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 - 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...


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...

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...

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