Tag Archives: men’s health

Prostate Abscesses and Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

A 55-year-old man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes was admitted with 8 days of lower urinary tract symptoms, including burning micturition and frequency, and 2 days of fever and rigors. Examination was normal, except for fever (38.5°C) and tachycardia. No loin tenderness or penile discharge was found, and digital rectal examination showed +1 elastic, nontender […]

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Histology confirmed the diagnosis of papillary urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with expression of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) [(A) Papillary urothelial carcinoma pTaG1, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), 200×; (B) Distribution of hCG-expressing urothelial cells: irregular and focal expression, immunohistochemical stain (brown) for β-hCG, 300×; (C) Expression of hCG in urothelial carcinoma cells: intracytoplasmic and intranuclear expression, immunohistochemical stain for β-hCG, 400×].

Gynecomastia: Look Beyond the Obvious

A 29-year-old man was referred to our clinic with a 4-week history of a tender predominant left breast enlargement without nipple discharge. He had been practicing bodybuilding regularly for years, but denied taking anabolic androgenic steroids. His past medical history was unremarkable apart from surgical treatment of undescended testes in childhood. His sexual desire and […]

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Fatty and nodular tissue from an extratesticular germ cell tumor of the anterior mediastinum infiltrating the thymus gland. Histopathologic examination of the excised mediastinal tissue revealed a mixed primarily seminomatous (95%) with minor teratomatous (5%) component germ cell tumor in the background thymic tissue.

Hypertestosteronemia and Infertility from a Mediastinal Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor

Extragonadal germ cell tumors are tumors of gonadal origin representing less than 5% of germ cell malignancies that form outside gonads. These are typically found in the mediastinum, retroperitoneum, or pineal gland. A 26-year-old man presented to the infertility clinic in January 2016 with a 2-year history of infertility. He had known hypertrophic cardiomyopathy due […]

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Does Testerone Supplementation Impact Heart Disease Risk? (video)

Does testosterone supplementation impact heart disease risk? The March 2017 issue of the American Journal of Medicine includes a new meta-analysis that looks at the use of testosterone supplements and cardiovascular disease risk. In this video Dr. Joseph S. Alpert talks about testosterone supplements and risk. Read the Research: Cardiovascular Risks of Exogenous Testosterone Use […]

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Risk of bias assessment of the included randomized controlled trials using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool.

Cardiovascular Risks of Exogenous Testosterone Use Among Men (videos)

We sought to evaluate whether exogenous testosterone therapy is associated with increased risk of serious cardiovascular events as compared with other treatments or placebo. Methods Study selection included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies that enrolled men aged 18 years or older receiving exogenous testosterone for 3 or more days. The primary outcomes were […]

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