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CDC: Nurses, assistants most injury prone in healthcare
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Healthcare jobs have long been among the riskiest, most dangerous and injury-prone occupations around. Nurses and nurse assistants are the unluckiest among them, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among the most costly injuries were musculoskeletal. In 2011, healthcare personnel experienced seven times the national rate of musculoskeletal disorders, compared with all other private sector workers, the CDC noted. It cited overweight/obese and acutely ill patients, high patient-to-nurse ratios, long shifts, and current efforts to mobilize patients almost immediately after medical interventions.
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Featured Transplant Articles
American Journal of Transplantation
Read recently published articles from American Journal of Transplantation. Click here to read the abstracts and for links to the full articles.
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Congratulations to ITNS member Juri Ducci, PhD
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Congratulations to ITNS Member and Transplant Coordinator from Pisa, Italy, Juri Ducci for earning his PhD!
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5 donors, 23 lives: Chennai witnesses record 36-hour-long organ transplantation surgery
International Business Times
A 36-hour-long "transplant-athon" was recently conducted by the doctors at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai using the organs of five brain dead patients for 23 different patients. Four kidneys, one heart and five livers were harvested and the remaining organs were sent to needy patients in different hospitals.
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US race gap in kidney transplant outcomes narrows dramatically
Renal & Urology News
Racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes have improved dramatically in the U.S., with white and black kidney recipients now experiencing similar 1- and 3-year risks of graft loss, researchers concluded from a study presented at the 2015 American Transplant Congress.
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Assembly passes bill to end organ transplant black list for pot users
The Sacramento Bee
Medical cannabis patients could not be denied organ transplants solely based on their marijuana use under a bill the California Assembly. Individual hospitals have leeway to set separate guidelines for who can receive transplants, and Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, said some discriminate against Californians who are legally using marijuana for medicinal purposes.
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Vietnam catches up with the world in organ transplantation
VietNamNet
Although Vietnam performed organ transplant operations half a century later than much of the rest of the world, and 20 years later than regional countries, it has now caught up with countries that have modern medicine.
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Medical workers' skills in organ transplant more and more sophisticated
SGGP
Medical workers of People's Hospital No. 115 are proud of their skills in organ transplants. At its 10th anniversary of the first organ transplant, the hospital announced it has performed 63 organ transplants. Dr. Ta Phuong Dung, head of the Kidney Surgery Division , said that the hospital has brought lives to many people who suffered serious kidney failure for years and waited for the death.
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Elderly kidney transplant recipients fare better with younger donors
Renal & Urology News
Elderly kidney transplant recipients have worse survival odds if they receive organs from elderly rather than younger individuals who donate their kidneys following cardiac or brain death, study findings presented at the 2015 American Transplant Congress suggest.
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Nurses say peer bullying is rampant — and patients pay the price
FierceHealthcare
As the issue of violence directed at healthcare workers gains ever more attention, research shows that nurses and doctors suffer some of the worst abuse at the hands of their own colleagues. At least 85 percent of nurses have been verbally abused by a fellow nurse, and some experts estimate that 1 in 3 nurses will consider quitting because of the bullying, Marie Claire reports.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Tiny heart wanted: One family's experience with infant organ donation (The Guardian)
Male nurses are on the rise — filling a need and making a living (Healthline News)
The secret to creating nursing teams that soar (By Keith Carlson)
Mortality rate drops more than 40 percent among patients hospitalized with cirrhosis (Healio)
The ITNS Foundation — Advancing Transplant Care One Nurse at a Time (ITNS)

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