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: 3D printing may cause asthma or hypersensitivity pneumonitis 3D printing may cause asthma or hypersensitivity pneumonitis 30 12 2017
Occupational Asthma Course 2018 05 12 2017
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

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for The impact of renovation on indoor airborne bacterial and fungal populations Mortazavi R, Ariya PA, The impact of renovation on indoor airborne bacterial and fungal populations , Indoor Built Environ, 2017;26:1351-1361,10.1177/1420326x15610396

Abstract Available for Two year follow-up of a garbage collector with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) Allmers H, Huber H, Baur X, Two year follow-up of a garbage collector with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), Am J Industr Med, 2000;37:438-442,DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0274(200004)37:4<438::AID-AJIM14>3.0.CO;2-A
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg, an author of 'Two year follow-up of a garbage collector with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)'

Abstract Available for Q Fever Outbreak among Workers at a Waste-Sorting Plant. Alonso E, Lopez-Etxaniz I, Hurtado A, Liendo P, Urbaneja F, et al., Q Fever Outbreak among Workers at a Waste-Sorting Plant., Plos One, 2015;10:e0138817,https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138817

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Specific bronchial challenge done privately
Where can I get aspecific test done as a second opinion as my GP is unwilling. I want to get an IgG test and Aspilergia (pardon Spelling but it was a foreign gentleman I was talking to), and lung Chlamidia test done on me - and a specific test for allergy to my Silver African Grey Parrot Bobbiegirl. I want to do this privately and independantly as a second opinion. Where dO I go and whom do I contact please my GP is not being helpful and Brompton tested for chicken and pigeon neither of which I have been near. I do not want to part with Bobbiegirl as she is five and silly soppy hand tame, I had her from a baby, she was supposed to be a boy, my mistake. The breeder was very reliable. Its breaking my heart waiting for a diagnosis after 2 and half years with the Brompton. please can you email me at gill.bridge@tiscali.co.uk as well as posting a reply here if that is the norm - I may not pick it up here new to site and computing. Regard Gill Bridge
Oasys, Specialist, 2/20/2006, 1/16/2018,

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 1/14/2018,

Comments for the paper: "The impact of renovation on indoor airborne bacterial and fungal populations", 2017, Indoor Built Environ
We see patients who develop work-related asthma during building work, where the precise cause is usually unclear. This paper reports a study of air microbes during renovation of a building with laboratories. It showed an increase of cultivable bacteria in air during the renovation, which persisted after the building was reoccupied and spread to a neighbouring office block.
Published Paper Comments, , 1/13/2018, 1/13/2018,

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

Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
Jon Ayres, University of Birmingham Ayres, Jon (University of Birmingham)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)
Jan-Paul Zock, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain Zock, Jan-Paul (Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain)
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)

Known Authors

Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)
Ryan Hoy, Melbourne Hoy, Ryan (Melbourne)
Michael Abramson, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Abramson, Michael (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)
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)

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