STI & HIV 2019 World Congress


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P-4 The nationwide antimicrobial resistance .. Chang Hee Han .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-5 Gonorrhea in the era of AMR, diagnostic .. Cecilia Ferreyra .. Jennifer Osborn , Cassandra Ke.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-6 First test alone then together - the pra.. Tewodros Getachew Hailemariam .. .. Behavioral & Social Science.. - -
P-7 Uptake of Couples HIV Testing and Counse.. Tewodros Getachew Hailemariam .. .. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-12 A process evaluation of an incentivized .. Oluwafemi Adeagbo .. Adeagbo OA, Tanser F, Gumede V.. Behavioral & Social Science.. - -
P-13 Screening practices related to inconclus.. Cherie Blair .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-19 Implementing home-sampling strategies to.. Nicole Dukers-Muijrers .. Nicole HTM Dukers-Muijrers, Je.. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-20 Urisponge facilitate urine collection an.. Santina Castriciano .. Anna Archenti.. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-21 Use of non-FDA cleared assays for detect.. Margaret Hammerschlag .. Amanda Brownell, Robert Shapir.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-22 Strategies for integrating Chlamydia tra.. Adriane Wynn .. Corrina Moucheraud, Doreen Ram.. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-24 Targeted point-of-care testing compared .. Janneke Van De Wijgert .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-25 Automation and optimization strategies i.. Carsten Tiemann .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-27 Safety and effectiveness of same-day scr.. Erin Keizur .. .. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-29 Multi-target PCRs - the new multi-tool o.. Carsten Tiemann .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-30 Pilot implementation of a home-care prog.. Nicole Dukers-Muijrers .. Jeanine Leenen, Christian JPA .. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-31 Using intervention mapping to develop a .. Jeanine Leenen .. Jeanine Leenen, Christian JPA .. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-36 Predictors of lost to follow-up in a tes.. Onesmus Kamacooko .. Yunia Mayanja,Daniel Bagiire,G.. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-38 Comparison of AnyplexII STI-7e v1.1 to A.. Santina Castriciano .. Anna Archenti.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-39 A central reference laboratory for antim.. June Early .. Adriana Le Van, Nelson Dozier,.. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
P-41 How is the value of point-of-care tests .. Agata Pacho .. Heming De-Allie E.G.,Furegato .. Program & Implementation Science.. - -
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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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