The association between testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and thrombotic risk in elderly men remains controversial. While the FDA has mandated that all approved testosterone products include warnings about a possible increase in cardiovascular, stroke, and venous blood clot risk, at least one study presented at the AUA annual meeting in New Orleans found no link between TRT and cardiovascular events.
Middle-aged and older men undergoing testosterone replacement therapy aren’t at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), the results of a large comparative case-control analysis published online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (July 15, 2015) suggest.
A novel investigational oral testosterone replacement therapy restored and maintained testosterone levels to a eugonadal range in 88% of hypogondal men treated with the agent in a randomized clinical trial.
Most health information seekers navigate the Internet for what they think will be the best information available about their health condition or that of a loved one. Unfortunately, the Internet is unfiltered, unregulated, and often saturated with promotional, unsubstantiated, and at times frightening information.
Patients taking to the Internet for information about testosterone replacement therapy are likely getting an incomplete picture of the potential risks and adverse effects linked with the treatment, say researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Other highly read UT articles this month include a large comparison of robotic and open RP, answers to your questions about coding for prostate biopsy, and several studies about risks for low and high T.