Lisa B. Caruso, MD, MPH; Ricardo Munarriz, MD
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Caruso L., Munarriz R.; Aging Men's Health: A Case-Based Approach. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143:772. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-143-10-200511150-00036
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(10):772.
Tan RS. 195 pages. New York: Thieme; 2005. $135.00. ISBN 158890296x. Order at http://www.thieme.com.
Field of medicine: Men's health, geriatrics, urology, and endocrinology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Providers treating middle-aged and older men.
Purpose: To examine the special pathologic and physiologic changes that occur in men as they age and to provide “the practitioner [with] better tools to maintain the health of aging men.”
Content: The book contains 20 chapters. It begins with an introduction to the practice of preventive gerontology, an area of study that aims to decrease biological age. The author reviews possible reasons for why women live longer than men; diagnostic concerns in the evaluation of androgen decline in aging men and andropause; and how declining androgen levels may affect a man's response to chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes. The author presents controversies in the management and treatment of prostate cancer in Chapter 17 and discusses various types of hormone replacement therapy in the final chapters.
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