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OBJECTIVES Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is a measurable component of ambient pollution, and positive associations of short-term PM2.5 exposure with the clinical presentation of systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) in young children have been described in a regional cohort. Our objective was to further establish associations between(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze associations of short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (diameter ≤ 2.5 µm [PM2.5]), a measurable component of urban pollution, with the event date of fever onset for patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) residing in 7 metropolitan regions. STUDY DESIGN A case-crossover study design was used. Time trends, seasonality, month, and(More)
BACKGROUND Exceptional aging, defined as reaching age 85 years, shows geographic inequalities that may depend on local environmental conditions. Links between particulate pollution-a well-recognized environmental risk factor-and exceptional aging have not been investigated. OBJECTIVES We conducted a nationwide analysis of ~28 million adults in 3,034(More)
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