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Sonia Pathania, Larry Z. Slater, Courtney Vose, Ann-Margaret Navarra Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Musical Moments in the Creative Practice of Family Therapy
This article uses music as a metaphor for family therapy process and practice.#anzf1341-note-1001 The overture begins looking at the family using the symphony as an analogy highlighting insight into musical improvisation as integral to the progression of acceptance to change. Several other key music therapy strategies discussed include therapeutic songwriting, song discussions, and lyric substitution, all within the framework of family therapy. The finale concludes with a caution on the fundamental importance of building rapport rather than being too technique ‐focused, for music itself is ultimately the social glue that...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: James L. H. Yeow Tags: In Practice Source Type: research

Stakeholder input into the implementation of a new music therapy program in a mental health service
Mental Health Review Journal, Ahead of Print. Purpose Music therapy programs are increasingly common and necessary in mental health services. However, there is little knowledge of the key factors which influence the successful implementation of new therapeutic programs. The purpose of this paper is to explore how stakeholder input influenced the implementation and sustainability of a new music therapy program in four services within a large government funded mental health department in Melbourne, Australia. Design/methodology/approach For a period of 12 months, two cycles of assessment, action and evaluation were conducted...
Source: Mental Health Review Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effectiveness of music therapy for terminally ill patients :A meta-analysis and systematic review
The quality of death has increasingly raised concern because of the physical and psychological suffering of patients with advanced disease. Music therapy has been widely used in palliative care; however, its physical and mental effectiveness remains unclear. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - October 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yinyan Gao, Yanping Wei, Wenjiao Yang, Lili Jiang, Xiuxia Li, Jie Ding, Guowu Ding Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial of protocolized music therapy demonstrates developmental milestone acquisition in hospitalized infants
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Source: Acta Paediatrica - October 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: L Emery, E Hamm, K Hague, O Chorna, M Moore ‐Clingenpeel, N L Maitre Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Music Therapy for Terminally Ill Patients: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
The quality of death has increasingly raised concern because of the physical and psychological suffering of patients with advanced disease. Music therapy has been widely used in palliative care; however, its physical and mental effectiveness remains unclear. (Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management)
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - October 30, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Authors: Yinyan Gao, Yanping Wei, Wenjiao Yang, Lili Jiang, Xiuxia Li, Jie Ding, Guowu Ding Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Insular function in autism: Update and future directions in neuroimaging and interventions
Publication date: Available online 28 October 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Jason S. Nomi, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Lucina Q. UddinAbstractThe insular cortex, hidden within the lateral sulcus of the human brain, participates in a range of cognitive, affective, and sensory functions. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition affecting all of these functional domains, has increasingly been linked with atypical activation and connectivity of the insular cortices. Here we review the latest research linking atypical insular function to a range of behavior...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - October 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

[Nonpharmacological pain therapy for chronic pain].
This article describes some of the nonpharmacological treatment options and their evidence (e.g. physical therapy, massage, manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and music therapy). The evidence for an empirically detected effectiveness of all these forms of therapy is not very high and often inconsistent. Nevertheless, this does not mean that these forms of treatment should not be used but that they should be selected on an individual basis to improve the well-being of patients by being adjusted to their needs. PMID: 30374702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - October 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Drebenstedt C Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research

An Integrative Approach to Auditory Processing Treatment for mTBI in the Military Setting
To learn to apply an interdisciplinary approach to treating acquired auditory processing disorders.To understand the neurological mechanisms that music therapy utilizes to address acquired auditory processing. (Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - October 27, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cynthia Zmroczek, Hannah Bronson, Stacie Thomas Source Type: research

Music and Music Therapy in the Medical Radiation Sciences
It's a wintry day in 2005. It's my first day as a senior magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer in a busy teaching hospital. Our patient is a 14-year-old male who presented for a follow-up MRI brain examination. My new colleague quickly explains the procedure and soon has the patient comfortably inside the bore of the magnet. He then clicks on the CD player and instantly the distinct, rough voice of Bruce Springsteen permeates the control room and our patient's headphones. Maybe our young patient loves listening to aged American rockers? Or, perhaps he would prefer the Arctic Monkeys who happen to be at number 1 thi...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - October 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Johnathan Hewis Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and anxiety or depression.
CONCLUSION: The identified psychosocial interventions are effective at reducing symptoms of depression or anxiety in PWD experiencing these symptoms. This review is limited by the quality of studies, small sample sizes and the heterogeneity of the interventions, therefore high quality studies with larger sample sizes are required to test the efficacy of specific interventions such as CBT. PMID: 30328711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Aging and Mental Health)
Source: Aging and Mental Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Noone D, Stott J, Aguirre E, Llanfear K, Spector A Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research

Effect of Music Therapy on Pain Perception, Anxiety, and Opioid Use During Dressing Change Among Patients With Burns in India: A Quasi-experimental, Cross-over Pilot Study.
This study was conducted to assess the effect of music therapy on pain, anxiety, opioid use, and hemodynamic variables during burn dressing change. METHODS: Patients in a tertiary care burn unit who were>10 years old, conscious, able to respond, and oriented to time, place, and person participated in a 2-month, quasi-experimental, cross-over pilot study. Each served as his/her own control. Dressings were changed every other day alternating between the control (standard pain management) and experimental (control plus patient-selected music) intervention. Pain was assessed using a numerical rating scale, anxiety was s...
Source: Ostomy Wound Management - October 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ostomy Wound Manage Source Type: research

Patient-Directed Music Therapy in the ICU
No abstract available (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - October 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

[Cognitive neurorehabilitation: the foundations and applications of neurologic music therapy].
CONCLUSIONS: The techniques used in neurologic music therapy, which in recent years are being applied for cognitive neurorehabilitation, are not invasive and offer promising results that, together with further research, should be taken into account to be implemented alongside the conventional therapies of cognitive neurorehabilitation and stimulation. PMID: 30289154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista de Neurologia)
Source: Revista de Neurologia - October 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Jauset-Berrocal JA, Soria-Urios G Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research

Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Otolaryngologic Perioperative Care.
Conclusion: The use of CAM in patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgeries may relieve common perioperative symptoms. While further study is warranted, otolaryngology providers might consider implementing CAM with patients electing surgery. PMID: 30275790 [PubMed] (Source: Ochsner Journal)
Source: Ochsner Journal - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research

The Effects of Active Music Therapy on Mood During Acute Stroke Care
To assess the effects of Active Music Therapy (AMT) on mood after one treatment following a first-time acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - October 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jessy Rushing, Jessica D. Lee, Donglin Yan, Emily v. Dressler Source Type: research

Listening, Thinking, and Sharing: A Workshop for Clinicians on Using Music in Treatment
Attendees will understand music ’s role, prevalence, and importance in modern society. They will also aim to understand multiple different ways in which music is experienced and processed throughout child and adolescent development. Clinicians will develop an understanding of the basic principles of music therapy and appreciate the multiple ways of using music in the treatment of children and adolescents. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maria F. Roccisano, Lee Robinson, Susannah Sherry Tags: Workshop 5 Source Type: research

The everlasting influence and benefits of music therapy
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

The effect of music therapy on hemodialysis patients' quality of life and depression symptoms.
This study evaluated the effect of music therapy on QOL and depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients. METHOD: This was a music therapy intervention study in which 23 patients were evaluated regarding QOL and depression symptoms at two distinct stages - before and after the intervention. Eight sessions of music therapy were conducted, with two weekly sessions and an average duration of 75 minutes. The intervention was conducted by the music therapist herself, using specific music therapy techniques, besides voice and guitar to conduct harmonic and rhythmic support for the groups' sound-music production. RESULTS:...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - September 19, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research

A collaborative model of integrative care: Synergy between Anthroposophic music therapy, acupuncture, and spiritual care in two patients with breast cancer.
Abstract Complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) has been shown to play an important role in supportive cancer care, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life among oncology patients. Communication between CIM practitioners and oncology healthcare professionals has been researched in depth, while little attention has been paid to the interaction between CIM practitioners from different disciplines who work together in the integrative oncology setting. The present paper explores the interaction between an Anthroposophic music therapist and a spiritual care provider who co-treated two female patients with br...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ben-Arye E, Preis L, Barak Y, Samuels N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Feeling the sound - short-term effect of a vibroacoustic music intervention on well-being and subjectively assessed warmth distribution in cancer patients-A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: So far, the effects of vibroacoustic music therapy in cancer patients are unknown. However, used in anthroposophic medicine, it could be an approach to enhance well-being. The goal of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of a sound-bed music intervention with respect to the subjective well-being as well as body warmth and pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We treated 48 cancer patients with 10 min of sound-bed intervention in a cross-over design. Primary outcome was the total sum of the Basler Mood Questionnaire (BMQ), secondary outcomes were subscales of the BMQ and questions addr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bieligmeyer S, Helmert E, Hautzinger M, Vagedes J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Aromatherapy for the relief of symptoms in burn patients: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsThe evidence from the above trials is not sufficient to conclude that aromatherapy effectively relieves symptoms in patients with burns. However, the findings of the trials do not seem very plausible, and the trials themselves were of low quality and included only small numbers of patients. Studies that are adequately powered and feature better designs are needed to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying the effects of aroma therapy on pain and anxiety. (Source: Burns)
Source: Burns - September 16, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Evaluation of pain and patient satisfaction by music therapy in patients with endoscopy/colonoscopy.
CONCLUSION: The present study may serve as the beginning of using music therapy for pain treatment in gastroenterology procedures in our hospital with/without sedation. Music and other non-pharmacological treatment methods must be remembered to increase patient comfort during enco/colonoscopies and other painful procedures. PMID: 30260780 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - September 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bashiri M, Akçalı D, Coşkun D, Cindoruk M, Dikmen A, Çifdalöz BU Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Incorporating music therapy into cognitive remediation to improve both cognitive dysfunction and negative symptoms in schizophrenia
Cognitive dysfunction and negative symptoms make social participation difficult for patients with schizophrenia (Brekke et al., 2009; Green and Nuechterlein, 1999; Ventura et al., 2014). Interestingly, cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia can be improved through cognitive remediation (Cella et al., 2015), which simultaneously facilitates social participation (Katsumi et al., 2017; Wykes et al., 2011). In addition, there is evidence that music therapy can ameliorate negative symptoms (Geretsegger et al., 2017; Ulrich et al., 2007). (Source: Schizophrenia Research)
Source: Schizophrenia Research - August 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Naoko Kosugi, Chiaki Oshiyama, Naoki Kodama, Shin-Ichi Niwa Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Music therapy in a sleepless child with Pierre Robin sequence, partial trisomy 14 and partial monosomy 21
Originally described in 1923 by Pierre Robin, Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is a condition characterized by a triad consisting of micrognathia, glossoptosis and breathing problems due to obstruction of the upper airway [1]. The prevalence of PRS is highly variable and reported to be between 1 in 2000 to 1 in 30,000 [2]. PRS can be found as isolated disease or in association with other syndromes such as Stickler sundrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Monosomy 22q11 or DiGeorge Syndrome [3]. Although the strong concurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and PRS has been known, no previous study has reported other sleep problems and ...
Source: Sleep Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Duygu Duran Orlowski, Levent Öztürk Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Music Therapy in Critical Illness: Entertainment With Benefits…*
No abstract available (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Music Therapy for Coping Self-Efficacy in an Acute Mental Health Setting: A Randomized Pilot Study.
Abstract For adults with mental illness, coping skills represent an integral component of illness management and recovery (IMR) programs. Music therapy can be used to target IMR but empirical research specific to coping is needed. The purpose of this study was to determine if educational music therapy can influence coping self-efficacy in acute care mental health inpatients. Adults on an acute care mental health unit (N = 92) were cluster-randomized to one of three single-session conditions over 24 group-based sessions: educational lyric analysis, educational songwriting, or control. Although results...
Source: Community Mental Health Journal - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silverman MJ Tags: Community Ment Health J Source Type: research