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2019 Jul 18

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Music versus midazolam during preoperative nerve block placements: a prospective randomized controlled study.


Graff V, Cai L, Badiola I, Elkassabany NM
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Jul 18.
PMID: 31320504.


Music medicine is a non-pharmacologic intervention that is virtually harm-free, relatively inexpensive and has been shown to significantly decrease preoperative anxiety. In this study we aim to compare the use of music to midazolam as a preoperative anxiolytic prior to the administration of an ultrasound-guided single-injection peripheral nerve block.