Testosterone Therapy - Cast Your Vote in NEJM Poll
Penile Prosthesis Pump May Get Stuck in Deflate Position
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is offering a unique opportunity for readers to weigh in on testosterone therapy.
The journal has published a case vignette of a 61-year-old man showing signs of testosterone deficiency. Clinical opinions from two experts accompany the case study.
Readers are asked to evaluate the case and indicate whether they would or would not treat the patient with testosterone therapy. Comments are also welcome.
Please click here to see the vignette, the instructions for voting, and the comments from readers so far. The poll closes on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
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In a recent study, about 8% of 550 men experienced a "pseudo-malfunction" when using the Coloplast Titan inflatable penile prosthesis with a one-touch release pump.
The pump's inflate/deflate valve disc became stuck in the deflate position. However, applying extra pressure to the pump bulb fixed the problem.
About two thirds of the men saw their doctor for help with this issue. The rest of the men were able to solve it on their own.
Clinicians should tell their patients about this possibility, the researchers said.
The study was published in October in the journal Urology. Please click here for more details.
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