ESMO WORLD CONGRESS ON GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER

ESMO 20th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

 

20-23 June, 2018 Barcelona
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ESMO 20th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

 

20-23 June, 2018 Barcelona
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P-181 Pancreatic head resections: Impact facto.. Bojan Ilijevec .. Stojan POTR&268;.. Clinical Pancreatic Cancer.. - -
P-184 CanStem 111P Trial: A Phase 3 Study of N.. Tanios Bekaii-Saab .. Takuji Okusaka, David Goldstei.. Clinical Pancreatic Cancer.. - -
P-185 PANOVA-3: A phase 3 study of Tumor Treat.. Uri Weinberg .. Ori Farber, 972-52-3478147.. Clinical Pancreatic Cancer.. - -
P-187 Erythrocyte membrane fatty acids as the .. Margarita Kruchinina .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-189 Retinoic acid-induced 2 (RAI2) is a pote.. Wenji Yan .. Kongming Wu, James G. Herman, .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-191 Combined analysis of KRAS, NRAS, BRAF mu.. Tanvi Sood .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-193 RAS status in Algerian metastatic colore.. Assia Bensalem .. K. DJEBBES, C. HELLAL.. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-194 Transcribed ultraconserved regions Uc160.. Foteinos-Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-195 Cost of illness for colorectal cancer at.. Abdalla Abotaleb .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-197 Repurposing ponatinib for the treatment .. Rodney Luwor .. Fiona Tan, Tracy Putoczki, Eli.. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-199 Colorectal cancer screening in Flanders:.. Wessel van de Veerdonk .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-201 Evaluation of the prognostic value of ly.. Darragh Connell .. .. Basic Colon Cancer.. - -
P-203 Survival and prognostic factors of non m.. Khadija Darif .. .. Basic Rectal Cancer.. - -
P-204 Prognostic value of neo-adjuvant treatme.. Khadija Darif .. .. Basic Rectal Cancer.. - -
P-205 Preoperative short course of radiotherap.. Mónica Caro Gallarín .. .. Basic Rectal Cancer.. - -
P-206 Intensive first line FIr-C/FOx-C associa.. Gemma Bruera .. .. Clinical Colon Cancer.. - -
P-208 Autophagy (A) related proteins evaluatio.. Michalis Karamouzis .. .. Clinical Colon Cancer.. - -
P-209 P 53 abnormal expression might influence.. Marco Puzzoni .. .. Clinical Colon Cancer.. - -
P-210 Unexpected discordance in 5-year OS rate.. Ivan Tonev .. .. Clinical Colon Cancer.. - -
P-211 Serum angiogenesis associated proteins a.. Giorgia Marisi .. .. Clinical Colon Cancer.. - -
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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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