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The impact of cold on the respiratory tract and its consequences to respiratory health

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical and Translational Allergy, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 635)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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Title
The impact of cold on the respiratory tract and its consequences to respiratory health
Published in
Clinical and Translational Allergy, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13601-018-0208-9
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Authors

Maria D’Amato, Antonio Molino, Giovanna Calabrese, Lorenzo Cecchi, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Gennaro D’Amato

Abstract

The increasing use, and sometimes the abuse, particularly in industrialized countries of air conditioning at home, in car, hotel and shopping centres has highlighted new emerging public health issues, resulting from exposure of the airways to cool air or, more properly, resulting from sudden temperature changes. This is part of a wider problem, relating to air quality in indoor environment, such as homes or offices, where people spend more than 90% of their time. In particular, if indoor exposure occurs quickly and without any gradual adaptation to a temperature 2°-3° lower than the external temperature and especially with a 5° difference (avoiding indoor temperature below 24°) and an humidity between 40 and 60%, there is a risk of negative consequences on the respiratory tract and the patient risks to be in a clinical condition characterized by an exacerbation of the respiratory symptoms of his chronic respiratory disease (asthma and COPD) within a few hours or days. Surprisingly, these effects of cold climate remain out of the focus of the media unless spells of unusually cold weather sweep through a local area or unstable weather conditions associated with extremely cold periods of increasing frequency and duration. Moreover, the energy consumed by air conditioning induces an increase of CO2 in atmosphere with increase of global warming. There is a need to better define the consequences of repeated exposure to cold air and the mechanisms by which such exposure could modify airway function and affect the outcomes of patients with pre-existing airway disease. This could help to promote adequate policy and public health actions to face the incoming challenges induced by climate change and global warming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 158 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 13%
Student > Bachelor 19 12%
Researcher 14 9%
Student > Master 14 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 4%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 60 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 19%
Environmental Science 10 6%
Engineering 6 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 3%
Other 33 21%
Unknown 69 44%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 94. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2022.
All research outputs
#352,392
of 21,792,010 outputs
Outputs from Clinical and Translational Allergy
#6
of 635 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,900
of 300,561 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical and Translational Allergy
#1
of 2 outputs
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