44th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference


9-12 June 2021 Digital Conference
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P-195 Using remote access musculoskeletal cons.. Rebecca Dunphy .. Lisa Morrison .. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-196 Evaluation of the efficiency of Frequenc.. Péter Borka .. .. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-197 Dysglycaemia and changes in aerobic func.. Owen William Tomlinson .. Anna L E StoateLee DobsonCraig.. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-198 Physical activity is associated with aer.. Maire Curran .. Tierney, AC. Collins, L., Kenn.. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-199 Assessing the effectiveness of a six-mon.. Ann Banks .. Hrvoje Bozic, Asha Chaudhary, .. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-200 Supporting exercise services in cystic f.. Owen William Tomlinson .. Helen DouglasLisa MorrisonEmma.. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-201 The effectiveness of exercise interventi.. Maire Curran .. Tierney, AC., Collins, L., Ken.. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-202 The evaluation of sinonasal and health s.. Gemma Murray .. .. 7 - Physiotherapy.. - -
P-203 Fertile ground: pregnancies in a post-Ka.. Aoife Lillis .. S. Lorca-Mayor, P. Weldon, Z. .. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-204 The what-ifs....considering the psycholo.. Michele Puckey .. M. Donnelly, R. Oldaker , H. .. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-205 Patient-reported outcome measures in the.. Kate Hayes .. Elise Lammertyn, Hilde de Keys.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-206 Patient feedback following the introduct.. Lynette Haigh .. .. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-207 Depression and inflammation in people wi.. Fabiana Ciciriello .. .. 2 - Cell Biology/Physiology/New Therapie.. - -
P-208 Anxiety, depression and resilience durin.. Marieke Verkleij .. L. Noij, S. Hashimoto, S. Terh.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-209 Key priorities in mental health research.. Beth A. Smith .. Anna M. Georgiopoulos, Laura T.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-210 COACH project - screening for psychologi.. Svenja Temming .. Ralf Thalemann, Lutz Nhrlich, .. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-211 Use of telemedicine for mental health sc.. Heather Bruschwein .. Morgan Soper, Deidre Jennings,.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-212 Understanding (the experiences of) how m.. Sophia Kauser .. Dr Rebecca KeyteDr Michail Man.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-213 Can we attend anywhere? Evaluation of mu.. Lisa Morrison .. .. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -
P-214 Virtual cystic fibrosis doctor: design, .. David Morrissy .. Aine Curran, Tamara Vagg ,Jame.. 8 - Nursing/Psychosocial Issues.. - -

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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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