Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients Exposed to Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Chang2014IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients Exposed to Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study},
  author={Kuang-Hsi Chang and Mei-Yin Chang and Chih-Hsin Muo and Trong-Neng Wu and Chiu-Ying Chen and C D Kao},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The air pollution caused by vehicular emissions is associated with cognitive decline. However, the associations between the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and dementia remain poorly defined and have been addressed in only a few previous studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we obtained data on 29547 people from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, including data on 1720 patients diagnosed with dementia… CONTINUE READING

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