62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology


3-5 April 2022 Manchester
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62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology


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PO-14 Audit outcomes of the Referral Pathway f.. Medhavi Ratnayake .. Mohsin Kamal, Jack Parry-Jones.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-14 Haematology SpR Patient Safety Lead: A v.. Michelle Melly .. Sona Vora.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-15 Thrombocytopenia in COVID-19 patients on.. Can Jones .. .. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
PO-15 Choose your own story: combining interac.. Sophie Holmes .. .. Education & professional.. - -
PO-16 Under or delayed transfusion: Risk facto.. Jennifer Davies .. Please note that I (Dr Shruthi.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-16 Dasatinib Related Pleural Effusions: Rea.. Wing Yee Chris Sin .. Sandra Hassan, Shoshana Burke.. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
EP-17 Adherence to national guidelines for pat.. Wayne Thomas .. .. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
PO-17 Reducing Unnecessary Blood Tests on a Ha.. Lee Grimes .. Bethany BarracloughRuiyang Yan.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-18 PERFORMANCE OF SOME HAEMATOLOGICAL MARKE.. Theresa Nwagha .. Dr Helen C okoye, Dr Samuel Ob.. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
PO-18 A multidisciplinary approach to improvem.. Kiri Dixon .. Rebecca HallamTracey ArthurLau.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-19 Prevalence and clinicopathological featu.. Khaliqur Rahman .. .. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
PO-19 Home transfusions balancing safety with.. Jennifer Davies .. Just to let you know that I (D.. Education & professional.. - -
PO-20 Endocrine Complications in Patients with.. Maab Ibrahim .. M. IBRAHIM 1, M. ADU-BAAH 2, K.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-20 IMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA: BE ALWAYS AWARE.. Paula Melero Valentín .. P. Melero Valentín, E. Fernád.. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
EP-21 Platelets Indices as Diagnostic Markers .. Rabea Saeed .. Sahar ElbagerAmar A. Dowd .. General Haematology including ITP & Myel.. - -
PO-21 The Haematology Taster Day Inspiring th.. Julia Wolf .. Rachel Peck, Michelle Melly.. Education & professional.. - -
PO-22 Strangers in a foreign land: Foundation .. Alessandra Lepori .. Navdeep Bual.. Education & professional.. - -
EP-22 Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia on HbA1.. Chitranga Kariyawasan .. B L T Balasuriya, S A C D Rana.. Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion.. - -
EP-23 Usefulness of Ferritin and sTfR/(log)fe.. Theresa Nwagha .. Helen C Okoye.. Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion.. - -
PO-23 Developing the role of the Haematology w.. Richard Hinton .. .. Education & professional.. - -

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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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