WFH 2018 World Congress


20-24 May 2018 Glasgow
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WP-175 Nurse-led service development to create .. Sarah Pool .. .. Self-infusion and home treatment.. - -
MP-175 Influence of health care professionals o.. Tiago Marques .. Natan Monsores; Jussara Almeid.. Quality of life.. - -
MP-176 Quality of Life in Adults with Hemophili.. Claudia Sossa .. .. Quality of life.. - -
WP-176 Achievement of home treatment after been.. Laura Villarreal Martínez .. .. Self-infusion and home treatment.. - -
WP-177 A pilot program to improve sexual health.. Ann Marie Stain .. .. Sexuality and bleeding disorders.. - -
TP-177 The Female Factors: womens resources as .. Suzanne OCallaghan .. Sharon Caris.. Women and bleeding disorders.. - -
MP-177 Severe Hemophilia A. Two brothers lifeti.. Manuel Fernandez .. Antonio Fernandez AlcarazMaría.. Quality of life.. - -
WMP-178 Patients priorities for enhancing access.. Neale Smith .. .. Social media and electronic communicatio.. - -
WP-179 Improvement in Reporting of Bleeds and I.. Chiew Ying Lim .. .. Social media and electronic communicatio.. - -
MP-179 HERO in Canada: The impact of the Canadi.. Ann Marie Stain .. .. Quality of life.. - -
MP-180 Feasibility Study on the Psychometric An.. Aji Nair .. Ian Jacob, Tom Burke, George M.. Quality of life.. - -
TP-180 Women with All Bleeding Disorder Require.. Janet Brewer .. .. Women and bleeding disorders.. - -
TP-181 Understanding and finding symptomatic un.. Kate Nammacher .. Corinne Khatchadourian, Dawn R.. Women and bleeding disorders.. - -
WP-181 Sports Participation in Adult Haemophili.. Olav Versloot .. E. Berntorp, P. Petrini, R. Lj.. Sports and bleeding disorders.. - -
MP-181 Health-related quality of life in childr.. Yasuko Furuichi .. Koji Yada, Satoko Nezu, Norio .. Quality of life.. - -
MP-182 Daily activity and health related QOL (H.. Toshiya Kuchii .. .. Quality of life.. - -
TP-182 Womens Booth at WFH 2016 World Congress.. Brittany Zellner .. Cheryl DAmbrosio.. Women and bleeding disorders.. - -
TP-183 HFNZ Womens Experiences of Menstruation.. Phil Constable .. .. Women and bleeding disorders.. - -
WP-183 Quadriceps hematoma in mild hemophilia a.. Hadeel Mohammad .. .. Sports and bleeding disorders.. - -
MP-183 Review of the Canadian Hemophilia Outcom.. Koyo Usuba .. Please use following author in.. Quality of life.. - -
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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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