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TP-53 Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthropla.. heidi lane .. Patricia Tobase, Azfar-E-Alam .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
TP-54 Bilateral, Simultaneous Total Knee Repla.. Shashikant Apte .. H Balar, Mahadeva B.C, Patel D.. Orthopedic issues.. - -
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TP-56 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging of Hemophilic Art.. Tsung-Ying Li .. .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
TP-57 Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Lesion in.. Maria Eulalia Landro .. .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
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WP-58 Screening of Bleeding Disorders in Schoo.. Nongnuch Sirachainan .. .. Pediatric hemostasis.. - -
TP-58 Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior Ankle.. Horacio caviglia .. .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
TP-59 Total bilateral knee replacement in sev.. Horacio caviglia .. .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
MP-59 Agreement between a chromogenic modified.. Ali Sadeghi-Khomami .. Marc BoylanDavid C. ChenJoanne.. Inhibitors, management of.. - -
MP-60 Determinants involved in the development.. Jorge Machado-Alba .. Laura Alejandra Chica-Quintero.. Inhibitors, management of.. - -
TP-60 Application of Botulinum toxin type A fo.. Carla Daffunchio .. .. Orthopedic issues.. - -
WP-60 A Tale of Two Cities - Comparison of Per.. JOYCE CHING MEI LAM .. .. Pediatric hemostasis.. - -
MP-61 Prevalence of FVIII Inhibitors in Cases .. Sanya Arshad .. Namrata P Awasthi, Anshima Sin.. Inhibitors, management of.. - -
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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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