Hyperhidrosis Management: from Diagnosis to Therapy

Posted On 2019-06-21 12:08:54

Hyperhidrosis affects millions of people around the world (nearly 5% of the world's population), impacting nearly all aspects of their life. There are two types of hyperhidrosis; we would focus our interest on the idiopatic (or focal) type that has unclear pathophysiology and is approached all over the world with different treatments ranging from topical medicine to thoracic surgery.

Despite several studies are available in literature addressing the main topics about hyperidrosis diagnosis and management, many points are still unclear and need an in- depth analysis. Therefore, our aim for this focused issue on Hyperhidrosis Management: from Diagnosis to Therapy is to involve highly skilled pathophysiologists, dermatologists, radiologists and thoracic surgeons in order to edit an up-to-date focused issue for specialists and general practitioners approaching this disease.

Editorial (Preface)
Continuous progress makes the treatment of hyperhidrosis a topic worthy of study
Federico Raveglia, Marco Scarci

Review Article
Hyperhidrosis prevalence and its impact on population
Erica Nishida Hasimoto, Daniele Cristina Cataneo, Tarcisio Albertin dos Reis, Antonio José Maria Cataneo

Pathophysiology of hyperhidrosis
Se-In Choe, Yaron Shargall

Diagnosis and qualitative identification of hyperhidrosis
Shiri Nawrocki

Topical and systemic anticholinergic for treating hyperhidrosis
Ada Regina Trindade de Almeida, Vanessa Rocha de Moura Moreira, Fernanda Ferrari

Microwave-based therapy for axillary hyperhidrosis
Sujoy Roychowdhury, Salvatore Scuderi

Editorial Commentary
How to select patients properly for surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis?
Fernando Vannucci, José Augusto Araújo

Original Article
Anatomical clipping of sympathetic nerve to reduce compensatory sweating in primary hyperhidrosis: a novel technique
Federico Raveglia, Marcello Costa Angeli, Marco Scarci

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicotomy versus clipping in the surgical management of primary hyperhidrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Duilio Divisi, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Dorian Bardhi, Federico Calvaruso, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci

Review Article
Changes in the quality of life following surgery for hyperhidrosis
Davide Patrini, Iulia Bujoreanu, Savvas Lampridis, José Ribas Milanez de Campos, Benedetta Bedetti, Hugo Veiga Sampaio da Fonseca, David Lawrence, Paulo Kauffman, Nelson Wolosker

Editorial Commentary
Is still hyperhidrosis a worthy of investigation issue?—primary hyperhidrosis and its treatment: state of the art
Federico Raveglia, Marco Scarci


The series “Hyperhidrosis Management: from Diagnosis to Therapy” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any sponsorship or funding. Federico Raveglia and Marco Scarci served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.