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: How does a vegetarian become allergic to red meat? How does a vegetarian become allergic to red meat? 08 10 2017
Occupational asthma: How to study work-effect without patient recruitment How to study work-effect without patient recruitmen 08 10 2017
Occupational asthma: Should occupational lung clinics incorporate a return to work coordinator or an occupational hygienist? Should an occupational lung clinic incorporate a return to work coordinator or an occupational hygienist 19 09 2017
Occupational asthma: Indian rope plant, new cause of occupational asthma and rhinitis Indian rope plant, new cause of occupational asthma and rhinitis 18 09 2017
Occupational asthma: Can aerosols of mycobacteria cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Can aerosols of mycobacteria cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis? 03 09 2017

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Prevalence of type I sensitization to alpha-gal in forest service employees and hunters Fischer J, Lupberger E, Hebsaker J, Blumenstock G, Aichinger E, Yazdi AS, Reick D, Oehme R, Biedermann T, Prevalence of type I sensitization to alpha-gal in forest service employees and hunters, Allergy, 2017;72:1540-1547,10.1111/all.13156

Full Text Available for Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study Bousquet J, Bewick M, Arnavielhe S, Mathieu-Dupas E, Murray R, Bedbrook A, Caimmi DP, Vandenplas O, Hellings PW, Bachert C, Anto JM, Bergmann KC, Bindslev-Jensen C, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Bouchard J, Canonica GW, Chavannes NH, Cruz AA, Dahl R, Demoly P, De Vries G, Devillier P, Fink-Wagner A, Fokkens WJ, Fonseca J, Guldemond NA, Haahtela T, Hellqvist-Dahl B, Just J, Keil T, Klimek L, Kowalski ML, Kuna P, Kvedariene V, Laune D, Larenas-Linnemann D, Mullol J, Pereira AM, Carreiro-Martins P, Melén E, Morais-Almeida M, Nogueira-Silva L, OHehir RE, Papadopoulos NG, Passalacqua G, Portejoie F, Price D, Ryan D, Samolinski B, Sheikh A, Simons FER, Spranger O, Todo Bom A, Tomazic PV, Triggiani M, Valero A, Valovirta E, Valiulis A, van Eerd M, Wickman M, Young I, Zuberbier T, Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study, Allergy, 2017;72:1475-1484,10.1111/all.13177
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir, an author of 'Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study' Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, an author of 'Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study' Ronald Dahl, Aarhus University, an author of 'Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study'

Abstract Available for Non-IgE-Mediated Asthma after Zinc Exposure Leal A, Caselles I, Rodriguez-Bayarri MJ, Muñoz X, Non-IgE-Mediated Asthma after Zinc Exposure, Archivos de Bronconeumología (English Edition, 2017;53:346-347,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2016.09.009
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona, an author of 'Non-IgE-Mediated Asthma after Zinc Exposure'

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study", 2017, Allergy
This study bypasses the usual need for patient selection and recruitment by using  a freely available cell phone app which has daily visual analogue scores for rhinitis, eye irritation and "how much has your allergic symptoms affected your work today" Users have to consent to their data being used anonymously for research, and does contain geolocation data the area level. It shows a strong correlation between allergic symptoms and affect on work. Those providing data were not recruited by advertisement, who and why they took part is unknown. This is an interesting way of extending research to a wider group of subjects. The app can be downloaded from app stores as "allergy diary"
Published Paper Comments, , 10/8/2017, 10/8/2017,

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This looks like a great course. Are there any plans to hold it in 2018? Thanks.
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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)
Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Antó, Josep (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Piero Maestrelli, Padova University, Italy Maestrelli, Piero (Padova University, Italy)
Tor Aasen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Aasen, Tor (Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen)
Femi Adewole, Nigeria Adewole, Femi (Nigeria)
Roger Altounyan, Fisons Pharmacuticals Altounyan, Roger (Fisons Pharmacuticals)
Bamidele Adeniyi, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria Adeniyi, Bamidele (Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria)
Richard Barraclough, Manchester Barraclough, Richard (Manchester)
Nawar Bakerly, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Bakerly, Nawar (Birmingham Heartlands Hospital)
Fred Bio, University Hospital, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana Bio, Fred (University Hospital, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Known Authors

Ronald Dahl, Aarhus University Dahl, Ronald (Aarhus University)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Kim Lavoie, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lavoie, Kim (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Garry Liss, Toronto Liss, Garry (Toronto)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Jesper Baelum, Baelum, Jesper ()
Eva Andersson, Andersson, Eva ()
Michael Abramson, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Abramson, Michael (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Raja Abboud, Vancouver Abboud, Raja (Vancouver)
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)

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