Emerg Med J. O’connor et al. Conditions linked to the effects of climatic changes and wind include heart problems, hormonal problems, insanity, restlessness. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;580:550–5. Am J Med Qual. Ac-cording to the World Meteorological Organization (1992), foehn is defined as wind on the lee (downwind) side of a mountain which dries and warms during its down-slope descent [1]. The wind called the Santa Ana here is known as the foehn in Western Europe and the khamsin in the Middle East. 200, 51109, Cologne, Germany, Department of Trauma Surgery, Diakonie-Klinikum Schwäbisch Hall, Diakoniestraße 10, 74523, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, You can also search for this author in This study a For details please see Table 3. Some health effects in weather-afflicted people are similar to those with microbial infections. 3. The caused meteorological effects are dry-adiabatically and wet-adiabatically cooling on the upwind side of elevated terrain and dry-adiabatically heating on the downwind side. On non-foehn days, 61.4% of the patients presented with an ISS of ≥16 (p = 0.41). In this study, we included patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of at least 9 with post-ER admission to ICU or prior to death in the ER from 2013 to 2016. This study analyzes the correlation between a foehn typical circulation and the incidence for suffering a severe trauma. Berko J, Ingram DD, Saha S, Parker JD. Hence, it is difficult to blame the potential physiological effect of foehn winds for the observations of this study. The increase of pediatric admission even accounts for up to 11% [21]. The purpose of this study is to quantify the effects of the foehn wind on this EHT event. This wind breezes down the Rhone valley in Europe. And what about Mr Wechsler, himself? "People get headaches when they hear the Foehn is coming," he says. The mean ISS was 20.2 (9–75) on foehn days vs. 20.3 (9–75) on days without foehn circulation (p = 0.99). Fletcher R. Winter atmospheric ionization in the Chinook area of southern Alberta. The infrastructure for documentation, data management, and data analysis is provided by AUC - Academy for Trauma Surgery (AUC - Akademie der Unfallchirurgie GmbH), a company affiliated to the German Trauma Society. Pape-Kohler CI, Simanski C, Nienaber U, Lefering R. External factors and the incidence of severe trauma: time, date, season and moon. Kals W. Your health, your moods, and the weather, vol. On foehn days, 63.8% were admitted with an ISS of at least 16. 1: Springer; 2013. p. 219–60. However, studies from the United States and Norway present similar results with an increased trauma incidence in summer [24, 25]. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Trauma is still the leading cause of death in people younger than 40 years and one of the ten most common causes of death worldwide [17, 18]. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}It's common to hear people say that weather affects their health. Cookies policy. Schieman et al. Stomp W, Fidler V, ten Duis HJ, Nijsten MW. For example, the influence of different lunar phases is well-investigated. The presence of foehn wind is associated with worsening health conditions. A man said he believed the wind was a challenge, in a positive way, because it "shakes us up a bit". Parsons N, Odumenya M, Edwards A, Lecky F, Pattison G. Modelling the effects of the weather on admissions to UK trauma units: a cross-sectional study. "I think there is a relation between weather and health problems, yes.". Relationship between air pollution, weather, traffic, and traffic-related mortality. This is a retrospective, multicentre observational register study. 1984;289(6460):1789–91. Google Scholar. A detailed analysis of the injury mechanisms in fall and winter months (main proportion of foehn days over the year, Fig. However, it is the foehn's adverse effects that grab the headlines. Wind direction and wind velocity were measured at the weather station on the summit of the Zugspitze. Thus, we excluded lunar phases from our regression analysis. J Emerg Trauma Shock. Google Scholar. Google Scholar. Figure 3 illustrates the presence of foehn wind in dependence of each month. Not all hospitals are required to deliver data to the TraumaRegister DGU®, which could cause a potential selection bias. Data and numerical model For the EHT events, we used observational data from the auto- Yeung et al. In the literature we can find reports discussing health-related changes in response to foehn wind. High temperature leads to an increase of 1.8% of adult trauma admission [15]. Thakur CP, Sharma D. Full moon and crime. Geneva: Secretariat of the Word Meteorological Organization; 1992. AM and SM delivered the meteorological data which was used in this study. For details please see Table 5. A foehn-typical circulation was present on 65 days (4.5%). Epidemiology of injuries: current trends and future challenges. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03572-z, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03572-z. J Trauma. Labels for preparations of aspiri… Coates W, Jehle D, Cottington E. Trauma and the full moon: a waning theory. 2. Open access funding provided by Projekt DEAL. Furthermore, we discovered the opposite influence of winter with less admissions during the cold months (Table 3). Foehn, German Föhn, warm and dry, gusty wind that periodically descends the leeward slopes of nearly all mountains and mountain ranges. An evaluation of the effect of wind speed on trauma admissions and injury severity at a Midwest level I trauma center. With time, the expression “foehn illness” developed as a description of the large variety of symptoms patients referred to during days with foehn winds [2]. "It can blow at speeds of 150km/h, and it is also a very warm wind. Such winds are extremely wet and warm and arrive off the western coast of North America from the southwest. We detected an increased hospital admission on days with a foehn-typical circulation. In this study, the results were quite similar. Especially pediatric subgroups appear to be more sensitive to a rise in temperature compared to adults. PubMed  For a foehn event, a difference of 6 hPa between south and north is needed. The mistral can also have beneficial effects—the moving air can save crops from the spring frost, which can last until the end of April. Sci Total Environ. 1978;39(5):385–92. PubMed Central  The study was conducted in a retrospective design. but it also has an effect on spreading fires, road accidents, human health and animal’s behavior. 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In 1933, first results by Rohden et al. Frederik Greve. Does he feel the effects of the Foehn? With use of our meteorological model the majority of foehn days occurred in fall and winter months. Relationship between weather and seasonal factors and trauma admission volume at a level I trauma center. Naik B, Tung LW, Zhao S, Khattak AJ. For the presence of a foehn event in Southern Bavaria, the air pressure distribution in Europe has to generate a circulation directed from south to north over the Alps. ever recorded in Japan (41.1°C). The years from 2013 to 2016 were analyzed for the presence of foehn winds. Dastoorpoor M, Idani E, Khanjani N, Goudarzi G, Bahrampour A. 2011;28(10):851–5. ", "My personal feeling is you might be more sensitive to variability in (barometric) pressure when you are more stressed.". According to Pape-Köhler et al., 39% of all trauma cases are registered during summer. demonstrated that an increase in wind speed results in a decrease of pediatric trauma patients [15]. On average, 4.3 patients (0–15 patients) were admitted on a daily basis due to a severe trauma. A good example of such a mountain is the Eiger mountain of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. However, the TraumaRegister DGU® conducts audits to ensure high quality standards. We often make a connection between the wind of Foehn and some secondary effects, such as migrains, changes of behaviours, psychosa. I love the Foehn. J Clin Psychiatry. In detail, three criteria have to be met for the presence of foehn winds: The difference in air pressures between weather stations south (Bolzano and Trento, Italy) and north (Munich, Germany) of the Alps was calculated. 1. And a key reason the "snow eater", as this warm alpine wind is sometimes called, is viewed as special is the effect many claim it has on their mood, and their health. An investigation on the population of Munich. Google Scholar. Some health effects in weather-afflicted people are similar to those with microbial infections. Some people do not like very dry winds regardless of their overall thermal effects. Injury. Abe T, Tokuda Y, Ohde S, Ishimatsu S, Nakamura T, Birrer RB. Performing a multivariate regression analysis with the number of daily patients admitted being the primary target value in dependence of spring, summer, fall, Saturdays and presence of foehn winds revealed a significant influence of a foehn-typical circulation on suffering a severe trauma (p = 0.004). Privacy Trauma Netzwerk Oberbayern Nord und Oberbayern Süd [www.google.com/maps]. Emerg Med J. Lin LW, Lin HY, Hsu CY, Rau HH, Chen PL. 1963;7:109–14. Many studies investigated the influence of adverse weather events on the workload of trauma treatment facilities with different levels of impact of the respective conditions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Famous as a word, its overall health effects are less pervasive than the foehn. The influence of meteorological factors on the occurrence of trauma and motor vehicle collisions in Tokyo. It seems unlikely that changes to the atmospheric proportion of positive ions, as caused by wind direction or speed, either directly or indirectly affects SIDS incidence. Of those, 65.1% were male and 34.9% were female. They also observed a 2-fold increased admission for trauma in summer compared to winter. Thermodynamic foehn theory. With the similarities found around the world, winds like the föehn are also linked to migraine, anxiety and upset. The winds have a number of effects including: 1. Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. "Even among scientists we are not all of the same opinion," adds Peter Stucki on Berne University. On days without foehn, 70.2% were of male and 29.8% of female gender. A study by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München found that suicideand accidents increased by 10 percent during foehn winds in Central Europe. There was no funding for this study. Frequency of extreme weather events and increased risk of motor vehicle collision in Maryland. Among mountain climbers, the winds present increased challenges during climbing. What is clear is that the Foehn is regarded not just as special, but with great affection by people in the Alps, despite the negative effects some claim it can have. 6215 patients were enrolled in this study. Furthermore, we demonstrated the influence of foehn winds on health related issues. The issue was recently the subject of an hour-long programme on Swiss radio, during which listeners phoned in to swap symptoms. 2001;51:118–22. 2000;22(1):112–9. The TraumaRegister DGU® of the German Trauma Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, DGU) was founded in 1993. The datasets used and analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. 2006-2010;2014(76):1–15. This applies to both the positive and negative impacts of Föehn winds. For defining a day as characterized by a foehn circulation, both criteria have to be present for at least six hours. 2020;17(8):1-15. By use of a large national dataset, this study aims to systematically analyze if an anticipated increase of the incidence of severe trauma on days with foehn winds is justified. We analyzed patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of at least nine with admission to intensive care units or prior death in the emergency room. Amiel M. Geography of health. Trauma Mon. Statistical testing was performed using SPSS Software by IBM (New York, USA). Ac-cording to the World Meteorological Organization (1992), foehn is defined as wind on the lee (downwind) side of a mountain which dries and warms during its down-slope descent [1]. A year's trauma admissions and the effect of the weather. The incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) exhibits environmental temperature seasonality and various day effects but was unaffected by föhn winds. statement and Article  For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn. The TraumaRegister DGU® aims to include severely injured patients, which might explain the slightly higher percentage of patients presenting with an ISS ≥ 16 in both groups. Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. This results in a warm, dry wind with very good visibility on the downwind side of the mountains [2]. Leipzig: Geest und Portig; 1948. Bavaria is a typical Southern German foehn region. 2). "You have an incredible view, you can see for miles and miles and miles," says Berne resident Katja Maeder Zuercher. They were not able to detect any connection between wind speed, ISS, trauma admissions, Glasgow Coma Scale and length of hospital stay [36]. The effect of foehn winds on health is described in several studies. RL and FG conducted the analysis of the data derived from the TraumaRegister DGU®. 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The data used by Pape-Köhler et al. "Others - they have hurricanes, they have cyclones. When you add in strong winds, this lifts the air over high ground. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. MZ/FVM/PB assisted in the literature search and critical revisions of the manuscript for important intellectual content. CAS  The mistral. Foehn winds are not directly measured by German weather stations. A younger patient age and an increased hospital admission during the night substantiate this theory [27, 28]. The aim of this multicenter database is a pseudo-anonymized and standardized documentation of severely injured patients. 2010;99(4):235–9. For the first time, we were able to demonstrate that the presence of a foehn-typical circulation potentially increases trauma-induced hospital admission. Weather impacts on single-vehicle truck crash injury severity. Because there is no direct registration of foehn winds in Germany, a model had to be calculated from the standardized measured data which approximates the characteristics of foehn-typical circulation. 2016;58:57–65. Effects Winds of this type are called "snow-eaters" for their ability to make snow melt or sublimate rapidly. In line with other studies, we expect increased free time activity and so called disco journeys on Saturdays to be responsible for these results [22, 26]. A foehn wind is an important factor in the occurrence of many extreme high-temperature events in geographically complex regions. The general influence of a nature phenomenon on health conditions might be considered critically as people tend to correlate many different symptoms with the presence of weather events. derived from a different time period from the same register which was used for this study. Department of Trauma Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaninger Straße 22, 81675, Munich, Germany, Frederik Greve, Karl-Georg Kanz, Michael Zyskowski, Francesca von Matthey, Peter Biberthaler & Stefan Huber-Wagner, Research Centre Human Biometeorology, German Meteorological Service, Stefan-Maier-Straße 4, 79104, Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Health, IFOM – Institute for Research in Operative Medicine, University Witten/Herdecke, Ostmerheimer Str. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. Many, for example, claim that joint pain, the increased twinge of an arthritic knee perhaps, is a sure sign that cold wet weather is on the way. The Foehn Effect also may be associated with mountain wave activity. The Top 10 causes of death [http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/the-top-10-causes-of-death]. For details on the foehn theory, please see Fig. However, Parsons et al. Due to the health-related aspects, we hypothesized that the presence of foehn winds might affect the possibility of suffering severe trauma. A logistic regression analysis with the number of daily admitted trauma patients as the primary target value was performed in dependence of foehn winds. During its descent, the air warms proportionally by 1 °C per 100 m. This results in a warm dry wind on the northern side of the Alps with a clear vision without clouds. Lieber AL. 2015;46(9):1814–20. The mean ISS was 20.2 (9–75). Article  They can cause the rapid spread of wildfire. Organization WM. John Hammond explains the Foehn effect High humidity air is created within this zone. Conducting a multivariate regression analysis, we were able to identify an independent impact of a foehn-typical circulation on daily trauma admissions. Every weather is fine for me.". were able to exclude an effect of foehn days on the number of notifications of illness in the Munich population over a period of 3 months in the 1970s [38]. Epidemiol Rev. Studies revealed higher aggressiveness, less sleep, increased crime rate and higher numbers of homicides during full moon [29,30,31]. The effect of foehn winds on hospital admissions was similar to the impact of Saturdays, spring, summer and fall. The present study is in line with the publication guidelines of the TraumaRegister DGU® and registered as TR-DGU project ID 2014–024. Background: Foehn describes a wind which occurs in areas with close proximity to mountains. In the following decades, many diffuse symptoms potentially related to foehn winds were added, including insomnia, nausea, arthritis, general joint pain, wound pain, paraesthesia, weakness, circulation disorders, breathing difficulties, anxiety, nightmares and increased suicides and accidents [4,5,6,7,8]. 1. Strong and gusrty winds themselves may cause unpleasantness by disrupting clothing and hair, making walking difficult or carrying grit and other objects into the air (Arens and Ballanti, 1977). As well as creating a warmer climate, these dry winds can increase the potential for wild fires during the summer months which may affect flying operations. Egol KA, Tolisano AM, Spratt KF, Koval KJ. As for health effects of turbines, light flicker is an issue. It has been reported that 30 percent of the population becomes ill with migraine, nausea, vomiting, irritability, dimness of vision, respiratory symptoms and other effects… PubMed Central  1950;17(3–4):104–11. 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Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine, The vehicle that got a village smiling. Article  A wind directed from south to north (between 110° and 250°) and a mean wind velocity of at least 12 m/s are required for the generation of a foehn situation. However, the role of the foehn wind on the event has not yet been investigated. Article  Posse P. Effect of the weather on morbidity dynamics in a large city. Foehn describes a wind which occurs in areas with close proximity to mountains. We love the wildness; we love the natural force of the wind. Ali AM, Willett K. What is the effect of the weather on trauma workload? The daily admitted number of patients was the highest in July (5.7) and the lowest in January (3.1). An article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on March 12, 1988 makes reference to a 1983 Austrian study in which 2,400 of 3,000 subjects with wind-related malaise had above-normal blood sedimentation rates. As an additional limitation, this study used a register for data analysis. The first descriptive studies addressing the health aspects of foehn winds go back to the early twentieth century. Dry adiabatic warming: Due to its higher density, the cool air descends after passing the crest. In fact, not only does the foehn have an impact on air quality, temperature, melting of snow, etc. Maciejczak A, Guzik A, Wolan-Nieroda A, Wójcik M, Pop T. Impact of Foehn Wind and Related Environmental Variables on the Incidence of Cardiac Events. PubMed  Potential reasons include higher injury rates due to impacted well-being with influence on driving conditions, sports behavior, or higher suicide rates. PubMed  However, the results are divergent. OBJECTIVES: Preterm births (PTBs) represent significant health risks, and several studies have found associations between high outdoor temperatures and PTB. Hence we cannot guarantee for the data delivered by the participating hospitals. A systematic review of the literature. By using this website, you agree to our In a next step, we calculated the influence on hospital admission of the season, day of the week and foehn circulation. Article  Roosli M, Juni P, Braun-Fahrlander C, Brinkhof MW, Low N, Egger M. Sleepless night, the moon is bright: longitudinal study of lunar phase and sleep. ", .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Republicans seek delay 'to give Trump fair trial'. It is, alpine communities insist, a very special wind, with very special properties. Bad weather conditions in winter do not seem to influence the overall daily trauma load. Documentation includes detailed information on demographics, injury pattern, comorbidities, pre- and in-hospital management, course on ICU, relevant laboratory findings including data on transfusion and the outcome of each individual. 2011;4(2):178–83. Ovadia P, Szewczyk D, Walker K, Abdullah F, Schmidt-Gillespie S, Rabinovici R. Admission patterns of an urban level I trauma center. However, these theories that are often perceived to be ludicrous are yet subjects of seriously conducted studies. Read about our approach to external linking. The level of significance was set at p = < 0.05. Traffic and accident statistics (ADAC) [http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/ratgeber-verkehr/statistiken/default.aspx]. Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. The patients were treated in 37 hospitals in Southern Bavaria as a typical foehn wind region (Fig. This study is the first to investigate the influence of foehn winds on the possibility of suffering a severe trauma. Catchment area of the participating hospitals in Southern Bavaria [19]. Correspondence to We estimated both the total and natural direct effects (independent of particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide air pollutants) of the prior 2-day mean apparent temperature (AT) on PTB. Tuesday was the day with the lowest number of injury-related hospital admissions (on average 3.9 daily admitted patients). Keywords: Foehn wind, Trauma, Polytrauma, Foehn wind Bavaria, TraumaRegister DGU® Background Foehn describes a very strong, warm and dry wind. In other words, it blew no good. "Foehn" is the last word in A Nest of Ninnies , a 1969 novel by John Ashbery and James Schuyler . One woman described feeling low, and having a headache when the Foehn was building up, but then being full of energy when it finally started blowing. Injury. With higher temperatures during summer, trauma load is expected to be higher. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated in a credit line to the data. Soreide K. Temporal patterns of death after trauma: evaluation of circadian, diurnal, periodical and seasonal trends in 260 fatal injuries. Background: Foehn describes a wind which occurs in areas with close proximity to mountains. In July, the trauma load is the highest at 10% [22]. In the middle of winter, we can see temperatures of 20 degrees centigrade in the Foehn valleys.". The multivariate regression analysis revealed a daily increase of 0.87 individuals (p = 0.004; 95% CI 0.23–1.47) on foehn days. Cities of the 37 included hospitals: Hausham, Bad Tölz, Murnau, Munich (12 hospitals), Dachau, Schongau, Weilheim, Augsburg, Freising, Fürstenfeldbruck, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Erding, Landsberg am Lech, Starnberg, Traunstein, Altötting, Bad Reichenhall, Ebersberg, Wertingen, Wolfratshausen, Kaufbeuren, Bad Aibling, Prien, Rosenheim, Bobingen. A multivariate regression analysis was performed. Cite this article. On Tuesdays, the number of daily admitted patients was the lowest (3.9 patients). For more details, please see Table 1. The purpose of this study is to quantify the effects of the foehn wind on this EHT event. Injury. Am Surg. 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