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 - 15th Annual Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)/ Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference and Annual Meeting

Inhibiting Kidney Glucose Reabsorption: A Novel Insulin-independent Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Vancouver, BC / October 10-13, 2012

Vancouver - New updated guidelines on the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus are expected early in 2013. A preview of the new guidelines indicates that glycemic targets may be relaxed in select patients and that the individualized...

PRIORITY PRESS - 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes

Targeting the Kidney in the Treatment of Diabetes and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Berlin, Germany / October 1-5, 2012

Berlin - Barriers to effective type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment include risk of hypoglycemia and weight gain, which may be associated with an increased risk of mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events. The new class of selective sodium...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE - Based on presentations from the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

Weighing Benefits of SGLT2 Inhibition in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Berlin, Germany / October 1-5, 2012

EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: David C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPCEditor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of DiabetesProfessor of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyJulia McFarlane Diabetes Research CentreUniversity of CalgaryCalgary, AlbertaRonald...

PRIORITY PRESS - 37th European Society of Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO)

Exploring Benefits of Multitargeted Therapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours

Vienna, Austria / September 28 – October 2, 2012

Vienna - Progress continues to occur in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Improved recognition of the complexities of tumour signalling networks have led to the realization that inhibition of a single pathway is unlikely to...

PRIORITY PRESS - 21st Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

Progress in Advanced Basal-cell Carcinoma: Exploring Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition

Prague, Czech Republic / September 27-30, 2012

Prague - Basal-cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most commonly diagnosed human cancer worldwide. Most BCCs are readily treated by surgery, but some lesions progress to an advanced state (locally advanced BCC) or spread to distant sites...

PRIORITY PRESS - 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

Alternative Treatment Options for Serious Gram-positive Hospital Infections

San Francisco, California / September 9-12, 2012

San Francisco - For staphylococcal bacteremia and other severe or complicated gram-positive infections, vancomycin has long been the first-line therapy. A series of reports here at the 2012 ICAAC meeting provided evidence that alternative...

PRIORITY PRESS - 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

Reassessing Optimal Treatment Strategies for Three Fungal Infections: Latest Updates

San Francisco, California / September 9-12, 2012

San Francisco - The opportunity to improve outcomes was outlined for 3 life-threatening fungal infections at the 2012 ICAAC. One was a re-exploration of optimal therapy for invasive aspergillosis; another was an evaluation of improving...

PRIORITY PRESS - American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Academy Meeting 2012

Progress in the Treatment of Nail Disorders

Boston, Massachusetts / August 15-19, 2012

Boston - The first treatments directed specifically at improving the mechanical properties of nail plates are reaching clinical practice. In data presented at the summer meeting of the AAD, these treatments appear to improve nail strength...



Summer 2012

Extending Australian national HPV vaccination program to malesGeorgousakis et al. Population-wide vaccination against human papillomavirus in adolescent boys: Australia as a case study. Lancet Infect Dis 2012 [Epub ahead of...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society

Optimizing Immunosuppression Adherence to Improve Long-term Graft Function

Berlin, Germany / July 15-19, 2012

Berlin - Long-term outcomes following transplantation have improved since the early 1980s but challenges remain, including increasing recipient and donor age as well as growing use of expanded criteria donors, all of which impact graft...

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