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 - 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver

New Protease Inhibitor Data Support Large Leap in Hepatitis C Virus Control

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / April 24-28, 2013

Amsterdam - In the rapidly evolving field of hepatitis C virus (HCV), protease inhibitors (PIs) are poised to provide additional incremental increases to sustained virologic remission (SVR) rates in difficult cases. Since their...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Nephrology

Type 2 Diabetes and Antihyperglycemics: A View from the Kidney

Montreal, Québec / April 24-28, 2013

Montreal - A new class of antihyperglycemic agents, the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors significantly reduce both blood pressure and weight beyond achieving glucose-lowering effects through an insulin-independent mechanism. As...

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

Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi

April 2013

Reviewed and edited by:  Tomás Cieza, MDCardiologistCentre de santé et de services sociaux de ChicoutimiChicoutimi, QuebecPierre Bélisle, MDCardiologistCentre de santé et de services sociaux de...

PRIORITY PRESS - 8th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

The Potential of IV Iron Treatment in IBD Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia

Vienna, Austria / February 14-16, 2013

Vienna - Anemia is the most common complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), iron deficiency anemia (IDA) being the most prevalent cause. Correction of iron deficiency and IDA in IBD patients reduces the associated fatigue and...

PRIORITY PRESS - AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference

New NACI Guidelines for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention in High-Risk Adults

Québec City, Quebec/ April 4-6, 2013

Québec City - Prevention of pneumococcal and other vaccine-preventable diseases is challenging in patients with immune deficiency. Vaccines are less immunogenic in this population. Many patients have not had recommended...

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...

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