Presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Improving Recognition and Refining Management
Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Laboratories.
Low testosterone affects 4 to 5 million men over the age of 39 and is associated with a multitude of symptoms including loss of libido and sexual function, decreased energy, increased body fat, osteoporosis, reduced muscle mass, and loss of body hair. A decline in testosterone level is a normal part of aging and is not a problem in itself; however, in a significant percentage of men, this decline has been found to be associated with life-threatening chronic conditions including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. With a prevalence of this scale, screening consideration by the primary care practitioner is essential. This activity uses an interactive, case-based format, to help improve the diagnosis, management, and treatment of this condition and aims to ultimately improve the quality of life of men with low testosterone.
The goal of this activity is to address the knowledge gaps of primary care practitioners and provide current information on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of male hypogonadism.
This activity has been designed for primary care practitioners who manage and treat men who have, or who are at risk for, hypogonadism. No prerequisites required.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participants should be able to:
- STATE the prevalence of male hypogonadism in the general male population and in those with associated comorbid conditions.
- IDENTIFY three health-related risk factors and/or comorbid conditions associated with male hypogonadism.
- ANALYZE the role of testosterone replacement therapy in improving the health and quality of life of men with hypogonadism.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After participating in this online activity, participants may receive credit by completing the CME test, evaluation, and receiving a score of 70% or higher.
The estimated time to complete this activity: 90 minutes.
Release date: November 15, 2011. Expiration date: November 15, 2012.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
The following interactive case activities consist of 3 sections: a pre-test, 2 interactive cases with decision points, and a Continuing Medical Education (CME) post-test with an evaluation. All components must be completed in order to receive CME credit. A CME certificate will be available online immediately following successful completion of the module.
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:
Adrian S. Dobs, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM (Planner)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania
Participating Speaker Disclosures
No speaker has indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).
Dr Dobs reports serving as a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health, serving as a co-investigator for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, and serving as an advisory board member for Lilly USA, LLC.
No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.
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No faculty member has indicated that their presentation will include information on off-label products.
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75-Year-Old Man; Chief Complaints Are Erectile Dysfunction and Lack of Energy
Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM
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Adrian S. Dobs, MD, MHS