Journal article

The lung function and airway inflammation markers associated with short-term pollen exposure-A systematic review

N Sabrina Idrose, Caroline Lodge, Jennifer Koplin, Don Vicendese, Jo Douglass, Shyamali Dharmage

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background Experimental challenge studies have shown that pollen can affect the lungs and airways. Here, we systematically reviewed community-based studies investigating outdoor pollen exposure, lung function and/or airway inflammation. Methods Four online databases were searched. The search strategy included terms relating to both exposure and outcomes. Inclusion criteria were studies published in English that were representative of the community. We only considered cross-sectional or short-term longitudinal studies which investigated pollen exposure by levels or ..

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