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

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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

Abstract Available for Occupational exposure to hydrogen sulfide in the sour gas industry: some unresolved issues Guidotti TL , Occupational exposure to hydrogen sulfide in the sour gas industry: some unresolved issues , Int J Occup Environ Health , 1994 ; 66 : 153-160 ,

Full Text Available for Hydrogen sulphide Guidotti TL , Hydrogen sulphide , Occup Med (Oxford) , 1996 ; 46 : 367-371 ,

Full Text Available for Monoamine oxidase inhibition as a sequel of hydrogen sulfide intoxication: increases in brain catecholamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine levels Warenycia MW, Smith KA, Blashko CS, Kombian SB, Reiffenstein RJ , Monoamine oxidase inhibition as a sequel of hydrogen sulfide intoxication: increases in brain catecholamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine levels , Archives of Toxicology , 1989 ; 63 : 131-136 ,

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the causative agent: "Actichlor ?"
asked for second time to comment on health worker symptomatic after exposure to higher conc actichlor. Any similar experience? Not sure why listed uinder chrome fumes
Page Comments, , 18/05/2011, 19/11/2014,

Comments for the paper: "International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC): rationale and methods", 1995, Eur Respir J
Dear Sirs/Madam. I'm one of ISAAC prospective researchers and currently studying MPH at Washington University in ST. Loius, MO. I want to get this article for my final culminating project work: Asher MI, Keil U, Anderson HR, Beasley R, Crane J, Martinez F, Mitchell, EA, Pearce N, Sibbald B, Stewart AW, et al, International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC): rationale and methods, Eur Respir J, 1995; 8: , DOI. Please, find me via my email. Thanks:
Published Paper Comments, , 11/11/2014, 11/11/2014,

Alergy tests for isofluorane anaesthetics
I work in Germany and anesthetize animals, rats and mice, with isoflurane (open mask method). I developed a shortness of breath, increasing from Monday to Friday, high transaminase levels and tachycardia events. It is getting worse over time. Last week I have been told that there are no allergy tests for isoflurane or trifluoroacetatic acid but found the paper on occupational asthma due to isofluorane. My questions: Do you know somebody who is able to do such a test?
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 05/11/2014, 05/11/2014,

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

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)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
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)
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)
Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg Toren, Kjell (Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg)
Giana Moscato, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia Moscato, Giana (Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia)

Known Authors

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 ()
Catherine Lemière, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lemière, Catherine (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Jolanta Walusiak, Lodz Walusiak, Jolanta (Lodz)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)
Jessica Harris, Royal Brompton Hospital Harris, Jessica (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Erica von Mutius, Munich von Mutius, Erica (Munich)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)
Joaquin Sastre, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid Sastre, Joaquin (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid)

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