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Faculty

Alfonso Fiorelli, MD, PhD

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Science, Thoracic Surgery Unit,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Giovanni Messina, MD, PhD

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine,
University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy;
Department of Experimental Medicine,
Section of Human Physiology and
Unit of Dietetics and Sports Medicine,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Paolo Chiodini, PhD

Medical Statistics Unit, Second University of Naples,
Naples, Italy

Saveria Costanzo, MD

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Science, Thoracic Surgery Unit,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Andrea Viggiano, MD

Department Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno,
Baronissi (SA), Italy

Marcellino Monda, MD

Department of Experimental Medicine,
Section of Human Physiology and
Unit of Dietetics and Sports Medicine,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Giovanni Vicidomini, MD, PhD

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Science, Thoracic Surgery Unit,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Mario Santini, MD

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Science, Thoracic Surgery Unit,
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify the level of sympathetic plexus over-activity involved with palmar hyperhidrosis.
- explain the treatment of choice for patients who have essential hyperhidrosis that is refractory to medical therapy.
- recognize the autonomic effect to the heart as a result of sympathectomy.
- outline two different options for surgically-treating the sympathetic plexus for palmar hyperhidrosis.
- infer that resection of the sympathetic ganglion appears to have the greatest effect on the autonomic activity to the heart.
- indicate that the described techniques under study had no severe compensatory hyperhidrosis.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jan-01
Expiration Date:2019-Jan-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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