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Controlling health costs

The comments by Gail Koelker, MSN, RN-C, FNP (Item 115-3), reflect the need to avoid unnecessary expense in the workup of her patient with erectile dysfunction. In reply, David T. Noyes, MD, also suggests less expensive alternatives. Both these sentiments suggest a cause, as well as a remedy, for the spiraling costs of health care.…

White eruptions on the penis

CASE #1A 40-year-old uncircumcised black man complained of a white rash he has had on his penis for several years.During that time, he noticed increased pain with sexual activity and occasional pain when he urinated. Tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV, were negative. A topical antifungal agent and dicloxacillin…

Erectile dysfunction workup

An otherwise healthy, nonsmoking 53-year-old man complains of erectile dysfunction (ED). His testosterone level is low (237 ng/dL), and his prolactin is slightly elevated (36.7 ng/dL). Complete metabolic panel as well as prostate-specific antigen, follicle-stimulating hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone levels are normal. He is self-pay and I don’t want to commit to unnecessary…

Male osteoporosis

A male patient with osteoporosis worries about the side effects of alendronate, particularly jaw necrosis. What are the alternatives?

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