Title: Patterns of care in the management of seminoma stage I: results from a European survey
Authors: Vossen, Carla Y ×
Horwich, Alan
Daugaard, Gedske
Van Poppel, Hendrik
Osanto, Susanne #
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: BJU International vol:110 issue:4 pages:524-31
Article number: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10887.x
Abstract: Study Type - Therapy (practise pattern survey). Level of Evidence 3b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The uncertainties about differences in relapse and rates of other late events such as second malignancy and cardiovascular events for the three post-orchidectomy strategies in seminoma stage I patients has led to debates about whether the three strategies are equally effective and safe. The differences in interpretation of the data as well as the debates are likely to result in differences in treatment after orchidectomy in seminoma stage I patient management. Current care patterns after orchidectomy are, however, unknown. We assessed patterns of care for seminoma stage I patients after orchidectomy by distributing a survey among doctors treating such patients across Europe. The 969 respondents showed large differences in care strategies between specialties and countries that indicate the need for research into long-term relapse rates and long-term adverse effects to standardize and optimize care for seminoma stage I patients.
ISSN: 1464-4096
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Screening, Diagnostics and Biomarkers (-)
× corresponding author
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