Serum creatinine level during chemotherapy for testicular cancer as a possible predictor of bleomycin-induced pulmonary toxicity.

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BACKGROUND Bleomycin is one of the key drugs used in induction chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Pulmonary toxicity is the major and potentially fatal adverse side-effect of this drug. METHODS To evaluate the risk factors for bleomycin pulmonary toxicity, we retrospectively analyzed the cases of 20 men treated for metastatic testicular cancer at Tsukuba… (More)

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