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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 - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec

April 2013

Reviewed and edited by: Patrick Béliveau, MD, CSPQ, FRCPCCardiologueHôtel Dieu de Québec-CHU de QuébecQuébec, Québec IntroductionThe management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) has recently been...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes in ACS Protocol

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

April 2013

Reviewed and edited by: Michel Nguyen, MD, FRCPCInterventional CardiologyCentre hospitalier universitaire de SherbrookeProfessor of MedicineUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrooke, Quebec IntroductionAntiplatelet therapy in the...

PRIORITY PRESS - Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) and the Annual CASL Winter Meeting

Probiotics in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Victoria, B.C. / March 1-4, 2013

Victoria - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a persistent condition of uncertain etiology, for which definitive treatments are lacking. Some traditional therapies, such as increasing dietary fibre, are not supported by recent clinical data....

MEDI-NEWS - Head-to-Head Comparisons of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Closing the Data Gap

Based on Arthritis Rheum 2012;64(12):3850-5; Arthritis Rheum 2013:65(1):28-38; The Lancet Published online March 18, 2013.

March 2013

Over the past decade, the biologics have significantly enhanced the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and continue to do so with the emergence of new biologics with different modes of action. Until recently, no...

MEDI-NEWS - Update on Quadrivalent Conjugate Meningococcal Vaccines

From the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

March 2013

Ottawa - An update from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on quadrivalent conjugate meningococcal vaccines now includes recommendations for the use of the most recent of these vaccines, MenACWY-CRM197 and provides a...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on literature review

Options for Extending Survival in Advanced Colorectal Cancer: Increasing Evidence for a Chronic Therapy Approach

December 2012

Reviewed and Edited by:Sharlene Gill, MD, MPH, FACP, FRCPCGastrointestinal Medical OncologistBC Cancer AgencyAssociate Professor of MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, British Columbia Introduction Monoclonal antibodies...

PRIORITY PRESS - 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Seeking Better Outcomes for Indolent Lymphomas

Atlanta, Georgia / December 8-11, 2012

Atlanta - Decades of laboratory and clinical research have yet to determine the optimal therapy for indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and mantle-cell lymphoma. The combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP)...

PRIORITY PRESS - 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Emerging Concepts in the Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Atlanta, Georgia / December 8-11, 2012

Atlanta - It is estimated that as many as 1.6 billion people have iron deficiency anemia (WHO Global Database on Anaemia. 2008;1-40, WHO anaemia fact sheet. 2001;114). Oral iron remains the preferred first-line treatment for iron deficiency...

PRIORITY PRESS - 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Improving Overall Survival in Multiple Myeloma: Treatment Strategies and Regimens

Atlanta, Georgia / December 8-11, 2012

Atlanta - New data released at the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting further linked novel combinations with improved survival across multiple stages of multiple myeloma (MM). Given the relapsing/remitting nature of the...

PRIORITY PRESS - 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Improving Outcomes in Disorders of Complement Activation

Atlanta, Georgia / December 8-11, 2012

Atlanta - Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are chronic, life-threatening hematologic conditions that have limited therapeutic options. Both conditions arise from uncontrolled complement...

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