Short-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter increases hospitalizations and mortality in COPD: A systematic review and meta-analysis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Environmental Exposure
  • Hospitalization
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Particulate Matter
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

abstract

  • Our combined analysis indicated that short-term exposure to 10 μg/m3 increment of ambient PM2.5 is associated with increased COPD hospitalizations and mortality. Further study is needed to elucidate to which extent this relationship is causal together with other factors and to elucidate the mechanism by which PM2.5 induces activation of cellular processes promoting COPD exacerbations.

publication date

  • February 2016

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.15-0513

PubMed ID

  • 26111257

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 149

number

  • 2