National Center of Excellence for Hyperhidrosis Treatment
Cumulative Study of Over 6,000 Patients Indicates that ETS for Hyperhidrosis is Safe
By: Hratch Karamanoukian, MD and Raffy Karamanoukian, MD
August 15, 2008
Researchers at the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada indicate that a”cumulative experience in over 6000 patients suggests that ETS is a safe, reproducible, and effective procedure, and most patients are satisfied with the results of the surgery”.
This article was published in Thoracic Surgery Clinics (volume 18; 2008) in May.
They also believe that “a multicenter, adequately powered, randomized controlled trial comparing surgical to medical management of hyperhidrosis is unlikely given the current enthusiasm for same-day thoracoscopic Sympathectomy”.
Drs. Henteleff and Kalavrouziotis also indicate that “future clinical trials in this area will likely compare surgical techniques. For such comparisons, procedures must be standardized and outcome measures validated for both symptoms of the disease and surgical complications. Finally, the studies must have large numbers of patients and adequate long-term follow-up if they are to detect differences in results among procedures [which have traditionally had] very high technical success rates”.
For more information about hyperhidrosis or ETS contact Dr. H Karamanoukian or his Nurse Practitioner (Sue Thomas, NP) @ www.EliminateSweating.com or call 716-839-3638. Our staff will check with your insurer to make sure that ETS is covered or any of the other alternative therapies.