Music may alleviate the anxiety of cancer patients, reducing the need for anesthetics and analgesics
A total of 52 tests were examined in a group of 3,731 cancer participants. Twenty-three of them participated in music therapy and another 29 had music medicine interventions.
Overall, one of the findings with the greatest impact was that musical interventions of all types resulted in a moderate to strong effect in reduction of anxiety in patients. Small reductions in heart and respiratory rate as well as low blood pressure have also been discovered. Professor Joke Bradt reveals that further studies are still needed: "The results of individual analyzes suggest that listening to music can reduce the need of anesthetics and analgesics, as well as the reduction of recovery time and duration of hospitalization, but more research is required for these results. "
When comparing the two musical treatments, a moderate increase in quality of life was observed in patients with music therapy. "Both of these interventions have played an important role in the treatment of cancer, but we do not yet know which ones may be more suitable for each type of outcome," said Bradt.
Researchers have discovered how tumors take advantage of the bloodstream to spread and reach other parts of the body and have been able to deactivate a cell that would result in necroposis, caused by metastasis.
In addition to understanding how the metastasis is transported , the researchers were still tested to prevent tumor movement. In genetically modified mice, they succeeded in disabling the Death Receiver 6, and as a result, the mice had less necroptosis and metastasis. Although the results are promising, researchers still need to check whether disabling Death Receiver 6 would not bring damage to health, and the cancer has other ways of spreading through the body without using the bloodstream.
The Heart Institute of the Faculty of Medicine of USP (InCor) will test a new treatment for patients with high blood pressure and who can not control it even using three or more medications per day. In general, patients with resistant hypertension have obesity and / or more advanced age. According to the InCor Hypertension Unit, the first person should undergo the procedure by the end of August.