Publications by authors named "Suzanne Metz"

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Zero lift programs in small rural hospitals in Washington state: reducing back injuries among health care workers.

AAOHN J 2006 Aug;54(8):355-8

Washington Hospital Services, Seattle, USA.

In Washington State, health care workers have the highest rate of compensable back injuries. Washington Hospital Services, a self-insured workers' compensation program, implemented a zero lift program in 31 of its 38 hospitals. Zero lift was defined as replacing manual lifting, transferring, and re-positioning of patients with mechanical lifting or use of other patient assist devices. This program included two trusts, two pools of hospitals that self-insure workers' compensation. The pools are governed by elected boards of trustees from the pool memberships and regulated by the State Department of Labor and Industries. This pretest-posttest descriptive study compared patient-handling injury data prior to program implementation with those after program implementation. Patient-handling injury claims decreased by 43% in the participating hospitals from 2000 to 2004 (i.e., from 3.51 to 2.23). The time lost frequency rate decreased by 50% (i.e., from 1.91 to 1.03).
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/216507990605400803DOI Listing
August 2006

Benzodipyrazoles: a new class of potent CDK2 inhibitors.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2005 Mar;15(5):1315-9

Chemistry Department, Nerviano Medical Sciences, Oncology Business Unit, Viale Pasteur 10, 20014 Nerviano (MI), Italy.

The synthesis and the preliminary expansion of this new class of CDK2 inhibitors are presented. The synthesis was accomplished using a solution-phase protocol amenable to rapid parallel expansion and suitable to be scaled-up in view of possible lead development. Following a medicinal chemistry program aimed at improving cell permeability and selectivity, a series of compounds with nanomolar activity in the biochemical assay and able to efficiently inhibit tumor cell proliferation has been obtained.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.01.023DOI Listing
March 2005