The Effect of World Trade Center Exposure on the Timing of Diagnoses of Obstructive Airway Disease, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

@inproceedings{Liu2017TheEO,
  title={The Effect of World Trade Center Exposure on the Timing of Diagnoses of Obstructive Airway Disease, Chronic Rhinosinusitis, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease},
  author={Xiaoxue Liu and Jennifer Yip and Rachel Zeig-Owens and Jessica Weakley and Mayris P Webber and Theresa M. Schwartz and David J. Prezant and Michael D. Weiden and Charles B. Hall},
  booktitle={Front. Public Health},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES In a cohort of rescue/recovery workers exposed to the dust that resulted from the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC), we assessed how a diagnosis of obstructive airways disease (OAD) affected the likelihood of a subsequent diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We also assessed whether OAD acted as a mediator of the association between exposure to the WTC rescue/recovery effort and CRS and GERD diagnoses. METHODS In this… CONTINUE READING
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