united states


Summary: A country in NORTH AMERICA between CANADA and MEXICO.

Top Publications

  1. Monteverde M, Noronha K, Palloni A, Novak B. Obesity and excess mortality among the elderly in the United States and Mexico. Demography. 2010;47:79-96 pubmed
    ..with obesity and, more generally, higher levels of body mass index (BAI) have been investigated in the United States, there is little research about the impact of obesity on mortality in Latin American countries, where very the ..
  2. Marriott B, Olsho L, Hadden L, Connor P. Intake of added sugars and selected nutrients in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2006. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2010;50:228-58 pubmed publisher
    ..We combined data from NHANES with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) MyPyramid Equivalents Database (MPED) and calculated individual added sugars ..
  3. Yang Q, Liu T, Valdez R, Moonesinghe R, Khoury M. Improvements in ability to detect undiagnosed diabetes by using information on family history among adults in the United States. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171:1079-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Study findings suggest that adding family history of diabetes can provide significant improvements in detecting undiagnosed diabetes in the US population. Further research is needed to validate the authors' findings. ..
  4. Callaghan W, Kuklina E, Berg C. Trends in postpartum hemorrhage: United States, 1994-2006. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;202:353.e1-6 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the United States and to assess trends...
  5. . Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation --- United States, 2007-2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59:1261-5 pubmed
    Arthritis is a large and growing public health problem in the United States, resulting in costs of $128 billion annually, and continues to be the most common cause of disability. With the aging of the U.S...
  6. . Vital signs: HIV testing and diagnosis among adults--United States, 2001-2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59:1550-5 pubmed
    ..virus (HIV) infection is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health-care expenditures in the United States. HIV testing and linkage to care are essential to identify persons early in their course of infection to ..
  7. . Self-reported influenza-like illness during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic--United States, September 2009 - March 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:37-41 pubmed
    ..Because no existing influenza surveillance system in the United States monitored influenza-like illness (ILI) among persons with ILI who did not seek health care, CDC initiated ..
  8. Brown J, O Connor G. Coronary heart disease and prevention in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:2150-3 pubmed publisher
  9. Hotez P. New antipoverty drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics: a research agenda for the US President's Global Health Initiative (GHI). PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1133 pubmed publisher

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  1. Chassin M, Loeb J, Schmaltz S, Wachter R. Accountability measures--using measurement to promote quality improvement. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:683-8 pubmed publisher
  2. Heidenreich P, Trogdon J, Khavjou O, Butler J, Dracup K, Ezekowitz M, et al. Forecasting the future of cardiovascular disease in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011;123:933-44 pubmed publisher
    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for 17% of national health expenditures. As the population ages, these costs are expected to increase substantially...
  3. Rim S, Joseph D, Steele C, Thompson T, Seeff L. Colorectal cancer screening - United States, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. MMWR Suppl. 2011;60:42-6 pubmed
  4. Moorman J, Zahran H, Truman B, Molla M. Current asthma prevalence - United States, 2006-2008. MMWR Suppl. 2011;60:84-6 pubmed
  5. . Vital signs: asthma prevalence, disease characteristics, and self-management education: United States, 2001--2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:547-52 pubmed
    ..This report reviews recent progress in managing asthma and reducing its prevalence in the United States. CDC analyzed asthma data from the 2001--2009 National Health Interview Survey concerning children and adults, ..
  6. Shields M, Carroll M, Ogden C. Adult obesity prevalence in Canada and the United States. NCHS Data Brief. 2011;:1-8 pubmed
    ..Since the 1960s, measured height and weight have been collected in the United States as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
  7. . Estimated burden of acute otitis externa--United States, 2003-2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:605-9 pubmed
    ..Because the overall burden and epidemiology of AOE in the United States have not been well described, data from national ambulatory-care and emergency department (ED) databases were ..
  8. . HIV surveillance--United States, 1981-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:689-93 pubmed
    ..On the 30th anniversary of the epidemic, to characterize trends in HIV infection and AIDS in the United States during 1981-2008, CDC analyzed data from the National HIV Surveillance System...
  9. Othman N, Vitry A, Roughead E. Quality of claims, references and the presentation of risk results in medical journal advertising: a comparative study in Australia, Malaysia and the United States. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:294 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of relative rather than absolute benefits may overemphasize the benefit of medicines which may leave doctors susceptible to misinterpreting information. ..
  10. Wolfe F, Clauw D, Fitzcharles M, Goldenberg D, Katz R, Mease P, et al. The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010;62:600-10 pubmed publisher
    ..It will be especially useful in the longitudinal evaluation of patients with marked symptom variability. ..
  11. Brook R, Rajagopalan S, Pope C, Brook J, Bhatnagar A, Diez Roux A, et al. Particulate matter air pollution and cardiovascular disease: An update to the scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2010;121:2331-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, PM(2.5) exposure is deemed a modifiable factor that contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. ..
  12. Ouyang Latimer J, Ajami N, Jiang Z, Okhuysen P, Paredes M, Flores J, et al. Biochemical and genetic diversity of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with diarrhea in United States students in Cuernavaca and Guadalajara, Mexico, 2004-2007. J Infect Dis. 2010;201:1831-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Molecular characterization of Escherichia coli with use of the random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) assay allows the determination of clonal origin and geographic clustering...
  13. Nakazawa Y, Williams R, Peterson A, Mead P, Kugeler K, Petersen J. Ecological niche modeling of Francisella tularensis subspecies and clades in the United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82:912-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A1 and A2 are ecologically distinct, supporting the previously observed geographic division, whereas ecological niches for types A and B overlapped notably but A1a and A1b displayed no appreciable differences in their ecological niches. ..
  14. . Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 among persons aged 14-49 years--United States, 2005-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010;59:456-9 pubmed
    ..Since 1976, CDC has monitored HSV-2 seroprevalence in the United States through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
  15. Callaghan W, Chu S, Jamieson D. Deaths from seasonal influenza among pregnant women in the United States, 1998-2005. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115:919-23 pubmed publisher
    To estimate pregnancy-related mortality caused by seasonal influenza in the United States for comparison with the current 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic. Pregnancy-related deaths were identified in the U.S...
  16. Kayama M. Parental experiences of children's disabilities and special education in the United States and Japan: implications for school social work. Soc Work. 2010;55:117-25 pubmed
    ..and experiences of parents who have preschool or elementary school-age children with disabilities in the United States and Japan...
  17. Siston A, Rasmussen S, Honein M, Fry A, Seib K, Callaghan W, et al. Pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus illness among pregnant women in the United States. JAMA. 2010;303:1517-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Early data on pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) suggest pregnant women are at increased risk of hospitalization and death...
  18. Hagstromer M, Troiano R, Sjostrom M, Berrigan D. Levels and patterns of objectively assessed physical activity--a comparison between Sweden and the United States. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171:1055-64 pubmed publisher
    This study compares levels and patterns of objectively assessed physical activity in Sweden and the United States by using identical accelerometer metrics...
  19. Hayanga A, Mukherjee D, Chang D, Kaiser H, Lee T, Gearhart S, et al. Teaching hospital status and operative mortality in the United States: tipping point in the volume-outcome relationship following colon resections?. Arch Surg. 2010;145:346-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification classification performed in the United States from 2001 through 2005 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the Area Resource File (2004)...
  20. Sliwka D, Fang M. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the United States: still room for improvement. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25:484-6 pubmed publisher
  21. Okura T, Plassman B, Steffens D, Llewellyn D, Potter G, Langa K. Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and their association with functional limitations in older adults in the United States: the aging, demographics, and memory study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58:330-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Of those with cognitive impairment, a greater number of total neuropsychiatric symptoms and some specific individual symptoms are strongly associated with functional limitations. ..
  22. Wing D, Powers B, Hickok D. U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug approval: slow advances in obstetric care in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;115:825-33 pubmed publisher
    The process for drug approval in the United States is complex and time-consuming. There are comparatively few drugs with U.S...