April 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.

Penile cancer: Providing patient support

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing2019. 48(4):32-39, April 2018.

Men diagnosed with penile cancer are likely to have questions and concerns about their diagnosis and treatment, sexual function, and masculine identity. This article discusses the types of penile cancer, reviews current treatment approaches, and offers practical guidelines for patient teaching and psychosocial support.