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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.

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...

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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...

PRIORITY PRESS - EUROGIN 2012

Managing Inequities in Protection Against HPV-related Disease Through Gender-neutral Vaccination

Prague, Czech Republic / July 8-11, 2012

Prague - When routine vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) was first approved in 2006, it was focused on preventing cervical cancer in women. However, a range of cancers is now known to be associated with HPV in men and women,...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 17th Congress of the European Hematology Association

Iron Chelation in Hematological Disorders: Emerging Data on Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / June 14-17, 2012

Amsterdam - Iron overload is a complication found in a range of hematological disorders. While it is most strongly associated with transfusion dependence, it can also result from the disease process itself, notably in...

PRIORITY PRESS - 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

New Treatment Options in Type 2 Diabetes to Achieve Glycemic Goals and Prevent Complications

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / June 8-12, 2012

Philadelphia - The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its complications continues to grow. Outcomes in diabetes are still poor, primarily due to physical inactivity and failure to manage obesity. Failure to diagnose, treat...

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...

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