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  • COVID-19 vaccine trials for children are underway

    July 30, 2021
    When their parents asked if they wanted to be part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial for children, Aidan and Avery Shih didn’t have to think about it for long. Both were eager to help end the pandemic. “The vaccine does help you not get COVID, of course, but then also it helps you so you don't spread COVID. So, if enough people get the vaccine, COVID will slow and hopefully eventually stop,” said Aidan, 11.
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  • New protocol allows teen to go home same day as chest surgery

    July 27, 2021
    About 5 years ago, John Connell, now 16, was at a water park when a friend pointed his index finger at John’s bare chest and asked, “Were you in a car accident or something?” John looked down at his chest, and then at the chests of the other boys around him, and realized for the first ...
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  • Risk of blood clots more than 3-fold higher in hospitalized adults with COVID-19

    July 23, 2021
    Hospitalized adults who have COVID-19 are more than 3 times as likely to develop a blood clot than adults who do not have COVID-19, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The study published July 20 in CHEST found Black patients as well as patients who had obesity, liver ...
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  • 5 questions for … Dr. Erin Hahn

    June 28, 2021
    Erin E. Hahn, PHD, MPH, is a health services researcher and implementation scientist. Her primary research interests are quality of care in oncology and the implementation of evidence-informed practices. She is particularly interested in the care of cancer survivors after their initial cancer treatment. Dr. Hahn joined the Department of Research & Evaluation as the ...
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  • Rates of heart failure deaths lower at Kaiser Permanente Southern California than U.S.

    June 28, 2021
    A Kaiser Permanente Southern California research study found lower rates of heart failure mortality within the integrated health care system compared to the country as a whole. “In our study, we analyzed the overall rates of death attributable to heart failure throughout the state of California and United States, and then compared that to what we ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center joins COVID-19 vaccine trial for children

    June 11, 2021
    Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 6 months to less than 12 years. The KidCOVE study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273), which is the same vaccine that was given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in December ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center to study experimental stroke drug

    June 4, 2021
    Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center will conduct a multi-centered, randomized, Phase 3 research study to learn if the experimental drug recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIA), a protein that our body makes, can be used to decrease bleeding in the brain of patients who suffer sudden bleeding in the brain, also called intracerebral hemorrhage. The study entitled ...
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  • Marking Clinical Trials Day 2021 with gratitude

    May 20, 2021
    On this day—May 20, 2021, aka Clinical Trials Day—we have more reasons than ever to celebrate the Kaiser Permanente Southern California clinical trials team. We began our COVID-19 clinical trials research with the remdesivir trial in March 2020. We were a top enroller in that study. Since then, our clinical trials program has participated in 9 ...
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