Journal article

The association between traffic-related air pollution and obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review

David PQ Clark, Dinh Bui Son, Gayan Bowatte, Chamara Senaratna, Caroline Lodge, Jennifer L Perret, Garun S Hamilton, Shyamali Dharmage

Sleep Medicine Reviews | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020


Recent evidence suggests that air pollution exposure may be a contributing risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), however, current evidence is conflicting. This systematic review aims to determine the association between air pollution and OSA in the general population, and examine for potential effect modification by seasonality, temperature and humidity. Five full-text articles were included in the review out of 905 articles found by systematically searching PubMed, Embase and Scopus databases. The included studies were limited to OSA in adults that were conducted in middle to high-income countries. The results highlight heterogeneity in the diagnostic criteria for OSA and method us..

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