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Opioids are increasingly used for the treatment of non-malignant chronic pain with as many as five to ten million patients treated at the time of the most recent estimate in 2002. The side effects of opioids such as fatigue, loss of libido, Impaired cognition and sexual dysfunction have long been recognize and strikingly, resemble symptoms of hypogonadism in men. Many studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of hypogonadism in male subjects who are long-term users of opioids. The aims of this pilot study are, in hypogonadal men being treated with opioids for chronic pain, to: 1) determine the effect of TRT on pain; 2) determine effects of TRT on fatigue; 3) determine the effect of TRT on mood; 4) determine effects of TRT on cognition and 5) characterize the effects of TRT on sexual dysfunction. This study is a randomized, placebo-controlled, 6-week pilot study.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
James J. Peters VAMC
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:39-0400
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Steroidal compounds related to TESTOSTERONE, the major mammalian male sex hormone. Testosterone congeners include important testosterone precursors in the biosynthetic pathways, metabolites, derivatives, and synthetic steroids with androgenic activities.
A potent androgenic metabolite of TESTOSTERONE. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is generated by a 5-alpha reduction of testosterone. Unlike testosterone, DHT cannot be aromatized to ESTRADIOL therefore DHT is considered a pure androgenic steroid.
A potent androgenic steroid and major product secreted by the LEYDIG CELLS of the TESTIS. Its production is stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE from the PITUITARY GLAND. In turn, testosterone exerts feedback control of the pituitary LH and FSH secretion. Depending on the tissues, testosterone can be further converted to DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL.
An ester of TESTOSTERONE with a propionate substitution at the 17-beta position.
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An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...
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