Pediatrics

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 - 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA 2016)

Primary Care Primer on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination and Why it Matters in Children

Vancouver, BC / August 17-22, 2016

Vancouver - Uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine is far from optimal in pediatric practice and physicians have an important role to play in helping parents understand why influenza vaccination is critical for infants and young children....

PRIORITY PRESS - 11th Canadian Immunization Conference

A Primer on HPV Vaccination for Primary Care Practitioners: NACI Recommendations Should Prevail

Ottawa, Ontario / December 2-4, 2014

Ottawa - Primary care providers are required to answer three questions for patients when they come asking about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine: Is it safe? Does it work? And what do you think about it? Providing good,...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on Lancet 2013;381(9869):825-35.

Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Infants: Immunogenicity and Safety of a Novel Multi-Component Serogroup B Vaccine

Serogroup B is now the dominant cause of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Canada where it disproportionally affects infants. This underscores the importance of having an effective vaccine for this vulnerable age group. A...

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...

HEALTH ODYSSEY - 89th Canadian Paediatric Society Annual Conference

Nutritional Needs in Early Infancy and Older Age: Focus on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Carotenoids

London, Ontario / June 6-9, 2012

London, Ontario - Adequate nutrition and the provision of specific nutrients are essential for optimal brain and visual development in infancy. Both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the carotenoid lutein are highly concentrated in the brain...

PRIORITY PRESS - 89th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Paediatric Society

Addressing Public Perception of Vaccination

London, Ontario / June 6-9, 2012

London, Ontario - Public distrust in vaccines appears to be increasing, fuelled by factors that include anti-vaccination voices throughout the Internet. A recent survey of Canadian parents showed that while the majority do have their...

PRIORITY PRESS - 89th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Paediatric Society

Prevention and Minimization of Potential Complications from Infection and Disorders in Infancy

London, Ontario / June 6-9, 2012

London, Ontario - Vaccination is the premier strategy recommended for preventing common and rare childhood infections and its track record is exceedingly impressive. Yet as delegates heard during the CPS meeting, there appears to be a...

PRIORITY PRESS - McGill Faculty of Medicine 62nd Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians

Update on Paediatrics: Immunization, Progress and Recommendations

Montréal, Quebec / December 5-7, 2011

Montréal - During this year’s widely attended McGill Refresher Course, delegates learned of recent National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updates for immunization against 3 paediatric diseases. NACI recommends that...

RESOURCE LINE - Nutrition

Malnutrition: A Serious Condition Requiring Early Evidence-based Nutritional Intervention

December 2011

Among key components of disease management, evidence-based data indicate that proper nutritional intervention canimprove outcomes and in many cases lower costs of care. Routine early nutritional screening permits intervention toprevent or...

MEDI-NEWS Based on Vesikari et al. N Engl J Med 2011;365:1406-16.

Novel Adjuvant in Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine for Very Young Children

A highly effective oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant was recently incorporated into the trivalent influenza vaccine (ATIV) and tested in a large cohort of children between 6 and <72 months of age. Results indicate that the new ATIV is...

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