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A classification system has been developed for categorizing cardiogenic shock; the consensus statement

Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock

System describes stages of cardiogenic shock from A, classified as at-risk, to E, representing extremis
Fish and shellfish consumption should be encouraged for children

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children

Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks
Firearm mortality in the United States

Firearms Leading Cause of Death Among Young Adult Men

Findings in U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia based on national vital statistics data from 1990 to 2015
Routine urine samples can be used to test for medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes

Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM

Urine testing shows nonadherence highest for statins in patients with type 2 diabetes
Early combination antiretroviral therapy leads to persistent functional T cell responses in most individuals with hyperacute HIV-1 infection

Early cART Leads to Enhanced T Cell Function in HIV Infection

Limiting acute viremia results in enhanced functionality of HIV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells
Data from a blood donor screening program could represent a novel strategy for identifying familial hypercholesterolemia

Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Highest estimated prevalence of FH seen in young versus older donors, and in men versus women
The vast majority of people at risk for Huntington disease choose not to be tested preemptively

Most At-Risk Opt Out of Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease

Lack of cure, inability to 'undo knowledge' primary reasons for not going through with testing
From 2010 to 2017

Decrease in PM2.5-Related U.S. Mortality From 2010 to 2017

During the same period, ozone-related mortality remained mainly unchanged
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

High-Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD

Individuals with HDHP more likely to report forgoing care due to costs, cost-related nonadherence
Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery

Severe Maternal Complication Risk Four Times Higher With Twins

Cesarean delivery accounts for one-fifth of the risk of severe acute maternal morbidity