The intended audience for this activity is endocrinologists, urologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, and specialists interested in the management and treatment of hypogonadism
Despite evidence to the contrary, persistent concerns about the relationship between testosterone and the prostate continue to impede the treatment of hypogonadism. Mounting evidence demonstrates that there is a lack of association between testosterone therapy and prostate cancer progression, and preliminary studies have investigated the role of testosterone therapy in patient populations for whom it was once not considered. At present, there are strong indications that eugonadal testosterone levels play a protective role in the natural history of prostate cancer. Furthermore, preliminary studies suggest that testosterone therapy may improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Because hypogonadism and LUTS are associated, it is critical to optimize the management of these comorbid conditions. Various studies support the proven benefits of testosterone therapy, which include increased lean body mass, decreased fat mass, and improved bone mineral density, sexual desire, and function. To overcome barriers to successful treatment of hypogonadism, physicians need targeted education focused on properly diagnosing hypogonadism, safely initiating testosterone therapy, and monitoring patients receiving testosterone therapy.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to...
- Evaluate new evidence related to the relationship between testosterone therapy, prostate cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Review the role that testosterone therapy may have in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in hypogonadal men with BPH
- Optimally manage hypogonadism, ED and BPH/LUTS to improve treatment outcomes)
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Culley C. Carson III, MD, discloses he is an investigator for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a speaker for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and a consultant to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Coloplast, and AMS.
Martin M. Miner, MD, discloses he is an investigator for Forest Laboratories, and a consultant to Endo Pharmaceuticals.
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