Effects of testosterone replacement therapy withdrawal and re-treatment in hypogonadal elderly men upon obesity, voiding function and prostate safety parameters.

@article{Yassin2016EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of testosterone replacement therapy withdrawal and re-treatment in hypogonadal elderly men upon obesity, voiding function and prostate safety parameters.},
  author={Aksam A. Yassin and Joanne Elisabeth Nettleship and Raidh A. Talib and Yousef Almehmadi and Gheorge Doros},
  journal={The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={64-9}
}
Whether testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a lifelong treatment for men with hypogonadism remains unknown. We investigated long-term TRT and TRT withdrawal on obesity and prostate-related parameters. Two hundred and sixty-two hypogonadal patients (mean age 59.5) received testosterone undecanoate in 12-week intervals for a maximum of 11 years. One hundred and forty-seven men had TRT interrupted for a mean of 16.9 months and resumed thereafter (Group A). The remaining 115 patients were… CONTINUE READING
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