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Need pharmacology hours? Register for the Annual ITNS Symposium!
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If you need pharmacology hours, don't miss the new Pharmacology for Transplant Nurses Presymposium session! The presymposium will cover evidence-based guidelines, drug-specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, and more! Register for the full 8-hours or a 4-hour session. Save $50 when you register for the 8-hour presymposium and full ITNS symposium! View the symposium brochure and agenda to learn more!
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Product Feature: Transplant Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
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Transplant Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice describes transplant nursing development, characteristics of transplant nursing, educational requirements, globalization, palliative care, ethics, advanced practice transplant nursing, specialty certifications and the future of the practice. ITNS President Cindy Russell, PhD RN ACNS-BC FAAN, noted in her review of this product that "this document provides the foundational knowledge for excellent transplant nursing practice worldwide." Compare your practice with these guidelines to see where your practice has "met the mark" and where you might have "opportunities for improvement." Purchase your copy today!
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Apply for the ITNS Research Grant
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ITNS is pleased to announce the availability of a $2,500 research grant for 2014. The purpose of this grant is to encourage qualified ITNS members to advance the body of transplant knowledge. This grant may be used to support research projects, a systematic review of the literature, a meta-analysis, a quality improvement initiative or a program evaluation project. The application deadline is July 1, 2014. Learn more about the guidelines and view the application.
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Study: Artificial hearts may help patients awaiting transplants
By Joy Burgess
Although experts still consider artificial hearts risky, recent research found that artificial hearts might prove helpful to patients with heart failure while they await heart transplants. Patients with severe heart failure — specifically those dealing with end-stage cardiomyopathy — may not live long enough to receive a heart transplant from an organ donor, but an artificial heart can help prolong life until a transplant becomes available.
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Disposable timer could be a nurse's best friend
R&D Magazine
In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their welcome invite infection. The advance of technology translates into heavier, more complex workloads for the nurses on the frontlines of medical care. To ease the burden, biomedical engineer Sarah Sandock has invented a simple, inexpensive, single-use timer that could be worn like a wristwatch to tell a nurse when to administer a drug or unhook a medical device.
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Need a lung? Humanized pig organs for transplant will be available in the near future
Tech Times
J. Craig Venter announced its team up with Lung Biotechnology Inc. of United Therapeutics Corp. to cultivate pig lungs that could possibly address the need for organ transplant for patients with later stages of lung disease. Synthetic Genomics Inc. is a private company that develops and commercializes genomic advancements in different industries. The companies entered into a multi-year agreement to research and develop humanized pig lungs with the use of synthetic genomic technology. The collaboration aims to develop lungs and other organs for humans in need of transplants. If successful, SGI will earn incentives and royalties from the agreement.
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New technique expands number of functional cord blood stem cells for transplantation
The Medical News
Adults suffering from diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related disorders may benefit from life-saving treatment commonly used in pediatric patients. Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new technique that causes cord blood stems cells to generate in greater numbers making them more useful in adult transplantation.
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WHO emphasizes global threat of antibiotic resistance
Nurse.com
Antimicrobial resistance, including to antibiotics, no longer is a prediction for the future, but already is happening in every region of the world, according to the World Health Organization's first report on the issue. The problem has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country, according to the report. "Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill," Keiji Fukuda, M.D., MPH, WHO's assistant director-general for health security, said in a news release.
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Genetic variant linked to poor patient survival following lung transplantation
2 Minute Medicine
Lung transplant patients often suffer from post-surgery organ rejection leading to the need for a second transplant and decreased patient survival. While the cause of such rejection is not yet fully understood, it is believed to be an inflammatory immune response. Surprisingly, recent research has shown that the broad immunosuppressive therapies widely used today may actually increase the likelihood of rejection. Accordingly, more investigations into the nature of the immune system and its role in post-transplant survival are needed.
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Tablet, smartphone, app use rises among nurse community
eWeek
There was a jump from last year concerning the use of tablets, e-readers, apps and smartphones among nursing professors and practitioners, according to a survey by Springer Publishing. The survey, which polled about 1,000 nurses on their ownership and usage of mobile devices, their preferences for nursing and medical apps and e-books, and their favorite Websites for professional use, revealed a leap in smartphone, tablet and e-book reader ownership by survey respondents, the slight majority of which were nurse educators (56 percent), the remaining others being mostly nurse practitioners.
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Consumption of alcohol associated with increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis HIV/HCV patients
The Medical News
Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking-which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons-was linked to an increased risk of liver fibrosis in the co-infected group.
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Acute rejection linked to ketoconazole
Renal & Urology News
Using ketoconazole in combination with tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients may increase their risk of acute rejection, according to findings presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings in Las Vegas.
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