49th Annual Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society


7-10 May 2022 Helsinki
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49th Annual Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society


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P-142 Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) a.. Tiina Khknen .. .. Energy metabolism, fat, diabetes, nutrit.. - -
P-145 Cold exposure has a negative impact on b.. Friederike Behler-Janbeck .. .. Osteoblasts and bone formation.. - -
P-157 Impact of Leptin Receptor (LepR) Gene De.. Chiara Micheletti .. F.A. Shah, K. Grandfield, A. P.. Energy metabolism, fat, diabetes, nutrit.. - -
P-167 A predictive human 3D cartilage-on-chip .. Tiina Khknen .. .. Inflammation, arthritis and other joint .. - -
P-174 The role of accelerated growth plate fus.. Jasmine Samvelyan .. Carmen Huesa, Lucy Cui, Colin .. Inflammation, arthritis and other joint .. - -
P-198 Discrepancies between osteoporotic fract.. Heide Siggelkow .. J. Witzel, A. Frank, C. Heppne.. Osteoporosis: evaluation and imaging.. - -
P-222 Adherence and barriers to the vitamin D .. Charlotte Mortensen .. Inge Tetens, Michael Kristense.. Osteoporosis: treatment.. - -
P-231 The sqstm1tm?UBA zebrafish model, a proo.. Yentl Huybrechts .. .. Other diseases of bone and mineral metab.. - -
P-233 Atherothrombotic profile in subjects wit.. Anda Mihaela Naciu .. .. Other diseases of bone and mineral metab.. - -
P-235 Decreases in pediatric fractures during .. Yael Levy-Shraga .. .. Paediatric bone diseases.. - -
P-236 Epidemiology of childhood fractures in I.. Yael Levy-Shraga .. .. Paediatric bone diseases.. - -
P-248 Examining Sfrp4 Knockout Mice to Underst.. Robert Brommage .. Jeff Liu, David R. Powell.. Rare bone diseases.. - -
P-249 BYL-719 administration prevents heteroto.. Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues .. .. Rare bone diseases.. - -
P-250 Human periodontal ligament cell lines wi.. Marietta Herrmann .. .. Rare bone diseases.. - -
P-281 Calciphylaxis is Associated with Pyropho.. Sagar Nigwekar .. .. Innovative concepts, new technologies, c.. - -

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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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