Aspergillosis Patients Meeting Christmas Quiz December 2012

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The annual Christmas Quiz for aspergillosis patients & carers held to win the David Macintyre Memorial Trophy

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Aspergillosis Patients Meeting Christmas Quiz December 2012

  1. 1. Support Meeting for Aspergillosis Patients LED BY GRAHAM ATHERTON SUPPORTED BY GEORGINA POWELL, DEBBIE KENNEDY & DEBORAH HAWKER NAC CENTRE MANAGER CHRIS HARRIS CHRISTMAS QUIZ NATIONAL ASPERGILLOSIS CENTRE UHSM MANCHESTERFungal Research Trust
  2. 2. Christmas Quiz - People1. What has Chris Hoy, Kylie and Centre Manager Chris Harris got in common? • They are on similar salaries? • They all like ‘Spinning Around’? • None of them can sing
  3. 3. Christmas Quiz - People2. We all know who is the most senior, but who lives the highest above sea level? • Graham • Prof Denning • Georgina • Debbie
  4. 4. Christmas Quiz - People3. What is thought to be the derivation of the surname‘Hawker’ • It is an occupational name for someone who breeds & trains hawks (appropriately birds who commonly get aspergillosis) • It is an occupational name for someone who sell goods in street markets(peddler, costermonger) • It is an occupational name for someone who plays American football for the Altanta Hawks
  5. 5. Christmas Quiz - People4. Debbie Kennedy is a distant relative of the famousKennedy family in the US?• True• False• Maybe
  6. 6. Christmas Quiz - People5. Graham’s family name is Clare (not Atherton).Where is this name thought to originate from? • County Clare, Ireland • Richard fitz Gilbert ((de Clare) colleague of William the Conquerer) • Clare village, Suffolk
  7. 7. Christmas Quiz - History6. Where was the first recorded description of aninvasive aspergillosis in an immunocompromisedpatient made? • California, USA • Gloucester, UK • Pasteur Institute, France
  8. 8. Christmas Quiz - History7. When did the first recorded description of anaspergilloma (fungal ball) take place? • 1862 • 1905 • 1938
  9. 9. Christmas Quiz - History8. In which year was the first patient treated withvoriconazole for aspergillosis and where? • 1995, Manchester • 1996, London • 1997, Brussels
  10. 10. Christmas Quiz - History9. When and to whom was the first known successfuloperation on an aspergillosis patient? • WWII, Downed fighter pilot • 1898, Soldier in the Boer War • 1790, Soldier of the French Revolution
  11. 11. Christmas Quiz - History10. Prior to around 1900 fungi were thought to be • Plants • Animals • Algae
  12. 12. Christmas Quiz - Talks11. Creative writing. The group all contributed to apoem that was written by Caroline Hawkridge anddistributed in the clinic, What was the poem about?• Hospital• Car park• Contrasting experiences of doctors and patients
  13. 13. Christmas Quiz - Talks12. Ann Haylett gave us a talk on photosensitivity.What makes aspergillosis patients sensitive to the sun• Aspergillus increases sensitivity to the sun• Long term steroid treatment thins the skin• Voriconazole can make us sensitive to sunshine
  14. 14. Christmas Quiz - Talks13. Marie Kirwan gave us a talk on refining diagnostictechniques for aspergillosis. She found that the RT-PCR technique might have benefits – what were these?• Non-invasive sampling• Quick to get result• Result seemed as accurate as more invasivetechniques• All of the above
  15. 15. Christmas Quiz - Talks14. William Kidd gave us a talk on the importance ofkeeping damp from our homes by using adequateventilation. What did he say was the main contributorto excess moisture in the air in the home?• Cooking• Bathing & showering• Drying laundry on radiators• Breathing
  16. 16. Christmas Quiz - Talks15. Cheryl Pearse talked about strategies to stopsmoking. How many chemical were known to be incigarette smoke & how many were cancer causing?• 100/1• 1000/20• 4000/70• 9000/100
  17. 17. Christmas Quiz - Talks16. Livingstone Chishimba held a Question & Answersession in May. When considering whether or not togive a patients a certain medication what didLivingstone say was one of the most importantconsiderations?• Risk/Benefit ratio must be weighed• Age of the patient• Quality of Life score
  18. 18. Christmas Quiz - Talks17. Graham Atherton gave a talk on the latest advancesin research that might help aspergillosis patients. Thisphoto was shown, what is it? A biopsy showing Aspergillus growing Rat lung being regenerated using stem cells Human lungs being cleaned prior to transplant
  19. 19. Christmas Quiz - Talks18. Dr Paul Bowyer (Senior lab scientist) told us aboutthe latest advances in research we are carrying out atthe National Aspergillosis Centre. He gave some greatnews that we have a strong suggestion that all CPA andABPA patients do not express a particular gene. Was it a-lectin b-lectin c-lectin d-lectin
  20. 20. Christmas Quiz - Talks19. Dr Libby Ratcliffe talked about aches & pains. Didshe have a survival manual to give us? Yes of course No it is a very complicated subject
  21. 21. Christmas Quiz - Talks20. Malcolm Richardson talked about ‘EverydayMoulds’. He mentioned an outbreak of fungalmeningitis in the US which is currently ongoing. Wasthis caused by: Mouldy washing machine seals Construction work outside of hospitals Contaminated injectable steroid solution Compost heaps
  22. 22. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis21. What is thought to be a major source of aspergillusspores in the home at Christmas? Christmas tree Christmas pudding Christmas crackers
  23. 23. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis22. What is thought to possibly be a major source ofantifungal resistant aspergillus spores in ourenvironment?We give out too many antifungals to patientsDamp homes produce resistant sporesLarge scale use of azoles as pesticides by farmers
  24. 24. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis23. Why is it important to look out for interactionsbetween medications?We might be able to save moneySide effects could be worsened by interactionsSome drugs won’t dissolve properly if mixedtogether
  25. 25. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis24. Why do we have to regularly check your antifungallevels using blood testsIt is the only way to know you are getting the rightdoseWe get paid for doing them – the more the betterOur nurses need regular practice at taking blood
  26. 26. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis25. What should you be doing over Christmas for yourhealth?Eat plenty of turkey, sprouts & exerciseAfterwards put your feet up and watch TVKeep warm and sleep wellAll of these – its Christmas!Celebrate the end of the world not happening today!
  27. 27. Answers
  28. 28. Christmas Quiz - People1. What has Chris Hoy, Kylie and Centre ManagerChris Harris got in common? • They are on similar salaries? • They all like ‘Spinning Around’? • None of them can sing
  29. 29. Christmas Quiz - People2. We all know who is the most senior, but who livesthe highest above sea level? • Graham • Prof Denning • Georgina • Debbie
  30. 30. Christmas Quiz - People3. What is thought to be the derivation of the surname‘Hawker’ • It is an occupational name for someone who breeds & trains hawks (appropriately birds who commonly get aspergillosis) • It is an occupational name for someone who sell goods in street markets(peddler, costermonger) • It is an occupational name for someone who plays American football for the Altanta Hawks
  31. 31. Christmas Quiz - People4. Debbie Kennedy is a distant relative of the famousKennedy family in the US? • True • False • Maybe
  32. 32. Christmas Quiz - People5. Graham’s family name is Clare (not Atherton).Where is this name thought to originate from? • County Clare, Ireland • Richard fitz Gilbert ((de Clare) colleague of William the Conquerer) • Clare village, Suffolk
  33. 33. Christmas Quiz - History6. Where was the first recorded description of aninvasive aspergillosis in an immunocompromisedpatient made? • California, USA • Gloucester, UK (NE Rankin) • Pasteur Institute, France
  34. 34. Christmas Quiz - History7. When did the first recorded description of anaspergilloma (fungal ball) take place? • 1862 • 1905 • 1938
  35. 35. Christmas Quiz - History8. In which year was the first patient treated withvoriconazole for aspergillosis and where? • 1995, Manchester • 1996, London • 1997, Brussels
  36. 36. Christmas Quiz - History9. When and to whom was the first known successfuloperation on an aspergillosis patient? • WWII, Downed fighter pilot • 1898, Soldier in the Boer War • 1790, Soldier of the French Revolution
  37. 37. Christmas Quiz - History10. Prior to around 1900 fungi were thought to be • Plants • Animals • Algae
  38. 38. Christmas Quiz - Talks11. Creative writing. The group all contributed to apoem that was written by Caroline Hawkridge anddistributed in the clinic, What was the poem about?• Hospital• Car park• Contrasting experiences of doctors and patients
  39. 39. Christmas Quiz - Talks12. Ann Haylett gave us a talk on photosensitivity.What makes aspergillosis patients sensitive to the sun• Aspergillus increases sensitivity to the sun• Long term steroid treatment thins the skin• Voriconazole can make us sensitive to sunshine
  40. 40. Christmas Quiz - Talks13. Marie Kirwan gave us a talk on refining diagnostictechniques for aspergillosis. She found that the RT-PCR technique might have benefits – what were these?• Non-invasive sampling• Quick to get result• Result seemed as accurate as more invasivetechniques• All of the above
  41. 41. Christmas Quiz - Talks14. William Kidd gave us a talk on the importance ofkeeping damp from our homes by using adequateventilation. What did he say was the main contributorto excess moisture in the air in the home?• Cooking• Bathing & showering• Drying laundry on radiators• Breathing
  42. 42. Christmas Quiz - Talks15. Cheryl Pearse talked about strategies to stopsmoking. How many chemical were known to be incigarette smoke & how many were cancer causing?• 100/1• 1000/20• 4000/70• 9000/100
  43. 43. Christmas Quiz - Talks16. Livingstone Chishimba held a Question & Answersession in May. When considering whether or not togive a patients a certain medication what didLivingstone say was one of the most importantconsiderations?• Risk/Benefit ratio must be weighed• Age of the patient• Quality of Life score
  44. 44. Christmas Quiz - Talks17. Graham Atherton gave a talk on the latest advancesin research that might help aspergillosis patients. Thisphoto was shown, what is it?1. A biopsy showing Aspergillus growing2. Rat lung being regenerated using stem cells3. Human lungs being cleaned prior to transplant
  45. 45. Christmas Quiz - Talks18. Dr Paul Bowyer (Senior lab scientist) told us aboutthe latest advances in research we are carrying out atthe National Aspergillosis Centre. He gave some greatnews that we have a strong suggestion that all CPA andABPA patients do not express a particular gene. Was it a-lectin b-lectin c-lectin d-lectin
  46. 46. Christmas Quiz - Talks19. Dr Libby Ratcliffe talked about aches & pains. Didshe have a survival manual to give us? Yes of course No it is a very complicated subject
  47. 47. Christmas Quiz - Talks20. Malcolm Richardson talked about ‘EverydayMoulds’. He mentioned an outbreak of fungalmeningitis in the US which is currently ongoing. Wasthis caused by: Mouldy washing machine seals Construction work outside of hospitals Contaminated injectable steroid solution Compost heaps
  48. 48. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis21. What is thought to be a major source of aspergillusspores in the home at Christmas? Christmas tree Christmas pudding Christmas crackers
  49. 49. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis22. What is thought to possibly be a major source ofantifungal resistant aspergillus spores in ourenvironment?We give out too many antifungals to patientsDamp homes produce resistant sporesLarge scale use of azoles as pesticides by farmers
  50. 50. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis23. Why is it important to look out for interactionsbetween medications?We might be able to save moneySide effects could be worsened by interactionsSome drugs won’t dissolve properly if mixedtogether
  51. 51. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis24. Why do we have to regularly check your antifungallevels using blood testsIt is the only way to know you are getting the rightdoseWe get paid for doing themOur nurses need regular practice at taking blood
  52. 52. Christmas Quiz - Aspergillosis25. What should you be doing over Christmas for yourhealth?Eat plenty of turkey, sprouts & exercisePut your feet up and watch TV all dayKeep warmAll of these – its Christmas!
  53. 53. The Staff Aspergi you a Christ
  54. 54. Thank You“The best chance we have of beating this illness is to work together” Living with it, Working with it, Treating it Fungal Infection Trust

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