Music versus midazolam during preoperative nerve block placements

The essential conclusion in this study was the equivalence between music played through noise cancelling headphones and Midazolam.

While previous evidence has suggested the utility of music for awake patients, it should be noted that physician satisfaction was higher than patient satisfaction. And both judged communication to be more impaired in the music group.

Nonetheless sedation has gone s little out of fashion in both anesthesia and ICU with links to delirium in many studies in the elderly and substitution with music may be worth considering.

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