Temperature as a risk factor of emergency department visits for acute kidney injury: a case-crossover study in Seoul, South Korea.


Center for Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, 305-8506, Japan. [Email]


Previous studies show that escalations in ambient temperature are among the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI). However, it has not been adequately studied in our location, Seoul, South Korea. In this study, we aimed to examine the association between ambient temperatures and AKI morbidity using emergency department (ED) visit data.


Acute kidney injury,Ambient temperature,Case-crossover design,Emergency department visit,Exposure-response curve,