Posts Tagged ‘ketoconazole’

URO TODAY: For some men, trying to get an erection is a major hurdle – but for others there is the opposite problem.

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, have been testing a treatment for what’s called recurrent ischemic priapism, or sleep-related erections. READ  MORE>

Ketoconazole and (steroid) prednisone therapy was well tolerated in these eight patients with recurrent ischemic priapism, and with testosterone monitoring and dose titration it was successful in preventing recurrent episodes while preserving sexual function.

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JohnMary1JULY 10: PROSTABLOG NZ: “It’s sad that medical professionals in NZ are so scared of possible side effects from a treatment like Ketoconazole, that they refuse to even acknowledge it, even if it has been proven to be effective overseas.”

These words were written today by Mary – a Kiwi whose partner has advanced prostate cancer – as she describes the frustration of being unable to persuade NZ doctors to move outside what seem to her to be inflexible approaches to treatment.

“I produced prostate cancer digests from people I know who have had large drops in PSA on Keto, but I was told I know only a few people and trials showing side effects have been done on thousands,” she says.

“When I said I would like to see the papers on this, I was told I was not a doctor…and to this I respond “no, but I am the partner of a man with advanced cancer.”

READ the second chapter of Mary’s struggle to save her man.

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JUNE 1: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK: Abiraterone acetate does in fact work in patients who have been previously treated with ketoconazole — but it definitely doesn’t seem to work as well in these patients as it does in the ketoconazole-naive patients, writes Mike Scott from the US oncologists conference. READ MORE> on this and other papers.

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