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Spread the word to your colleagues about the ITNS Summer Symposium! Better yet — bring someone along! The Symposium has so much to offer including education appropriate for your level of practice (up to 17 CE hours!), networking with colleagues, and several special events! Register today to save $75!
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Congratulations to Amanda Chaney on her Recent Publications!
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ITNS member Amanda Chaney, MSN ARNP FNP-BC, recently wrote two papers, which were also presented at the ITNS Symposium last year in Houston, Texas. The articles are Primary Care Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Common Cirrhosis Complication published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, and Primary care management of vitamin D deficiency and liver disease published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Congratulations, Amanda!
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Save the Date to Celebrate Transplant Nurses Day!
April 15, 2015

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As appreciation of this important day grows, ITNS is committed to creating more opportunities for nurses to celebrate their contributions. In April 2006, ITNS created Transplant Nurses Day to raise awareness of the unique contributions transplant nurses make in the lives of the people with whom they work, especially their patients. The celebration takes place the third Wednesday in April, this year 15 April, and recognizes the skill and commitment of transplant nurses around the world. Don't forget to share photos of your celebration on the ITNS Facebook page!
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ITNS Call for Nominations
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Are you devoted to the vision of ITNS? Do you have a desire to contribute to your association's development? Build your professional reputation and share your expertise by applying to join the ITNS Board of Directors in 2015. Leaders are responsible for guiding the association, anticipating change in the transplant environment and addressing the interests and needs of members.

If you are interested in applying for a leadership position and becoming a vital part in shaping the future of transplant nursing, review the information about becoming a candidate. The deadline to receive completed candidate applications is Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (USA).

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Solid organ transplant recipients at higher risk for skin cancer
American Academy of Dermatology via Healio
Sarah Tuttleton Arron, MD, PhD, FAAD, discusses her research on mortality from skin cancer after solid organ transplantation, which she presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting's late-breaking research symposium.
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Study predicts little increase in number of potential organ donors over next 5 years
Nephrology News & Issues
The number of potential deceased organ donors in the United States is not expected to increase greatly over the next five years, according to a study addressing trends in medical criteria associated with potential donation. The study suggests opportunities for increasing deceased donation within existing donor potential, as well as a need for additional research to estimate donor potential more precisely.
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Testing APOL1 gene variants in deceased kidney donors may improve transplant outcomes
The Medical News
Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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Lung transplant patients in the UK fare better than publicly insured Americans
Medical Xpress
Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the U.K. and privately insured Americans, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and U.K. colleagues working in that nation's government-funded National Health Service.
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Malaysia: UMMC now does ABO-incompatible kidney transplant
Free Malaysia Today
The University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) which celebrated 40 years of kidney transplants recently can now do a kidney transplant with a donor from a different blood group.
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Europe's 1st non-beating heart transplant
BBC News
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire have performed the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart. Donor hearts are usually from people who are brain-stem dead, but whose hearts are still beating. In this case, the organ came from a donor after their heart and lungs had stopped functioning, so-called circulatory death.
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EMR systems generating a new set of problems for nurses
By Joan Spitrey
One of the biggest proposed purposes and benefits of the electronic medical record was improved patient care and safety. Gone would be the days of "team reading" of illegible doctor's orders — now prescriber orders would be entered directly into the record, removing errors from handwriting and transcription. Gone would be the days of reading data to providers over the phone — now they would have remote, instant access to patient's records. The future was looking bright, safer and more efficient.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Man gets world's first successful penis transplant after botched circumcision (The Guardian)
CUMC researchers identify mechanism of kidney transplant tolerance (The Medical News)
An open letter to HHS Secretary Burwell on ethically increasing organ donation (ITNS)
Updated Resource from ITNS: A Guide to Your Health Care After Kidney Transplantation (ITNS)
Call for hospitals to learn from 'freakish' kidney transplant deaths (The Guardian)

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