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May 21, 2013 12:26 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Ventilator patients recovery after listening to music

Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among ICU patients on a ventilator.

Therapists put together a play list of each patient's favorite music, and allowed them to listen at any time throughout the day.

Five days later, these patients had anxiety scores 36% lower than those who had no music.

They also required two fewer doses of sedatives by the fifth day, than the usual care patients.

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