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Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans

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Introduction: Pulpotomy in mature permanent cariously exposed teeth preserves the remaining pulp tissues, but long-term outcomes of the pulp and the restoration are unknown. This prospective study examined the immediate and long-term status of the pulp and the restored tooth and identified potential predictors of early and late failures in teeth that were asymptomatic or experiencing only mild symptoms at the time of treatment.

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Conclusions: Carious pulp exposures in asymptomatic mature permanent teeth can be predictably managed by pulpotomy using a tricalcium silicate cement. Short-term failures were few and managed by pulpectomy. Appropriate coronal restoration is critical to long-term success.

Myeloid cells co-expressing the markers CD11b, Ly-6G, and SiglecF can be found in large numbers in murine lung adenocarcinomas and accelerate cancer growth by fostering tumor cell invasion, angiogenesis, and immunosuppression; however, some of these cells' fundamental features remain unexplored. Here, we show that tumor-infiltrating CD11b+ Ly-6G+ SiglecFhigh cells are bona fide mature neutrophils and therefore differ from other myeloid cells, including SiglecFhigh eosinophils, SiglecFhigh macrophages, and CD11b+ Ly-6G+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells. We further show that SiglecFhigh neutrophils gradually accumulate in growing tumors, where they can live for several days; this lifespan is in marked contrast to that of their SiglecFlow counterparts and neutrophils in general, which live for several hours only. Together, these findings reveal distinct attributes for tumor-promoting SiglecFhigh neutrophils and help explain their deleterious accumulation in the tumor bed.

Body size and metabolism, in comparison, which are the usual standards for comparing animals, only predicted between 20-30 percent of longevity depending on species, and left many inconsistencies, like birds that live 10 times longer than mammals of the same size.

In the study, Herculano-Houzel examined more than 700 warm-blooded animal species from the AnAge database that collects comprehensive longevity records. She then compared these records with her extensive data on the number of neurons in the brains of different species of animals.

Herculano-Houzel color-coded the data for hundreds of species and found that parrots and songbirds, including corvids, live systematically longer than primates of similar body mass, which in turn live longer than non-primate mammals of similar body mass.

Crunchy, flavorful carrots (Daucus carota) grow during the mild days of spring and early summer. Although biennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 10, carrots can produce mature edible roots in a single growing season. The time to maturity varies depending on the type of carrot, cultural conditions, climate, and whether you are growing for edible roots or saved seed. All-day sun, a well-drained bed, and moderately moist soil help the roots fully develop within the expected time frame.

The time from germination to harvest depends on the variety of carrots. Baby and globe carrots, such as 'Little Finger' and 'Orbit,' mature the quickest and are usually ready for harvest within 52 to 65 days of planting. Chantenay, Nantes and Imperator types mature in about 70 days. Danvers types take the longest and typically mature within 75 days. Harvest carrots when the top of the root, which is visible if you brush aside the soil, reaches the expected diameter for the specific variety.

Carrots produce their edible roots the first year and set seeds their second year. If you want your carrots to mature completely and flower, you must keep them alive in the bed over winter. The carrots will produce the seed in their second summer, but the roots will become woody and inedible. If you save your own seed, just leave a few plants in the ground each winter for seed-saving and harvest the rest the first year for kitchen use.

As long as you cash in your bond at the maturity date, you can guarantee your investment will double. So, if you buy a Series EE bond today for $25, and hold it for 20 years, you can cash it in for $50. The Treasury Department makes an adjustment to the interest earnings if needed.

Long-term care services and supports (LTSS) includes a range of services and supports individuals may need to meet their health or personal needs over a long period of time.1 Most LTSS is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called "Activities of Daily Living" (or ADLs) which include such everyday tasks as bathing, dressing, toileting and eating (Doty & Shipley, 2012).2 Many Americans prefer not to think about this need for assistance or who will provide it. They underestimate how likely it is they will need it and how much it will cost (Wiener et al., 2015; Kane, 2013; Tompson et al., 2013). Even if they correctly consider the chances of becoming disabled and needing daily help, many Americans mistakenly assume their health insurance covers these costs. However, health insurance does not cover LTSS costs, and Medicare, the major public insurance program for older Americans, does not cover most LTSS expenses (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2015).3

As the United States population ages, a higher proportion of individuals will likely need and use LTSS. Most Americans who receive formal LTSS pay out-of-pocket. For those with longer spells, they may pay out-of-pocket until they qualify for Medicaid. Reliance on Medicaid for those that cannot afford the full costs of LTSS may result in increased federal and state spending for LTSS. According to projections produced by the Congressional Budget Office, due to population growth, LTSS expenses (including all formal care, Medicaid and other private and public sources of payment) could more than double from 1.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 to 3 percent of GDP in 2050 if the rate of functional limitations among those age 65 and older remains constant (Congressional Budget Office, 2013).

This ASPE Research Brief presents information about the risk of needing care and associated costs to provide context for policymakers and others considering LTSS financing proposals. A microsimulation model is used to describe the future care needs for Americans. This model can predict what percentage of individuals will develop a disability, have LTSS needs, use paid LTSS, and among those that use paid LTSS, how much they use and for how long. It estimates care costs, and how they would be financed under current policies. Microsimulation modeling provides not only the average likelihood of these outcomes, but also describes the distribution of these needs and costs. Throughout the Brief we focus on LTSS needs resulting from a disability that meet the criteria set in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): a need for assistance with at least two ADLs5 that is expected to last at least 90 days or need for substantial supervision for health and safety threats due to severe cognitive impairment.

Many Americans who survive to age 65 can expect to need and use LTSS--our estimates suggest this will be true for approximately half the population. On average, the projected duration of LTSS need is two years, and the projected use of paid LTSS is one year. The average cost of this care is $138,000. However, a number of people can expect to need LTSS for many years and to have care costs that total hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even average long-term costs can be out of reach for many Americans without some kind of financing system in place. Medicaid is an important payer for LTSS, but because it serves only those who meet income and asset criteria, many families pay for LTSS out-of-pocket. Private LTSS insurance has only a modest reach, and it predominantly covers costs for those high in the income distribution. Similarly, other public expenditures (for example, including Veterans Administration care) only help to cover small shares of the population with long-term care needs. The results presented here highlight the need for better planning for LTSS to accommodate both average and catastrophic financial risks associated with chronic disability.

DYNASIM's LTSS projections draw information from a wide range of cross-sectional and longitudinal sources, including the HRS, Medicare Current Beneficiary Study, and National Health and Aging Trends Survey.

All age 65 plus cost projections are presented in constant 2015 dollars. Dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest $100 or $1000, depending on the metric, reflecting the inherent uncertainty surrounding the projections. Tables expressed in PDV are in the Appendix (Tables A1-A9). PDV is computed using the Social Security Trustees' ultimate real interest rate of 2.9 percent. (Because the Trustees assume long-range price growth to average 2.7 percent, this amounts to a nominal discount rate of about 5.6 percent in the long-run.)

Favreault M, & Johnson R (2015). Task 6: Projections of lifetime risk of long-term services and supports at ages 65 and older under current law from DYNASIM. Memorandum for ASPE produced under Contract Number HHSP23320095654WC, Task Order HHSP233370292T. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

This Research Brief, authored by Melissa Favreault (Urban Institute) and Judith Dey (Department of Health and Human Services), presents information about the risk of needing care and associated costs to provide content for policymakers and others considering long-term care financing proposals.

The authors gratefully acknowledge conceptual and modeling help from Owen Haaga, Paul Johnson, Richard Johnson, and Brenda Spillman. We also thank Chris Giese, Richard Johnson, Harriet Komisar, William Marton, Al Schmitz, Brenda Spillman, Anne Tumlinson, and Joshua Wiener for helpful comments on earlier drafts of the longer report on which this brief is based. We are also grateful to them and others in the LTSS research community for extensive conversations about specification issues. Many advisory panel members and attendees of seminars describing earlier versions of these projections helped to refine our work. This remains work in progress that will be updated regularly as new data become available. All errors are our own. 041b061a72


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