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EVALUATION OF BOTOX TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS IN BASRAH

Author: Alaa H Al-Farhan
Journal: Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2014 Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 12-18
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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EVALUATION OF BOTOX TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY AXILLARY HYPERHIDROSIS IN BASRAH Alaa H Al-Farhan MB,ChB, FIBMS, Lecturer Plastic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Basrah Medical College, Basrah Iraq. Hyperhidrosis is a distressing condition that affects the social life of many patients. Botox has been discovered to treat this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the response of the patients to Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) and the time interval between injections during which the patient is free from symptoms. The study evaluates subjectively the response of patients with axillary hyperhidrosis to Botox with 100% scale and Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS). The time interval between injections was also evaluated. The data were collected prospectively and analyzed. This study included 21 patients with mean age of 27 years. Twenty of them were males. Of the 21 patients, 33% were subjected to multiple sessions. The response in 18 (85%) of patients was between 90-100%. The average time interval between injections was 211 days. In conclusion, botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) has significant benefit in treating patient with axillary hyperhidrosis with rapid onset and the average duration of symptom free period was 7 months.


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MICROSURGICAL WORK IN BASRAH

Authors: Zuhair F Fathallah --- Alaa H Al-Farhan --- Jaber R Hameed --- Amer S Daood
Journal: Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية ISSN: 16833589 / ONLINE 2409501X Year: 2014 Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 3-11
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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Reconstructive microsurgery represents one of the most significant surgical advancement in the second half of the twentieth century. To start such kind of work for the first time in a big city is a great challenge. In this study, we will try to evaluate our work in free flap in Basrah Plastic Surgery unit, and how we manage to start this kind of work in a location and situations not ideal for it. The aim of this study is to evaluate our work (the success and failure) that Basrah center faced in the free flap work and microsurgery, so other centers in Iraq who wish to start this kind of work to benefit from our experience and avoid the mistakes that we had to solve it. This is a retrospective study of thirteen cases which were done in Al-Sadder teaching hospital in Basrah,Iraq from August 2007 to March 2013. They were 10 males and 3 females, with age range from 4-40 y (median age 17y). In all cases, the lower limb was injuries except in one case where there was scalp loss. In all of the cases Latissimus Dorsi muscle was used as a donor muscle. Seven out of the 13 cases were successful (54%). In 6 of the cases there was failure due to variety of causes discussed later in detail so as to be avoided in future work. In conclusion, it is possible to start free flap work in any Plastic Surgery unit if the facilities are available. Team work, proper preoperative evaluation and planning, team decision and equal division of roles are the key points for success.

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