• For Gastric Bypass Patients, Percent of Excess Weight Loss Differs by Race and Ethnicity

    July 1, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. –  Non-Hispanic white patients who underwent a gastric bypass procedure lost slightly more weight over a three-year period than Hispanic or black patients, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The study also examined two types of bariatric surgery and found that patients who ...
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  • Electronic Surveillance Program Targets Care Gaps in Outpatient Settings

    July 1, 2014
    PASADENA, Calif. – An innovative framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in health care in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions, according to a study published today in the journal eGEMs.  The Kaiser Permanente Southern California Outpatient Safety Net Program (OSNP) leverages ...
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  • Personalized Fluid Levels Cut Acute Kidney Injury

    May 29, 2014
    A new fluid protocol is safe and effective in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of The Lancet.
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