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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Khan SH, Kitsis M, Golovyan D
Effects of music intervention on inflammatory markers in critically ill and post-operative patients: a systematic review of the literature.
This systematic review was conducted to determine if music has a beneficial effect on inflammatory biomarkers in intensive care and post-operative patients. After screening, a total of 26 studies were identified for review and 14 were selected for inclusion. Only seven studies showed a significant decrease in cortisol levels. Three of the studies had a low risk of bias, but 11 studies had a high risk. None of the studies had a high level of evidence.
Citation: Khan SH, Kitsis M, Golovyan D . Effects of music intervention on inflammatory markers in critically ill and post-operative patients: a systematic review of the literature. Heart Lung 2018 Sep - Oct;47(5):489-96. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.05.015..
Keywords: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Surgery
Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA
Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids.
This study examined the use of medical management, uterus-preserving surgery, and complementary treatments among women with uterine fibroids. It found that uterus-preserving fibroid surgery is effective, but many symptomatic women can be successfully treated with nonsurgical management, including complementary and alternative therapy.
AHRQ-funded; HS011657; HS07373; HS09478.
Citation: Jacoby VL, Jacoby A, Learman LA . Use of medical, surgical and complementary treatments among women with fibroids. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2014 Nov;182:220-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.09.004..
Keywords: Care Management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Medication, Surgery, Treatments, Women