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.

PRIORITY PRESS - Vascular 2013

Hyponatremia in Heart Failure: Addressing Sodium and Symptoms

Montréal, Québec / October 16-20, 2013

Montreal - Hyponatremia develops in up to 30% patients with heart failure (HF). The condition may be chronic and largely asymptomatic but may worsen during episodes of acute decompensation. The significant negative impact of low serum...

PRIORITY PRESS - 26th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

The Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders: Insights from ECNP 2013

Barcelona, Spain / October 5-9, 2013

Barcelona - ECNP is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of scientific research on the brain. During the 2013 congress, investigators from around the world shared current insights into the workings of the brain...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE - Based on presentations from the 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)

ECTRIMS 2013 - Efficacy, Safety, Convenience: The New Reality in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Copenhagen, Denmark / October 2-5, 2013

EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: Paul Giacomini, MD, FRCPCAssociate Director, Montreal Neurological Institute Multiple Sclerosis Clinic,Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill UniversityAssistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,...

PRIORITY PRESS - ID Week - Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Update on Antifungal Susceptibility and Management of Special Patient Populations

San Francisco, California / October 2-6, 2013

San Francisco - Attributed to broader use of immunosuppressive therapies, the rising global incidence in invasive fungal infections overall and invasive aspergillosis (IA) specifically threatens a parallel rise in resistant species. This...

PRIORITY PRESS - ECCO-17 - 38th ESMO Multidisciplinary Congress

Targeted Therapies in Metastatic GIST and CRC

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / September 27-October 1, 2013

Amsterdam - Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a rare but treatable soft tissue sarcoma. Unlike other gastrointestinal cancers, more than 85% of GISTs express the KIT oncogene. Treatments that target the tyrosine kinase activity of...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the ECCO-17 - 38th ESMO Multidisciplinary Congress

LHRH Agonism vs. LHRH Antagonism: Cardiovascular Disease Difference Now Documented in Large Pooled Analysis

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / September 27-October 1, 2013

Guest Editor: Dr. Pierre I. Karakiewicz, MDUrologic Oncologist,      Associate Professor and Senior Outcomes Research ScientistDirector, Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes UnitUniversity of Montreal Health...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - XXI World Congress of Neurology

Early Intervention and a Tailored Approach: Opportunity for Improved Disease Control in the Management of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Vienna, Austria / September 21-26, 2013

Vienna - Of all patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), 90% will have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), the other 10% having a primary progressive form of the disease. Without treatment, approximately half of patients...

PRIORITY PRESS - 53rd Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

Staying Ahead of the Resistance Curve: Current and Future Strategies for More Effective Infection Control

Denver, Colorado / September 10-13, 2013

Denver - Staying ahead of the resistance curve has never been more challenging in the management of acute and chronic infections. In the past few decades, there has been a remarkable increase in resistance to current antibiotics. As new...

PRIORITY PRESS - European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2013

Emerging Bronchodilation Strategies for Improved COPD Control and Progression

Barcelona, Spain / September 7-11, 2013

Barcelona - In the treatment algorithm for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the early combination of bronchodilators is expected to be moved forward in guideline-based treatment. In the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic...

PRIORITY PRESS - European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2013

COPD Moves Toward Individualization of Care: Based on Need to Maximize Treatment Options

Barcelona, Spain / September 7-11, 2013

Barcelona - Based on a survey presented as a latebreaking presentation at the 2013 ERS, almost all specialists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are aware of the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)...

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