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: Enzyme allergy with negative IgE to native enzyme caused by genetic modification Enzyme allergy with negative IgE to native enzyme caused by genetic modification 09 04 2018
Occupational asthma: New highly potent sensitiser for plant husbandry New highly potent sensitiser for plant husbandry 04 04 2018
Occupational asthma: Recording occupation is an important part of emergency care Recording occupation is an important part of emergency care 07 03 2018
Occupational asthma: Vaping causing interstial lung disease? Vaping causing interstial lung disease? 19 02 2018
Occupational asthma: Increased asthma deaths in food, beverage and tobacco product workers Increased asthma deaths in food, beverage and tobacco product workers 30 01 2018

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Food allergy to wheat, soybean and cassava in Benin: Literature Revie DJOGBE AA, BOKOSSA Y, TCHEKESSI CK, OUENDO E-M, SACHI P, BANON J, BLEOUSSI R, MENSAH GA, Food allergy to wheat, soybean and cassava in Benin: Literature Revie, International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Research, 2016;4:713-723,

Abstract Available for Allergy to Cassava: A New Allergenic Food With Cross-Reactivity to Latex Ibero M, Castillo MJ, Pineda F, Allergy to Cassava: A New Allergenic Food With Cross-Reactivity to Latex, J Inv Allergod Clin Immunol, 2007;:409-412,

Abstract Available for Underestimation of spirometry if recommended testing guidance is not followed Sumner J, Robinson E, Bradshaw L, Lewis L, Warren N, Young C, Fishwick D, Underestimation of spirometry if recommended testing guidance is not followed, Occup Med, 2018;68:126-128,https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqy007
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK, an author of 'Underestimation of spirometry if recommended testing guidance is not followed' Lisa Bradshaw, Health and Safety Laboratories, an author of 'Underestimation of spirometry if recommended testing guidance is not followed' Ed Robinson, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, UK, an author of 'Underestimation of spirometry if recommended testing guidance is not followed'

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 4/23/2018,

Comments for the paper: "Sensitising effects of genetically modified enzymes used in flavour, fragrance, detergence and pharmaceutical production: cross-sectional study", 2017, Occup Environ Med
Genetically modified enzymes are now present in a wide range of industries and cause sensitisation which often shows little cross-reactivity with the native enzyme, so can be missed unless the genetically modified enzyme is used to testing. Uses include new ?avours and aroma in low-fat food, lipophilic lipases used for flavouring cheese, lipoxygenases and hydroxyperoxidases used for fishy aromas,
Published Paper Comments, , 4/9/2018, 4/9/2018,

Natural Gas and Tetrahydrothiophene
I am a respiratory physician I have had a two patients claiming exacerbation of asthma as a result of exposure to natural gas leaks within their working environment. Is there any information about this? Could the odourant Tetrahydrothiophene be responsible as there is nearly nothing on toxicity Is there any information out there that ive missed?
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 3/11/2018, 3/11/2018,

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

David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Ed Robinson, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, UK Robinson, Ed (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, UK)
Tony Pickering, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK Pickering, Tony (Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK)
Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Antó, Josep (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Dennis Nowak, Institute fur Arbeits, Munich Nowak, Dennis (Institute fur Arbeits, Munich)
Jan-Paul Zock, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain Zock, Jan-Paul (Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain)
Vivi Schlunssen, Aarhus Schlunssen, Vivi (Aarhus)
Dan Norback, Norback, Dan ()
Cecile Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway Svanes, Cecile (University of Bergen, Norway)
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)

Known Authors

Lisa Bradshaw, Health and Safety Laboratories Bradshaw, Lisa (Health and Safety Laboratories)
Steve O'Hickey, Worcester Hospital O'Hickey, Steve (Worcester Hospital)
Catherine Lemière, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lemière, Catherine (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Isabel Urrutia, Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia Urrutia, Isabel (Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia)
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)

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