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Abnormal sleep/wake cycles and the effect of environmental noise on sleep disruption in the intensive care unit

Author(s): Freedman, N.S., Gazendam, J., Levan, L., Pack, A.I., Schwab, R.J.
Added October 2012

Feasibility of a music intervention protocol for patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support.

Author(s): Chlan, L.L., Tracy, M.F., Nelson, B., Walker, J.
Added October 2012

Music and the PACU environment

Author(s): Shertzer, K.E., Keck, J.F.
Added October 2012

Impact of reduced reverberation time on sound-induced arousals during sleep

Author(s): Berg, S.
Added October 2012

Noise level measurements in four Phoenix emergency departments

Author(s): Buelow, M.
Added October 2012

Neonatal Response to Control of Noise Inside the Incubator

Author(s): Johnson, A. N.
Premature infants are at risk for long-term neurologic, cognitive, and behavioral problems. Therefore, supporting these medically fragile infants as they adapt to life outside the womb by decreasing possible environmental stressors, such as noise, is important. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee of Environmental Hazards recommends that neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) sound levels below 45 dB. Yet these babies are often in incubators, which are associated with higher sound levels from the equipment and surrounding environment. 
Key Point Summary
Added January 2014

The role of music therapy in paediatric rehabilitation

Author(s): Kennelly, J., Brien-Elliott, K.
Added October 2012

Noise pollution: a study of noise levels in the operation theatres of a general hospital during various surgical procedures

Author(s): Shankar, N., Malhotra, K.L., Ahuja, S., Tandon, O.P.
Added October 2012

Noise Distribution of an Incubator With Nebulizer at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Southern Taiwan.

Author(s): Chen, H.F., Chang, Y.J.
Added October 2012

Noise and related events in neonatal intensive care unit

Author(s): Chang, Y. J., Lin, C. H., Lin, L. H.
Noise contributes to environmental stress to premature infants, who often spend long periods of time in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Some research indicates that noise contributes to higher incidences of hearing loss, as well as cardiovascular, respirator, endocrine, and behavioral deficits. Some of the noise might be reduced by studying different aspects of NICU settings (i.e., wards, personnel, equipment, and procedures).
Key Point Summary
Added April 2014