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Impact of air quality guidelines on COPD sufferers

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
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Title
Impact of air quality guidelines on COPD sufferers
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s49378
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Authors

Youcheng Liu, Karen Poh, Shuang Yan, David Sterling, Suyang Liu, Emanehi Iyioriobhe

Abstract

COPD is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in both high- and low-income countries and a major public health burden worldwide. While cigarette smoking remains the main cause of COPD, outdoor and indoor air pollution are important risk factors to its etiology. Although studies over the last 30 years helped reduce the values, it is not very clear if the current air quality guidelines are adequately protective for COPD sufferers. This systematic review was to summarize the up-to-date literature on the impact of air pollution on the COPD sufferers. PubMed and Google Scholar were utilized to search for articles related to our study's focus. Search terms included "COPD exacerbation", "air pollution", "air quality guidelines", "air quality standards", "COPD morbidity and mortality", "chronic bronchitis", and "air pollution control" separately and in combination. We focused on articles from 1990 to 2015. We also used articles prior to 1990 if they contained relevant information. We focused on articles written in English or with an English abstract. We also used the articles in the reference lists of the identified articles. Both short-term and long-term exposures to outdoor air pollution around the world are associated with the mortality and morbidity of COPD sufferers even at levels below the current air quality guidelines. Biomass cooking in low-income countries was clearly associated with COPD morbidity in adult nonsmoking females. There is a need to continue to improve the air quality guidelines. A range of intervention measures could be selected at different levels based on countries' socioeconomic conditions to reduce the air pollution exposure and COPD burden.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 28%
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 5%
Unspecified 2 3%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 10%
Engineering 4 7%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 14 23%
Unknown 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2017.
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#943,409
of 11,485,371 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#111
of 1,335 outputs
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#34,982
of 275,521 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#8
of 65 outputs
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