Association of Secondhand Smoke Exposure with Pediatric Invasive Bacterial Disease and Bacterial Carriage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Lee2010AssociationOS,
  title={Association of Secondhand Smoke Exposure with Pediatric Invasive Bacterial Disease and Bacterial Carriage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Chien-Chang Lee and Nicole A Middaugh and Stephen R. C. Howie and Majid Ezzati},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND A number of epidemiologic studies have observed an association between secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and pediatric invasive bacterial disease (IBD) but the evidence has not been systematically reviewed. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of SHS exposure and two outcomes, IBD and pharyngeal carriage of bacteria, for Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis), Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae). METHODS AND FINDINGS Two… CONTINUE READING

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