WORLD FEDERATION OF HEMOPHILIA

WFH 2012 World Congress

 

8-12 July, 2012 Paris, FRANCE
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WORLD FEDERATION OF HEMOPHILIA

WFH 2012 World Congress

 

8-12 July, 2012 Paris, FRANCE
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Mo-0 Registry of Clotting Factor Concentrates.. Mark Brooker .. .. Databases & Registries.. - -
We-1 Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease or .. M. CEM AR .. Ayse Salihoglu, Sevil Sadri, A.. Ageing.. - -
Mo-2 Patterns of bleeding, comorbidities and .. Gabriella Gamba .. Lodo F. Ghidelli N. Zane F. Mo.. Acquired Hemophilia.. - -
We-2 Carotid endarterectomy in two persons wi.. Louise Bowles .. Thynn Thynn Yee.. Ageing.. - -
We-3 DESCRIBING OCCURRENCE OF CORONARY EVENTS.. Antonio Coppola .. .. Ageing.. - -
Mo-3 Acquired hemophilia - clinical course an.. Denisa Jankovicova .. A. Morongova, T. Prigancova, A.. Acquired Hemophilia.. - -
LB-4 Trends in invasive orthopedic interventi.. Patricia Tobase .. Heidi Lane, Azfar-Alam Siddiqi.. Late breaking abstract.. - -
Mo-4 ACQUIRED HAEMOPHILIA AT CHRIS HANI BARAG.. MOOSA PATEL .. VINITHA PHILIP AND ATUL LAKHA.. Acquired Hemophilia.. - -
Tu-4 INTEGRATING AGEING WITH A BLEEDING DISOR.. Clare Cecchini .. David Page.. Capacity Building.. - -
We-5 Cataract surgery in haemophilia.. Eveline Mauser-Bunschoten .. Bijlsma, Roosendaal, Schutgens.. Ageing.. - -
We-6 Ageing and quality of life in persons wi.. Marko Marinic .. Silva Zupancic-SalekZrinko Sal.. Ageing.. - -
Tu-6 THE IMPORTANCE OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPR.. Glbahar Keskin .. .. Capacity Building.. - -
Mo-7 HIGH DOSE OF FVIII CONCENTRATE AS FIRST.. Ezio Zanon .. .. Acquired Hemophilia.. - -
We-7 Nursing the aging haemophiliac:Cardiovas.. Cathy Mumby .. .. Ageing.. - -
Tu-7 A Recruitment Plan for Volunteers.. Nuala McAuley .. Fiona Brennan, Brian OMahony.. Capacity Building.. - -
Tu-8 Canadian Hemophilia Society Involvement .. David Page .. T Alloway, D Bissonnette, S Cr.. Capacity Building.. - -
We-8 Newly emerging problems among aging pati.. Azusa Nagao .. .. Ageing.. - -
We-9 The Elderly Hemophilia Population - A No.. Zygmunt Gruszka .. others from the Hemophilia Soc.. Ageing.. - -
We-10 Patterns of gastrointestinal hemorrhage .. ajmi naourez .. .. Clinical Aspects.. - -
We-11 The medical and economic burden of mild .. Christoph Bidlingmaier .. Susanne KnorrVeit GroteMartin .. Clinical Aspects.. - -
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Thunderstorm-related asthma in patients sensitised to olea europaea pollen: twenty emergency department visits for asthmatic symptoms in one single day Losappio, Laura1; Heffler, Enrico2; Falco, Antonio1; Contento, Francesco1; Cannito, Cosimo1; Rolla, Giovanni2 1"Dimiccoli" Hospital, Emergency Department, Barletta, Italy; 2University of Torino - AO Mauriziano "Umberto I", Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Torino, Italy

Background: Associations between thunderstorm and asthma morbidity have been reported in several countries. Common to all epidemics of thunderstorm-related asthma is a significant increase in atmospheric allergen load during and immediately after a thunderstorm. Sensitization to Alternaria species or to grass and parietaria pollens has been suggested to play a key role in thunderstorm-related asthma. The only reported event of thunderstorm-related asthma in Mediterranean area was attributed to sensitization to parietaria pollen.

Method: here we describe a series of 20 patients who presented to Emergency Department in Barletta (94,000 inhabitants), Puglia (Italy) for sudden and severe asthmatic symptoms between May 27th and 28th 2010 (from15:36 to 5:02), immediately after a violent thunderstorm which occurred following a very hot morning (mean temperature: 29°C). All the patients have been subsequently visited by an allergist and underwent allergological work-up which included skin prick tests and a careful clinical history. Local pollen counts were available.

Result: Between May 10th and June 10th 2010, 86 Emergency Department asthma visits were recorded, 20 of them during the study day. Patients' mean age was 44.25 +/- 18.5 years (range: 9-81), 8/20 females, 2 smokers, 16 with a previous history of known respiratory allergy. Only two patients regularly took anti-asthma drugs. All 20 patients were sensitized to Olea europaea pollen, 7 of whom were monosensitized. Ten patients were sensitized to grass, 7 to parietaria, 5 to compositae, 5 to cypress, 5 to house dust mites, 3 to dog and 1 to cat danders. No patient was sensitized to Alternaria. Mean pollen count was 17 granules/m3 for Olea europaea, 6 granules/m3 for grass pollen.

Conclusion: This is, in our knowledge, the second epidemic of thunderstorm related asthma described in Mediterranean area and the first one in which sensitization to Olea europaea played a key-role. In conclusion, our report indicates that thunderstorm asthma may involve different allergens (not only fungal spores and grass or parietaria pollen) in different geographic areas, depending on the seasonality of thunderstorms and allergenic pollen.

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