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.

MEDI-NEWS - Based on CATMAT - An Advisory Committee Statement (ACS)

Prevention of Travellers’ Diarrhea: Strategies To Reduce the Risk

November 2015

Travellers’ diarrhea affects approximately half of those who travel to low- and middle-income countries. While often self-limiting, up to half of travellers who acquire travellers’ diarrhea will be inconvenienced by the...

PRIORITY PRESS - Lung Cancer Summit 2015

The Right Drug at the Right Time in the Right Patient: Reflex Biomarker Testing in NSCLC Should Become a National Strategy

Toronto, Ontario / October 30, 2015

Toronto - Recent guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists state that systemic therapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should start with knowledge of a patient’s biomarker status...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the European Cancer Congress (ECC)

Neuroendocrine Tumours: Revised Strategies from New Trial Data

Vienna, Austria / September 25-29, 2015

Guest Editor: Simron Singh, MD, MPHStaff Oncologist Assistant Professor, University of TorontoSunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, Ontario   Introduction NET is a term for a genetically diverse group of solid tumours arising...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get With the Protocol - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes

Rouge Valley Health System

August 2015

Guest Editor: Saleem Kassam, MD Department of Cardiology Rouge Valley Health System Toronto, Ontario   Introduction In patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), early initiation of oral antiplatelet therapy is...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - Garrod Symposium 2015

Progress and Challenges in Recognizing Inborn Errors of Metabolism Presenting with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Vancouver, BC / May 21-23, 2015

Vancouver - Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NP-C) often remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for > 5 years due to a lack of physician awareness and the rarity and clinical heterogeneity of the disease. Improved awareness amongst psychiatrists...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

Patient Perspectives in the Rheumatology Clinic

Rome, Italy / June 10-13, 2015

Rome - Over the past decade the number of treatment strategies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has increased substantially leaving rheumatologists with several options to think about when managing their patients. A recurrent...

PRIORITY PRESS - European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress

Current and Future SLIT Tablet Insights

Barcelona, Spain / June 6-10, 2015

Barcelona - Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is working its way into allergy clinics with two oral tablets approved for use in patients with allergic rhinitis to grass pollen in Canada1. This type of therapy has been available in Europe...

PRIORITY PRESS - 13th Annual Primary Care Today

Primer on the Prevention of Invasive Meningococcal Disease: Perspectives from Pediatric Practices

Toronto, Ontario / May 6-9, 2015

Toronto - Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a rare but catastrophic disease associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Today by far and away the greatest proportion of IMD in Canada is caused by Neisseria meningitidis...

PRIORITY PRESS - 13th Annual Primary Care Today

Update on the 9-valent HPV Vaccine: Taking Prevention to a New Level

Toronto, Ontario / May 6-9, 2015

Toronto - A new 9-valent vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) has recently been approved by Health Canada and is indicated for use in young girls and women between 9 and 45 years of age as well as in boys and men between 9 and 26...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get With the Protocol - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes

St. Mary’s General Hospital

March 2015

Guest Editor: Hahn Hoe Kim, MD, FRCP(C) Department of CardiologySt. Mary’s General HospitalKitchener, Ontario   Introduction In patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), early initiation of oral antiplatelet...

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