Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH
Assistant Professor of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Endocrinologists, urologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, and specialists interested in the management and treatment of hypogonadism.

Despite evidence to the contrary, persistent concerns about the relationship between testosterone and the prostate continue to impede the treatment of hypogonadism. Mounting evidence demonstrates that there is a lack of association between testosterone therapy and prostate cancer progression, and preliminary studies have investigated the role of testosterone therapy in patient populations for whom it was once not considered. At present, there are strong indications that eugonadal testosterone levels play a protective role in the natural history of prostate cancer. Various studies support the proven benefits of testosterone therapy, which include increased lean body mass, decreased fat mass, and improved bone mineral density, sexual desire, and function. It is important to consider the effect of treatment with testosterone therapy, on the patient and his partner's sexual health as well as on their relationship. To overcome barriers to successful treatment of hypogonadism, physicians need targeted education focused on properly diagnosing hypogonadism, safely initiating testosterone therapy, and monitoring patients receiving testosterone therapy.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to...

  1. Evaluate new evidence related to the relationship between testosterone therapy, and prostate cancer risk
  2. Review the effect of treatment with testosterone therapy on the patient's sexual health and his partner
  3. Optimally manage hypogonadism to improve treatment outcomes for the patient and his partner

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CogniMed Inc and Dannemiller. Dannemiller is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH, is a speaker for Auxillium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Lilly; is a consultant for Auxillium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Coloplast, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and Lilly; and receives research support from Auxillium Pharmaceuticals.

The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dannemiller and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient's unique clinical situation. Dannemiller disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants provided by Lilly USA, LLC.

This activity is an enduring material and consists of an audio recording. Successful completion is achieved by listening to the audio, reflecting on the content's implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.25 hour.

This activity was originally released September 16, 2014, and is eligible for credit through September 16, 2015.

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