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 - Dual-antiplatelet Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes

Hamilton Health Sciences

June 2014

Guest Editor: Madhu Natarajan, MD Interventional CardiologistDirector, Hamilton-Niagara Integrated Heart Investigation Unit Hamilton Health SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario Introduction The protocol for antiplatelet...

MEDPOINT - 69th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA)

Diagnosis, Assessment Tools and the Management of Gout

Whistler, BC / February 26-March 1, 2014

Whistler, BC - Gout may be perceived as an ailment or minor illness, but it can cause as much disability as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, and thus deserves urgent and expert attention. New imaging and therapeutic options are emerging...

PRIORITY PRESS - 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)

Focus on Gram-Positive Organisms: Approaches to Eradicate Life-Threatening Infections

Barcelona, Spain / May 10-13, 2014

Barcelona - Gram-positive organisms, especially Staphylococcus aureus, are responsible for a large proportion of infections in North American today. Some are mild, others such as bacteremia and infective endocarditis, are life-threatening....

PRIORITY PRESS - Digestive Disease Week (DDW 2014)

New Biologic Therapies in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Chicago, Illinois / May 3-6, 2014

Chicago - New biologic treatments for ulcerative colitis (UC) are being developed to offer advantages to patients with respect to administration route, dosing regimen and side effect profile; in addition, agents with different mechanisms of...

PRIORITY PRESS - 16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

Adult Vaccination: Time for a Paradigm Shift from Infants to Adults

Cape Town, South Africa / April 2-5, 2014

Cape Town - A great deal of attention has been focused on pediatric immunization over the years. As a result, society has witnessed resounding success in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the young. Success has been less...

PRIORITY PRESS - 7th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2014)

Pain Management: New Approaches in Opioid-Induced Constipation

Maastricht, The Netherlands / May 7-10, 2014

Maastricht - As the population ages, the incidence of chronic pain and resulting use of opioids for treatment is increasing. While opioids provide significant analgesic effect, their benefit is accompanied by common side effects. In an...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

New Direct-acting Antiviral Agents in the Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection

London, UK / April 9-13, 2014

Guest Editor: Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPHToronto Centre for Liver DiseaseToronto Western HospitalFrancis Family Liver ClinicUniversity Health NetworkMcLauglin-Rotman Centre for Global HealthToronto,...

PRIORITY PRESS - Digestive Disease Week (DDW 2014)

Optimizing Therapy with Biologic Agents in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chicago, Illinois / May 3-6, 2014

Chicago - Oral and poster presentations at DDW 2014 reflected the changes that have evolved in the approach to treatment of inflammatory bowel disease as new data have been accumulated on the use of the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF)...

PRIORITY PRESS - 2014 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Cardiovascular Risk with ADT for Advanced Prostate Cancer

San Francisco, California / January 30-February 1, 2014

San Francisco - The principal goal of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is to reduce testosterone to castrate levels, thereby depriving prostate cancer cells of their key growth substrate. However, several studies have shown that ADT...

PRIORITY PRESS - 23rd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR)

Global Gains in the HIV Epidemic: Intensified and Simplified Treatment Regimens

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador / May 1-4, 2014

St. John’s - Since the mid 90s, there has been a virtual explosion of novel antiretroviral therapies (ART) targeting HIV replication along multiple pathways. This has led to the development of potent new combinations of ARTs that are...

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