Increased risk of emergency hospital admissions for children with renal diseases during heatwaves in Brisbane, Australia

Wang, Xiao-Yu, Barnett, Adrian, Guo, Yu-Ming, Yu, Wei-Wei, Shen, Xiaoming and Tong, Shi-Lu (2014) Increased risk of emergency hospital admissions for children with renal diseases during heatwaves in Brisbane, Australia. World Journal of Pediatrics, 10 4: 330-335. doi:10.1007/s12519-014-0469-x


Author Wang, Xiao-Yu
Barnett, Adrian
Guo, Yu-Ming
Yu, Wei-Wei
Shen, Xiaoming
Tong, Shi-Lu
Title Increased risk of emergency hospital admissions for children with renal diseases during heatwaves in Brisbane, Australia
Journal name World Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1708-8569
1867-0687
Publication date 2014-03
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12519-014-0469-x
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 330
End page 335
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hangzhou, China
Publisher Zhejiang University, School of Medicine Children's Hospital
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Heatwaves have a significant impact on population health including both morbidity and mortality. In this study we examined the association between heatwaves and emergency hospital admissions (EHAs) for renal diseases in children (aged 0–14 years) in Brisbane, Australia.

Methods: Daily data on EHAs for renal diseases in children and exposure to temperature and air pollution were obtained for Brisbane city from January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2005. A time-stratified case-crossover design was used to compare the risks for renal diseases between heatwave and non-heatwave periods.

Results: There were 1565 EHAs for renal diseases in children during the study period. Heatwaves exhibited a signifi cant impact on EHAs for renal diseases in children after adjusting for confounding factors (odds ratio: 3.6; 95% confidence interval: 1.4–9.5). The risk estimates differed with lags and the use of different heatwave definitions.

Conclusions: here was a significant increase in EHAs for renal diseases in children during heatwaves in Brisbane, a subtropical city where people are well accustomed to warm weather. This finding may have significant implications for pediatric renal care, particularly in subtropical and tropical regions.
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