• Kaiser Permanente research fuels smarter medicine

    October 21, 2016
    The Department of Research & Evaluation’s 2015 Annual Report details, through stories and statistics, how the connections between research and clinical practice result in smarter medicine at Kaiser Permanente. “Our research studies span the full spectrum of care, from prevention to treatment and beyond,” wrote Senior Director of Research Steven J. Jacobsen, MD, PhD, in the ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente Clinical Trials Make Care Personal

    August 24, 2016
    Kaiser Permanente member Frederick Jackson was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 1995. More than 20 years later, and after undergoing treatment at Kaiser Permanente that included participation in a clinical trial, Jackson’s prostate-specific antigen – a key indicator used to monitor prostate cancer remission or progression – is the lowest it has been since the beginning stages of his treatment. Jackson, who shared his story in a video about his experience, is one of the many Kaiser Permanente members who have successfully participated in a clinical trial.
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  • Resistant Hypertension Linked to Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea

    August 15, 2016
    Among adults with hypertension, resistant hypertension (RH) is associated with increased risk of sleep apnea, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the journal Respirology.  Simran K. Bhandari, MD, from Los Angeles Medical Center, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 470,386 adults with hypertension.
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