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Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

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AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

Clinicians should use a total testosterone level below 300ng/dL as a reasonable cut-off in support of the diagnosis of low testosterone.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Researchers evaluated the association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes, as well as whether rates of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are higher in children of mothers with PCOS.

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

A number of adverse events or side effects have been reported, but this is the first report of hyperprolactinemia as the result of ingestion of kratom.

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers conducted a prospective, population-based cohort study to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with increased androgen levels.

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

The management of asthma with short-acting beta-agonists was associated with reduced fertility rates in women, whereas treatment with inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists was not.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Researchers examined the correlation between Cobb angle of kyphosis from lateral spine radiographs and pattern of self-reported menopausal hormone therapy use.

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Variable improvements in menses, hormones, and metabolism were seen during 24 months of metformin use in 119 women with PCOS sub-grouped by baseline weight and androgen status.

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Study evaluated the difference in the rate of ongoing pregnancy or live birth between frozen embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovary syndrome who were undergoing IVF.

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

The FDA has approved Zomacton, a somatropin injection, for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with GH deficiency.

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Exposure to air pollution during high school is associated with a slightly higher likelihood of menstrual irregularity and longer time to regularity.

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