Retinal Microvascular Responses to Short-Term Changes in Particulate Air Pollution in Healthy Adults

  title={Retinal Microvascular Responses to Short-Term Changes in Particulate Air Pollution in Healthy Adults},
  author={T. Louwies and L. Panis and M. Kiciński and P. De Boever and T. Nawrot},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={1011 - 1016}
  • T. Louwies, L. Panis, +2 authors T. Nawrot
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Background: Microcirculation plays an important role in the physiology of cardiovascular health. Air pollution is an independent risk factor for the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, but the number of studies on the relation between air pollution and the microcirculation is limited. Objectives: We examined the relationship between short-term changes in air pollution and microvascular changes. Methods: We measured retinal microvasculature using fundus image analysis in a… CONTINUE READING
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