World Congress of Brachytherapy 2021


May 06-08, 2021 Online Congress
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PO-225 Automatic reporting of vaginal dose poin.. Jose Chimeno .. .. Poster: Physics.. - -
PO-226 3-D Printed modified S-Tube for treatmen.. Monique Du Toit .. C J van Reenen,C J Trauernicht.. Poster: Physics.. - -
PO-227 Verification measurements for brachyther.. Rachael Wilks .. Scott Crowe, Tanya Kairn, Samu.. Poster: Physics.. - -
PO-228 Inverse versus forward optimisation meth.. Georgina Frhlich .. Geszti Gyula, Vízkeleti Júlia,.. Poster: Physics.. - -
PO-229 Towards informed and digitized HDR brach.. Saad Aldelaijan .. Marjan Khosravi, Yasser Khouj,.. Poster: Physics.. - -
PO-230 Subdomains of erectile and urinary funct.. Max Peters .. M.J. van Son, M.A. Moerland, L.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-231 Using PSA Kinetics to Predict 5-yr Bioch.. Thomas Mcmullan .. .. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-233 A multi-protocol validation study of aut.. Anton Bouter .. Tanja Alderliesten, Bradley R... Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-234 Feasibility in using a nomogram as an in.. Paula Monasor Denia .. SILVIA RODRÍGUEZ VILLALBA, JO.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-235 HDR Prostate Brachytherapy Is 20 needle.. Jennifer Wilson .. .. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-236 HDR monotherapy for low and intermediate.. Vitaly Biryukov .. .. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-237 HDR monotherapy (2 fractions/13,5 Gy) in.. Silvia Rodriguez Villalba .. Monasor Denia, P1., Richart Sa.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-238 LDR-HDR boost in patients with intermedi.. Silvia Rodriguez Villalba .. Monasor Denia, P1., Richart Sa.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-239 20 Gy HDR brachytherapy as monotherapy f.. Verónica González-Vidal .. Luis Larrea, Paola Antonini, E.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-241 Eligibility criteria according to EAU-ES.. Sophie Robin .. Sylvie Chabaud, Anne-Agathe Se.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-242 Treatment outcomes and toxicity in patie.. Pavol Lukacko .. Molnarova Alzbeta, Obsitnik Br.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-243 HDR brachytherapy as monotherapy or a bo.. Sergey Novikov .. .. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-244 HDR brachytherapy monotherapy with 2 x 1.. Miranda Christianen .. .. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-245 HDR Monotherapy/LDR-EBRT/HDR-EBRT in pat.. Silvia Rodriguez Villalba .. Monasor Denia, P1., Richart Sa.. Poster: Prostate.. - -
PO-247 Prostate HDR boost: urethra V110 constra.. Ileana Iftimia .. Howard Hsu, MD; Per Halvorsen,.. Poster: Prostate.. - -

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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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