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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).
Below is anabstract from the article The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography in Electrical Injuries (EI).
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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
In our study of 411 consecutive Electrical injury (EI) patients (in publication) , 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) , spinal cord dysfunction, myelogenic seizures and limbic system dysfunction [1, 2].