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.

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - XXIV Congress of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)/ 59th Annual SSC Meeting

New Horizons in the Treatment of Hemophilia A and B

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / June 29–July 4, 2013

Amsterdam - Current treatment for patients with hemophilia involves intravenous injection of clotting factor concentrate either given on demand in response to a bleeding event or as prophylactic therapy. Since the introduction of...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE - Based on presentations from the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Maturing Clinical Experience with SGLT2 Inhibitors Is Clarifying Clinical Applications

Chicago, Illinois / June 21-25, 2013

EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: Philip A. McFarlane, MD, PhD, FRCPC Division of NephrologySt. Michael’s HospitalUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario Jean-Francois Yale, MD, FRCPCMcGill University Health CentreMcGill UniversityMontreal,...

PRIORITY PRESS - 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Clarity Grows on the Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Routine Control of Type 2 Diabetes

Chicago, Illinois / June 21-25, 2013

Chicago - The order in which oral agents are employed to control type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is under consideration as a result of the introduction of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, based on clinical trial results...

PRIORITY PRESS - 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

New Antidiabetic Medications Yield Flatter PK, More Predictable Blood Glucose Levels than Standards

Chicago, Illinois / June 21-25, 2013

Chicago - New therapeutic options for insulin-dependent diabetes are inching closer to the ideal of predictable blood glucose control over each 24-hour dosing period, according to large trial data presented at the ADA. Relative to the...

PRIORITY PRESS - International Conference of the American Thoracic Society

Updates in the Treatment of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / May 17-22, 2013

Philadelphia - Currently, the gold standard for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) but when patients are deemed inoperable or when symptoms persist or recur following PEA, new medical...

PRIORITY PRESS - Primary Care Today 2013

Update on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Primary Care

Toronto, Ontario / May 9-11, 2013

Toronto - Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in older males are a common clinical problem and are often secondary to the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Treatment goals include a reduction in daytime frequency, hesitancy...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations and expert opinion from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation and the 11th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)

The Microbiome and the Brain-Gut Axis: A Role for Prebiotics and Probiotics

New York, New York / June 12-14, 2013

Reviewed and Edited by:Eamonn Quigley, MD Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology The Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell College of MedicineHouston, Texas IntroductionThe influence of gut microbiota on hormone and...

PRIORITY PRESS - SLEEP 2013 - 27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

Sleep-Wake Systems Intersected: A New Dawn in the Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Baltimore, Maryland / June 1-5, 2013

Baltimore - Insomnia is a common disorder frequently accompanied by comorbidities, most commonly depression. Historically, it was believed that difficulty in falling or maintaining sleep was due to abnormalities in the sleep system. It is...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on literature: Rummel et al. Lancet 2013;381(9873):1203-10.

Therapies for Indolent Lymphomas: Progress in Efficacy and Tolerability

May 2013

Reviewed and Edited by: Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPHClinical Associate ProfessorBC Cancer Agency andThe University of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia   Introduction Consensus about the optimal first-line approach to indolent...

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

Serum Antifungal Concentrations Are Fundamental to Cure of Invasive Aspergillosis

Berlin, Germany / April 27-30, 2013

Berlin - The absence of strategies to ensure adequate antifungal drug levels for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis (IA) and other serious fungal diseases appears to be a major source of poor outcomes, judging from a series of studies...

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