Oasys and Occupational Asthma

This website contains information on Occupational Asthma and a free multi award winning computer program called OASYS, which is used to help diagnose Occupational Asthma from serial peak flow records. Oasys shows further information and downloads for the Oasys program. References is a searchable database of more than 4,500 published papers in the field of occupational asthma. Causes shows some of the causes of occupational asthma. The Shield scheme reports some statistics for occupational asthma, mainly in the West midlands region, UK. BOHRF shows the evidence based occupational asthma guidelines for the UK. The interactive Case Histories are a learning resource for interested health professionals. There are also Medics, Specialists, Employers and Worker sections.

Latest News

Occupational asthma: Occupational asthma in a chef cooking yellowfin sole Occupational asthma in a chef cooking yellowfin sole 22 10 2014
Occupational asthma: Why do workers with the highest exposure to laboratory animals have less disease than those with intermediate exposure? Why do workers with the highest exposure to laboratory animals have less disease than those with intermediate exposure? 05 09 2014
Occupational asthma: Fatal lung disease in adults and children using humidifiers at home containing detergent biocides Fatal lung disease in adults and children using humidifiers at home containing detergent biocides 18 08 2014
Occupational asthma: Cobalt dissolved in metal-working fluid causes an ongoing outbreak of occupational asthma Cobalt dissolved in metal-working fluid causes an ongoing outbreak of occupational asthma 16 07 2014
Occupational asthma: job strain is probably not an important risk factor for severe asthma exacerbations leading to hospitalization or death. job strain is probably not an important risk factor for severe asthma exacerbations leading to hospitalization or death. 02 06 2014

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Breathing" coal mines and surface asphyxiation from stythe (black damp). Hendrick DJ, Sizer KE , Breathing" coal mines and surface asphyxiation from stythe (black damp). , Br Med J , 1992 ; 305 : 509-510 ,
David Hendrick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, an author of 'Breathing

Abstract Available for Carbon monoxide poisoning: risk factors for cognitive sequelae and the role of hyperbaric oxygen Weaver LK, Valentine KJ, Hopkins RO , Carbon monoxide poisoning: risk factors for cognitive sequelae and the role of hyperbaric oxygen , Am J Respir Crit Care Med , 2007 ; 176 : 491-497 , 10.1164/rccm.200701-026OC

Abstract Available for Lesson of the month: extrinsic allergic (bronchiolo)alveolitis and metal working fluids Cullinan P, DSouza E, Tennant R, Barber C , Lesson of the month: extrinsic allergic (bronchiolo)alveolitis and metal working fluids , Thorax , 2014 ; 69 : 1059-1060 ,
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, an author of 'Lesson of the month: extrinsic allergic (bronchiolo)alveolitis and metal working fluids' Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, an author of 'Lesson of the month: extrinsic allergic (bronchiolo)alveolitis and metal working fluids'

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Breathing" coal mines and surface asphyxiation from stythe (black damp).", 1992, Br Med J
a classic
Published Paper Comments, , 29/10/2014, 29/10/2014,

Comments for the page titled: "Patient Demographics"
I am entering data for a patient who has been exposed to intermittent leaks of chemicals and he has identified when these occur on his PFR chart. Can sudden spikes in exposure be entered into the system at the time and date the exposure ocurred? Thanks
Page Comments, , 29/10/2014, 29/10/2014,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational allergy to birds within the population of Polish bird keepers employed in zoo gardens ", 2011, International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental H
are the feather antigens cross-reactng with the mites?
Published Paper Comments, , 27/10/2014, 27/10/2014,

The Website

This website is run by the Oasys research group, part of the Midland Thoracic Society, UK. We are an independent group of clinicians and researchers, and run a clinical service for workers with occupational lung disease as part of the British National Health Service. We have developed the Oasys program to help ourselves and others in the diagnosis of occupational asthma. We have no specific funding, relying on research grants and the enthusiasm of our group. The website is written by Cedd Burge, who receives some funding from the group. The group meets about every 6 weeks on a Wednesday evening, as shown below.

Oasys Team

As a casual user of this site (without logging in or registering) you can view all the information and use all the contact pages. Registered and logged in users (registering is free and we won't abuse your email) can download and use the Oasys program, ask and reply to questions in the forums, leave comments, add new references, add abstracts and full text links to existing references, answer questions in the case histories and provide evidence and suggest questions for future evidence based guidelines.

If you would like to be added to the list of known authors or collaborators then please register with the website (if you have not already done so) and then get in touch from the contact page. Once we have set the page up you will be able to edit it yourself and indicate which references you have written. Your picture will then be displayed along with each of these references. If you are already in these lists and would like to edit your page then please register with the website and then get in touch from the contact page.

Funding

Recent research grants / contracts have been received from the following.

The Oasys Team

Wasif Anees, Oasys Anees, Wasif (Oasys)
John Belcher, Oasys Belcher, John (Oasys)
Phil Bright, Oasys Bright, Phil (Oasys)
Cedd Burge, Oasys Burge, Cedd (Oasys)
Sherwood Burge, Oasys Burge, Sherwood (Oasys)
Celia Catton, Oasys Catton, Celia (Oasys)
Vicki Drought, Oasys Drought, Vicki (Oasys)
Angela Evans, ARTP Evans, Angela (ARTP)
Paul Gannon, Dupont Gannon, Paul (Dupont)
John Jackson, Jackson Hocking Limited, UK Jackson, John (Jackson Hocking Limited, UK)
Sarah Manney, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Manney, Sarah (Birmingham Heartlands Hospital)
Jennifer McCoach (now Croft), Oasys McCoach (now Croft), Jennifer (Oasys)
Emmet McGrath, Oasys McGrath, Emmet (Oasys)
David Miedinger, Lucern, Basel and Montreal Miedinger, David (Lucern, Basel and Montreal)
Vicky Moore, Oasys Moore, Vicky (Oasys)
Darren Newton, Oasys Newton, Darren (Oasys)
Charles Pantin, Keele, UK Pantin, Charles (Keele, UK)
Edward Parkes, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Parkes, Edward (Birmingham Heartlands Hospital)
Alastair Robertson, Selly Oak Hospital Robertson, Alastair (Selly Oak Hospital)
Arun Dev Vellore, Oasys Vellore, Arun Dev (Oasys)
Gareth Walters, Heartlands Walters, Gareth (Heartlands)

Collaborators

David Hendrick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hendrick, David (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Carl Reynolds, Royal Brompton Hospital Reynolds, Carl (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Meinir Jones, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Jones, Meinir (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
Katja Radon, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich Radon, Katja (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich)
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)
Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg Toren, Kjell (Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg)
Giana Moscato, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia Moscato, Giana (Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia)
Ben Nemery, Leuven, Belgium Nemery, Ben (Leuven, Belgium)

Known Authors

Jolanta Walusiak, Lodz Walusiak, Jolanta (Lodz)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)
Jessica Harris, Royal Brompton Hospital Harris, Jessica (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Erica von Mutius, Munich von Mutius, Erica (Munich)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)
Joaquin Sastre, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid Sastre, Joaquin (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Andrea Siracusa, Perugia Siracusa, Andrea (Perugia)
Martin Ruegger, Ruegger, Martin ()

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