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: New allergen from fresh water shrimps New allergen from fresh water shrimps 29 11 2018
Occupational asthma: Does air pollution increase the incidence of hypersensitivity pneumonitis? Does air pollution increase the incidence of hypersensitivity pneumonitis? 23 11 2018
Occupational asthma: Does photocopier toner fume or dust cause lung disease? Does photocopier toner fume or dust cause lung disease? 05 11 2018
Occupational asthma: Admission forms for patients with asthma should incude occupation and work-relationship Admission forms for patients with asthma should incude occupation and work-relationship 26 10 2018
Occupational asthma: Salmon processing causes hypersensitivity pneumonitis as well as occupational asthma Salmon processing causes hypersensitivity pneumonitis as well as occupational asthma 15 10 2018

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Asthma to Gammarus shrimp Baur X, Huber H, Chen Z, Asthma to Gammarus shrimp, Allergy, 2000;55:96-97,|https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1398-9995.2000.00462.x
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg, an author of 'Asthma to Gammarus shrimp'

Abstract Available for Allergy to freshwater shrimp (Gammarus). Fontán M, Añibarro B, Postigo I, Martínez J., Allergy to freshwater shrimp (Gammarus)., J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2005;15(2):150–2., 2005;15:150-152,

Abstract Available for Allergic rhinitis to turtle food Gamboa PM, Barber D, Jauregui I, Urrutia I, Gonzalez G, Antepara I, Allergic rhinitis to turtle food, Allergy, 2000;55:405-406,https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1398-9995.2000.00519.x
Isabel Urrutia, Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia, an author of 'Allergic rhinitis to turtle food'

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

What is the shortest latency for isocyanates
A patient developed severe allergic asthma within days of exposure to low levels of isocyanates in a foam factory. Re-exposure at the factory caused recurrence within days. He had a marked eosinophillic reaction which recovered He has been left with asthma The exposure did not suggest a RADS type reaction He denies any pre exposure
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 11/15/2018, 11/18/2018,

Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 11/8/2018,

missmatch between entered and on-graph data
Dear Sirs Pef measurements, that are entered in oasys worksheet, do not appear same on the graf and probably in subsequent analysis. I have taken pictures from the interface, but unfortunately there are no place where to attach it. May be you could provide email aadress, where I can send it? It will ease substantionally understanding of the probleem. For instance, on the certain day patient blow PEFs in the range: 320-370L/min. On the graf however min is 240, max is 300 and mean 265L/min. Can you, please, help topp sort out the probleem? With best regards, Svetlana Sergejeva, MD
Oasys, Specialist, 11/5/2018, 11/6/2018,

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)
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

Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg Baur, Xaver (Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg)
Tor Aasen, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Aasen, Tor (Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen)
Cecile Svanes, University of Bergen, Norway Svanes, Cecile (University of Bergen, Norway)
Jorunn Kirkeleit, University of Bergen, Norway Kirkeleit, Jorunn (University of Bergen, Norway)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Don Cockcroft, Saskatoon Cockcroft, Don (Saskatoon)
André Cartier, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Cartier, André (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)
Jennifer Hoyle, North Manchester General Hospital Hoyle, Jennifer (North Manchester General Hospital)

Known Authors

Isabel Urrutia, Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia Urrutia, Isabel (Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia)
Maria Jesus Cruz, Barcelona Cruz, Maria Jesus (Barcelona)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Joaquin Sastre, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid Sastre, Joaquin (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Madrid)
J Leuppi, Basel Leuppi, J (Basel)
David Bernstein, Cincinatti Bernstein, David (Cincinatti)
Catherine Lemière, Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lemière, Catherine (Hôpital de Sacré Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Zana Lummus, Cincinatti Lummus, Zana (Cincinatti)
Santiago Quirce, Madrid Quirce, Santiago (Madrid)

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