[Music and surgery]
Journal/Book: J Chir (Paris). 1985; 122: 483-5.
Abstract: Results of the use of music in the operating room are described, the study being conducted in 72 patients by recording cardiac and respiratory functions in 29 cases and from a questionnaire in the 43 others. Surgery had been performed under local or regional anesthesia in all these patients. It appears certain that the musical environment assists relaxation of patients and the comfort of those in the operating room, but it cannot be affirmed that it allows suppression of conventional premedication and reduction of quantities of anesthetic agents. These findings confirm those reported in the literature.
Keyword(s): Music|. Surgery, Operative|