Nurse-Transplant (CCTN-CCTC)) Articles (55)
An atrioventricular block is a loss of the regular function of the cardiac electroconductive pathways linking the sinoat ...
Bone marrow transplant, also known as hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HPSCT) involves the administration of healthy ...
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurologic disorder in which a person presents with visual dist ...
Handwashing practices in the patient care setting began in the early 19th century. The practice evolved over the years w ...
Tacrolimus is a medication used in the prevention and treatment of solid-organ transplant rejection. It is in the calcin ...
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||4||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||6||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||6||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|
|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||6||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||13||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||1.5||15||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||1.5||12||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||13||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||30||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||4||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||13||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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