Effect of ambient air pollution on the incidence of appendicitis
Gilaad G Kaplan, Elijah Dixon, Remo Panaccione, Andrew Fong, Li Chen, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Amanda Wheeler, Anthony MacLean, W Donald Buie, Terry Leung, Steven J Heitman, Paul J Villeneuve
Canadian Medical Association Journal | CMA-CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2009
The authors thank Environment Canada for providing the data on air pollution from the National Air Pollution Surveillance Network. They also thank the Calgary Health Region for providing the administrative data on appendicitis cases and Kris Prepolec for proofreading the manuscript. Gilaad Kaplan is supported through a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Elijah Dixon is supported through a Population Health Investigator Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.