• Study highlights serious risks for intensive blood pressure control

    August 23, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente research published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found if patients with hypertension taking prescribed medications experience unusually low blood pressures — systolic blood pressure under 110mmHg — they are twice as likely to experience a fall or faint as patients whose treated blood pressure remains 110mmHg and ...
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  • Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase autism risk

    August 13, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. “Infants are at the highest risk of hospitalization and death ...
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  • Reducing opioids not associated with lower patient satisfaction

    June 8, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 2,500 patients who used high doses of opioids for at least 6 months showed that reducing their opioid use did not lower their satisfaction with care. The study, “Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain,” was published today in The American Journal of Managed Care. “Physicians ...
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