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: Acylates continue to cause asthma in a wide range of workers from school teachers to limb makers Acylates continue to cause asthma in a wide range of workers from school teachers to limb makers 26 06 2017
Occupational asthma: Genetics researchers become sensitised to fruit flies in their laboratory Genetics researchers become sensitised to fruit flies in their laboratory 06 06 2017
Occupational asthma: Further evidence of the dangers of sprayed disinfectants Further evidence of the dangers of sprayed disinfectants 01 06 2017
Occupational asthma: How does a hospital ward resemble an indoor swimming pool? How does a hospital ward resemble an indoor swimming pool? 19 05 2017
Occupational asthma: To cough or not to cough with pholcodeine. What has this to do with hairdressers? To cough or not to cough with pholcodeine. What has this to do with hairdressers? 03 05 2017

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Assessment of eosinophilic airway inflammation as a contribution to the diagnosis of occupational asthma. Beretta C, Rifflart C, Evrard G, Jamart J, Thimpont J, Vandenplas O, Assessment of eosinophilic airway inflammation as a contribution to the diagnosis of occupational asthma., Allergy, 2017;:,10.1111/all.13265
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir, an author of 'Assessment of eosinophilic airway inflammation as a contribution to the diagnosis of occupational asthma.'

No Abstract Available for Majority of shrimp allergic patients are allergic to mealworm. Broekman H, Verhoeckx KC, den Hartog Jager CF, Kruizinga AG, Pronk-Kleinjan M, Remington BC, et al, Majority of shrimp allergic patients are allergic to mealworm., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2016;137:1261-1263,

Full Text Available for Primary respiratory and food allergy to mealworm Broekman HCHP, Knulst AC, Jager CFH, Bilsen JHM, Raymakers FML, Kruizinga RAG, Gaspari M, Gabriele PC, Bruijnzeel-Koomen PCAFM, Houben GF, Verhoeckx KCM, Primary respiratory and food allergy to mealworm, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2017;140:600-603,doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2017.01.035

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the page titled: "The Data Sheet"
I can't get the data sheet to come up for a new person. What's up with that? How can I?
Page Comments, , 4/4/2012, 8/14/2017,

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
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Comments for the paper: "Unabated occupational risk in a patient with rheumatoid pulmonary fibrosis", 2017, Occup Med
possible case of chronic HP in a chicken sexer. Also had rheumatoid arthritis. Immunology negative but granuloma on lung biopsy. Died
Published Paper Comments, , 6/27/2017, 6/27/2017,

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)
Geraldine Burge, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Burge, Geraldine (Birmingham Heartlands Hospital)
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

Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester Carder, Melanie (COEH Manchester)
Asilan Ilgaz, Ankara, Turkey Ilgaz, Asilan (Ankara, Turkey)
Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)
Richard Barraclough, Manchester Barraclough, Richard (Manchester)
Jennifer Hoyle, North Manchester General Hospital Hoyle, Jennifer (North Manchester General Hospital)
Meinir Jones, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Jones, Meinir (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)

Known Authors

Maria Jesus Cruz, Barcelona Cruz, Maria Jesus (Barcelona)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)
Holger Dressel, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Munich Dressel, Holger (Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Munich)
Ahmed Arif, University of North Carolina Arif, Ahmed (University of North Carolina)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Susana Gomez-Olles, Barcelona Gomez-Olles, Susana (Barcelona)
Susana Gomez-Olles, Barcelona Gomez-Olles, Susana (Barcelona)
Dick Heederik, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht Heederik, Dick (Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht)
Eva Andersson, Andersson, Eva ()

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