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: How does a vegetarian become allergic to red meat? How does a vegetarian become allergic to red meat? 08 10 2017
Occupational asthma: How to study work-effect without patient recruitment How to study work-effect without patient recruitmen 08 10 2017
Occupational asthma: Should occupational lung clinics incorporate a return to work coordinator or an occupational hygienist? Should an occupational lung clinic incorporate a return to work coordinator or an occupational hygienist 19 09 2017
Occupational asthma: Indian rope plant, new cause of occupational asthma and rhinitis Indian rope plant, new cause of occupational asthma and rhinitis 18 09 2017
Occupational asthma: Can aerosols of mycobacteria cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Can aerosols of mycobacteria cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis? 03 09 2017

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Allergen-induced early and late asthmatic responses to inhaled seasonal
and perennial allergens Boulet L-P, Gauvreau G, Boulay M-£E, O'Byrne PM, Cockroft DW, Allergen-induced early and late asthmatic responses to inhaled seasonal and perennial allergens, Clin Exp Allergy, 2015;45:1647-1653,

Abstract Available for Allergic sensitization to laboratory animals is more associated with asthma, rhinitis, and skin symptoms than sensitization to common allergens Simoneti CS, Ferraz E, de Menezes MB, Bagatin E, Arruda LK, Vianna EO, Allergic sensitization to laboratory animals is more associated with asthma, rhinitis, and skin symptoms than sensitization to common allergens, Clin Exp Allergy, 2017;47:1436-1444,10.1111/cea.12994

Abstract Available for FeNO levels increase with degree of sensitisation in apprentices at risk of occupational asthma Wild P, Méve H, Penven E, Zmirou-Navier D, Barbaud A, Bohadana A, Paris C, FeNO levels increase with degree of sensitisation in apprentices at risk of occupational asthma, Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 2017;21:1194-1200,10.5588/ijtld.16.0758

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Specific inhalation challenge: the relationship between response, clinical variables and lung function", 2017, Occup Environ Med
The type of asthmatic reaction after SIC also differed between the groups, with a predominance of early reactions in patients exposed to HMW agents and late reactions in those exposed to LMW agents (p=0.020). Moreover, the exposure time during SIC was longer in patients with OA due to LMW agents (p=0.003).
Published Paper Comments, , 11/22/2017, 11/22/2017,

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Comments for the paper: "Allergen-induced early and late asthmatic responses to inhaled seasonal and perennial allergens", 2015, Clin Exp Allergy
In IgE mediated non-occupational asthma the main feature separating an immediate from a dual reaction appears to be the magnitude of the immediate reaction.
Published Paper Comments, , 11/15/2017, 11/15/2017,

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

Paul Henneberger, NIOSH, Morgantown, USA Henneberger, Paul (NIOSH, Morgantown, USA)
Jan-Paul Zock, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain Zock, Jan-Paul (Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain)
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
Josep Antó, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Antó, Josep (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Piero Maestrelli, Padova University, Italy Maestrelli, Piero (Padova University, Italy)
Tor Aasen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Aasen, Tor (Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen)
Femi Adewole, Nigeria Adewole, Femi (Nigeria)
Roger Altounyan, Fisons Pharmacuticals Altounyan, Roger (Fisons Pharmacuticals)
Bamidele Adeniyi, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria Adeniyi, Bamidele (Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Nigeria)
Richard Barraclough, Manchester Barraclough, Richard (Manchester)

Known Authors

Orianne Dumas, Villejuif, France Dumas, Orianne (Villejuif, France)
Ronald Dahl, Aarhus University Dahl, Ronald (Aarhus University)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Kim Lavoie, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lavoie, Kim (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Garry Liss, Toronto Liss, Garry (Toronto)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Jesper Baelum, Baelum, Jesper ()
Eva Andersson, Andersson, Eva ()
Michael Abramson, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Abramson, Michael (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Raja Abboud, Vancouver Abboud, Raja (Vancouver)

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