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: 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
Occupational asthma: Complete removal from exposure produces the best health and worst financial outcomes in occupational asthma Complete removal from exposure produces the best health and worst financial outcomes in occupational asthma 11 10 2019
Occupational asthma: How do I perform a specific inhalation challenge for an occupational agent? How do I perform a specific inhalation challenge for an occupational agent? 04 09 2019
Occupational asthma: Can RPE allow workers with occupational asthma to remain exposed to the cause? Can RPE allow workers with occupational asthma to remain exposed to the cause? 04 09 2019
Occupational asthma: Reporting water damage, mould growth or odour at work or home  increases the risks of new onset doctor diagnoses asthma over the next 11 years. Reporting water damage, mould growth or odour at work or home increases the risks of new onset doctor diagnoses asthma over the next 11 years. 20 07 2019

Latest Publications

No Abstract Available for Early-onset airway damage in early-career elite athletes: A risk factor for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction Jonckheere A, Seys S, Dilissen E, Schelpe A, der Eycken SV, Corthout S, Verhalle T, Goossens J, Vanbelle V, Aertgeerts S, Troosters T, Peers K, Dupont L, Bullens D, Early-onset airway damage in early-career elite athletes: A risk factor for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2019;144:1423–1425.e9,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.07.014 |

Abstract Available for Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: A new strategy for serodiagnosis and environmental surveys Bellanger A, Reboux G, Rouzet A, Barrera C, Rocchi S, Scherer E, Millon L, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: A new strategy for serodiagnosis and environmental surveys, Respir Med, 2019;150:101-106,doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2019.02.019

Abstract Available for Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Caused by Fungi Selman M, Lacasse Y, Pardo A, Cormier Y, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Caused by Fungi, Proc Am Thorac Soc, 2010;7:229-236,DOI: 10.1513/pats.200906-041AL

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Prognostic significance of chronic respiratory symptoms in individuals with normal spirometry.", 2019, Eur Respir J
This is a follow-up from a Danish population sample showing that adults with respiratory symptoms and normal spirometry are more likely to die, have hospital admissions for pneumonia and airflow obstruction, than adults with similar spirometry and no respiratory symptoms.
Published Paper Comments, , 7/15/2019, 10/16/2019,

Comments for the paper: "Specific challenge testing for occupational asthma: revised handbook", 2019, Eur Respir J
This document shows how to carry out specific inhalation tests for occupational asthma
Published Paper Comments, , 9/17/2019, 10/16/2019,

Comments for the page titled: "Error after saving record"
i just completed saving a patient's information when I got a report that an enexpected record has occured
Page Comments, , 9/13/2010, 10/16/2019,

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

Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)
Jeremy Beach, University of Alberta Beach, Jeremy (University of Alberta)
Asilan Ilgaz, Ankara, Turkey Ilgaz, Asilan (Ankara, Turkey)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Dan Norback, Norback, Dan ()
Kay Kreiss, NIOSH, Morgantown USA Kreiss, Kay (NIOSH, Morgantown USA)
Steve Sadhra, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Birmingham Sadhra, Steve (Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Birmingham)
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)

Known Authors

Peri Meram Arbak, Duzce University, Turkey Arbak, Peri Meram (Duzce University, Turkey)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Jesper Baelum, Baelum, Jesper ()
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Jorgen Vestbo, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Vestbo, Jorgen (Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester)
Peter Lange, Copenhagen, Denmark Lange, Peter (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Michael Abramson, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Abramson, Michael (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)
Erika von Mutius, Helmholtz Center Munich von Mutius, Erika (Helmholtz Center Munich)
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)

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