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: Office workers constitute 5% of those with confirmed occupational asthma. Office workers constitute 5% of those with confirmed occupational asthma 06 11 2022
Occupational asthma: Small changes in PEF may be first sign of developing occupational asthma Small changes in PEF may be first sign of developing occupational asthma 06 11 2022
Occupational asthma: Removing the cause improves survival in fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis Removing the cause improves survival in fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis 23 10 2022
Occupational asthma: Can type IV hypersensitivity cause occupational asthma? Can type IV hypersensitivity cause occupational asthma? 29 06 2022
Occupational asthma: The prognosis after acute irritant-induced asthma is worse than after sensitiser-induced occupational asthma The prognosis after acute irritant-induced asthma is worse than after sensitiser-induced occupational asthma 28 06 2022

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Effects of Corticosteroid Treatment and Antigen Avoidance in a Large Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Cohort: A Single-Centre Cohort Study. De Sadeleer LJ, Hermans F, De Dycker E, Yserbyt J, Verschakelen JA, Verbeken EK, Verleden GM, Wuyts WA, Effects of Corticosteroid Treatment and Antigen Avoidance in a Large Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Cohort: A Single-Centre Cohort Study., J Clin Med, 2018;8:14,doi: 10.3390/jcm8010014.
Laurens de Sadeleer, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven B-3000, Belgium, an author of 'Effects of Corticosteroid Treatment and Antigen Avoidance in a Large Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Cohort: A Single-Centre Cohort Study.'

Abstract Available for Occupational asthma in teachers. Burge S , Moore V, Burge C, Robertson A, Huntley C, Walters G, Occupational asthma in teachers., Occup Med, 2022;:,https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqac087
Sherwood Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.' Vicky Moore, Oasys, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.' Cedd Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.' Alastair Robertson, Selly Oak Hospital, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.' Gareth Walters, Heartlands, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.' Chris Huntley, University Hospitals Birmingham, an author of 'Occupational asthma in teachers.'

Full Text Available for Farm living and allergic rhinitis from childhood to young adulthood: Prospective results of the GABRIEL study Strieker PGS, Weinmann T, Gerlich J, von Mutius E, Nowak D, Radon K, Wengenroth L, Farm living and allergic rhinitis from childhood to young adulthood: Prospective results of the GABRIEL study, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2022;150:1209 - 1215.e2,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2022.05.027
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich, an author of 'Farm living and allergic rhinitis from childhood to young adulthood: Prospective results of the GABRIEL study' Katja Radon, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, an author of 'Farm living and allergic rhinitis from childhood to young adulthood: Prospective results of the GABRIEL study'

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Antigen identification and avoidance on outcomes in fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis", 2022, Eur Respir J
This retrospective study of fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis from the Mayo clinic shows that allergen avoidance was associated with improved transplant-free survival, which was still relatively poor (Median survival was 8.39 years for patients with identifiable causative antigen compared to 5.93 years for those with unidentifiable causative antigen). Prognosis did not improve for the first 3 years of follow-up, but after that allergen avoidance improved prognosis in the group whose causative agent had been found. If allergen avoidance was not successful the prognosis was as bad as those without an identified cause. This paper provides good evidence for allergen identification and avoidance in fibrotic disease, this had not been well shown before.
Published Paper Comments, , 10/19/2022, 10/19/2022,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational asthma in office workers", 2022, Occup Environ Med
Office workers are often used as the control population for population studies of occupational asthma. This case series shows that 5% of all validated cases of occupational asthma from a tertiary referral centre were in office workers. Exposures were grouped into the internal office environment, office ventilation-related and adjacent environment. Common causes were from the air conditioning (9/47), printing, copying and laminating (7/47), cleaning chemicals (4/47), mould and damp (4/47), and acrylic flooring and adhesives (4/47) and 19 others.
Published Paper Comments, , 9/27/2022, 9/27/2022,

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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 every Friday evening after the occupational lung disease clinic, 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)
Chris Huntley, University Hospitals Birmingham Huntley, Chris (University Hospitals Birmingham)
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)
David Weir, North Manchester Hospital Weir, David (North Manchester Hospital)

Collaborators

Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)
Katja Radon, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich Radon, Katja (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich)
Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Antó, Josep (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester Carder, Melanie (COEH Manchester)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Ruth Wiggans, Manchester University Wiggans, Ruth (Manchester University)
Ben Nemery, Leuven, Belgium Nemery, Ben (Leuven, Belgium)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)

Known Authors

Laurens de Sadeleer, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven B-3000, Belgium de Sadeleer, Laurens (University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven B-3000, Belgium)
Martie van Tongeren, Manchester University van Tongeren, Martie (Manchester University)
Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Steven Ronsman, Leuven Ronsman, Steven (Leuven)
de Sadeleer Laurens, Leuven Laurens, de Sadeleer (Leuven)
Mohammed Jeebhay, Cape Town Jeebhay, Mohammed (Cape Town)
Bill Glass, Christchurch, New Zealand Glass, Bill (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Jeroen Douwes, Massey University, Wellington, NZ Douwes, Jeroen (Massey University, Wellington, NZ)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Oyvind Omland, Aahus Denmark Omland, Oyvind (Aahus Denmark)

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