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ITI in Electrical Injuries

Doctors Hooshmand, Hashmi and I have co-authored the following abstract: The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography in Electrical Injuries (EI).

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The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging in Electrical Injuries

 

THE ROLE OF INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING (THERMOGRAPHY)

IN ELECTRICAL INJURIES (EI)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D., Masood Hashmi, M.D. and Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

1255 37th Street, Suite B

Vero Beach, FL 32960

 

ABSTRACT

In our study of 411 consecutive Electrical injury (EI) patients (in publication) [1], the disease followed a stereotypical pattern. The electricity enters, and passes through the path of the least resistance [1, 2]. This path consists of oxygenated, rapidly circulating arterial blood. In its wake the electricity damages the thermoreceptor sensory nerves in the wall of blood vessels. As a result, the electricity causes neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) [1], spinal cord dysfunction, myelogenic seizures and limbic system dysfunction [1, 2].