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  • Air pollution associated with acute respiratory distress hospitalization of elderly

    PM2.5 and ozone were factors studied.
    Fatality rate for elderly is 69-80%.

    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_relea...-apa051418.php
    Public Release: 23-May-2018
    Air pollution associated with acute respiratory distress hospitalization of elderly

    American Thoracic Society
    ARDS is a rapidly progressive disease that occurs in critically ill patients. The disease's most serious complication is that fluid leaks into the lungs making breathing difficult or impossible. ARDS develops in patients with predisposing conditions such as sepsis, pneumonia, traumatic injury, and aspiration. The elderly population is at particularly high risk of developing ARDS and the ARDS mortality rate for elderly patients has been reported to be around 69 percent to 80 percent.
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