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Does Testosterone Therapy Confer Risk for Venous Thromboembolism?

In a case-crossover study, testosterone therapy was associated with excess risk.
Testosterone therapy can induce hematologic abnormalities associated with hypercoagulability, but whether it actually confers excess risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE; i.e., deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) is controversial. In this study, researchers used U.S. national pharmacy and medical claims databases to identify about 40,000 men (mean age, 57) with incident VTE and at least 12 months of data before VTE.



Código de aprobación: PP-MHP-ECU-0002