Testosterone levels among men with spinal cord injury admitted to inpatient rehabilitation

Short Title:
Testosterone levels among men with spinal cord injury admitted to inpatient rehabilitation
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50981.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 85, issue 8, pp 678-684
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study documents the prevalence and predictors of low testosterone among 92 men with spinal cord injury (SCI) participating in inpatient rehabilitation. Data collected from medical records included: total serum testosterone level, demographic and injury information, neurological level and degree of incomplete function, American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade, and additional laboratory values including prealbumin, albumin, hematocrit, and aspartate aminotransferase. Results indicated the men with acute SCI had low serum testosterone. Eighty-three percent of men who sustained injuries less than 4 months previously had low testosterone levels. Testosterone levels were significantly associated with age, time since injury, hematocrit, albumin level, and aspartate aminotransferase. Age, time since injury, and hematocrit levels were found to be significant predictors of low testosterone.
Author(s):
Schopp, L.H.; Clark, M.J.; Hagglund, K. J.; Sherman, A. K.; Childers, M. K.
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