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 - 7th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD)

New Treatment Strategies for Prophylaxis in Severe Hemophilia: Moving from Clinical Trials into Real World Practice

Brussels, Belgium / February 26-28, 2014

Brussels - The focus of care in hemophilia A and B has shifted from the management of acute bleeding episodes (on-demand therapy) toward prophylaxis to prevent bleeding episodes and disease sequelae. Currently, hemophilia A patients...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on current literature and presentations from the 19th Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) & 8th Annual CASL Winter Meeting

Update on Bowel Preparation Agents: Considering Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety for Optimal Compliance

Toronto, Ontario / February 8-11, 2014

Guest Editors:Stephen VannerProfessor of Medicine and PhysiologyQueen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario  Lawrence HookeyAssociate Professor of MedicineQueen’s UniversityKingston, Ontario Introduction The effectiveness of...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 9th Congress of the European Crohn's and colitis Organisation (ECCO-IBD 2014)

New Insights into Strategies for Management of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Copenhagen, Denmark / February 20-22, 2014

Copenhagen - Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the therapeutic value of treatment with monoclonal anti-TNF-a antibodies such as infliximab and adalimumab in luminal and/or fistulizing Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis,...

MEDICAL OPTIONS - Respirology

Perspectives on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) - Reviews from published literature

February 2014

The 6-Minute Walk Test: Rethinking Outcome Measures in PAH Editorial ReviewWritten by: Theodore Bosworth Paul Hernandez, MDCM, FRCPCRespirologist, QEII Health Sciences CentreProfessor, Department of MedicineDalhousie UniversityHalifax,...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from Vascular 2013

SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Multi-Pronged Tool Against Type 2 Diabetes

Montreal, Quebec / October 17-20, 2013

Guest Editors: Philip A. McFarlane, MD, PhD, FRCPCDivision of NephrologySt. Michael’s HospitalUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario Ronald M. Goldenberg, MD, FRCPC, FACELMC Diabetes & EndocrinologyThornhill,...

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...

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