1. Anatomy of the Sudoripar Glands
2. Secondary Hyperhidrosis: Endocrinopathies and Hyperhidrosis
3. Hyperhidrosis and Obesity
4. Primary Hyperhidrosis
5. The Prevalence of Hyperhidrosis Worldwide
6. Hyperhidrosis in Children
7. The Psychological Profile of the Patient with Primary Hyperhidrosis
8. Psychiatric Features in Hyperhidrosis
9. Anxiety, Depression, and Hyperhidrosis
10. Hyperhidrosis and Diet-Induced Thermogenesis
11. Constraints Caused by Primary Hyperhidrosis
12. Pharmacological Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
13. Hyperidrosis and Topical Agents
14. Axillary Hyperhidrosis and Bromhidrosis: The Dermatologist’s Point of View
15. Botulinum Toxin for Axillary and Palmar Hyperhidrosis
16. Axillary Hyperhidrosis: Local Surgical Treatment with Aspiratory Curettage
17. Anatomy of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Relation to Surgical Hyperhidrosis Treatment
18. Criteria for Surgical Patient Selection
19. Surgical Techniques for the Realization of Thoracic Sympathectomy
20. Bilateral Thoracic Sympathectomy: How I Do It?
21. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Primary Palmar Hyperhidrosis
22. Evolution of Surgical Methods and Difficulties Relating to Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
23. Is the Clipping Method for Sympathetic Nerve Surgery a Reversible Procedure?
24. Surgical Difficulties and Complications of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic for Thoracic Sympathectomy
25. Outpatient Clinic Treatment for Patients with Hyperhidrosis
26. Management of Compensatory Hyperhidrosis
27. Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy in the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis: Technical Aspects
28. Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy in the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis: Results and Complications
29. Facial Blushing: Psychiatric Management
30. Patient Selection for Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Facial Blushing
31. Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Facial Blushing and Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis
32. Quality-of-Life Evaluation During Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
33. Ethical and Legal Aspects of the Management of Hyperhidrosis
34. Questions and Answers on Hyperhidrosis, Its Treatment and Consequences
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.
Despite prevalence of at least 1% of the global population, Hyperhidrosis is still an unknown entity, for the most part -- an undertreated and even neglected medical condition. Moreover, there are few sources summarizing the knowledge on hyperhidrosis to a wider audience. The purpose of this book is to provide information regarding hyperhidrosis, ranging from basic information on pathophysiology to the most advanced therapeutic alternatives.
From a therapeutic perspective, hyperhidrosis requires clinical treatment using topical and subdermal agents as well as surgical approaches. The book will not only cover these topics but will discuss all aspects of care -- from patient selection through post-surgical complications. Special attention will be given to sympathectomies.
Medical and paramedical professionals, as well as students and researchers, interested in the topic will find the book comprehensive in scope and targeted in offering practical, clinical guidance. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperhidrosis - A Complete Guide counts with the collaboration of most renowned specialists of this field, and is intended as an easy to read and very practical reference book.
• Hyperhidrosis affects at least 1% of global population.
• There is no specialized literature about hyperhidrosis.
• Clinicians and health professionals in general are uninformed about hyperhidrosis.
• Special focus on the surgical treatment for hyperhidrosis.
• Marcelo de Paula Loureiro: MD from the Federal University of Parana (Brazil, 1995), specialized in Laparoscopic Surgery from the University of Bordeaux II (France, 1998); master in Principles of Surgery from FEPAR (Brazil, 2003). He is Doctor in Surgery from the University of São Paulo (Brazil, 2009); Graduate of the General Coordinator for Minimally Invasive Surgery Jacques Perissat Institute / Positivo University (Brazil) since 2005. It belongs to the Master of the Standing Nucleo Biotechnology at Positivo University where he serves as professor and coordinator of the Department of Biomaterials and dissertation advisor. Responsible for Digestive Surgery Service at the Hospital of Curitiba (Brazil). He has worked for 16 years as a surgeon of the digestive system, with emphasis on Gastroenterological Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and metabolic (obesity) surgery of hernias of the abdominal wall and surgery hyperhidrosis. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery (SOBRACIL), the Brazilian College of Surgeons (CBC), the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM) and the Brazilian Society of Hernia. Member of European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) of the American Hernia Society (AHS) and the International Federation of Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).
• José Ribas Milanez de Campos: MD from the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil, 1979), specialist in General Surgery by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Brazil, 1982), specialist in Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital das Clinicas, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (Brazil, 1984), doctorate in Medicine (Surgery), University of São Paulo (Brazil, 1987). Associate professor at University of São Paulo and of Positivo University.
• Nelson Wolosker: MD (1984) with residency in general surgery (1986) and vascular surgery (1988) from the University of São Paulo Medical School (Brazil). Former chief of the department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at ACCamargo Cancer Center (Brazil). Associate professor at University of São Paulo Medical School and vice-president of Albert Einstein Hospital (Brazil).
• Paulo Kauffman: MD with residency in general surgery by the University of São Paulo Medical School (Brazil). Retired professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of São Paulo Medical School.