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: Biological monitoring in platinum refiners has very long half life Biological monitoring in platinum refiners has very long half life 04 06 2018
Occupational asthma: First cross-sectional study of 3D printers showing asthma, rhinitis and skin symptoms First cross-sectional study of 3D printers showing asthma, rhinitis and skin symptoms 04 06 2018
Occupational asthma: Oasys plots and challenge tests show concordant results Oasys plots and challenge tests show concordant results 19 05 2018
Occupational asthma: Enzyme allergy with negative IgE to native enzyme caused by genetic modification Enzyme allergy with negative IgE to native enzyme caused by genetic modification 09 04 2018
Occupational asthma: New highly potent sensitiser for plant husbandry New highly potent sensitiser for plant husbandry 04 04 2018

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction Parsons JP, Hallstrand TS, Mastronarde JG, Kaminsky DA, Rundell KW, Hull JH, Storms WW, Weiler JM, Cheek FM, Wilson KC, and Anderson SD, An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline: Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2013;187:1016-1027,https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201303-0437ST

Full Text Available for Reproducibility of the airway response to an exercise protocol standardized for intensity, duration, and inspired air conditions, in subjects with symptoms suggestive of asthma Anderson SD, Pearlman DS, Rundell KW, Perry CP, Boushey H, Sorkness CA, Nichols S, Weiler JM, Reproducibility of the airway response to an exercise protocol standardized for intensity, duration, and inspired air conditions, in subjects with symptoms suggestive of asthma, Respiratory Research, 2010;11:120,https://doi.org/10.1186/1465-9921-11-120

Abstract Available for Asthma trigger perceptions are associated with work disability. Karvala K, Uitti J, Taponen S, Luukkonen R, Lehtimäki L. , Asthma trigger perceptions are associated with work disability., Respir Med, 2018;139:19-26,10.1016/j.rmed.2018.04.010

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 6/13/2018,

Egg & peanut allergy greater predisposition to allergic alveolitis
My son is to start work in a centre for birds and animals. Birds include a few parakeets, pigeons, chickens. He has peanut allergy (can go into shock), and egg allergy (vomits violently). He is also allergic to shellfish, house dust and pollen. (Mild asthma -has inhalers). On the whole his allergies are controlled and don't rule his life or choices. I'm worried his existing sensitivities may be added to by bird bloom allergy. Is he more likely than the average person to develop issues over time. He is also considering adopting a parrot. He's never had exposure to birds. Would a skin prick test id an existing allergy, or would this only appear over time.
Oasys, Health Professional, 8/6/2016, 4/29/2018,

Pine oil
What do you consider the minimum latency to pine oil/colophony exposure in a non asthmatic?
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 1/11/2018, 4/29/2018,

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)
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 Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Ed Robinson, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, UK Robinson, Ed (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, UK)
Tony Pickering, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK Pickering, Tony (Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK)
Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Antó, Josep (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)
Jan-Paul Zock, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain Zock, Jan-Paul (Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain)
Vivi Schlunssen, Aarhus Schlunssen, Vivi (Aarhus)
Dan Norback, Norback, Dan ()
Cecile Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway Svanes, Cecile (University of Bergen, Norway)
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)

Known Authors

Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Lidwien Smit, Utrecht University Smit, Lidwien (Utrecht University)
Julia Smedley, Southampton University Hospital Smedley, Julia (Southampton University Hospital)
Trevor Smith, Cheshire Smith, Trevor (Cheshire)
Lisa Bradshaw, Health and Safety Laboratories Bradshaw, Lisa (Health and Safety Laboratories)
Steve O'Hickey, Worcester Hospital O'Hickey, Steve (Worcester Hospital)
Catherine Lemière, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lemière, Catherine (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Isabel Urrutia, Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia Urrutia, Isabel (Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia)
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)

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