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There is evidence of short-term efficacy (moderate for pain and small for function) of opioids for treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) compared with placebo; however, the effectiveness and safety of long-term opioid therapy for treatment of CLBP remains unproven, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of Spine.
The European Medicines Agency has announced it will evaluate all medications containing testosterone for cardiovascular risk.
Initiating testosterone therapy in healthy older men substantially increases their risk of myocardial infarction, according to a cohort study published in PLOS One.
Study results show that more than one-third of men with diabetes have low serum testosterone levels, and that risk of low testosterone increases with age.
Incidence and remission of erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire in aging men are predicted by a range of modifiable risk factors, according to research published online Feb. 18 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Statins cause a clinically relevant improvement of erectile function, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, DC.
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