Your browser doesn't support javascript.
Show: 20 | 50 | 100
Results 1 - 20 de 399
Rev. cuba. cir ; 61(1)mar. 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1408224


Introducción: La sudoración compensatoria es un efecto secundario de la simpaticotomía videotoracoscópica, que tiene una alta incidencia y puede provocar insatisfacción en los pacientes operados. Objetivo: Determinar el comportamiento de la sudoración compensatoria en los pacientes en que se les realizó una simpaticotomía videotoracoscópica por hiperhidrosis palmar. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, transversal y descriptivo de 42 pacientes que tras la cirugía por hiperhidrosis palmar presentaron sudor compensatorio. Se analizó la incidencia, localización, severidad, afectación de la calidad de vida y nivel de satisfacción. Resultados: Predominó la sudoración compensatoria ligera, la localización en la espalda y el abdomen. Hubo un alto nivel de tolerancia, con solo un paciente insatisfecho y un 100 por ciento de mejoría de la calidad de vida. Conclusiones: La sudoración compensatoria no influyó negativamente en la calidad de vida de los pacientes(AU)

Introduction: Compensatory sweating is a side effect of videothoracoscopic sympathectomy. It presents high incidence and may cause dissatisfaction to operated patients. Objective: To determine the characteristics of compensatory sweating in patients who underwent videothoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis. Methods: A retrospective, cross-sectional and descriptive study was carried out with 42 patients who presented compensatory sweating after surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis. Incidence, location, severity, change in quality of life and level of satisfaction were analyzed. Results: Light compensatory sweating predominated, with location on back and abdomen. There was a high level of tolerance, with only one dissatisfied patient and 100 percent of improvement in quality of life. Conclusions: Compensatory sweating did not influence negatively the patients' quality of life(AU)

Humans , Personal Satisfaction , Quality of Life , Sweating , Sympathectomy/methods , Hyperhidrosis/surgery , Secondary Effect , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Cross-Sectional Studies , Retrospective Studies
China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica ; (24): 1262-1272, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928051


In this study, we employed Q Exactive to determine the main differential metabolites of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex du-ring the "sweating" process. Further, we quantified the color parameters and determined the activities of polyphenol oxidase(PPO), peroxidase(POD), and tyrosinase of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex during the "sweating" process. Gray correlation analysis was performed for the color, chemical composition, and enzyme activity to reveal the effect of enzymatic reaction on the color of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex during the "sweating" process. Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex sweating in different manners showed similar metabolite changes. The primary metabolites that changed significantly included amino acids, nucleotides, and sugars, and the secondary metabolites with significant changes were phenols and phenylpropanoids. Despite the different sweating methods, eleven compounds were commonly up-regulated, including L-glutamic acid, acetylarginine, hypoxanthine, and xanthine; six compounds were commonly down-re-gulated, including L-arginine, L-aspartic acid, and phenylalanine. The brightness value(L~*), red-green value(a~*), and yellow-blue value(b~*) of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex kept decreasing during the "sweating" process. The changes in the activities of PPO and POD during sweating were consistent with those in the color parameter values. The gray correlation analysis demonstrated that the main differential metabolites such as amino acids and phenols were closely related to the color parameters L~*, a~* and b~*; POD was correlated with amino acids and phenols; PPO had strong correlation with phenols. The results indicated that the color change of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex during "sweating" was closely related to the reactions of enzymes dominated by PPO and POD. The study analyzed the correlations among the main differential metabolites, color parameters, and enzyme activities of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex in the "sweating" process. It reveals the common law of material changes and ascertains the relationship between color changes and enzymatic reactions of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex during "sweating". Therefore, this study provides a reference for studying the "sweating" mechanism of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex and is of great significance to guarantee the quality of Magnoliae Officinalis Cortex.

Magnolia/chemistry , Quality Control , Sweating
China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica ; (24): 4730-4735, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888178


The present study aimed to explore the mechanism of the sweating of Dipsacus asper on content changes of triterpene sa-ponins by detecting the total triterpene saponins and the index component asperosaponin Ⅵ in the crude and sweated D. asper, and analyzing the differentially expressed proteins by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification(iTRAQ) combined with LC-MS/MS. After sweating, the content of total triterpene saponins decreased manifestly, while that of asperosaponin Ⅵ increased significantly. As revealed by the iTRAQ-LC-MS/MS analysis, 140 proteins with significant differential expression were figured out, with 50 up-regulated and 90 down-regulated. GO analysis indicated a variety of hydrolases, oxido-reductases, and transferases in the differential proteins. The results of activity test on two differentially expressed oxido-reductases were consistent with those of the iTRAQ-LC-MS/MS analysis. As demonstrated by the analysis of enzymes related to the triterpene saponin biosynthesis pathway, two enzymes(from CYP450 and UGT families, respectively, which are involved in the structural modification of triterpene saponins) were significantly down-regulated after sweating. The findings suggested that sweating of D. asper presumedly regulated triterpene saponins by affecting the expression of downstream CYP450 s and UGTs in the biosynthesis pathway of triterpene saponins of D. asper.

Humans , Chromatography, Liquid , Dipsacaceae , Saponins , Sweating , Tandem Mass Spectrometry , Triterpenes
Clinics ; 76: e2892, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278927


OBJECTIVES: Studies have identified correlations between the psychological characteristics of individuals with primary hyperhidrosis (HH), the degree of sweating, and the quality of life (QoL). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms in patients with HH before and after oxybutynin treatment. METHODS: Data were collected from 81 patients. Palmar or axillary HH was the most frequent complaint (84.0%). All patients were evaluated before the medication was prescribed and after five weeks of treatment. The Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Anxiety Inventory were used to evaluate depression and anxiety. RESULTS: Improvement in HH occurred in 58 patients (71.6%), but there was no improvement in 23 patients (28.4%). The QoL before treatment in all patients was either "poor" or "very poor." Patients who experienced improvement in sweating rates also experienced a greater improvement in QoL than patients who did not experience improvement in sweating at the main site (87.9% vs. 34.7%) (p<0.001). A total of 19.7% of patients showed an improvement in their level of depression, and a total of 46.9% of patients exhibited improvements in their level of anxiety. A significant correlation was observed between sweating and anxiety (p=0.015). CONCLUSION: Patients with HH who experienced improvements in sweating immediately after treatment with oxybutynin exhibited small improvements in their levels of depression and significant improvements in their levels of anxiety and QoL.

Humans , Quality of Life , Hyperhidrosis/drug therapy , Anxiety , Sweating , Treatment Outcome , Muscarinic Antagonists , Depression/drug therapy , Depression/epidemiology , Mandelic Acids
Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr ; 58(4): 324-336, dic. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1388362


INTRODUCCIÓN: Disfunción del sistema nervioso autonómico ocurre en enfermedades del sistema nervioso central y periférico. Es importante cuantificar el compromiso simpático y parasimpático, diagnosticar la disfunción, monitorizar la evolución y la respuesta a terapias. Las principales pruebas funcionales son las cardiovasculares y sudomotoras. Existen además exámenes para estudiar la disfunción autonómica en distintos órganos y que son específicos de las especialidades médicas respectivas. DESARROLLO: Se describen los síntomas, las pruebas funcionales y métodos de estudio a nivel cardiovascular: simpáticas vasomotoras (noradrenérgicas) y cardiovagales (colinérgicas) y las pruebas para la sudoración: sudomotoras simpáticas (colinérgicas). Se describen los síntomas y exámenes a nivel pupilar, urogenital y gastrointestinal. Se señala la utilidad de las pruebas funcionales autonómicas en el estudio de distintas patologías neurológicas. CONCLUSIONES: la evaluación conjunta de los hallazgos clínicos y de las pruebas funcionales autonómicas permiten determinar el nivel anatómico y el grado de severidad de la disfunción autonómica con un fundamento fisiopatológico.

INTRODUCTION: Autonomic dysfunction occurs in patients with central and peripheral nervous system diseases. It is important to quantify the sympathetic and parasympathetic involvement for the diagnosis of the autonomic failure, for follow up and evaluate the response to a specific treatment. The most important studies are cardiovascular and sudomotor functional tests. There are other tests for the study of autonomic dysfunction in different organs, that are specific to respectively medical specialty. DEVELOPMENT: we describe main symptoms, functional autonomic tests and other methods to study cardiovascular: sympathetic vasomotor (noradrenergic) and cardiovagal (cholinergic) and sudomotor: sympathetic (cholinergic) functions. We describe symptoms and tests for assessment pupillary, genitourinary and gastrointestinal autonomic dysfunction. The indications for autonomic function testing in the different clinical scenarios are reported. CONCLUSIONS: combined evaluation of clinical and tests of autonomic function results allow to obtain the level and severity of autonomic dysfunction based upon pathophysiological support.

Humans , Autonomic Nervous System Diseases/physiopathology , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/diagnosis , Parasympathetic Nervous System/physiopathology , Sweating , Sympathetic Nervous System/physiopathology
Rev. chil. pediatr ; 91(5): 767-772, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1144277


INTRODUCCIÓN: La forma clínica de presentación más común del neuroblastoma es el de una masa abdominal, pero puede presentarse con sintomatología menos habitual, como es la crisis adrenérgica por liberación de catecolaminas. OBJETIVO: Describir una forma de presentación inusual de neuroblastoma y el amplio diagnóstico diferencial que existe en un lactante con síntomas adrenérgicos. CASO CLÍNICO: Lactante femenina de 7 semanas de vida, consultó por historia de tres semanas de sudoración e irritabilidad a lo que se asoció fiebre de 24 h de evolución y dificultad respiratoria. Al ingreso presentaba mal esta do general, irritabilidad, sudoración, enrojecimiento facial, taquipnea y palidez cutánea, taquicardia sinusal extrema e hipertensión arterial (HTA), interpretadas como sintomatología adrenérgica. Se completó el estudio con una ecografía abdominal y resonancia magnética que mostraron una gran masa retroperitoneal compatible con neuroblastoma. Las catecolaminas en sangre y en orina mostraron altos niveles de dopamina, adrenalina y noradrenalina, probablemente de origen tumoral. Se inició tratamiento antihipertensivo con fármacos alfa bloqueantes con buen control de la tensión arterial. Se resecó quirúrgicamente el tumor sin incidencias y con una adecuada recuperación posterior. La paciente presentó evolución favorable a tres años de seguimiento. CONCLUSIONES: en un lactante con sintomatología adrenérgica como irritabilidad, enrojecimiento, sudoración asociada a HTA, se debe descartar patología cardiaca, metabólica (hipoglucemia), intoxicaciones y/o patología suprarrenal. Dentro de esta última, el neuroblastoma es la primera posibilidad diagnóstica, por ser uno de los principales tumores en la infancia y aunque esta presentación no es habitual puede producir estos síntomas.

INTRODUCTION: The most common clinical presentation of neuroblastoma is an abdominal mass, but it can present with uncommon symptoms, such as adrenergic storm due to catecholamine release. OBJECTIVE: To describe an unusual presentation of neuroblastoma and the wide differential diagnosis that exists in an infant with adrenergic symptoms. CLINICAL CASE: A 7-week old female infant was evaluated due to a 3-week history of sweating and irritability associated with a 24-hour fever and respiratory distress. At admission, she presented poor general condition, irritability, sweating, facial redness, tachypnea and skin paleness, extreme sinus tachycardia, and high blood pressure (HBP), interpreted as adrenergic symptoms. The study was completed with abdominal ultrasound and magnetic reso nance imaging that showed a large retroperitoneal mass compatible with neuroblastoma. Plasma and urinary catecholamines tests showed high levels of dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, probably of tumor origin. We started antihypertensive treatment with alpha-blocker drugs, showing a good blood pressure control. The tumor was surgically resected without incidents and adequate subsequent recovery. The patient presented a favorable evolution after three years of follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: In an infant with adrenergic symptoms such as irritability, redness, sweating associated with HBP, it should be ruled out pathology heart or metabolic (hypoglycemia) pathology, intoxications, and/or adrenal pathology. Within this last one, neuroblastoma is the first diagnostic possibility, since it is one of the main tumors in childhood and, although this presentation is not usual, it can produce these symptoms.

Humans , Female , Infant , Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/diagnosis , Sweating , Tachycardia/etiology , Catecholamines/urine , Flushing/etiology , Hypertension/etiology , Neuroblastoma/diagnosis , Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/complications , Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/urine , Tachycardia/diagnosis , Irritable Mood , Biomarkers, Tumor/urine , Diagnosis, Differential , Hypertension/diagnosis , Neuroblastoma/complications , Neuroblastoma/urine
Arq. Asma, Alerg. Imunol ; 4(3): 332-340, jul.set.2020. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1382004


Introdução: A urticária colinérgica (UCol) é um subtipo de urticária crônica induzida, desencadeada pela sudorese e o aumento da temperatura corporal. A associação de UCol com atopia é referida como um possível subtipo mais grave. A manifestação de angioedema estaria associada a um quadro mais prolongado de urticária e a sintomas extracutâneos, por exemplo, anafilaxia. Objetivo: Avaliar a frequência de atopia e/ou angioedema nos pacientes com UCol, em um centro terciário. Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo de prontuários de pacientes com UCol acompanhados em um centro terciário. Todos apresentavam teste de provocação para UCol positivo. A frequência de atopia e/ou angioedema foi avaliada nestes pacientes, como também as características gerais nestes subgrupos. Resultados: Foram incluídos 30 pacientes, sendo 60% do gênero feminino e idade (média) de 32,9 anos e tempo de doença (média) de 7,5 anos. O angioedema foi referido por 8 pacientes (26,7%), não foram observadas diferenças significantes entre os dois grupos (com e sem angioedema). Em relação à atopia, 9 pacientes (30%) realizaram a investigação através de IgE específica para aeroalérgenos, sendo positivo em 6 destes (66,7%). Embora sem diferença estatística, o grupo de pacientes com UCol e atopia apresentava valores de IgE sérica total mais elevados e maior frequência de associação com outras urticárias induzidas. Conclusões: Neste estudo, a frequência de atopia foi elevada e associada a níveis elevados de IgE sérica total. O angioedema foi relatado em mais de um quarto dos pacientes, independente da associação com UCE, favorecendo a uma maior gravidade à UCol. Doze pacientes (40%) não responderam aos anti-histamínicos, apesar da dose quadruplicada, sendo necessários outros esquemas terapêuticos.

Introduction: Cholinergic urticaria (CholU) is a subtype of chronic induced urticaria that is triggered by sweating and increased body temperature. The association of CholU with atopy is referred to as a possible subtype but more severe. The manifestation of angioedema is believed to be associated with more prolonged urticaria and extracutaneous symptoms such as anaphylaxis. Objective: To assess the frequency of atopy and/or angioedema in patients with CholU in a tertiary care center. Methods: A retrospective study of medical records of patients with CholU followed-up at a tertiary care center was conducted. All patients had a positive test for CholU. The frequency of atopy and/or angioedema was assessed in these patients, as well as the general characteristics in the subgroups. Results: Thirty patients were included in the study; 60% were female, mean age was 32.9 years, and mean disease duration was 7.5 years. Angioedema was reported by eight patients (26.7%). There were no significant differences between the two groups (with and without angioedema). Concerning atopy, nine patients (30%) underwent investigation using specific IgE for aeroallergens, with six positive results (66.7%). Although there was no statistical difference, the group of patients with CholU and atopy had higher total serum IgE values and a higher frequency of association with other induced urticaria. Conclusions: In this study, the frequency of atopy was high and associated with high levels of total serum IgE. Angioedema was reported in more than a quarter of patients, regardless of the association with ECU , favoring greater severity of ChoIU. Twelve patients (40%) did not respond to antihistamines, despite the quadrupled dose, requiring other therapeutic regimens.

Humans , Chronic Urticaria , Angioedema , Patients , Signs and Symptoms , Sweating , Therapeutics , Body Temperature , Immunoglobulin E , Medical Records , Retrospective Studies , Cholinergic Agents , Histamine Antagonists , Anaphylaxis
Rev. am. med. respir ; 20(1): 72-74, mar. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1178762


Paciente masculino de 25 años sin antecedentes patológicos conocidos que se desempeña en el rubro gastronómico. Consulta por dolor pleurítico en hemitórax izquierdo asociado a sudoración nocturna y pérdida de peso de 1 kg en el último mes. Niega fiebre, tos, disnea o contacto con personas enfermas. En el laboratorio no presenta anemia ni leucocitosis, con VSG 30 mm/h y PCR 12 mg/L. La radiografía de tórax evidencia derrame pleural bilateral a predominio izquierdo. Se punza, con criterios para exudado, obteniéndose un cultivo para gérmenes comunes, BAAR y cultivo KOCH negativos.

Humans , Male , Aorta , Referral and Consultation , Sweating , Fever , Anemia
Rev. Pesqui. (Univ. Fed. Estado Rio J., Online) ; 12: 1283-1289, jan.-dez. 2020. tab
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1140980


Objetivo: Avaliar a prevalência e o impacto da hiperidrose primária nas atividades e qualidade de vida dos profissionais de enfermagem de um hospital público. Métodos: estudo transversal com 363 profissionais de enfermagem de um Hospital Referência em Urgência e Emergência de Sergipe, Brasil. Utilizou-se questionário de critérios diagnósticos, qualidade de vida e sobre o impacto da hiperidrose primária nas atividades laborais. Resultados: a prevalência da hiperidrose primária foi de 11%, com a piora em situação de estresse em 27 (68%) dos profissionais e três (8%) referiram comprometimento nas atividades diárias. Todas as limitações foram referidas na execução de procedimentos de enfermagem, sendo as mais citadas avaliação escrita por 37 profissionais (93%) e utilização de equipamentos de proteção individual por 31 (79%). Conclusão: a hiperidrose primária teve alta prevalência nos profissionais de enfermagem com comprometimento negativo na qualidade de vida dos portadores, mesmo quando em grau leve e moderado

Objective: The study's main purpose has been to assess both the prevalence and impact of primary hyperhidrosis on the activities and quality of life of nursing professionals working in a public hospital. Methods: It is a crosssectional study with 363 nursing professionals from a Public Referral Hospital for Urgent and Emergency Care in the Sergipe State, Brazil. There was used a questionnaire addressing diagnostic criteria, quality of life and the impact of primary hyperhidrosis on work activities. Results: There was found a primary hyperhidrosis prevalence of 11% in nursing professionals, worsening under stress in 27 (68%) of the professionals, and three (8%) reported impairment in daily activities. All limitations were mentioned to be happening in the implementation of nursing procedures, the most cited being written assessment by 37 professionals (93%), and the use of personal protective equipment by 31 (79%). Conclusion: Primary hyperhidrosis had a high prevalence in nursing professionals ultimately producing a negative impact on bearer's quality of life, even when mild or moderate

Objetivo: Evaluar la prevalencia y el impacto de la hiperhidrosis primaria en las actividades y la calidad de vida de los profesionales de enfermería en un hospital público. Métodos: estudio transversal con 363 profesionales de enfermería de un hospital de referencia en urgencias y emergencias en Sergipe, Brasil. Se utilizó un cuestionario sobre criterios diagnósticos, calidad de vida y sobre el impacto de la hiperhidrosis primaria en las actividades laborales. Resultados: la prevalencia de hiperhidrosis primaria fue del 11%, con empeoramiento bajo estrés en 27 (68%) de los profesionales y tres (8%) informaron deterioro en las actividades diarias. Todas las limitaciones se mencionaron en la implementación de los procedimientos de enfermería, siendo la evaluación escrita más citada por 37 profesionales (93%) y el uso de equipos de protección personal por 31 (79%). Conclusión: la hiperhidrosis primaria tuvo una alta prevalencia en profesionales de enfermería con un deterioro negativo en la calidad de vida de los pacientes, incluso cuando era leve y moderada

Humans , Male , Female , Quality of Life , Hyperhidrosis , Nursing, Team , Sweating , Sickness Impact Profile
J. vasc. bras ; 19: e20190152, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1135090


Abstract Hyperhidrosis (HH) is characterized by sweating exceeding the amount necessary to meet the thermal regulation and physiological needs of the body. Approximately 9.41% of individuals with HH have craniofacial hyperhidrosis (FH). The present study aims to review the most current data in the literature regarding craniofacial hyperhidrosis, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and clinical presentation, treatment options (clinical and surgical), and outcomes. VATS (videothoracoscopy sympathectomy) is considered the gold standard for definitive treatment of axillary or palmar hyperhidrosis. Recently, several studies have shown the usefulness of clinical treatment with oxybutynin hydrochloride, leading to clinical improvement of HH in more than 70% of users. Both clinical and surgical treatment of craniofacial hyperhidrosis have good results. However, surgical treatment of FH is associated with more complications. Clinical treatment with oxybutynin hydrochloride yields good results and can be the first therapeutic option. When the patient is not satisfied with this treatment and has good clinical conditions, surgical treatment can be used safely.

Resumo A hiperidrose (HH) é caracterizada por transpiração além da quantidade necessária para manter a regulação térmica e as necessidades fisiológicas do corpo. Aproximadamente 9,41% dos indivíduos com HH apresentam hiperidrose craniofacial (FH). Este estudo tem como objetivo revisar os dados mais atuais da literatura sobre FH, incluindo fisiopatologia, diagnóstico e apresentação clínica, opções de tratamento (clínico e cirúrgico) e desfechos. A simpatectomia por videotoracoscopia (VATS) é considerada o padrão-ouro para o tratamento definitivo da hiperidrose axilar ou palmar. Recentemente, vários estudos demonstraram a utilidade do tratamento clínico com cloridrato de oxibutinina, que leva à melhora clínica da HH em mais de 70% dos pacientes. O tratamento clínico e o cirúrgico apresentam bons resultados no tratamento da FH. No entanto, o tratamento cirúrgico da FH apresenta mais complicações. O tratamento clínico com cloridrato de oxibutinina fornece bons resultados e pode ser a primeira opção terapêutica. Quando o paciente não está satisfeito com esse tratamento e mostra boas condições clínicas, o tratamento cirúrgico pode ser usado com segurança.

Humans , Sympathectomy , Cholinergic Antagonists/therapeutic use , Hyperhidrosis/therapy , Sweating , Botulinum Toxins/therapeutic use , Head , Hyperhidrosis/diagnosis , Hyperhidrosis/physiopathology
Korean Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery ; : 114-119, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-760093


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Generally, the benign mixed tumors of the submandibular gland are successfully removed via transcervical approach. Recently, however, an alternative to the standard transcervical approach, such as an intraoral approach, has been reported. The surgical results of intraoral excisions for submandibular mixed tumors are discussed here. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: A retrospective review was carried out for 24 patients with submandibular mixed tumors who were past 3 years of follow-up. Surgical morbidities and benefits were studied using these data. RESULTS: All patients successfully received an excision of the submandibular gland with tumor via an intraoral approach. Early postoperative complications of temporary lingual sensory paresis were developed in 75% of patients, followed by 54% of patients with temporary limitation of tongue movement. In contrast, there were no permanent paresis. Late complications were developed in two cases of mild deviation of tongue due to scar contracture on the floor of mouth, whereas two cases of tumor recurrence and one case of post-gustatory sweating syndrome were observed after surgery. CONCLUSION: This approach might be safe, if used with proper expertise, for the treatment of submandibular mixed tumors. The main advantages of this approach are that no external scars nor permanent injury are incurred to the related nerves. However, disadvantages are temporary lingual paresis and temporary limitation of tongue movement. Unfortunately, there were two cases showing recurrence after surgery and thus required more follow-up.

Humans , Cicatrix , Contracture , Follow-Up Studies , Methods , Mouth Floor , Paresis , Postoperative Complications , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Submandibular Gland , Sweat , Sweating , Tongue
Asia Pacific Allergy ; (4): e3-2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-750171


Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (AED) is a rare hereditary disorder with a triad of sparse hair, dental hypoplasia, and anhidrosis. Here we report a case of AED with food allergy and atopic eczema. The patient was a 11-month-old boy admitted to our hospital with pyrexia for 2 weeks. He presented with a history of dry skin, eczema, and food allergy to egg. On clinical examination, his body temperature was 38.8°C, with dry skin and eczema almost all over the body, sparse eyebrows, and scalp hair. Laboratory investigations and physical examination did not show any evidence of infection. Radioallergosorbent test was positive to egg yolk, egg white, ovomucoid, milk, house dust, and house dust mite. As the child did not sweat despite the high fever, we performed the sweat test which revealed a total lack of sweat glands. Genetic examination revealed a mutation of the EDA gene and he was diagnosed as AED. His pyrexia improved upon cooling with ice and fan. His mother had lost 8 teeth and her sweat test demonstrated low sweating, suggestive of her being a carrier of AED. Atopy and immune deficiencies have been shown to have a higher prevalence in patients with AED. Disruption of the skin barrier in patients with AED make them more prone to allergic diseases such as atopic eczema, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis and food allergy. Careful assessment of the familial history is essential to differentiate AED when examining patients with pyrexia of unknown origin and comorbid allergic diseases.

Child , Humans , Infant , Male , Asthma , Body Temperature , Dermatitis, Atopic , Dust , Ectodermal Dysplasia , Eczema , Egg White , Egg Yolk , Eyebrows , Fever , Food Hypersensitivity , Hair , Hypohidrosis , Ice , Milk , Mothers , Ovomucin , Ovum , Physical Examination , Prevalence , Pyroglyphidae , Radioallergosorbent Test , Rhinitis, Allergic , Scalp , Skin , Sweat , Sweat Glands , Sweating , Tooth
China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica ; (24): 1170-1178, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-774574


Based on metabolomics,the effect of Magnolia officinalis before and after " sweating" on gastrointestinal motility disorder( rat) was compared. To study the mechanism of M. officinalis " sweating" increased the efficacy and reduced the toxicity. The rat model of gastrointestinal motility disorder was established by intraperitoneal injection of L-arginine. Pharmacodynamic indexes were relative residual rate of gastric pigment and intestinal propulsion ratio in rats. LC-MS metabolomics and multivariate statistical analysis were used to screen and identify biomarkers associated with gastrointestinal motility disorders,and MetPA database was used to analyze related metabolic pathways. The results showed that M. officinalis could improve gastrointestinal motility disorder whether it " sweating" or not,and the effect of " sweating" M. officinalis was stronger than that of " no sweating" M. officinalis. The metabolites of the experimental groups could be distinguished distinctly,and 15 different compounds and 17 related pathways were identified preliminarily. The mechanism of M. officinalis might be to improve gastrointestinal motility disorder by increasing the content of L-glutamate in the metabolic pathway of alanine,aspartate and glutamate and protecting gastrointestinal barrier. Before " sweating",M. officinalis could reduce taurine through metabolism of taurine and taurine and biosynthetic pathway of primary bile acid,increase the content of deoxycholic acid in glycine goose,and increase the risk of liver and kidney injury. After " sweating",M. officinalis could enhance gastrointestinal motility by increasing the contents of L-tryptophan and serotonin in the tryptophan pathway,and avoid the production of harmful metabolites to achieve synergistic and detoxifying effect.

Animals , Rats , Gastrointestinal Motility , Magnolia , Metabolomics , Sweating , Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Korean Journal of Dermatology ; : 548-550, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-786277


Apert syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by malformations of the skull, face, hands, and feet. We report a case of severe hyperhidrosis in a 13-month-old female infant with Apert syndrome who was born with craniosynostosis, midface hypoplasia, and syndactyly of both hands. She had a history of excessive sweating since birth and this was confirmed using the iodine-starch test. Hyperhidrosis was first reported as a key cutaneous manifestation of Apert syndrome in 1993. However, the main focus in the field of dermatology is on antibiotic-refractory acne, which serves as another cutaneous hallmark of the disease. This is the first report in the Korean literature that describes hyperhidrosis in Apert syndrome. We highlight the presentation of hyperhidrosis as a key cutaneous manifestation in Apert syndrome.

Female , Humans , Infant , Acne Vulgaris , Acrocephalosyndactylia , Craniosynostoses , Dermatology , Foot , Hand , Hyperhidrosis , Parturition , Skull , Sweat , Sweating , Syndactyly
Korean Journal of Dermatology ; : 480-483, 2019.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-759784


Transient acantholytic dermatosis, or Grover's disease, usually appears as pruritic erythematous papules and vesicles on the trunk in middle-aged men. The pathogenesis remains unclear, though sun exposure, heat, and sweating may be aggravating factors. A 58-year-old male visited our clinic for evaluation of an asymptomatic erythematous patch on the left temple that developed 40 years ago. Here, we report the rare case of Grover's disease with atypical features presenting as one large patch on the face.

Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Acantholysis , Hot Temperature , Skin Diseases , Solar System , Sweat , Sweating
Journal of the Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health ; : 45-55, 2019.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-758552


PURPOSE: To determine impacts of symptom clusters, performance and emotional status on the quality of life of gynecologic cancer patients. METHODS: Subjects completed questionnaires consisting of four measurements: symptom cluster, performance and emotional status, and the quality of life. A total of 104 completed data sets were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and a multiple regression analysis using the SPSS 21.0 program. RESULTS: Fatigue was identified as the most prevalent symptom (77.9%) and sweating (2.08) as the most severe and uncomfortable symptom (1.80). Six symptom clusters, performance status, anxiety and depression were negatively correlated with quality of life. Four symptom clusters were positively correlated with performance status, and six symptom clusters were positively correlated with anxiety and depression. Factors affecting quality of life were abdominal discomfort cluster (β=−0.23, p=0.005), performance status (β=−0.20, p=0.020), and depression (β=−0.42, p < 0.001). The model was statistically significant explaining 42.5% of variance (F=26.369, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: The findings supported that symptom clusters and depression negatively influence the quality of life and need to be addressed as we are caring for patients and promoting quality of life.

Humans , Anxiety , Dataset , Depression , Fatigue , Quality of Life , Sweat , Sweating
Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 64(2): 127-132, Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-896439


Summary Introduction: The association of osmidrosis and hyperhidrosis often causes emotional and social problems that may impair the patients' quality of life. The purpose of our study was to analyze the therapeutic results of oxybutynin and topical agents in 89 patients with both osmidrosis and hyperhidrosis. Method: We conducted an observational study at two specialized centers of hyperhidrosis between April 2007 and August 2013. Eighty-nine (89) patients with both osmidrosis and hyperhidrosis were treated with oxybutynin and topical agents. Patients were evaluated before treatment and at 3 and 6 weeks after treatment started, by using the Quality of Life Questionnaire and the Sweating Evolution Scale. Results: Before treatment, 98% of the patients presented with poor or very poor quality of life. After six weeks of treatment, 70% stated their quality of life as being slightly better or much better (p<0.001) and nearly 70% of the patients experienced a moderate or great improvement in sweating and malodor. Improvement in osmidrosis was significantly greater when the axillary region was the first most disturbing site of hyperhidrosis. Conclusion: There was a significant improvement in quality of life and a reduction in sweating and malodor after six weeks of treatment with topical agents and oxybutynin in patients with both hyperhidrosis and osmidrosis. Therefore, clinical treatment should be considered before invasive techniques.

Resumo Introdução: A associação entre osmidrose e hiper-hidrose com frequência causa problemas emocionais e sociais que podem deteriorar a qualidade de vida dos pacientes. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar os resultados terapêuticos do uso de oxibutinina associada a agentes tópicos em 89 pacientes com osmidrose e hiper-hidrose. Método: Nós conduzimos um estudo observacional em dois centros especializados em hiper-hidrose entre abril de 2007 e agosto de 2013. Oitenta e nove (89) pacientes com osmidrose associada a hiper-hidrose foram tratados com oxibutinina e agentes tópicos. Os pacientes foram avaliados antes do tratamento e após 3 e 6 semanas do início do tratamento, por meio do Questionário de Qualidade de Vida e da Escala de Evolução da Sudorese. Resultados: Antes do tratamento, 98% dos pacientes apresentavam qualidade de vida ruim ou muito ruim. Após seis semanas de tratamento, 70% classificou sua qualidade de vida como sendo pouco ou muito melhor (p<0.001) e aproximadamente 70% dos pacientes relataram melhora moderada ou grande de sudorese e odor. Houve melhora significativamente maior da osmidrose quando a região axilar era o sítio em que a hiper-hidrose mais incomodava. Conclusão: Houve melhora significativa da qualidade de vida e uma redução da sudorese e do odor após seis semanas de tratamento com agentes tópicos e oxibutinina em pacientes com hiper-hidrose associada a osmidrose. Dessa maneira, a terapia clínica deve ser considerada antes de técnicas invasivas.

Humans , Male , Female , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Muscarinic Antagonists/therapeutic use , Hyperhidrosis/drug therapy , Mandelic Acids/therapeutic use , Odorants , Quality of Life/psychology , Soaps/administration & dosage , Sweating , Clindamycin/administration & dosage , Surveys and Questionnaires , Retrospective Studies , Administration, Topical , Treatment Outcome , Drug Therapy, Combination , Keratolytic Agents/administration & dosage , Middle Aged , Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage , Antifungal Agents/administration & dosage
Journal of Agricultural Medicine & Community Health ; : 9-17, 2018.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-719906


OBJECTIVES: This study was to assess the status and awareness of excessive heat exposure among agricultural workers. METHODS: We selected a total of 90 farmers from a villages of Gyeongju-si, during August, 2015. We carried out the temperature measurement for nine times and derived Health Index (HI) and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index. We compared the HI, WBGT and excessive heat warnings. Status of high temperature exposure, lifestyle, medical history, and awareness about excessive health related exposure illness assessed using survey questionnaires. RESULTS: The matching rates between the WBGT and the HI during excessive heat warning were high, but when it was a non-excessive heat warning, there were days of excessive HI or WBGT. Out of 90 farmers surveyed, 78 cases (86.7%) were in their 60s and older age group. Slightly more than two third (71.1%) farmers were farming in the dawn-morning (71.1%), and the daily working hours were less than 4 hours (54.4 %), but only 23.3% among farmers took regular breaks. Of total, 14.4% farmers experienced excessive heat exposure related illness in order of tiredness, lethargy, dizziness, headaches, and sweating. Overall, the awareness of the danger for excessive heat and the heat wave warnings were high at 70.0% and 74.4%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Politically, the excessive heat warnings should not be taken into account the simple temperature measurement but, have to consider WBGT and HI standards at the same time. Farmers need to be promoted and educated to prevent the excessive heat related illness by periodically increasing their rest time during farming.

Humans , Agriculture , Dizziness , Farmers , Headache , Hot Temperature , Infrared Rays , Lethargy , Life Style , Sweat , Sweating
Obstetrics & Gynecology Science ; : 520-523, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-715701


Paraganglioma in pregnancy is an extremely rare condition and its diagnosis is often delayed because the clinical symptoms can mimic those of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. Here, we report the case of a 32-year-old, gravida 2, para 1 woman who presented with severe headache, palpitation, and sweating at 37 weeks' gestation. Although emergent cesarean section was performed on the assumption of severe preeclampsia, blood pressure fluctuated and heart rate remained tachycardiac. We suspected that she might have thromboembolic lesion in the chest or pheochromocytoma. Chest and abdominal computed tomography revealed a 4 cm mass in the left para-aortic space. Serum and urinary catecholamine levels were found to be significantly increased. She underwent laparoscopic mass removal and the pathology confirmed paraganglioma. When typical paroxysmal hypertension is accompanied by headache, palpitation, and sweating during pregnancy, adrenal tumors should be considered.

Adult , Female , Humans , Pregnancy , Blood Pressure , Cesarean Section , Diagnosis , Headache , Heart Rate , Hypertension , Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced , Paraganglioma , Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal , Pathology , Pheochromocytoma , Pre-Eclampsia , Sweat , Sweating , Thorax
Diabetes & Metabolism Journal ; : 43-52, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-739783


BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemia is an important complication in the treatment of patients with diabetes. We surveyed the insight by patients with diabetes into hypoglycemia, their hypoglycemia avoidance behavior, and their level of worry regarding hypoglycemia. METHODS: A survey of patients with diabetes, who had visited seven tertiary referral centers in Daegu or Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea, between June 2014 and June 2015, was conducted. The survey contained questions about personal history, symptoms, educational experience, self-management, and attitudes about hypoglycemia. RESULTS: Of 758 participants, 471 (62.1%) had experienced hypoglycemia, and 250 (32.9%) had experienced hypoglycemia at least once in the month immediately preceding the study. Two hundred and forty-two (31.8%) of the participants had received hypoglycemia education at least once, but only 148 (19.4%) knew the exact definition of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemic symptoms identified by the participants were dizziness (55.0%), sweating (53.8%), and tremor (40.8%). They mostly chose candy (62.1%), chocolate (37.7%), or juice (36.8%) as food for recovering hypoglycemia. Participants who had experienced hypoglycemia had longer duration of diabetes and a higher proportion of insulin usage. The mean scores for hypoglycemia avoidance behavior and worry about hypoglycemia were 21.2±10.71 and 23.38±13.19, respectively. These scores tended to be higher for participants with higher than 8% of glycosylated hemoglobin, insulin use, and experience of emergency room visits. CONCLUSION: Many patients had experienced hypoglycemia and worried about it. We recommend identifying patients that are anxious about hypoglycemia and educating them about what to do when they develop hypoglycemic symptoms, especially those who have a high risk of hypoglycemia.

Humans , Avoidance Learning , Cacao , Candy , Dizziness , Education , Emergency Service, Hospital , Glycated Hemoglobin , Hypoglycemia , Insulin , Korea , Self Care , Sweat , Sweating , Tertiary Care Centers , Tremor