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.
Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Barcelona, Spain / April 16-20, 2010
Barcelona - New data have reinforced the utility of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor blocker for slowing progression of advanced prostate cancer. Following a previous phase III study in which this agent compared favourably...
MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 16th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Improving Diagnosis and Safety: An Inside View of Recent Advances and Safety Developments in High-resolution Vascular and Cardiac MRI
Toronto, Ontario / May 3-9, 2008
Figure 1. In recent years, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has become a reliable diagnostic tool used in a variety of indications, including imaging of cerebral, thoracic, abdominal, renal and peripheral arteries. Several different...
Contrast Agents: Hemodynamics, Electrolytes and Acute Kidney Injury
Washington, DC / October 20-25, 2007
Washington, DC - High-contrast coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is a breakthrough technology for evaluating cardiac patients noninvasively. The ever-expanding volume of CTA procedures ranges in the millions, corresponding...
Controlling LDL and Atherosclerosis: Corroborative Evidence
New Orleans, Louisiana / March 25-28, 2007
New Orleans - For the first time, aggressive LDL reductions have been shown to halt progression of atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with relatively low cardiovascular (CV) risk. This is an important finding because it confirms that...
Management Evolution in Vulnerable Plaque
Lake Louise, Alberta / March 11-15, 2007
Lake Louise - Atherosclerotic vascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among adults in developed countries. Over the past few decades, a number of medications have proven useful in preventing symptomatic...
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy: Focus on Gadolinium-based Contrast Media
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / November 18, 2006
EDITORIAL OVERVIEW: Dr. James A. Tumlin Director of Clinical Research Southeast Renal Associates Associate Professor of Medicine University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina PANEL Dr. Stanley Goldfarb University of...
Reviewing the Scientific and Clinical Landscape of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
Washington, DC / October 22-27, 2006
INTRODUCTION Despite a multitude of advances in radiographic and angiographic techniques in recent years, contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) continues to pose technologic challenges and clinical problems. Modern imaging modalities rely...
New Guidelines for Lipids: Clinical and Biological Evidence
Vancouver, British Columbia / October 21-25, 2006
Vancouver - New Canadian guidelines on dyslipidemia diagnosis and treatment were emphasized in many sessions here at the CCC. The intervention point for low-risk individuals in LDL-C levels is now 5 mmol/L or a total cholesterol:HDL-C ratio...
Confirming Change in the Natural History of Atherosclerosis with Intravascular Ultrasound
Atlanta, Georgia / March 11-14, 2006
Atlanta - Concepts about the natural history of cardiovascular disease have been profoundly altered. Using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), a tool that can quantify the burden of disease, it has demonstrated that aggressive lipid lowering...