Therapeutic suggestions during general anaesthesia in patients undergoing hysterectomy.

@article{Liu1992TherapeuticSD,
  title={Therapeutic suggestions during general anaesthesia in patients undergoing hysterectomy.},
  author={W. H. Liu and Penny J. Standen and Alan R. Aitkenhead},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1992},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={277-81}
}
In a double-blind, randomized study, we have examined the influence of positive therapeutic suggestions, presented to anaesthetized patients undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy, on postoperative morbidity and duration of hospital stay. Seventy-five patients were allocated randomly to be exposed to one of three tapes containing positive therapeutic suggestions, a modified history of the Queen's Medical Centre, or no message. We found that neither therapeutic suggestions nor the presence of a… CONTINUE READING