44th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference


9-12 June 2021 Digital Conference
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P-85 Impact of COVID-19 on hospital services .. Rini Bhatnagar .. Sarah Tecklenborg, Ricardo Seg.. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
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P-87 Impact of COVID-19 on mental health of c.. Rini Bhatnagar .. Sarah Tecklenborg, Ricardo Seg.. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-88 Impact of COVID-19 and cocooning on empl.. Rini Bhatnagar .. Sarah Tecklenborg, Ricardo Seg.. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-89 Coronavirus infection (COVID 19) in chi.. Elena Kondratyeva .. .. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-90 A UK survey on changes in managing peopl.. Mariyam Saffana Hameed .. Dr. Ayesha KumarDr. Clare Bake.. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-91 Regularity of check-ups at the cystic fi.. Ivana Todoric .. I. Bambir, I. Markeli&263;, L... 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-92 Embedding an electronic patient record i.. Natasha Pickering .. Dr Tarek Saba.. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-94 Facilitating cystic fibrosis research du.. Sharon Burnett .. .. 3 - Epidemiology/Registry.. - -
P-95 Effect of age and genotype on lung funct.. Vera Shadrina .. .. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-96 Long-term follow-up of adolescent and ad.. Asli Imran Yilmaz .. B&350;RA ZYALVA, GKEN NAL, SEV.. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-97 Whos talking about cystic fibrosis? The .. Tamara Vagg .. Nicola J. Ronan, David Morriss.. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-98 Change in FEV1 after standardised care a.. Muruvvet Cenk .. .. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-100 Quality of home spirometry performance a.. Jody Bell .. Sheila Sivam, Ruth Dentice, Ti.. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-101 Provision of home spirometry in a physio.. Scott Hawkes .. Rob PeatThomas FitzMauriceAyes.. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -
P-102 Utility of Dynamic Chest Radiography (DC.. Thomas Simon FitzMaurice .. Dilip NazarethCaroline McCannM.. 4 - Pulmonology/Immunology.. - -

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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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