Hyperhidrosis: Causes, Treatment Options and Outcomes


Janine R. Huddle (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED056000

Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweat production beyond requirements for temperature regulation. It can be idiopathic, secondary to other systemic conditions such as endocrine or autonomic dysfunction, as well as a side effect to medication. An estimated 7.8 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis with up to 1.3 million reporting severe disease. Affected patients can experience limitations in occupational and social circumstances. As a result, patients with hyperhidrosis often experience decreased physical and emotional wellbeing, difficulty in personal relationships, and can suffer from social stigmatization. This book discusses several different causes of hyperhidrosis, as well as treatment options and outcomes. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: Pretreatment Considerations, Technique and Expected Outcomes (pp. 1-20)
Naikhoba C. O. Munabi, Jeffrey A. Ascherman and Melissa A. Doft (Division of Plastic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y., USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – Physiopathology of Hyperhidrosis (pp. 21-36)
Nabor Bezerra de Moura Júnior (Federal University of Piaui, Teresina, Brazil)

Chapter 3 – Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy (pp. 37-54)
Simon C. Y. Chow and Calvin S. H. Ng (Senior Resident, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China, and others)

Chapter 4 – Hyperhidrosis: A Brief Overview (pp. 55-64)
Eshini Perera and Rodney Sinclair (The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 5 – Pay for Performance? – Can Quality of Life Be Considered in Decision Making Process of Treatment Choice For Patients with Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis? A Review of Epidemiology, Guidelines, Treatment Options, Quality of Life Instruments and Treatment Costs (pp. 65-96)
Christian Müller, Corinna Bachmann and Paul Kamudoni (Analytica LA-SER International Inc.)

Chapter 6 – Hyperhidrosis: Causes and Treatments (pp. 97-110)
Ana Carolina Urbaczek, Camila Tita Nogueira, Luiz Fernando Takase and Patrícia Rodella (Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, SP – Brasil, and others)

Chapter 7 – Surgical Options for the Treatment of Primary Palmar Hyperhidrosis: Consensus and Controversies (pp. 111-136)
Prof. Moshe Hashmonai (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine (Retired))


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