• Changes in PSA Levels over Time can Help Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    January 15, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif. – Measurements taken over time of prostate specific antigen, the most commonly used screening test for prostate cancer in men, improve the accuracy of aggressive prostate cancer detection when compared to a single measurement of PSA, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the British Journal of Urology International. The retrospective study ...
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  • Study Suggests Tests Routinely Done on Patients with Microscopic Blood in Urine can be Avoided

    January 9, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif., – The presence of microscopic hematuria – blood found in urine that can’t be seen by the naked eye – does not necessarily indicate the presence of cancer, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study suggests that tests routinely done on patients with ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente Study Reinforces Safety of Whooping Cough Vaccine for Older Adults

    November 29, 2012
    PASADENA, Calif. – Immunizing older adults with the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis vaccine (Tdap) to prevent pertussis (more commonly referred to as whooping cough) was found to be as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers examined the electronic health records of ...
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