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Concept: At-large

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To prospectively validate that the inability to decrease procalcitonin levels by more than 80% between baseline and day 4 is associated with increased 28-day all-cause mortality in a large sepsis patient population recruited across the United States.

Concepts: Patient, United States, U.S. state, Sepsis, At-large

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Dementia affects a large and growing number of older adults in the United States. The monetary costs attributable to dementia are likely to be similarly large and to continue to increase.

Concepts: United States, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, Cost, At-large, Chinese language, Unemployment, Ansel Adams

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Income disparities in mortality are profound in the United States, but reasons for this remain largely unexplained. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of health behaviors, and other mediating pathways, separately and simultaneously, including health insurance, health status, and inflammation, in the association between income and mortality.

Concepts: United States, Actuarial science, United Kingdom, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, Insurance, At-large, Economic inequality

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Despite a large increase in Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) severity, morbidity and mortality in the US since the early 2000s, CDI burden estimates have had limited generalizability and comparability due to widely varying clinical settings, populations, or study designs.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Demography, United States, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, Mexico, Clostridium difficile, At-large

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The aging of the US population is expected to lead to a large increase in the number of adults with dementia, but some recent studies in the United States and other high-income countries suggest that the age-specific risk of dementia may have declined over the past 25 years. Clarifying current and future population trends in dementia prevalence and risk has important implications for patients, families, and government programs.

Concepts: Biology, United States, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, At-large, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Immigration to the United States, Sovereign state

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Human activity has already affected all parts of the ocean, with pollution increasing and fish-stocks plummeting. The UN’s recent announcement of a Decade of Ocean Science provides a glimmer of hope, but scientists will need to work closely with decision-makers and society at large to get the ocean back on track.

Concepts: Psychology, Science, Religion, At-large, Ocean, Decimation

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Research has shown that tobacco control policies have helped produce the dramatic decline in use over the decades following the 1964 surgeon general’s report. However, prevalence rates have stagnated during the past two decades in the US, even with large tobacco taxes and expansions of clean air laws. The observed differences in tobacco control policy effectiveness and why policies do not help all smokers are largely unexplained.

Concepts: At-large, Political science

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In the United States, the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality may have eased sexual orientation-based differences in access to healthcare coverage, but limited research has investigated sexual orientation-based differences in healthcare satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to examine whether satisfaction with healthcare varied by sexual orientation in a large population-based sample of adults.

Concepts: United States, United Kingdom, Poverty in the United States, U.S. state, At-large, Barack Obama, Massachusetts

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There is continuing public debate about treatment preferences at the end of life, and the acceptability and legal status of treatments that sustain or end life. However, most surveys use binary yes/no measures, and little is known about preferences in neurological disease when decision-making capacity is lost, as most studies focus on cancer. This study investigates changes in public preferences for care towards the end of life, with a focus on measures to sustain or end life.

Concepts: Epidemiology, United States, United Kingdom, U.S. state, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Great Britain, At-large, Ordnance Survey