Noise levels in modern operating rooms during surgery.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine if differences in noise levels exist in the cardiac operating room at various critical points. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING Cardiac operating rooms of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Cardiac surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The noise level was monitored in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2012.09.001

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