Music reduces anxiety during pediatric endoscopic procedures

Music helped reduce anxiety and pain associated with endoscopic procedures in children, according to research from Digestive Disease Week.Constanza Bay, MD, from the department of pediatrics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, said in a recorded audio presentation that endoscopy often causes anxiety in children, which can lead to an uncooperative patient and a need for more sedative medication.“Through the years, it has been acknowledged that music is an inexpensive, safe, non-invasive and effective non-pharmacological anxiolytic agent,” she said. “There areRead More

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