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: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis caused by bacteria within healthy sapwood rather than the wood itself Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis caused by bacteria within healthy sapwood rather than the wood itself 01 01 2020
Occupational asthma: Occupational Asthma Course 2020 Occupational Asthma Course 2020 27 12 2019
Occupational asthma: Vaping causing giant cell interstitial pneumonitis (GIP) Vaping causing giant cell interstitial pneumonitis (GIP 09 12 2019
Occupational asthma: Acrylate occupational asthma has features suggesting an IgE-type reaction Acrylate occupational asthma has features suggesting an IgE-type reaction 15 11 2019
Occupational asthma: 23% of patients diagnosed with asthma in Turkish hospital clinics have work-related symptoms 23% of patients diagnosed with asthma in Turkish hospital clinics have work-related symptoms 20 10 2019

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for A systematically derived exposure assessment instrument for Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Barnes H, Morisset J, Molyneaux P, Westall G, Glaspole I, Collard HR, A systematically derived exposure assessment instrument for Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Chest, 2020;:,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2019.12.018

Abstract Available for White matter hyperintensities and neuropsychological outcome following carbon monoxide poisoning Parkinson RB, Hopkins RO, Cleavinger HB, Weaver LK, Victoroff J, Foley JF, Bigler ED, White matter hyperintensities and neuropsychological outcome following carbon monoxide poisoning, neurology, 2002;58:1535-1532,https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.58.10.1525

No Abstract Available for Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Weaver, Lindell K., Hopkins, Ramona O., Chan, Karen J., Churchill, Susan, Elliott, C. Gregory, Clemmer, Terry P., Orme, James F., Thomas, Frank O., Morris, Alan H., Hyperbaric Oxygen for Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, New England Journal of Medicine, 2002;347:1057-1067,10.1056/NEJMoa013121 [doi]

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Latest Forum Questions

Is there any evidence on blood pressure and spirometry
Afternoon, I need some advice please, at present when carrying out respiratory assessments we have always advised to check peoples blood pressure and if it is high then spirometry should not be carried out, also our previous OHP advised if someone is on medication for high blood pressure then their blood pressure should be taken prior to test Can you point me in the direction of any research to prove this please Many Thanks Fiona
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 1/10/2020, 1/11/2020,

Vital Capacity
Hello, I work for an OH provider and I write the respiratory directory, what I would like to ask if there is any reason for carrying out VC ? as we only document the FVC FVC1 FEV1/FVC I do not feel that we need to carry out VC as we are not documenting this and we are not diagnosing, please can you point me in the right direction for seeing if there is any research into this Many Thanks Fiona
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 1/3/2020, 1/9/2020,

Comments for the paper: "Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis in woodworkers caused by inhalation of birch dust contaminated with Pantoea agglomerans and Microbacterium barkeri", 2019, Annals of Agricu
This is a new cause for hypersensitivity pneumonitis in furniture manufacturers starting after switching from Scots Pine to Birch wood. Unusually the cause was the microbes present in high concentration in healthy sap wood rather than from the wood itself, demonstrated with specific inhalation challenges.
Published Paper Comments, , 1/1/2020, 1/1/2020,

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.



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)
Mike Hendy, Oasys Hendy, Mike (Oasys)
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

Annemarie Money, Manchester University Money, Annemarie (Manchester University)
Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester Carder, Melanie (COEH Manchester)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Jennifer Hoyle, North Manchester General Hospital Hoyle, Jennifer (North Manchester General Hospital)
Giana Moscato, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia Moscato, Giana (Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia)
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)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)

Known Authors

Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)
Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Rolf Merget, Bochum Merget, Rolf (Bochum)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)
Joaquin Sastre, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid Sastre, Joaquin (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid)
Alexandra Preisser, Hamburg Preisser, Alexandra (Hamburg)
Peri Meram Arbak, Duzce University, Turkey Arbak, Peri Meram (Duzce University, Turkey)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Jesper Baelum, Baelum, Jesper ()

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