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 - 36th Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

More Aggressive Strategies for Early Detection of Pulmonary Hypertension Supported by Outcome Trials

Barcelona, Spain / August 30-September 3, 2014

Barcelona - Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) should be treated earlier and more aggressively, according to a new analysis of clinical trials with mortality and morbidity endpoints. By demonstrating that outcomes are better when...

PRIORITY PRESS - 36th Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

New Options Emerging for Cholesterol Lowering in Patients Not Adequately Controlled on Statins

Barcelona, Spain / August 30-September 3, 2014

Barcelona - A new therapeutic drug class can reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels by more than 60% in patients on maximally tolerated statins, according to a series of phase 3 trials conducted in high-risk patient...

PRIORITY PRESS - 29th International Papillomavirus Conference (HPV 2014)

Dramatic Reductions in Cervical Cancer Possible with New 9-valent HPV Vaccine

Seattle, Washington / August 21-25, 2014

Seattle -  Worldwide, the human papilloma virus (HPV) causes over 600,000 cases of cancer in men and women every year, cervical cancer by far and away being the most common. Prevention of approximately 70% of all cervical cancer is now...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on Government of Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act

Immunization of School Pupils: What Ontario Physicians Should Know

July 2014

The Ontario government has recently modified immunization requirements for school-age children, mandating receipt of the meningococcal, pertussis and varicella vaccines for school entry. The clinical implications of these new requirements...

PRIORITY PRESS - 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Oral Therapies Realigned to Provide Improved Control and Reduced Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

San Francisco, California / June 13-17, 2014

San Francisco - New guidance for sustained glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been derived from two studies of real-world therapy. Both studies, presented at the ADA, provided insight on long-term glycemic control in...

PRIORITY PRESS - 70th Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Update on HPV: Primary Care Providers Gatekeepers of Sexual Health for Mid-Life Women

Niagara Falls, Ontario / June 10-13, 2014

Niagara Falls, Ontario - Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been widely accepted as a primary prevention strategy in children and adolescents prior to their sexual debut before they are exposed to HPV. Less well accepted is the need...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Get with the PROTOCOL - Dual-antiplatelet Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Regional Perspective on the Evidence and Resulting Changes

Hamilton Health Sciences

June 2014

Guest Editor: Madhu Natarajan, MD Interventional CardiologistDirector, Hamilton-Niagara Integrated Heart Investigation Unit Hamilton Health SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario Introduction The protocol for antiplatelet...

MEDPOINT - 69th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA)

Diagnosis, Assessment Tools and the Management of Gout

Whistler, BC / February 26-March 1, 2014

Whistler, BC - Gout may be perceived as an ailment or minor illness, but it can cause as much disability as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, and thus deserves urgent and expert attention. New imaging and therapeutic options are emerging...

PRIORITY PRESS - 24th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)

Focus on Gram-Positive Organisms: Approaches to Eradicate Life-Threatening Infections

Barcelona, Spain / May 10-13, 2014

Barcelona - Gram-positive organisms, especially Staphylococcus aureus, are responsible for a large proportion of infections in North American today. Some are mild, others such as bacteremia and infective endocarditis, are life-threatening....

PRIORITY PRESS - Digestive Disease Week (DDW 2014)

New Biologic Therapies in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Chicago, Illinois / May 3-6, 2014

Chicago - New biologic treatments for ulcerative colitis (UC) are being developed to offer advantages to patients with respect to administration route, dosing regimen and side effect profile; in addition, agents with different mechanisms of...

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