New research project to investigate the management and treatment of hyperhidrosis
The emotional, psychosocial, and physical impact of hyperhidrosis is substantial and the optimal management of patients with this condition is essential. There is substantial variation in which treatments are available in the NHS and access to treatments is limited for many patients. Also, decisions about which treatments to use are often made in a context of uncertainty.
The National Institute for Health Research have provided funding to thoroughly review the evidence for the different treatments for hyperhidrosis. A team of researchers from the University of York and Newcastle University have come together with clinicians in dermatology and surgery to carry out this research. The focus of the project is to undertake a review of studies on all potentially useful treatments, supplemented by patients’ view regarding important treatment effects, to establish which treatments are most potentially effective and value for money to both the NHS and public. The results will help inform further research.
The research project started on December 1st 2015 and will be completed by December 2016.
We will report the progress of the project at regular intervals during the year.