Prevalence and clinical implications of testosterone deficiency in men with end-stage renal disease.

@article{Carrero2011PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical implications of testosterone deficiency in men with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Juan Jes{\'u}s Carrero and Abdul Rashid Qureshi and Ayumu Nakashima and Stefan T E Arver and Paolo Parini and Bengt Lindholm and Peter Barany and Olof Heimb{\"u}rger and Peter Stenvinkel},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={184-90}
}
BACKGROUND Abnormally low serum testosterone levels were recently associated with an increased mortality risk in male dialysis patients. However, the prevalence of testosterone deficiency in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is not well defined. We hereby explore the prevalence and correlates of clinical testosterone deficiency in a large cohort of ESRD male patients. METHODS Two hundred and sixty ESRD men [median age 59 (25th-75th percentile 48-67)  years] were included. Testosterone… CONTINUE READING
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