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-PP-T-50 The Bott-Harrington Nursing Fellowship i.. Sarah Crymble .. Sarah Crymble.. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PP-W-50 Cardiovascular risk assessment in haemop.. Radomira Hrdlickova .. Radomira Hrdlickova, Sarka Bla.. Comorbidities.. - -
-PP-T-51 Development of a group intervention in C.. Celina Woo .. Celina Woo, Lawren De Marchi, .. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PP-M-51 The impact of the World Federation of Ha.. INJERE AFUDE .. FESTUS NJUGUNACHITE ASIRWACHRI.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. - -
-PO-W-51 Prevalence of adult-onset medical comorb.. Hugh Kim .. Sugi Jeon, Hyon Ju Kim.. Comorbidities.. - -
-PP-T-52 PSYCHOEDUCATION WITH UPDATED FLASHCARD.. frederica cassis .. Frederica Cassis.. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PO-W-53 Coronary by-pass surgery in patients wit.. ?sil Erdogan .. Isil Erdogan Ozunal, Ayse Sali.. Comorbidities.. - -
-PP-M-53 Twining program Vietnam Hemophilia Assoc.. Mai Nguyen .. Nguyen Thi Mai.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. - -
-PO-T-53 The educational program Hemonline News.. Gianluca Sottilotta .. Paolo Arrigo, Andrea Buzzi, An.. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PO-T-54 Development of a UK Haemophilia Data Man.. Lynne Dewhurst .. Lynne Dewhurst, Nancy Brodie.. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PO-T-55 Communication Through Design.. Iman Rasheed .. -.. Educational and Communication Models.. - -
-PP-M-55 Up-to-date informative sessions: an oppo.. Otilia Ragull .. Otilia Ragull.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. - -
-PO-W-55 Coronary Angioplasty for Treatment of Co.. Shashikant Apte .. Dr. Shashikant Apte.. Comorbidities.. - -
-PP-M-56 Organisational strategy to support membe.. Liz Carroll .. Liz Carroll.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. - -
-PP-T-56 An assessment of annualized bleed rates .. Charlotte Camp .. .. Health and Social Economics.. - -
-PP-T-57 A cost-effectiveness analysis of PK-driv.. Alessandro Gringeri .. .. Health and Social Economics.. - -
-PP-M-57 Assessing the Programming Needs of Patie.. Mina Nguyen-Driver .. Mina Nguyen-Driver.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. - -
-PO-W-57 Challenges of Hemophilia care in a devel.. Archana Vijay .. Man-Chiu Poon, Adrienne Lee, V.. Comorbidities.. - -
-PO-W-58 Non-virus related cancer in people with .. Basak Koc .. .. Comorbidities.. - -
-PP-T-58 The relationship between treatment strat.. Charlotte Camp .. Jamie OHara, Charlotte Camp, D.. Health and Social Economics.. - -
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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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