Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by affecting their sperm quality, according to a new study.
The exact mechanism responsible for this effect is still open for debate. A salutatory side effect of the news may be the impact on medication adherence among men with both elevated LDL-C and erectile dysfunction.
A 32-year-old man with no significant medical history presents with multiple scrotal lesions that he claims have been present for 2 years. They are non-tender and he reports no overt symptoms. The full case, here.
When it comes to the prostate, most men in this study couldn’t locate it or identify its function. Translation: patients and physicians don’t speak the same language. Clinicians need to be “bilingual” when they’re talking with patients.
Rhabdomyolysis is linked to infection in up to 31% of cases. However, only 19 cases of rhabdomyolysis related to E coli infection have been reported.
Reducing hyperglycemia in older patients with chronic kidney disease may be best accomplished using incretin-based agents.
Gout is associated with a 57% increased risk of ESRD, independent of hypertension and diabetes, according to new research.
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is common. Presenting symtpoms include hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency.
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Patients with hypertension and/or diabetes are at high risk for CV and renal disease. How can the busy primary care provider stay a step ahead of potential renal deterioration? Here, a look at a quick, inexpensive, and reliable screening test.