This focused issue on “Hyperhidrosis Management: from Diagnosis to Therapy” is edited by Dr. Federico Raveglia, from Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Paolo, Milan, Italy; and Dr. Marco Scarci, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy,
Dr. Raveglia Federico practices in the thoracic surgery unit at Milan’s ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo. His clinical work, which consists of managing care for hospitalized patients and performing emergency and elective surgeries, fills 70% of his time. Another 20% of his time is spent on scientific activities, beginning with the collection of data from hospitalized patients and ending with the publication of articles. For the remaining 10% of his time, Dr. Raveglia Federico works in partnership with AVIS to organize and direct a lung cancer screening program for new blood donors.
Dr. Marco Scarci undertook his specialist training in Italy, Essex Cardiothoracic Center and Guy's and St Thomas. He spent 6 months between University of Toronto and McMaster University for a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Scarci’s practice is in pure thoracic surgery. He works closely with a large team including other surgeons, specialist nurses, radiologists and physicians and together they aim to provide the best outcome for patients.
Focused issue outline:
- Is Still Hyperhidrosis a Worthy of Investigation Issue?
Federico Raveglia, Thoracic Division, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Università degli Studi di Milano, ItalyMarco Scarci, Thoracic Division, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
- Hyperhidrosis Prevalence and Its Impact on Population
Erica Nishida Hasimoto, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Orthopedics, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, SP, Brazil
- Pathophysiology of Hyperhidrosis
Shargall Yaron, Division of Thoracic Surgery, McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Canada
- Diagnosis and Qualitative Identification of Hyperhidrosis
Shiri Nawrocki, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Township, NJ, USA
- Topical and Systemic Anticholinergic for Treating Hyperhidrosis
Ada Regina Trindade de Almeida, Department of Dermatology, Hospital do Servidor Público Municipal de São Paulo (HSPM), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
- Microwave-based Therapy for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Salvatore Scuderi, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
- Selecting the Right Patient for Surgical Treatment of Hyperhidrosis
Fernando Vannucci, Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Federal do Andaraí, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil
- Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy Or Sympathicotomy Versus Clipping in The Surgical Management of Primary Hyperhidrosis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
Roberto Crisci, Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of L’Aquila, “G. Mazzini” Hospital of Teramo, Italy
- Anatomical Clipping of Sympathetic Nerve to Reduce Compensatory Sweating in Primary Hyperhidrosis: a Novel TechniqueFederico Raveglia, Thoracic Division, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Marco Scarci, Thoracic Division, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
- Assessment of Quality of Life before and after Simpathectomy for Primary Hyperhidrosis and Management of Major Complications
Jose Ribas Milanez de Campos, Division of Thoracic Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil