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Effects of biomass smoke on pulmonary functions: a case control study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2016
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Title
Effects of biomass smoke on pulmonary functions: a case control study
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s109056
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Baran Balcan, Selcuk Akan, Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu, Bahar Ozcelik Handemir, Berrin Bagci Ceyhan, Şevket Özkaya

Abstract

Biomass smoke is the leading cause of COPD in developing countries such as Turkey. In rural areas of Turkey, females are more exposed to biomass smoke because of traditional lifestyles. The aim of this study was to determine the adverse effects of biomass smoke on pulmonary functions and define the relationship between duration in years and an index (cumulative exposure index) with altered pulmonary function test results. A total of 115 females who lived in the village of Kağizman (a borough of Kars located in the eastern part of Turkey) and were exposed to biomass smoke were included in the study. The control group was generated with 73 individuals living in the same area who were never exposed to biomass smoke. Twenty-seven (23.8%) females in the study group and four (5.5%) in the control group had small airway disease (P=0.038). Twenty-two (19.1%) females in the study group and ten (13.7%) in the control group had obstruction (P=0.223). Twenty (17.3%) females in the study group who were exposed to biomass smoke had restriction compared with ten (13%) in the control group (P=0.189). The duration needed for the existence of small airway disease was 16 years, for obstructive airway disease was 17 years, and for restrictive airway disease was 17 years. The intensity of biomass smoke was defined in terms of cumulative exposure index; it was calculated by multiplying hours per day, weeks per month, and total years of smoke exposure and dividing the result by three. Exposure to biomass smoke is a serious public health problem, especially in rural areas of developing countries, because of its negative effects on pulmonary functions. As the duration and the intensity of exposure increase, the probability of having altered pulmonary function test results is higher.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Researcher 6 14%
Student > Master 5 11%
Other 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 11 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Environmental Science 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 13 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 27 July 2016.
All research outputs
#3,921,291
of 15,142,154 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#483
of 1,804 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,476
of 265,667 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#29
of 93 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,142,154 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,804 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its peers.
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