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2020 May 15

Altern Ther Health Med

Binaural Beats Reduce Postoperative Morphine Consumption in Older adults After Total Knee Replacement Surgery.


Tani A, Vagheggini G, Moretti F, Del Colombo V, Lehle J, Campana S, Labate A, Tomaiuolo F
Altern Ther Health Med. 2020 May 15.
PMID: 32412916.


A reduction in the use of opioids by older adult patients could reduce unpleasant side effects for them. During general anesthesia, binaural beat (BB) listening has been found to reduce intraoperative fentanyl consumption as well as postoperative pain scores and discharge time. Auditory BBs are a perceptual phenomenon occurring when tones of 2 slightly different frequencies are presented simultaneously and separately to each ear.