Mednet Reports

The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

William Osler Health System

May 2013

Reviewed and edited by: Dominic L. Raco, MD, FRCPC, FACCCorporate Chief of Cardiology & Medical Director of Cardiovascular Health SystemWilliam Osler Health SystemBrampton and Etobicoke, Ontario IntroductionAntiplatelet therapy in the...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

ARVO Update: Evolving Strategies for Diabetic Macular Edema

Seattle, Washington / May 5-9, 2013

Guest Editor:  R. Geoff Williams, MD Southern Alberta Eye CenterCanada IntroductionAn ongoing evolution in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) is being driven by an expansion of therapeutic options. At the 2013 Annual...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get Up to Date - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region

May 2013

Reviewed and edited by: William Semchuk, MSc, PharmD, FCSHPManager, Clinical Pharmacy ServicesRegina Qu’Appelle Health RegionAssistant Clinical ProfessorCollege of Medicine, and College of Pharmacy and NutritionUniversity of...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

New Oral Oncolytics: Major Step Forward in the Management of Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

San Diego, California / May 4-8, 2013

Reviewed and edited by:  Fred Saad, MD, FRCSProfessor and Chief of Urology Director of Urologic OncologyU of M Endowed Chair in Prostate CancerUniversity of Montreal Hospital CentreUniversité de MontréalMontreal,...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal

April 2013

Reviewed and edited by: André Kokis, MD, FRCPC, FACCCardiologistHead of Interventional CardiologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de MontréalAssociate Professor of medecineUniversité de MontréalMontreal,...

PRIORITY PRESS - 23rd European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Strategies Evolve to Gain Control of Complicated Gram-Positive Infections

Berlin, Germany / April 27-30, 2013

Berlin - Due to evolving patterns of susceptibility, empiric and first-line therapies for challenging gram-positive infections must be adjusted, according to a series of reports at ECCMID. Alternatives to vancomycin, which is identified as...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

St. Michael’s Hospital

April 2013

Reviewed and edited by: David H. Fitchett, MB, ChB, MD, FESC, FRCPCCardiologistSt. Michael’s HospitalToronto, Ontario IntroductionAntiplatelet therapy in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has recently been revised at...

PRIORITY PRESS - 23rd European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Recent Developments Promise New Guidelines for Management of C. difficile

Berlin, Germany / April 27-30, 2013

Berlin - Broad initiatives now underway are poised to stem the morbidity and mortality driven by a persistent rise in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Due to progress in understanding risk factors and an expansion of...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Nephrology

Type 2 Diabetes and Antihyperglycemics: A View from the Kidney

Montreal, Québec / April 24-28, 2013

Montreal - A new class of antihyperglycemic agents, the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors significantly reduce both blood pressure and weight beyond achieving glucose-lowering effects through an insulin-independent mechanism. As...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Nephrology

New Insights in the Treatment of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Montreal, Quebec / April 24-28, 2013

Montreal - Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare condition caused by a genetic or acquired deficiency in the complement system. Its features include progressive and potentially fatal involvement of the kidneys and circulatory...

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