Is routine endocrine testing of impotent men necessary?

  title={Is routine endocrine testing of impotent men necessary?},
  author={Amy Rose Johnson and Jonathan P. Jarow},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={1542-3; discussion 1543-4}
Endocrine screening of impotent men is performed in an effort to identify a treatable cause of impotence. However, the prevalence of endocrinopathy in this patient population is low. We determined whether any historical or physical findings obtained during the initial office visit would identify a subgroup of patients at risk for endocrinopathy to decrease the cost of endocrine screening. The results of routine endocrine screening of 330 consecutive impotent patients formed the basis of this… CONTINUE READING