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Case Reports in Anesthesia: Organ Procurement in the Brain dead ...

Case Reports in Anesthesia: Organ Procurement in the Brain dead ... | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The information contained in this blog is intended for anaesthetists who may work at smaller hospitals or who on occasion manage organ donors during the surgical retrieval process performed in the operating room.

 

However this information may also be of interest to anyone who is involved in the management of organ donors post declaration of brain death.....

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National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation - Doctors Lounge

National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation - Doctors Lounge | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation. A national test of the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation in the United States has identified specific barriers to organ donation and patient referral, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

 

To ensure quality improvement in organ donation it appears that the processes for identifying and managing donors need to be incorporated into the fabric of hospitals..........

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Bowel cancer alert for kidney patients who receive transplants - Herald Sun

Bowel cancer alert for kidney patients who receive transplants - Herald Sun | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In the first study of its kind to provide reliable data, published in the prestigious British Medical Journal recently, the researchers have found that kidney transplant recipients aged over 50 years of age are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

 

The link to the the full published article-

http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4657

 

 

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Baby Boomers Should Take Hep C Test Urge CDC

Baby Boomers Should Take Hep C Test Urge CDC | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In order to avert a major rise in liver disease and deaths among Americans, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging all baby boomers, that is members of the population born between 1945 and 1965, to get tested. This news release comes via MNT news.

 

The link to the CDC know more on hepatitis web page-

http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/

 

 

 

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Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America - InSight Crime

Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America - InSight Crime | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Reports on organ trafficking are beginning to surface again and partly appear to be linked to the economic turn down related to global financial issues, as well as a need for organ donors.

 

In this report via Insight Crime "Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America" one of the issues raised is a need for passing legislation for minimum penalties for this crime in the countries where the crime originates. Of note a number of Western countries have such legislation already in place- i.e. organ trafficking is illegal.

 

A second report via the New York Times focusing on Eastern Europe can be sourced via- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/world/europe/black-market-for-body-parts-spreads-in-europe.html?pagewanted=all

 

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Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine

Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

How best to explain risk in medicine? Do you understand the important difference between absolute v's relative risk when you are reading scientific publications?

 

This blog post via PLoS is by @trishgreenhalgh [twitter i.d.]  http://t.co/5A9c0Tbz...

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The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In a modern world can we be overwhelmed with both the quantity and quality of information that we are increasingly being bombarded with? Do the terms satisficing or boundary setting resonate? Click on the banner headline to read on....

 

An additional interesting post written by a medical student is titled "Drinking from a firehose" can research into the human mind help with medical school memorization? This outlines the challenges with inorporating the ever changing ever increasing anounts of information into ones own knowledge armamentorium and can be accessed via .... http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/unofficial-prognosis/2012/07/26/drinking-from-a-firehose-can-research-into-the-human-mind-help-with-medial-school-memorization/

 

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WHO/Europe | Hepatitis: it's closer than you think

WHO/Europe | Hepatitis: it's closer than you think | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

As part of World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2012 comes this media release via WHO/Europe. 9 million people in the WHO European Region are infected with hepatitis C and around 86 000 die annually. Most infected people show no symptoms, so the virus remains neglected until the disease becomes chronic.

 

Hepatitis C leading to chronic liver disease is also the most common indication for liver transplantation in many countries around the world. Click on the banner headline for more information and an interesting video.

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25 years of heart transplant surgery in Lithuania | The Lithuania ...

25 years of heart transplant surgery in Lithuania | The Lithuania ... | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What did it take to get heart transplantation surgery off the ground in Lithuania 25 years ago? How was an organ donation system established in what was then a non Western country?

 

Several weeks ago, surgeons performed heart transplant surgery on a three-month-old baby and gave new hope to the Lisinskai family as well as making one more significant step in the history of Lithuanian medicine. Click on the banner headline to read on ...

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Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective - Huffington Post

Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective - Huffington Post | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Advocating for improvement and change falls within the skill set of physician leaders. This example of advocacy from a Transplant surgeon comes via the Huffington Post- Confronting the Organ Transplant Gap -- A Surgeon's Perspective. Andrew Klein MD in this blog explains the challenges and complexities created by the current need for organ transplants in the United States

 

And here's why: Every single day in one of the richest countries on Earth, an average of 18 people die because there aren't enough hearts or lungs or livers to..........

 

The recent Facebook initiative is specifically mentioned as [as an example of leveraging change for improvement], as well as the importance of speaking with family members.

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Do employers need social media policy or common sense in the HR department?

Do employers need social media policy or common sense in the HR department? | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Does your workplace have a comprehensive social media policy and/or guideline? What is more important, lots of rules or common sense? In fact there needs to be a balance of and a combination of rules and common sense as both are required.

 

For an interesting read click on the banner headline........... Of note there may be legal implications of transgressing workplace social media policies, which is something you need to be mindful of before posting onto for eg. Facebook and Twitter. 

 

This post comes via HR magazine- http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk

 

 

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Blueprint aims to boost organ donations, transplants - CTV.ca

Blueprint aims to boost organ donations, transplants - CTV.ca | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

From Canada a blueprint that aims to boost organ donations, transplants as reported by CTV.ca

 

The story features Peter Casey, loving husband and father of two, who has been waiting almost 3 years for a kidney transplant.....

 

The link to the report is worth reading for anyone interested in strategic planning, leadership and/or management of organ donation systems - http://www.organsandtissues.ca/s/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/OTDT-INDX-final-C2A.pdf

 

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Welsh Government | How a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will work in Wales

Welsh Government | How a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will work in Wales | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The media release via twitter for @WelshGovernment: How a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will work in Wales http://t.co/JyRG8WWM ;

 

Of note the family still need to be consulted to assist with the process. Read on for more information by clicking the banner headline....

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Bridging the Digital Divide: It's more than teaching computer skills...

What are the skills that are going to be required of a 'digital native' in the next 5-10 years? This presentation brought via slideshare provides some answers.....


Via Baiba Svenca, Timo Ilomäki
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Benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain : The Lancet

Benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain : The Lancet | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Just published a short report on benchmarking in organ donation after brain death in Spain. This details the recent impact on organ donor rates following successful implementation of guidelines within Spanish hospitals.

 

The references to the article are worth reading. The article in Transplant International can be accessed via the following page of this site whilst the best practice guidelines are available a couple of pages on.

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Official: Kidney for Ohio Transplant Put in Trash

Official: Kidney for Ohio Transplant Put in Trash | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Part of the organ donation process includes packaging of the organs for subsequent transplantation into recipients. There are usually defined procedures and systems in place encompassing all donor scenarios. Tnis is important in order to both ensure and maintain quality as well as mitigate against possible errors.

 

This brief report out of the USA details an incident where a kidney was discarded due to human error. A health commissioner says a nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor at an Ohio hospital that later suspended its kidney transplant program.

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TEDxFlourCity - Chris Barry - Giving the Gift of Life through Organ Donation

Dr. Chris Barry is a transplant surgeon and researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, United States of America. In this talk, Chris discusses the power of modern transplantation as well as the barriers to organ donation.

 

Are people reluctant to think about organ donation or discuss it with their famliy members because it is "icky".....watch the video and decide.

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The risks and rewards of a health data commons - O'Reilly Radar

The risks and rewards of a health data commons - O'Reilly Radar | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In an era where modern information technology tools and platforms have made it possible to share information far more readily, what are the pluses and minuses with this approach?

 

This posting via the United States titled - The risks and rewards of a health data commons http://t.co/bSHL9SkY via @digiphile [twitter]...encapsulates some of the current issues. There are implications for sharing of data contained in electronic health records...........

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organdonor.gov | Welcome to organdonor.gov

organdonor.gov | Welcome to organdonor.gov | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Welcome to organdonor.gov a portal for reliable information on organ donation from the United States of America.

 

To view the video featuring Alonzo Mourning who supports organ donation...http://youtu.be/j0jwhG2F_oI

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Concept Mapping as a Tool for Group Problem Solving

(Video) Concept mapping with a group can be a powerful exercise in augmenting collective intelligence -- Howard Rheingold

 

 

"An animated presentation about concept mapping. Focuses on how groups can employ the technique as a tool for collaborative planning and problem solving". This video focuses on how knowledge is generated...and can lead on to decisions and more importantly action.


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Robin Good's comment, July 23, 2012 1:18 AM
Thanks Beth.

P.S.: A possible overlook "he did simply do a re-scoop"
Beth Kanter's comment, July 23, 2012 2:31 PM
Hi Robin, thanks for catching that! Sort of a funny typo, don't you think? That is the essence of what you did - you didn't just click a button - you added value for your audiences. Thanks again for being a great role model for all of us who want to learn better curation skills.
Robin Good's comment, July 23, 2012 4:04 PM
Thank you Beth, for going "meta" and showing the process. Great move. Great job.
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Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board

Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

If you are working in an organisation that actively uses social media then this article may not add anything new. If not then you may want to find out more. Be reassured you are not alone.

 

Many hospitals and practices are still hesitatant to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here is some practical advice to help guide your organization through the decision making process.

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Stars back new drive to increase organ and stem cell donations - dh.gov.uk

Stars back new drive to increase organ and stem cell donations - dh.gov.uk | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Enlisting support from high profile stars is being used to back a campaign about the importance of organ and stem cell donation within the United Kingdom. The focus is on increasing awareness in ethnic minorities, in light of the rates of some of the medical conditions requiring organ transplantation such as chronic kidney disease.

 

This media release via http://dh.gov.uk outlines how singer and TV Personality Alesha Dixon and Homeland star David Harewood[pictured] have thrown their weight behind a new drive to increase life-saving organ and stem cell transplants...

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Plea to end transplant ban between HIV patients - San Francisco Chronicle

Plea to end transplant ban between HIV patients - San Francisco Chronicle | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Currently in the United States of America Federal law prohibits both the retrieval and transplantation of organs from HIV positive organ donors. However times have changed with an increasing number of HIV positive patients requiring organ transplants for both end stage liver and kidney disease.

 

Hence this article 'Plea to end transplant ban between HIV patients' via the San Francisco Chronicle, highlighting that transplant experts, joined by patients and other supporters at a congressional briefing in Washington recently, made pleas for new legislation that overturns this ban on HIV positive organ donors...

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Mechanisms of Rejection: Current Perspectives : Transplantation

Mechanisms of Rejection: Current Perspectives : Transplantation | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

What are some of the pathways via which activation of the immune system leads to 'rejection' of transplanted organs? Hint: it is more complicated than you may think.

 

Allograft rejection is the major barrier to successful transplantation in some transplant recipients. If you want an update on what are felt to be the current mechanisms via which rejection occurs then read on............. This review article is made available online via the journal Transplantation.

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Rudimentary liver grown in vitro

Rudimentary liver grown in vitro | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Can a liver be 'grown' under laboratory conditions? In this report Japanese scientists were able to coax pluripotent cells to form functional liver tissue.

 

However this small liver mass lacked bile ducts as explained in the well written commentary........meaning that this type of research is considered to still be at a preliminary stage. As a result liver transplantation remains a mainstay for the treatment of patients with end stage liver disease.

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