Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Can J Urol. 2002 Dec;9(6):1681-3.

Counterpoint: urologists should take an active role in the diagnosis and treatment of hypogonadism in the aging male.

Author information

The Male Health Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


The recent interest in the potential applications of new testosterone preparations has stimulated industry and physicians to develop indications for their use. Despite little scientific evidence to support the widespread application of testosterone in aging men, a clinical symptom complex called Partial Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (PADAM) has been described. Many of these symptoms can be successfully treated without testosterone administration. The author suggests that prospective randomized clinical trials are necessary to support the application of testosterone in the PADAM patient and until then physicians take a more balanced approach in this patient population.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center