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Distraction with a mobile device may reduce pain during minor surgery
Distraction with a mobile device may reduce pain during minor surgery (May 4, 2015 - Insidermedicine)
From New York - Using a mobile device during a minor surgery with a local anesthetic may help to reduce perceived pain, according to a report publish in the journal Pain Medicine. Participants were broken in to 4 groups, each with a different task to perform during a minor surgical procedure: playing a mobile game, texting with a companion, texting with a stranger, and a control group not using a mobile device. Those receiving standard care were over 6 times more likely to receive supplemental pain relief than those texting with a stranger, 4 times more likely than those texting with a friend or family member, and nearly twice as likely than those playing the mobile game.
 
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