World’s First Human Uterus Transplant

February 6th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

While this isn’t specifically male health, I do write from time to time about important developments in reproductive medicine. Dr. Munire Akar from Aktinez University In Antalya Turkey reports in Fertility and Sterility the results of the world’s first human uterus transplant from a multiorgan donor. While transplant surgery has been around for a while and is a well accepted form of medical therapy, reproductive organs have come late to transplantation. This is undoubtedly the beginning of a new world for men and women previously unable to conceive for reasons of anatomy. If you’d like to hear Dr. Munire Akar talk about her work, click here. If you’d like to participate in a discussion on her article, click here.

PSA and Prostate Cancer Interview

October 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The U.S. Preventative Health Task Force is issuing guidelines today about the blood test PSA and its use in screening for diagnosis.  While I respect those doctors involved in making the guidelines, I don’t entirely agree that PSA shouldn’t ever be used.  ABC Chicago interviewed me this morning, and the segment can be found here.