IETH

2nd International Encounter in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

 

7-8 November 2019 Athens
Virtual Poster Gallery
By
Text
In




Tel.: +34 91 736 2385
LOCAL TIME
Contact: Cristina Miralles
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-15:00
04:08
For help with a poster, please specify the poster number, the first author and the congress and we will reply shortly.
Poster no.
Contact name
E-mail
Telephone
Congress
Comments
Captcha image
 

IETH

2nd International Encounter in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

 

7-8 November 2019 Athens
HELP LINE
Most-visited poster
from congress
Back to congress homepage


PosterSessionOnline
  
posters found | 8
Poster no.
Poster/abstract title
Author
Co-authors
Topics
Presentation date and time
P-1 Lower-extremity deep venous thrombosis c.. Ahmet Can Topcu .. Kamile Ozeren, Ahmet Ocal.. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-2 Unfortunate Patient with Simultaneous Ty.. Engin Akgl .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-3 Treatment of New Onset Vena Cava Superio.. Engin Akgl .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-4 CASE REPORT: PULMONARY ARTERY THROMBEMBO.. Sintija Lapsa .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-5 How long should bemiparin be used after .. gkhan akkurt .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-6 PENILE MONDORS DISEASE ASSOCIATED WITH A.. Giorgos Karavalakis .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-7 Thromboembolic disease during pregancy a.. Smael El Youssoufi .. .. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
P-8 THROMBOGENIC EFFECT OF LAPAROSCOPIC VERS.. George Galyfos .. Frangiska Sigala, Panagiotis K.. VTE MANAGEMENT WITH LMWH.. - -
Logo Cert
Close abstract

Abstract

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.

Close poster
Previous
 
Next