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: FEV1/FVC can replace FEV1 % predicted when predicted equations unreliable FEV1/FVC can replace FEV1 % predicted when predicted equations unreliable 14 04 2022
Occupational asthma: Genes separate fibrotic from non-fibrotic HP Genes separate fibrotic from non-fibrotic HP 13 04 2022
Occupational asthma: Asthma not a reason to turn down firefighter applicants Asthma not a reason to turn down firefighter applicants 23 03 2022
Occupational asthma: Occupational Asthma Course 2021 Occupational Asthma Course 2021 09 11 2021
Occupational asthma: Working as a cleaner pre-conception may increase the risk of asthma in their progeny Working as a cleaner pre-conception may increase the risk of asthma in their progeny 30 10 2021

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Laboratory animal allergy : a changing world Canizales J, Laboratory animal allergy : a changing world, EThOS, 2020;0000 0005:,https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.835418
Jennifer Canizales, Royal Brompton Hospital, an author of 'Laboratory animal allergy : a changing world'

Full Text Available for Comparison of sulphur dioxide and metabisulphite airway reactivity in subjects with
asthma Field PI, McClean M, Simmul R, Berend N, Comparison of sulphur dioxide and metabisulphite airway reactivity in subjects with asthma , Thorax, 1994;49:250-256,

Abstract Available for Replicated Dose-Response Study of Sulfur Dioxide Effects in Normal, Atopic, and Asthmatic Volunteers Linn WS, Avol EL, Peng R, Shamoo DA, Hackney JD, Replicated Dose-Response Study of Sulfur Dioxide Effects in Normal, Atopic, and Asthmatic Volunteers, Am Rev Respir Dis, 1988;139:77-79,https://doi.org/10.1164/ajrccm/136.5.1127

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Comparison of sulphur dioxide and metabisulphite airway reactivity in subjects with asthma", 1994, Thorax
relationship between histamine and so2 challenges unclear, but no relationship between so2 and metabisulphite
Published Paper Comments, , 5/16/2022, 5/16/2022,

Comments for the paper: "Comparison of sulphur dioxide and metabisulphite airway reactivity in subjects with asthma", 1994, Thorax
relationship between histamine and so2 challenges unclear, but no relationship between so2 and metabisulphite
Published Paper Comments, , 5/16/2022, 5/16/2022,

Comments for the paper: "Coal mine dust lung disease in miners killed in the Upper Big Branch disaster: a review of lung pathology and contemporary respirable dust levels in underground US coal mines"
Something important can come out of disasters. In 2010 an underground explosion killed 29 coal miners in the USA, their post mortems come as close to a random population sample of miners as it is possible to get. 17/24 had histological evidence of pneumoconiosis, two with less than 5 years exposure. The mine had exposure levels well below many in the USA. It suggests that exposures need to be significantly reduced (or coal mining abandoned to help control global warming).
Published Paper Comments, , 5/8/2022, 5/8/2022,

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

Jennifer Canizales, Royal Brompton Hospital Canizales, Jennifer (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Neeraj Gupta, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi Gupta, Neeraj (Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Jennifer Hoyle, North Manchester General Hospital Hoyle, Jennifer (North Manchester General Hospital)
Chris Barber, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton Barber, Chris (Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton)
Jo Feary, Royal Brompton Hospital Feary, Jo (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Julie Cannon, Royal Brompton Hospital London Cannon, Julie (Royal Brompton Hospital London)
Joanna Szram, Royal Brompton Hospital Szram, Joanna (Royal Brompton Hospital)
Cecile Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway Svanes, Cecile (University of Bergen, Norway)

Known Authors

Jeroen Douwes, Massey University, Wellington, NZ Douwes, Jeroen (Massey University, Wellington, NZ)
Bill Glass, Christchurch, New Zealand Glass, Bill (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Mohammed Jeebhay, Cape Town Jeebhay, Mohammed (Cape Town)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Oyvind Omland, Aahus Denmark Omland, Oyvind (Aahus Denmark)
Peter Burney, Kings College, London Burney, Peter (Kings College, London)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Moira Chan-Yeung, University of Hong Kong Chan-Yeung, Moira (University of Hong Kong)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)
Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)

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