Nurse-Transplant (CCTN-CCTC)) Articles (56)
The hepatitis B vaccine is a medication used in the prevention of hepatitis B infection, which can lead to chronic liver ...
Despite advances in mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplant remains the definitive treatment intervention for ...
Tacrolimus is a medication used in the prevention and treatment of solid-organ transplant rejection. It is in the calcin ...
Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide, and falls second only ...
Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is a technique that is used when rapid control of the airway is needed as a precaution f ...
Nurse-Transplant (CCTN-CCTC)) Activities
|Acitretin||Acitretin belongs to a group of drugs known as retinoids. Retinoids include natural and synthetic compounds that have similar activity to vitamin A. V ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Acute Liver Failure||Acute liver failure is defined as severe acute liver injury for fewer than twenty-six weeks duration with encephalopathy and impaired synthetic functi ... Read the Article||1||3||Activity Info|
|Acute Transplantation Rejection||Acute transplant rejection occurs days to months after a transplant when the immune system identifies a grafted organ as foreign and attacks it. Acute ... Read the Article||1||3||Activity Info|
|Alcoholic Hepatitis||Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe syndrome related to alcoholic liver disease. It is characterized by rapid onset of jaundice, malaise, tender hepatomeg ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Aminoglycosides||While aminoglycosides are an older class of medication, they continue to be clinically valuable. Aminoglycosides have a broad spectrum of activity cov ... Read the Article||1||8||Activity Info|
|Azathioprine||Azathioprine (AZA) is a medication used in the management and treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the prevention of kidney transplant r ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Bronchiolitis Obliterans||Bronchiolitis obliterans is also known as obliterative bronchiolitis or constrictive bronchiolitis. When it occurs after lung transplantation or hemat ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Calcineurin Inhibitors||Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) are composed of three drugs (cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and pimecrolimus). They are primarily used as immunosuppressive dr ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Cardiopulmonary Arrest In Adults||Cardiopulmonary arrest is the cessation of adequate heart function and respiration and results in death without reversal. Often this condition is foun ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Cartilage Graft||Cartilage graft transplantation is frequently used in the treatment of chondral and osteochondral lesions, most commonly in the knee. These procedures ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Chronic Kidney Transplant Rejection||Kidney transplantation is currently the definitive treatment for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Compared to dialysis, kidney transpla ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Chronic Transplantation Rejection||Transplant rejection can be classified as hyperacute, acute, or chronic. Hyperacute rejection is usually caused by specific antibodies against the gra ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Cornea Transplantation||Corneal disease ranks as the fifth leading cause of blindness in the world. Keratoplasty is the most common and successful transplantation in humans w ... Read the Article||1||3||Activity Info|
|Corneal Graft Rejection||Despite the relative immune privilege of the cornea as a transplanted tissue (both the recipient corneal bed and the anterior chamber are immune-privi ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Cyclophosphamide||Cyclophosphamide is a medication primarily used in the management and treatment of neoplasms, including multiple myeloma, sarcoma, and breast cancer. ... Read the Article||1.25||11||Activity Info|
|Cyclosporine||Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive agent used to treat organ rejection post-transplant. It also has use in certain other autoimmune diseases, treatm ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Cytomegalovirus||Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a wide-spread virus, with manifestations ranging from asymptomatic to severe end-organ dysfunction in immunocompromised patie ... Read the Article||1.25||13||Activity Info|
|Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions||Coombs and Gel classified type IV hypersensitivity reaction (HR) as a delayed hypersensitivity reaction (DHR), which takes more than 12 hours to devel ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Epidermoid Cyst||Epidermoid cysts, also known as a sebaceous cysts, are encapsulated subepidermal nodules filled with keratin. Although most commonly located on the fa ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Esophagitis||Esophagitis refers to inflammation or injury to the esophageal mucosa. One of the most common causes is gastroesophageal reflux, which can lead to ero ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Graft Versus Host Disease||Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) occurs due to the presence of immunocompetent T lymphocytes in the graft attacking the immunodeficient recipient tiss ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Hand Hygiene||Handwashing practices in the patient care setting began in the early 19th century. The practice evolved over the years with evidential proof of its va ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Heart Transplantation||A heart transplant is performed in patients with refractory acute and chronic heart failure. An orthotopic heart transplant is the most commonly utili ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Heart Transplantation Allograft Vasculopathy||Despite advances in mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplant remains the definitive treatment intervention for patients with advanced heart ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Heart Transplantation Patient Selection||Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide, and falls second only to pancreatic cancer as the p ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Heart Transplantation Rejection||Heart transplantation (HTx) is a procedure performed in patients with end-stage heart failure (HF) who remain symptomatic despite appropriate medical ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Heart-Lung Transplantation||A heart-lung transplant is performed for unsalvagable dual cardiac and pulmonary failure. An organ transplant is an established life-saving therapy fo ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation||Bone marrow transplant, also known as hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HPSCT) involves the administration of healthy hematopoietic stem cells to pa ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Hepatic Failure||Acute liver failure (ALF) is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by coagulopathy, elevated liver biochemistry, and hepatic encephalopathy withou ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Hepatitis B Vaccine||The hepatitis B vaccine is a medication used in the prevention of hepatitis B infection, which can lead to chronic liver failure and hepatocellular ca ... Read the Article||1.5||16||Activity Info|
|Hepatitis C||Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health problem affecting 185 million people worldwide. The percentage of people who are seropositive for ant ... Read the Article||1.75||24||Activity Info|
|Herpes Virus Type 8||The Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8), also called Kaposi sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV), belongs to the family of DNA viruses Herpeseviridae. It causes Kaposi ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Hyperkalemia||Hyperkalemia is defined as a serum or plasma potassium level above the upper limits of normal, usually greater than 5.0 mEq/L to 5.5 mEq/L. While mild ... Read the Article||1.25||12||Activity Info|
|Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis||Internal jugular vein thrombosis occurs when a thrombus develops in the lumen of the internal jugular vein (IJV). Hereditary and acquired risk factors ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Ketoconazole||Ketoconazole is a drug used in the management and treatment of fungal infections. It is in the imidazole antifungal class of medications. This activit ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Kidney Transplantation||Kidney transplantation is performed to prolong and improve the lives of those with end-stage renal disease. Open and laparoscopic surgery are the two ... Read the Article||1.5||17||Activity Info|
|Lung Cancer||Lung cancer or bronchogenic carcinoma refers to tumors originating in the lung parenchyma or within bronchi. It is one of the leading causes of cancer ... Read the Article||2.25||32||Activity Info|
|Lung Transplantation||Lung transplantation is the ultimate treatment option for patients with end-stage lung disease. Despite the significant advancement in the medical man ... Read the Article||1.5||16||Activity Info|
|Normal Saline||Fluid therapy is a critical component of the clinical management of patients. It consists of colloid therapy as well as crystalloid therapy. The most ... Read the Article||1||3||Activity Info|
|Pancreas Transplantation||Pancreas transplantation provides effective glycemic control in diabetic patients and has the potential to cure this disease and prevent cardiovascula ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia||Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP), now referred to as Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia is a fungal infection that most commonly affects the immunoc ... Read the Article||2.5||39||Activity Info|
|Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders||Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a well-known, life-threatening complication of organ transplantation, predominantly occurring a ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Post Transplantation Cancer||Cancer is one of the three major causes of death after an organ transplant. Cardiovascular disease and infection are the other two reasons for death a ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome||Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurologic disorder in which a person presents with visual disturbance, seizure, headaches, a ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Pseudohyponatremia||Pseudohyponatremia is an uncommon laboratory artifact finding that can lead to severe morbidity and mortality if not recognized promptly. This activit ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Renal Transplantation Rejection||Various factors merit consideration to match the donor kidney with the recipient, as the donor kidney acts as an alloantigen. In general, when transpl ... Read the Article||1||4||Activity Info|
|Right Heart Failure||Heart failure is a condition in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood efficiently to the rest of the body. Right heart failure is most commo ... Read the Article||1.5||12||Activity Info|
|Tacrolimus||Tacrolimus is a medication used in the prevention and treatment of solid-organ transplant rejection. It is in the calcineurin-inhibitor class of medic ... Read the Article||1||5||Activity Info|
|Third-Degree Atrioventricular Block||An atrioventricular block is a loss of the regular function of the cardiac electroconductive pathways linking the sinoatrial node (SA node) and the ve ... Read the Article||1.5||16||Activity Info|
|Tissue and Organ Donation||Tissue/organ donation is a complex and multidisciplinary process that begins with the meticulous procedure of determining death. This is followed by a ... Read the Article||1||7||Activity Info|
|Tracheal Rapid Sequence Intubation||Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is a technique that is used when rapid control of the airway is needed as a precaution for patients that may have a 'f ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Transfusion Reactions||Transfusion reactions are adverse events associated with the transfusion of whole blood or one of its components. They range in severity from minor to ... Read the Article||1.5||15||Activity Info|
|Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt||Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a well-established percutaneous modality for decreasing portal hypertension. The major clinica ... Read the Article||1.25||8||Activity Info|
|Trauma Organ Procurement||Organ transplantation is defined as removal of organ from one person ( donor) to placement into another person who is called recipient.Transplantation ... Read the Article||1||6||Activity Info|
|Varicella Zoster||Chickenpox or varicella is a contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The virus is responsible for chickenpox (usually primary i ... Read the Article||2||27||Activity Info|
|Ventricular Fibrillation||Arrhythmias originating from the ventricular myocardium or His-Purkinje system are grouped under ventricular arrhythmia (VA). This includes a subset o ... Read the Article||1.25||10||Activity Info|
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