The Relationship Between Ambient Air Pollution and Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Time‐Stratified Case‐Crossover Study in a City‐State With Seasonal Exposure to the Southeast Asian Haze Problem

@article{Ho2018TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Ambient Air Pollution and Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Time‐Stratified Case‐Crossover Study in a City‐State With Seasonal Exposure to the Southeast Asian Haze Problem},
  author={Andrew Fu Wah Ho and Huili Zheng and Deidre Anne De Silva and Win Wah and Arul Earnest and Yee Hau Pang and Zhenjia Xie and Pin Pin Maeve Pek and Nan Liu and Yih Yng Ng and Ting Hway Wong and Ling Li Foo and Marcus Eng Hock Ong},
  journal={Annals of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={72},
  pages={591–601}
}
Study objective: Studies are divided on the short‐term association of air pollution with stroke. Singapore is exposed to seasonal transboundary haze. We aim to investigate the association between air pollution and stroke incidence in Singapore. Methods: We performed a time‐stratified case‐crossover analysis on all ischemic stroke cases reported to the Singapore Stroke Registry from 2010 to 2015. Exposure on days was compared with control days on which exposure did not occur. Control days were… Expand
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