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It is possible that soon the American Coloproctology will be encouraged to listen to during the inspection of patients of the immortal Mozart. Very serious scientific research has revealed that music increased the accuracy of diagnosis of polyps.
In the US, colorectal cancer ranks third in incidence. Meanwhile, with timely diagnosis and timely treatment, the survival rate for this type cancer disease exceeds 90%.
Important role in preventing the emergence of tumors of the gut plays such a relatively simple procedure like a colonoscopy is a visual examination of the intestine using a special instrument. Colonoscopy can detect intestinal polyps, which are benign tumors, however, often transform into malignant tumors.
To improve the quality of diagnosis of polyps using colonoscopy, you can use music that helps the coloproctologist, the doctor who cures diseases of the colon and rectum, focus and identify more tumors – so, anyway, say researchers from the medical center of Texas in the American city of Houston (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston).
They are invited to participate in the experiment two doctors. Was first installed a basic indicator of their diagnostic abilities: both doctors held a reception and examination of patients using the colonoscope in normal conditions without music.
One of the doctors found polyps in 21% of patients, the other 27%.
Both doctors then took part in the experiment: one day they treated patients without listening to music, and the reception in the office for the second day was accompanied by the music of Mozart.
The first doctor in normal conditions revealed polyps in 30% of patients, and immortal music has allowed him to dramatically increase the effectiveness of colonoscopy – “the Magic flute” and Symphony No. 40 resulted in the detection of polyps in 67% patients visited him.
However, the second doctor may prefer classical music to heavy rock: the music of Wolfgang Amadeus helped him to detect polyps in 37% of patients, but in complete silence by the same doctor was diagnosed with polyps in 40% of patients who came to the reception.
However, in both cases listening to music significantly increased the effectiveness of the procedure in comparison with the control day, when in the beginning of the experiment was determined by baseline quality of diagnosis of colon polyps.