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Does Quality of Life Improve after Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (micro ETS) ?

By: Hratch Karamanoukian, MD and Raffy Karamanoukian, MD

July 27, 2008

Does Quality of Life Improve after Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (micro ETS) ?

Researchers at the Department of Anesthesiology, Fujita Health University, School of Medicine, Banbuntane-Hotokukai Hospital, Japan have looked at Quality of Life measures after Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (micro ETS).
 
The research was published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (volume 80, pages 461-466) by lead author Dr. Kumagai.
 
The author states that “improvement of the quality of life is a major goal of treatment. However, little attention has been given to quality of life after thoracoscopic sympathectomy, which is the first line of treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis. This study investigated the impact of thoracoscopic sympathectomy on subjective health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological properties”.
 
According to the authors, this study is “the first to show the pattern of impairment in health status and therapeutic impact in palmar hyperhidrosis patients. Hyperhidrosis is associated with impaired HRQoL. It was also demonstrated that thoracoscopic sympathectomy is safe, minimally invasive, and improves HRQoL, even if compensatory hyperhidrosis occurs.
 

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