hypogonadism, testosterone, testosterone replacement therapy, efficacy, cost, price, and Low-T
Hypogonadism is one of the most common endocrinologic syndromes seen in clinical practice. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is one possible treatment option for men with hypogonadism. When TRT is a viable treatment option, routes of administration, effectiveness, patient compliance, cost, and potential side effects should be carefully considered by the Nurse Practitioner. In the United States TRT is available via intramuscular, nasal, buccal, and topical routes. All transdermal testosterone is the most effective when regulating testosterone levels. Depotestosterone, an injectable form of testosterone, promotes patient compliance, is considered safe, and is affordable. Nurse Practitioners should initiate TRT with Depotestosterone.
The College of Nursing showcases some of our best evidence based scholarly papers from graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The papers address relevant clinical problems for advance practice nurses and are based on the best evidence available. Using a systematic approach students critically analyze and synthesize the research studies to determine the strength of the evidence regarding the clinical problem. Based on the findings, recommendations are made for clinical practice. The papers are published in professional journals and presented at professional meetings.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Williams, Christopher M.; Freeborn, Donna S.; and Luthy, Karlen, "Comparison of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Medications in the Treatment of Hypogonadism" (2016). Student Publications. 183.
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