Yearly News Archives: 2011

News Archives

  • African American Women with Gestational Diabetes Face High Long-term Diabetes Risk

    October 20, 2011

    PASADENA, Calif. – African American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52 percent increased risk of developing diabetes in the future compared to white women who develop GDM during pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the journal Diabetologia. African American women are less likely to develop GDM

  • Common Medications Can Contribute to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

    October 10, 2011

    PASADENA Calif. – Use of selected prescription medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines, bronchodilators, anticholinergics, sympathomimetics, and diuretics contribute to 10 percent of lower urinary tract symptoms among men according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This study demonstrates an association between the use of these selected prescription drugs and LUTS

  • Youth with Diabetes More Likely to Have Asthma

    September 26, 2011

    PASADENA Calif. – Children and young adults with diabetes are more likely to have asthma which may affect their ability to manage their diabetes. It may be more challenging for youth with asthma to maintain good glycemic control especially if their asthma is left untreated, according to a new study from the SEARCH Study Group (pdf),

  • An Interview with Dr. Steven J. Jacobsen

    January 31, 2011

    Since joining SCPMG as Director of Research in 2006, Steven Jacobsen, MD, PhD, has grown the Research and Evaluation department from a staff 60 to 160. He aims to leverage the department’s unique strengths to produce high-quality research that can translate into better patient care. PQ: What drew you to the Research & Evaluation department?

  • Shingles Vaccine Associated with 55 Percent Reduced Risk of Disease

    January 11, 2011

    PASADENA, Calif. – Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of 300,000 people that appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. STUDY HIGHLIGHTS There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year