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11-15 May 2014 Melbourne
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PT-50 Bleeding Phenotype And Clinical Manageme.. Maria Elisa Mancuso .. .. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
PT-51 Elective Orthopaedic Surgery In Patients.. Maria Elisa Mancuso .. .. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
PW-51 Comparison of recombinant factor IX and .. Emily Waters .. .. Other Treatment Modalities.. Wednesday 14th May
PM-51 Real-life clinical experience of 117 pre.. MASASHI TAKI .. .. Clinical Issues and Trials.. Monday 12th May
PM-52 Low-dose prophylaxis for Chinese hemophi.. Guoxia Yu .. .. Prophylaxis.. Monday 12th May
PT-52 Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness o.. Maura Marcucci .. Ji Cheng, Alfonso Iorio, Lehan.. Clotting Factor Concentrates.. Tuesday 13th May
PW-52 Retrospective analysis of 115 patients w.. Gonul Aydogan .. .. Prophylaxis.. Wednesday 14th May
PW-53 Comparison of historic on-demand versus .. Srilatha Tangada .. Sandra Antunes, Julia Phillips.. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Wednesday 14th May
PT-53 Recurrence of Inhibitors after Immune To.. Maricel Miguelino .. Jonathan Ducore,Kim Schafer, J.. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
POM-53 The Results of Clinical Trial Evaluating.. Nina Klimova .. .. Clinical Issues and Trials.. Monday 12th May
POM-54 RESULTS OF EFFICACY AND SAFETY IN CLINIC.. Igor Davydkin .. T.A.Andreeva, V.Y.Zorenko, V.N.. Prophylaxis.. Monday 12th May
PT-54 Early Elimination of Factor VIII Inhibit.. Yoko Mizoguchi .. .. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
PW-54 A review of recommended factor doses adm.. Natalie Duncan .. Sangeeta Krishnan, William Kro.. Adherence.. Wednesday 14th May
PW-55 Low dose Factor VIII prophylaxis in chil.. Tarun Dutta .. Verma SP, Mahadevan S, Nalini .. Clinical Aspects.. Wednesday 14th May
PT-55 Allergic reaction immediate by IgE in he.. Silmara Montalvo .. .. Clinical Aspects.. Tuesday 13th May
PT-56 Characteristics of inhibitors in patient.. Nguyen Thi Mai .. Nguyen Thi Nu, Nguyen Anh Tri,.. Approaches to inhibitors.. Tuesday 13th May
PT-57 Surgery and Invasive procedure with bypa.. Young Shil Park .. .. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
PW-57 Individualization of prophylaxis in adul.. K McIntosh .. Squire, S. Bartholomew, C. Cam.. Prophylaxis.. Wednesday 14th May
PM-57 Evaluation of the Thrombin Generation Po.. Yang Buyue .. .. Coagulation- Basic and Testing.. Monday 12th May
PM-58 Effect of Recombinant and Plasma-derived.. Michael Dockal .. .. Coagulation- Basic and Testing.. Monday 12th May
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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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