EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE LIVER

Bleeding, Thrombosis and Vascular Liver Diseases

 

October 7 - 9, 2021 Geneva (Switzerland)
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PO2-1-YI Assessment of liver stiffness measuremen.. Federico Ravaioli .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO4-1-YI Prevalence and associated factors of asc.. Myriam Ayari .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO6-1-YI Upper gastrointestinal bleding in cirrho.. Fatma Ben Farhat .. Sabbah Mariem , Sallemi Hedi, .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO5-1-YI The efficacies and risks comparisons bet.. BobyPratama Putra .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO7-1-YI Coagulopathy is not predictive of bleedi.. Alberto Zanetto .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO8-1-YI A non-invasive diagnosis of oesophageal .. AbdelGhaniAtef Abdel Ghani Badran .. El-Sayed Tharwa, Khalid Gamil,.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO8-2-YI The associations among von willebrand fa.. BobyPratama Putra .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO7-2-YI Natural history and clinical impact of n.. Sarah Shalaby .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO4-2-YI Liver fibrosis markers as predictors of .. Fatma Ben Farhat .. Sabbah Mariem , Sellami Hedi ,.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO5-2-YI Improvement in portal vein thrombosis cl.. Lauren Carlini .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO6-2 Thrombophilia profile in patients with e.. Akash Shukla .. Siddharth Harindranath, Suprab.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO1-2-YI Portal vein thrombosis is not associated.. Lauren Carlini .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO2-2 A rare cause of acute liver failure asso.. ZANIL YOONUS NIZAR .. JESSIYA VELIYANKODAN PARAMBIL.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO3-2 Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in peo.. Kate Childs .. N PatelC TaylorK Agarwal.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO4-3-YI Association of C-type lectin-like recept.. Shixue Xu .. Shixue Xu, Xiangbo Xu, Yang An.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO2-3-YI Prediction of esophageal variceal reblee.. Fatma Ben Farhat .. Sabbah Mariem , Sellami Hedi ,.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO1-3-YI Performance of ten non-invasive liver fu.. Nouha Trad .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO3-3-YI Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in a p.. Faisal Nawaz .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
PO5-3-YI Impact of asymptomatic superior mesenter.. Le Wang .. Shixue Xu; Zhaohui Bai; Yue Yi.. General Hepatology.. - -
PO7-3-YI Invasive and non-invasive staging of Fon.. Tellez luis .. .. General Hepatology.. - -
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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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