Therapists with synesthesia 'literally feel patients' pain'

Mirror touch synesthetes like Dr Joel Salinas (right) and massage therapist CC Hart (left) have a rare neurological trait that lets them literally feel the pain of others.
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GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the diagnosis and management of cutaneous psoriasis. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, the provider should be better able to: Describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, assessment, and diagnosis of the types and subtypes of psoriasis.Explain the use of topical treatments, intralesional steroids, phototherapy, conventional sys...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURES: CLINICAL MANAGEMENT EXTRA Source Type: research
This article presents a case study of one patient treated with a porcine urinary bladder matrix and negative-pressure wound therapy; this treatment combination provided pain relief, coverage of the wound, an acceptable aesthetic outcome, and long-term stability.
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Martorell’s ulcers are hard-to-heal leg ulcers typically accompanied by a significant elevation of blood pressure and severe pain. This case study examines the use of an innovative technology, wireless microcurrent stimulation, for the healing of a Martorell’s ulcer. Using wireless microcurrent stimulation, study authors managed to reduce the size of a large Martorell’s ulcer by 90% within 8 weeks. In this article, the case of a 65-year-old woman is discussed in detail, and this new, contactless method is compared with traditional ulcer healing methods.
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURES: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Pain usually cannot be “treated” like a standard ear infection. Treating patients in pain requires setting realistic expectations, using a variety of approaches, and patience. One patient I treated months ago highlights these points. At 6 a.m., I was ready for the change of shift at the hospital. The night doctor who took care of […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn other disease states, adherence to behavioral therapies has gained attention, with a greater amount of studies discussing, defining, and optimizing adherence. For example, a meta-analysis formally discussed adherence in 25 studies of CBT for 11 different disorders, with only 6 of the 25 omitting addressing or defining adherence. Many studies have discussed the use of text messages, graph-based adherence rates, and email/telephone reminders to improve adherence. This paper examined the available literature regarding adherence to behavioral therapy for migraine as well as adherence to similar ther...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHere, we describe the four primary imaging modalities for identification of carotid artery dissection, advantages, limitations, and clinical considerations. In addition, imaging characteristics of carotid dissection associated with each modality will be described.Recent FindingsRecent advances in etiopathogenesis describe the genetic factors implicated in cervical artery dissection. MRI/MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) with fat suppression is regarded as the best initial screening test to detect dissection. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of dissection include the use o...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe evidence from our studies suggests that radiofrequency treatment can be used safely for the management foot and ankle pain. The technique (continuous vs pulsatile), temperature, location of treatment, and duration of administration need more thorough evaluation. Randomized control trials are needed to establish the efficacy and safety profile of radiofrequency ablation and its long-term benefits in patients with chronic pain of the foot and ankle.
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractInferior alveolar nerve (IAN) damage is a common complication occurring after sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) and results in sensory disorders of the jaw region. In recent years, published experimental and clinical evidence suggests that low-level laser (LLL) radiation is effective in nerve recovery. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to review clinical trial studies investigating the effect of LLL radiation on improving the sensory defects of IAN after SSO. The keywords associated with SSO and LLL were searched in PubMed, Medline (via Ovid), Web of Science (WOS), Scopus, and Cochrane Library databases. The...
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AbstractThe vulvar vestibule is the tissue located between the vagina and the vulva, comprising the vaginal introitus. It is mainly considered in the context of localized provoked vestibulodynia, a pain condition causing dyspareunia in 8 –16% of women.Purpose of ReviewTo describe the vulvar vestibule ’s unique properties, which may have a role in the development of vestibular tenderness and dyspareunia.Recent FindingsThe vestibule displays different neural features when compared with neighboring organs. It is an immunologically diverse tissue that exhibits highly localized and tissue-specific pro-inflammatory r...
Source: Current Sexual Health Reports - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
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