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: Many cleaning agents have constituents with the chemical signature of a potential respiratory sensitiser Many cleaning agents have constituents with the chemical signature of a potential respiratory sensitiser 15 06 2019
Occupational asthma: Occupation exposure accounts for 16% of adult-onset asthma in prospective population studies Occupation exposure accounts for 16% of adult-onset asthma in prospective population studies 14 06 2019
Occupational asthma: Modest BAL lymphocytosis associated with better prognosis in chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis Modest BAL lymphocytosis associated with better prognosis in chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis 29 05 2019
Occupational asthma: One shower too many? One shower too many? 29 05 2019
Occupational asthma: Predicting positive SIC to high MW agents works best for flour and grain Predicting positive SIC to high MW agents works best for flour and grain 14 05 2019

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product Carder M, Seed MJ, Money A, Agius RM, van Tongeren M, Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product, Occup Environ Med, 2019;:,http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2018-105646
Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University, an author of 'Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product' Martin Seed, Manchester University, an author of 'Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product' Annemarie Money, Manchester University, an author of 'Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product' Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester, an author of 'Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product'

Full Text Available for The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement Blanc PD, Annesi-Maesano I, Balmes JR, Cummings KJ, Fishwick D, Miedinger D, Murgia N, Naidoo RN, Reynolds CJ, Sigsgaard T, Torén K, Vinnikov D, and Redlich CA, The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2019;199:1312-1334,doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201904-0717ST
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement' Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement' Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement' Paul Blanc, University of California San Francisco, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement' David Miedinger, Lucern, Basel and Montreal, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement' Carl Reynolds, Royal Brompton Hospital, an author of 'The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement'

Abstract Available for The moderating effect of childhood disadvantage on the associations between smoking and occupational exposure and lung function; a cross sectional analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) Carney C, Benzeval M., The moderating effect of childhood disadvantage on the associations between smoking and occupational exposure and lung function; a cross sectional analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), BMC Public Health, 2019;19:690,10.1186/s12889-019-7039-z

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Comments for the paper: "Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product", 2019, Occup Environ Med
QSAR applied to cleaning agents, positive scores for Chlorhexidine (1), Formaldehyde (1), Diethanolamine (0.88), Glutaraldehyde (0.6), Ethanolamine (0.56), (Sodium) dichloroisocyanurate (0.49).
Published Paper Comments, , 6/15/2019, 6/15/2019,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning product", 2019, Occup Environ Med
QSAR applied to cleaning agents, positive scores for Chlorhexidine (1), Formaldehyde (1), Diethanolamine (0.88), Glutaraldehyde (0.6), Ethanolamine (0.56), (Sodium) dichloroisocyanurate (0.49).
Published Paper Comments, , 6/15/2019, 6/15/2019,

Comments for the paper: "The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement", 2019, Am J Respir Crit Care Me
Confirms population attributable risk of occupation as a cause of adult onset asthma, mostly in the under 44's, from population studies. estimated PAR 16%. Also provides data for hypersensitivity pneumonitis (occupational burden 19%), COPD (14%), Alveolar proteinosis (29%0, IPF (26%), Community acquired pneumonia (10%), sarcoid and other granulomatous diseases (30%).
Published Paper Comments, , 6/14/2019, 6/14/2019,

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

Annemarie Money, Manchester University Money, Annemarie (Manchester University)
Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester Carder, Melanie (COEH Manchester)
Carl Reynolds, Royal Brompton Hospital Reynolds, Carl (Royal Brompton Hospital)
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Kjell Toren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg Toren, Kjell (Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Goteborg)
André Cartier, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Cartier, André (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Ferran Morell, Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona Morell, Ferran (Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona)
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)
Piero Maestrelli, Padova University, Italy Maestrelli, Piero (Padova University, Italy)
Meinir Jones, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Jones, Meinir (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)

Known Authors

Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Agius, Raymond (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University)
Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Paul Blanc, University of California San Francisco Blanc, Paul (University of California San Francisco)
Rolf Merget, Bochum Merget, Rolf (Bochum)
Helene Favreau, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Favreau, Helene (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Maryann Joseph, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Joseph, Maryann (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Kim Lavoie, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lavoie, Kim (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Maria Jesus Cruz, Barcelona Cruz, Maria Jesus (Barcelona)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)

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