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Efficacy of the Drionic unit in the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3571545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A portable iontophoretic device (the Drionic unit) has recently been introduced for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Twenty-two patients with hyperhidrosis were treated at twenty-seven sites (axillae, palms, soles) with this unit. Sweat output was measured by use of Persprint paper and the data were quantified by an image analysis computer. The data clearly demonstrate the efficacy of the Drionic unit at all treatment locations in the great majority of subjects. One month posttreatment follow-up showed a statistically significant continued sweat inhibition at the palmar sites. Side effects were common, but none was severe enough to necessitate discontinuation of treatment. Based on the results of this study, we conclude that the Drionic unit appears to have a definite place in the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
D L Akins; J L Meisenheimer; R L Dobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-01     Completed Date:  1987-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  828-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hyperhidrosis / physiopathology,  therapy*
Iontophoresis / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  therapeutic use*
Sweat / secretion

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