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: New! Course in Occupational Asthma - change of date New! Course in Occupational Asthma 25 11 2014
Occupational asthma: Bakers asthma, Africa shows what can be done Bakers asthma, Africa shows what can be done 24 11 2014
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

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Sarin: guidelines on the management of victims of a nerve gas attack Volans AP , Sarin: guidelines on the management of victims of a nerve gas attack , J Accid Emerg Med , 1996 ; 13 : 202-206 ,

Abstract Available for Inhaled and intravenous corticosteroids both attenuate chlorine gas-induced lung injury in pigs Wang J, Winskog C, Edston E, Walther, SM , Inhaled and intravenous corticosteroids both attenuate chlorine gas-induced lung injury in pigs , Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica , 2005 ; 49 : 183-190 ,

Full Text Available for Respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, and cellular characteristics of induced sputum in elite swimmers Helenius IJ, Rytilä P, Metso T, Haahtela T, Venge P, Tikkanen HO , Respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, and cellular characteristics of induced sputum in elite swimmers , Allergy , 1998 ; 53 : 346-352 ,

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Latest Forum Questions

cadmium exposure
Can you get occupational asthma from exposure to cadmium in pigments?
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 30/01/2015, 30/01/2015,

pigeon droppings IGG
I am retired now been retired for 2 years. I am 64. I worked in homehealth and group homes. I was diagonised with pigeon droppings IGG. When I was a child my grandmother had pigeons on roof of her apartment, chickens at my grandfathers and I took care of a lady in her home and we used to sit on her patio and feed the pigeons. I also have severe asthma and for the last 6 months I have been having severe shortness of breath. I can barely walk from one room to next room in my house. I have had chest xrays heart test and blood work done. They did find enlarged heart mild not to be concerned about they said and I have a 6mm lung nodule. I will be seeing a lung specialist on tuesday Jan 6 2015 Thanks for any answers Dean
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 02/01/2015, 02/01/2015,

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
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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

Stephen Spiro, University College Hospital, London Spiro, Stephen (University College Hospital, London)
Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg Toren, Kjell (Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
David Hendrick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hendrick, David (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
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)

Known Authors

Garry Liss, Toronto Liss, Garry (Toronto)
Catherine Lemière, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lemière, Catherine (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Ryan Hoy, Melbourne Hoy, Ryan (Melbourne)
Paul Blanc, University of California San Francisco Blanc, Paul (University of California San Francisco)
Dick Heederik, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht Heederik, Dick (Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht)
Mohammed Jeebhay, Cape Town Jeebhay, Mohammed (Cape Town)
Tim Meijster, Meijster, Tim ()
Jolanta Walusiak, Lodz Walusiak, Jolanta (Lodz)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)

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