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.

PRIORITY PRESS - 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Strategies for Control of Multiple Myeloma Refined By New and Extended Data Analysis of Major Trials

New Orleans, Louisiana / December 7-10, 2013

New Orleans - Of data with practice-changing implications for control of multiple myeloma presented at ASH 2013, the most significant involved dosing of front-line therapy in those who are transplant-ineligible. In this group, it was shown...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology

Update on Iron Deficiency Anemia in Gastrointestinal Disorders

San Diego, California / October 11-16, 2013

San Diego - Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is widely prevalent among patients with gastrointestinal disease, mainly due to chronic blood loss as a result of mucosal damage, reduced duodenal absorption of dietary iron, and/or reduced dietary...

PRIORITY PRESS - 36th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS)

Advances in Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

San Antonio, Texas / December 10-14, 2013

San Antonio - Endocrine therapy is an important weapon in a clinician’s armamentarium against metastatic breast cancer (mBC). Several endocrine therapies are considered standard for hormone receptor-positive (HR+) postmenopausal...

PRIORITY PRESS - Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Optimizing Anti-VEGF Agents in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

New Orleans, Louisiana / November 16-19, 2013

New Orleans - Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) stimulates vascular endothelial cell growth and proliferation along with hyperpermeability of vessels. Anti-VEGF agents preserve and improve visual acuity by arresting choroidal...

PRIORITY PRESS - 20th WFN - World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders

New Insights into Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders: Implications for Therapeutic Intervention

Geneva, Switzerland / December 8-11 2013

Geneva - Parkinson’s disease (PD) was historically thought to be caused by abnormally low levels of dopamine. Low levels of dopamine eventually led to the cardinal symptoms of PD including bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor. It is now...

PRIORITY PRESS - Vascular 2013

Revisiting ß-Blockers for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Hypertension

Montreal, Quebec / October 17-19, 2013

Montreal - The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) continues to be the only program globally that annually reviews, updates and re-examines the hypertension literature to provide Canadian practicing physicians with optimal...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - CHEST 2013

Recent Trial Data Foster New Definitions of Optimal Management for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Chicago, Illinois / October 26-31, 2013

Chicago - As a reflection of progress in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), experts speaking at the 2013 Chest meeting contend that they consider normalization of right ventricle function a viable therapeutic goal in at...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2013

New US Guideline for Treatment of Blood Cholesterol for Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Dallas, Texas / November 16-20, 2013

Dallas - The first public presentation of the latest American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) practice guidelines took place during a special plenary session at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2013. The new...

PRIORITY PRESS - Kidney Week - American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Unpredictability of aHUS and Benefit of Early Therapy Supports High Index of Suspicion

Atlanta, Georgia / November 5-10, 2013

Atlanta - Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) affects both children and adults, is characterized by systemic thrombotic microangiopathy, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and death. Despite plasma...

PRIORITY PRESS - Kidney Week - American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Expanding Therapeutic Tools Encourage Individualized Therapy for ANCA Vasculitis

Atlanta, Georgia / November 5-10, 2013

Atlanta - A treatment algorithm is evolving for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA) vasculitis based on disease severity. Although the therapeutic options remain limited, they have expanded, permitting treatment to be...

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