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Jouneau S.,University of Rennes 2 - Upper Brittany | Jouneau S.,University of Rennes 1 | Pinault M.,University of Rennes 1 | Gouyet T.,University of Rennes 1 | And 40 more authors.
Revue des Maladies Respiratoires | Year: 2015

Introduction.- The AIRBAg study screens for bronchial obstruction in dairy farmers. We present the preliminary results after one year. Methods.- A prospective screening study based on questionnaires and electronic mini- spirometry Néo-6®) that includes a representative sample of dairy farmers from the departments of Morbihan and Île-et-Vilaine in Brittany. The dairy farmers had an occupational medicine appointment and, if they demonstrated at least one marker of possible bronchial obstruction (chronic cough, chronic bronchitis, dyspnoea, wheezing, FEV1/FEV6 < 0.8), they were referred to a pulmonologist. The data we present here were extracted from the occupational medicine appointments because the pulmonologists' appointments are still running. Results.- Among the 277 dairy farmers included, 125 (45%) demonstrated "possible bron- chial obstruction". The total score of the CAT questionnaire was higher in these farmers (9.1 ± 6.2 versus 5.8 ± 4.0; P < 0.0001). In multivariate analysis markers of "possible bronchial obstruction" were eczema, manual foddering and duration of mechanical straw litter spreading. Conclusion.- Occupational medicine appointments identified markers of "possible bronchial obstruction". We will have the complete results from AIRBAg study in 2015. © 2014 SPLF. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. Source

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