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Children Listening to Music or Watching Cartoons During ER Procedures: A RCT

This study aims to determine if listening to music and watching cartoons are effective to distract children from pain and distress during procedures in the emergency room (ER). Methods: This study is a single-center, 3-armed, superiority randomized controlled trial comparing listening to music, watching cartoons, and standard […] Click here to view original web page…

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Overture for growth hormone: requiem for interleukin-6?

Music has been used for therapeutic purposes since the beginning of cultural history. However, despite numerous descriptions of beneficial effects, the precise mechanisms by which music may improve human well-being remain unclear. Methods: We conducted a randomized study in ten critically ill patients to identify mechanisms of […] Click here to view original web page…