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Testicular Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Survivors

Testicular Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Survivors

Recent research shows that although testicular cancer survivors do not totally conform to the criteria for metabolic syndrome, past treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy increases its prevalence among survivors and may lead to a greater risk for heart disease in this patient population.

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.

Hemodialysis Indicative of Higher Mortality After Bladder Cancer Surgery

Hemodialysis Indicative of Higher Mortality After Bladder Cancer Surgery

Patients on hemodialysis that underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer experienced increased mortality.

Risk for Bladder Cancer Higher With a History of Urinary Calculi

Risk for Bladder Cancer Higher With a History of Urinary Calculi 

A meta-analysis indicates that a history of urinary calculi could increase a person's risks for developing bladder cancer.

Delirium Screening Tool Found Effective for Nurse Assessment of Delirium in Surgical Patients

Delirium Screening Tool Found Effective for Nurse Assessment of Delirium in Surgical Patients

After assessing and addressing nurse knowledge of use of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) tool, implementation of screening protocol improved interventions for older hospitalized patients who had undergone urological surgery. These results were presented in a poster at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

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