Navigation Links
New recommendations by scientific societies about late-onset hypogonadism
Date:12/4/2008

Arnhem, 04 December 2008 The January issue of European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology published by Elsevier, will feature new recommendations on late-onset hypogonadism (LOH), recently formulated by major scientific organizations. LOH is a clinical and biochemical syndrome associated with advancing age and characterized by typical symptoms and a deficiency in serum testosterone levels.

Late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) is caused by a decline in gonadal production of androgens in males that occurs with aging. Data indicate that a significant percentage of men over age 60 have serum testosterone levels that are below the lower limits of young adult men (i.e., those age 20-30 yr). Sexual dysfunctionincluding erectile dysfunction (ED), decreased libido, difficulty achieving orgasm, and decreased penile sensationis usually the presenting complaint, although fatigue, depressed mood, and decreased muscle mass are other common symptoms.

Because demographic data demonstrate that the percentage of the population in older age groups is increasing worldwide, LOH is becoming a topic of increasing interest and debate throughout the world.

The past decade has brought evidence that androgen treatment benefits hypogonadal men, and recent studies show short-term beneficial effects of testosterone in older men that are similar to those in younger men.

In view of the growing interest from practitioners in the testosterone treatment of older men, the International Society of Andrology (ISA), the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male (ISSAM), the European Association of Urology (EAU), the European Academy of Andrology (EAA), and the American Society of Andrology (ASA) convened meetings of a writing group with expert representatives from each of the societies. They met in Tampa, Florida, in 2008 to revise the recommendations on the "Investigation, Treatment, and Monitoring of Late-Onset Hypogonadism" originally published by the ISA, ISSAM, and EAU in 2005.

The current recommendations provide updated evidence-based information for clinicians who diagnose and treat patients with LOH. These guidelines are available in the January 2009 issue of European Urology.


'/>"/>

Contact: Koos Admiraal
k.admiraal@elsevier.com
31-204-853-747
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. National Association Endorses Recommendations for Contrast Agent Use in Heart Ultrasounds (Echocardiograms)
2. Most Parents Are Unaware of Expanded CDC Flu Vaccination Recommendations
3. Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step With Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids From Flu
4. US Preventive Services Task Force updates prostate cancer screening recommendations
5. Accessible Pharmacists Have Great Influence Through OTC Product Recommendations
6. Is it time to revisit the current protein recommendations?
7. American College of Rheumatology presents recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis therapy
8. Current vitamin D recommendations fraction of safe, perhaps essential levels for children
9. New E-health recommendations from ACP aim to improve health care quality, safety, and access
10. APIC Recommendations on Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities
11. Teen Driving Experts at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Support New Recommendations From the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June ... sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, ... of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a ... such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain ... following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard ... MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and ... the five finalists of Lyme Innovation , ... than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated ... by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients ... hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients ... get any needed testing done in the comfort of her own ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: