The effects of electroacupuncture on analgesia and peripheral sensory thresholds in patients with burn scar pain.

@article{Cuignet2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of electroacupuncture on analgesia and peripheral sensory thresholds in patients with burn scar pain.},
  author={Olivier Y Cuignet and A Pirlot and Santiago Ortiz and Thomas Rose},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1298-305}
}
The aim of this study is to observe if the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) on analgesia and peripheral sensory thresholds are transposable from the model of heat pain in volunteers to the clinical setting of burn scar pain. After severe burns, pathological burn scars (PPBS) may occur with excruciating pain that respond poorly to treatment and prevent patients from wearing their pressure garments, thereby leading to unesthetic and function-limiting scars. EA might be of greater benefit in… CONTINUE READING
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