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.

MEDI-NEWS - Based on Van Buynder et al. Vaccine Published ahead of print August 6, 2013; Scheifele et al. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2013;9:11:1-14.

Influenza Vaccination in Older Populations: Adjuvanted vs Non-Adjuvanted Vaccine Comparisons

November 2013

Immunosenescence that occurs as a result of normal aging impairs response to any vaccine including influenza vaccines. By adding an adjuvant, an adjuvanted trivalent inactive influenza vaccine (aTIV) has the potential to invoke more robust...

PRIORITY PRESS - ECCO-17 - 38th ESMO Multidisciplinary Congress

Improving the Journey for Men with Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / September 27-October 1, 2013

Amsterdam - Prostate cancer (PC) remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and it is the second leading cause of death in men. Skeletal complication is the most important morbidity point in terms of metastases in PC and almost all...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE - Based on presentations from the Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Pulmonary Hypertension: New Therapies in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Barcelona, Spain / September 7-11, 2013

EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: John Granton, MDDirector, Pulmonary Hypertension ProgramToronto General HospitalUniversity of TorontoToronto, Ontario John Swiston, MDDirector, Pulmonary Hypertension ProgramVancouver General HospitalUniversity of...

MEDI-NEWS - Based on PLOS ONE. November 2012, Volume 7, Issue 11.

Invasive Meningococcal Disease Epidemiology in Quebec: Changes Demand New Vaccination Strategies against Dominant Strains

October 2013

Significant changes in the epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) have been observed in the province of Quebec during the last two decades. As in many other developed countries, most IMD in Quebec was once caused by serogroup...

PRIORITY PRESS - Vascular 2013

Hyponatremia in Heart Failure: Addressing Sodium and Symptoms

Montréal, Québec / October 16-20, 2013

Montreal - Hyponatremia develops in up to 30% patients with heart failure (HF). The condition may be chronic and largely asymptomatic but may worsen during episodes of acute decompensation. The significant negative impact of low serum...

PRIORITY PRESS - 26th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

The Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders: Insights from ECNP 2013

Barcelona, Spain / October 5-9, 2013

Barcelona - ECNP is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of scientific research on the brain. During the 2013 congress, investigators from around the world shared current insights into the workings of the brain...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE - Based on presentations from the 29th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)

ECTRIMS 2013 - Efficacy, Safety, Convenience: The New Reality in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Copenhagen, Denmark / October 2-5, 2013

EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: Paul Giacomini, MD, FRCPCAssociate Director, Montreal Neurological Institute Multiple Sclerosis Clinic,Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill UniversityAssistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery,...

PRIORITY PRESS - ID Week - Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Update on Antifungal Susceptibility and Management of Special Patient Populations

San Francisco, California / October 2-6, 2013

San Francisco - Attributed to broader use of immunosuppressive therapies, the rising global incidence in invasive fungal infections overall and invasive aspergillosis (IA) specifically threatens a parallel rise in resistant species. This...

PRIORITY PRESS - ECCO-17 - 38th ESMO Multidisciplinary Congress

Targeted Therapies in Metastatic GIST and CRC

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / September 27-October 1, 2013

Amsterdam - Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a rare but treatable soft tissue sarcoma. Unlike other gastrointestinal cancers, more than 85% of GISTs express the KIT oncogene. Treatments that target the tyrosine kinase activity of...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on presentations from the ECCO-17 - 38th ESMO Multidisciplinary Congress

LHRH Agonism vs. LHRH Antagonism: Cardiovascular Disease Difference Now Documented in Large Pooled Analysis

Amsterdam, The Netherlands / September 27-October 1, 2013

Guest Editor: Dr. Pierre I. Karakiewicz, MDUrologic Oncologist,      Associate Professor and Senior Outcomes Research ScientistDirector, Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes UnitUniversity of Montreal Health...

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