|-PP-W-203||Single center, first study in APAC regio..||Chandrakala S ..||chandrakala S, Aniket Mohite,M..||Self-Infusion and Home Treatment..||- -|
|-PP-W-204||Continuous infusion method for life thre..||Kun Lee ..||Shin-young Hyun, Jin Kyung Seo..||Self-Infusion and Home Treatment..||- -|
|-MP-T-204||Talking Red. A campaign for women with b..||Christina Burgess ..||Christina Burgess..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-MP-T-205||Gynecologic conditions in post-menarchal..||Jane Geyer ..||Dr Lakshmi Srivaths..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-M-205||Molecular basis of factor VII deficiency..||Clemence Merlen ..||..||Rare bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PO-W-206||Experience of Self-infusion and Prophyla..||Emine Trkkan ..||Emine Trkkan..||Self-Infusion and Home Treatment..||- -|
|-PP-T-206||FXI levels and coagulation parameters in..||Sophie Wiewel-Verschueren ..||Sophie Wiewel-Verschueren..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-M-206||Phenotype Report on Patients with Congen..||Mehran Karimi ..||Mehran Karimi..||Rare bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PP-M-207||SPECTRUM OF RARE BLEEDING DISORDERS IN P..||Tahira Zafar ..||Tahira Zafar..||Rare bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PP-T-207||Carrier perceptions regarding care and r..||Michelle Alabek ..||Michelle Alabek..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PO-W-207||Central venous access devices in bleedin..||Monica Martinez ..||Monica Martinez..||Self-Infusion and Home Treatment..||- -|
|-PP-T-208||Reproductive health in females with inhe..||Shabneez Hussain ..||Bushra MoizSumera AqeelNazneen..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-T-209||A multidisciplinary clinic for women wit..||Sarah Crymble ..||Antonette Travas..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-M-209||Inhibitor elimination in a high titer ha..||Carmen Escuriola ..||..||Rare bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PP-W-209||Sexual Health in Hemophilia: Identifying..||Shannon Lane ..||Shannon Lane, Charlotte Sheppa..||Sexuality and bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PP-W-210||Is sexual health education in men with h..||Patricia Tobase ..||Dana Francis, Adam Giermasz, A..||Sexuality and bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PP-T-210||A single-centre review of late amniocent..||Kayleen Coutts ..||Bignell P, Curry N..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-T-211||Building Each Other, One Country At A Ti..||Andrea Echavez ..||Andrea Echavez..||Women and Bleeding Disorders..||- -|
|-PP-W-211||Activities and participation in sexualit..||Eveline Mauser-Bunschoten ..||Eveline P Mauser-Bunschoten, W..||Sexuality and bleeding disorders..||- -|
|-PO-M-212||The treatment and prophylaxis with cryop..||Turkan Patiroglu ..||Turkan Patiroglu..||Rare bleeding disorders..||- -|
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.