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Air Pollution Levels in Massachusetts May affect lung transplant outcomes
AHMED ALNAJAR1, Tawseef Dar1, Shady Abohashem2, Sameer Hirji2, Humza Uddin3, Ana Palacio1, Eugene Blackstone4, J Sunil Rao1.
1University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, 3Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 4Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

OBJECTIVE:
Air pollution is a known risk factor for major cardiovascular and lung disease events. While particulate matter with diameter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) may promotes atherosclerotic inflammation in experimental models and humans, it's unclear how it may affect lung transplantation. We investigated the effect of PM2.5 exposure in lung transplant recipient on their overall survival, and whether these associations persist after accounting for the effects of potential confounders including biological risk factors and socioeconomic factors.
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