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: Acrylate occupational asthma has features suggesting an IgE-type reaction Acrylate occupational asthma has features suggesting an IgE-type reaction 15 11 2019
Occupational asthma: 23% of patients diagnosed with asthma in Turkish hospital clinics have work-related symptoms 23% of patients diagnosed with asthma in Turkish hospital clinics have work-related symptoms 20 10 2019
Occupational asthma: Complete removal from exposure produces the best health and worst financial outcomes in occupational asthma Complete removal from exposure produces the best health and worst financial outcomes in occupational asthma 11 10 2019
Occupational asthma: How do I perform a specific inhalation challenge for an occupational agent? How do I perform a specific inhalation challenge for an occupational agent? 04 09 2019
Occupational asthma: Can RPE allow workers with occupational asthma to remain exposed to the cause? Can RPE allow workers with occupational asthma to remain exposed to the cause? 04 09 2019

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective Barber CM, Burge PS, Feary JR, Parfrey H, Renzoni EA, Spencer LG, Walters GI, Wiggans RE, the of behalf on Participants GHS, Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective, BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 2019;6:e000469,http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjresp-2019-000469
Sherwood Burge, Oasys, an author of 'Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective' Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton, an author of 'Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective' Gareth Walters, Heartlands, an author of 'Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective' Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital, an author of 'Identifying causation in hypersensitivity pneumonitis: a British perspective'

Abstract Available for Giant cell interstitial pneumonia secondary to cobalt exposure from e-cigarette use Elliott DRF, Shah R, Hess CA, Elicker B, Henry TS, Rule AM, Chen R, Golozar M, Jones KD, Giant cell interstitial pneumonia secondary to cobalt exposure from e-cigarette use, Eur Respir J, 2019;54:1901922,10.1183/13993003.01922-2019

Abstract Available for The Burden of Work-Related Asthma in Michigan, 1988-2018. Reilly MJ, Wang L, Rosenman KD, The Burden of Work-Related Asthma in Michigan, 1988-2018., Ann Am Thorac Soc, 2019;:,DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201905-401OC

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Prognostic significance of chronic respiratory symptoms in individuals with normal spirometry.", 2019, Eur Respir J
This is a follow-up from a Danish population sample showing that adults with respiratory symptoms and normal spirometry are more likely to die, have hospital admissions for pneumonia and airflow obstruction, than adults with similar spirometry and no respiratory symptoms.
Published Paper Comments, , 7/15/2019, 10/16/2019,

Comments for the paper: "Specific challenge testing for occupational asthma: revised handbook", 2019, Eur Respir J
This document shows how to carry out specific inhalation tests for occupational asthma
Published Paper Comments, , 9/17/2019, 10/16/2019,

Comments for the page titled: "Error after saving record"
i just completed saving a patient's information when I got a report that an enexpected record has occured
Page Comments, , 9/13/2010, 10/16/2019,

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)
Mike Hendy, Oasys Hendy, Mike (Oasys)
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

Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Jennifer Hoyle, North Manchester General Hospital Hoyle, Jennifer (North Manchester General Hospital)
Giana Moscato, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia Moscato, Giana (Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Cecile Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway Svanes, Cecile (University of Bergen, Norway)
Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)

Known Authors

Rolf Merget, Bochum Merget, Rolf (Bochum)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)
Joaquin Sastre, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid Sastre, Joaquin (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid)
Alexandra Preisser, Hamburg Preisser, Alexandra (Hamburg)
Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Peri Meram Arbak, Duzce University, Turkey Arbak, Peri Meram (Duzce University, Turkey)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Jesper Baelum, Baelum, Jesper ()
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)

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