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 5000 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: Genetically modified allergens cause IgE-related sensitisation not identified by tests for unmodified enzymes Genetically modified allergens cause IgE-related sensitisation not identified by tests for unmodified enzymes 23 08 2016
Occupational asthma: Enzymes in breadmaking improvers can cause sensitisation in bakers Enzymes in breadmaking improvers can cause sensitisation in bakers 14 07 2016
Occupational asthma: Jobs that take your breath away Jobs that take your breath away 13 07 2016
Occupational asthma: Occupational lung diseases due to metal-working fluid references for FOM/SOM Stratford 2016 Occupational lung diseases due to metal-working fluid references for FOM/SOM Stratford 2016 21 06 2016
Occupational asthma: Oasys plots identify occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis as well as occupational asthma Oasys plots identify occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis as well as occupational asthma 17 06 2016

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to Metalworking Fluid Aerosols Burge PS, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to Metalworking Fluid Aerosols, Curr Allergy Asthma Rep, 2016;:59,10.1007/s11882-016-0639-0
Sherwood Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to Metalworking Fluid Aerosols'

Abstract Available for Exogenous lipid pneumonia related to long-term use of Vicks VapoRub® by an adult patient: a case report Cherrez Ojeda I, Calderon JC, Guevara J, Cabrera D, Calero E, Cherrez A, Exogenous lipid pneumonia related to long-term use of Vicks VapoRub® by an adult patient: a case report, BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, 2016;16:11,10.1186/s12901-016-0032-6

Abstract Available for Alveolar proteinosis associated with aluminium dust inhalation Chew R, Nigam S, Sivakumaran P, Alveolar proteinosis associated with aluminium dust inhalation, Occup Med, 2016;66:492-494,10.1093/occmed/kqw049

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

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Has anyone seen occupational asthma from wood pellets
Eg the pellets that are made from energy crops or sawdust and are burnt to produce heat / energy.
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 8/20/2016, 8/20/2016,

Has anyone seen occupational asthma from norbanone diisocyanate?
Has anyone seen occupational asthma from norbanone diisocyanate?
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 8/20/2016, 8/20/2016,

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

Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Meinir Jones, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Jones, Meinir (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
Julie Cannon, Royal Brompton Hospital London Cannon, Julie (Royal Brompton Hospital London)
Joanna Szram, Royal Brompton Hospital Szram, Joanna (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)
Johny Kongerud, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University, Norway Kongerud, Johny (Rikshospitalet, Oslo University, Norway)
Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg Toren, Kjell (Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)

Known Authors

Alexandra Preisser, Hamburg Preisser, Alexandra (Hamburg)
Maria Jesus Cruz, Barcelona Cruz, Maria Jesus (Barcelona)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Eva Andersson, Andersson, Eva ()
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Dil Sen, Health and Safety Executive, UK Sen, Dil (Health and Safety Executive, UK)
Peter S Thorne, Iowa Thorne, Peter S (Iowa)
Rolf Merget, Bochum Merget, Rolf (Bochum)
Monika Raulf-Heimsoth, Bochum Raulf-Heimsoth, Monika (Bochum)
Hae-Sim Park, Korea Park, Hae-Sim (Korea)

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