Congenital Insensitivity to Pain

Transcriptional regulator PRDM12 is essential for human pain perception as originally seen in Nature Genetics Endogenous opioids contribute to insensitivity to pain in humans and mice lacking sodium channel Nav1.7 as originally seen in Nature Communcations Mutations in sodium-channel gene SCN9A cause a spectrum of human genetic pain disorders as originally seen in The Journal of Clinical Investigation … Continue reading Congenital Insensitivity to Pain

CCU Alert! Multiple Webinars from RIC

Who: Physicians, Nurses, PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, SLPAs, Social Workers What: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Academy Webinars. Course titles include: Ethics Series (Working with Patients to Resolve Moral Distress, Empathy and Connection in Rehabilitation), Stroke Series (What’s the Next Thing in Stroke Rehabilitation?, Updates on the Management of Spasticity in Stroke), Cognitive Deficits Series (Interdisciplinary Management … Continue reading CCU Alert! Multiple Webinars from RIC

Messy Patients

It’s been a tough winter at my IRF. We’ve been short staffed, and have had a LOT of very messy patients. Some of them are just unfortunately at a low functioning level, others are so far gone cognatively there’s not much we can do. Then there are the ones that the root of their problems are psych … Continue reading Messy Patients

Support Groups

Support Group. For some those words bring thoughts of comfort, others of anxiety. What is a disease specific support group? Support groups usually involve education, sharing ideas and “war stories”, and finding community for those diagnosed with a specific disease, their family/loved ones/caregivers. A support group is NOT a bunch of people sitting around feeling … Continue reading Support Groups

CME Alert! Dyskinesia: What to Do about Moving Too Much Webinar

Who: primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson’s disease from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research What: Dyskinesia: What to Do about Moving Too Much as part of MJFF Third Thursday webinar series (Click … Continue reading CME Alert! Dyskinesia: What to Do about Moving Too Much Webinar