Association of summer temperatures with hospital admissions for renal diseases in New York State: a case-crossover study.

@article{Fletcher2012AssociationOS,
  title={Association of summer temperatures with hospital admissions for renal diseases in New York State: a case-crossover study.},
  author={Barbara A. Fletcher and Shao Lin and Edward F. Fitzgerald and Syni-an Hwang},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={175 9},
  pages={907-16}
}
This study assessed the association between high temperatures and increased odds of hospitalization for renal diseases that, to date, has been examined in only a small number of studies. A case-crossover design was used to study 147,885 hospital admissions with renal diagnoses during July and August, 1991-2004, in New York State. Regional temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure data from automated monitors were used as exposure indicators. By use of time-stratified referent selection and… CONTINUE READING