Music in the operating room – good for a sick or evil?

During the first 6 months of this year, two groups of scientists from the United States independently of one another have conducted studies on the impact of music on the outcome of the surgery. The results of the research were mutually exclusive.

Scientists from the University of Texas at Galveston (University of Texas at Galveston) reported that if during the surgical intervention in the operating of the music, it reduces the duration of the operation while maintaining the highest result.

For the patient this is important – this reduces the duration of the drugs for General anesthesia that have serious side effects.

Texas researchers reported “the secret of success” – as long as the tunes were chosen by the doctors.

During the experiment, 15 surgeons as a very experienced and young doctors, had stitches on the wounds inflicted on pigs ‘ feet that was purchased in the nearest supermarket.

Skin and subcutaneous tissue of these animals in the “legs” are very similar to human.

When in the operating room sounded favorite music surgeons, duration of surgery decreased from an experienced “virtuoso of the scalpel” by 10% on average, and young doctors – 8%.

Meanwhile, researchers from the medical center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington (University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington) has a decidedly different views regarding music in the operating room.

During the experiment, with the participation of 15 physicians, too, they found that music (like any other background noise in the operating room) significantly impairs the ability of doctors to correctly perceive speech.

Such deterioration may significantly impair communication staff located in the operating with each other and lead to incorrect understanding of the remarks of colleagues.

This raises the risk of various incidents during the operation, caused by human factor.

According to this group of scientists, operating must be maintained in absolute “noise sterility”.

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