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See What You Missed at the June Medical Conferences

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 3:44:19 PM


In the month of June, the MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting conferences in a number of specialties, including neurology, oncology, rheumatology, and endocrinology. Here are some of the studies that were presented at those conferences.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers was held in Baltimore, MD June 1-4, 2016. The OPERA I and II investigators presented findings on the effect of ocrelizumab (OCR), an anti-CD20+ B cell monoclonal antibody, on specific humoral immunity in two identical phase 3, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, interferon beta-1a (IFNβ-1a)-controlled trials involving patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. The article was titled: Treatment

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MDLinx Conference Coverage - May 2016

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 10:34:47 AM

The MDLinx editors had a busy month in May, covering a total of 11 medical conferences with a focus on endocrinology, oncology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, pulmonology, pain, urology, and ophthalmology. Here is a review of some of the highlights.

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May is National Asthma Awareness Month

Posted on May 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Some interesting facts about Asthma from the World Health Organization –

  • WHO estimates show that 235 million people currently suffer from asthma.
  • Asthma deaths will increase in the next 10 years if urgent action is not taken. Asthma cannot be cured, but proper diagnosis, treatment and patient education can result in good asthma control and management.
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Weekend Review - March 14, 2016

Posted on May 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend?

What is a weekend without a little intrigue? This weekend is no exception with a number of interesting articles and features on MDLinx.

Featured Articles

Scientists are looking at a new approach to design a small-molecule drug that targets the specific cancer-causing RNA of one of the hardest to treat cancers. Find out which one it is. Discover what the latest research is showing about the use of proton pump inhibitors in this video from Houston Methodist Research Institute. How can retinal scans help detect Alzheimer’s disease? Take a look at the latest data from ARVO. Find out how the opioid epidemic is affecting hospitalizations and overall healthcare costs in this current report. A group of researchers from Australia asked the question: Are dementia and Alzheimer's actually due to an immune response? Find out what they found.

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Weekend Review

Posted on May 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend?

This weekend, MDLinx has a number of things going on.

Conference Coverage

For example, we have conference coverage of the American Urological Association conference going on in San Diego, CA from today (May 6th) until next Tuesday (May 10th). You can also take a look at other conference coverage you may have missed from the 13th International Conference on Obesity (ICO) from Vancouver, BC, Canada; the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, which took place in San Antonio, TX; as well as coverage from the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 from New Orleans, LA, which also features more than a dozen video interviews.

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Where do you stand with your physical activity goals?

Posted on May 6, 2016 9:55:03 AM

Now that spring is here, you have to ask yourself a question: Are you active enough? Were you among the group of adults in the United States who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity? In an assessment of physical activity done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Health Interview Survey, respondents were considered to be meeting aerobic activity guidelines if they reported moderate-intensity physical activity for at least 150 minutes of leisure-time activity per week, vigorous-intensity physical activity for ≥75 minutes of leisure-time activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate-intensity and vigorous-intensity leisure-time activity.

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Is the flu season over in your area?

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM

The influenza season continues to abate but remains slightly elevated as April ends, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report points out that while flu activity has peaked nationally for this season, some parts of the country are still experiencing widespread flu activity and an increasing proportion of influenza B viruses have been detected. Second waves of influenza B activity occur during many flu seasons, they explained. Flu activity is expected to continue for a number of weeks.

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What conferences did you miss in March? The latest on the better chemotherapy, weekend mortality rates, peanut allergy, and more.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In March, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including women’s cancer, hospital medicine, allergy, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery. Here are some of the studies you might have missed.

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What conferences did you miss in February? Review them here.

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 4:23:00 PM

In the last month, MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting and cutting edge conferences, including those on retroviruses and opportunistic infections, critical care medicine, pain medicine, multiple sclerosis, rheumatology, and stroke. Highlights of some of these conferences are described here.

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Abuse of Opioids and Heroin Reaching Epidemic Levels

Posted on Mar 11, 2016 1:46:46 PM

With the United States Senate passing of the bipartisan Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act (See Washington Report, March 3, 2016), which is designed to cut down on inappropriate access to opioids, improve patient care for at–risk beneficiaries, and save taxpayers money, it is more than clear that abuse of opioids and heroin has become a serious problem in the US.

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