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: Cannabis allergy confirmed by positive skin prick tests using crushed cannabis leaves in normal saline Cannabis allergy confirmed by positive skin prick tests using crushed cannabis leaves in normal saline 18 06 2022
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

Latest Publications

Abstract Available for Occupational contact urticaria to cannabis sativa Yeo L, Debusscher C, White JML, Occupational contact urticaria to cannabis sativa, Occup Med, 2022;72:273-275,https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqac020

Abstract Available for Occupational inhalational accidents: analysis of cases from the UK SWORD reporting scheme from 1999 to 2018 Fishwick D, Carder M, Iskandar I, Fishwick BC, van Tongeren M , Occupational inhalational accidents: analysis of cases from the UK SWORD reporting scheme from 1999 to 2018, Occup Environ Med, 2022;:,https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2021-107947
David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK, an author of 'Occupational inhalational accidents: analysis of cases from the UK SWORD reporting scheme from 1999 to 2018' Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester, an author of 'Occupational inhalational accidents: analysis of cases from the UK SWORD reporting scheme from 1999 to 2018'

Abstract Available for Acute eosinophilic pneumonia caused by nicotine-free vaping in an adolescent patient: A case report Takigawa Y, Sato K, Inoue A, Nagae M, Inoue T, Onishi K, Mitsumune S, Watanabe H, Kudo K, Sato A, Fujiwara K, Shibayama T, Acute eosinophilic pneumonia caused by nicotine-free vaping in an adolescent patient: A case report, Respirology, 2022;10:e0961,https://doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.961

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Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Occupational contact urticaria to cannabis sativa", 2022, Occup Med
Positive skin prick tests used crushed cannabis leaves in normal saline. Patch tests negative
Published Paper Comments, , 6/18/2022, 6/18/2022,

Comments for the paper: "Modification of cleaning product formulations could improve indoor air quality", 2022, Indoor Air
A must read for clinicians seeing patients with asthma related to cleaning products, and ways of increasing or decreasing exposures in indoor air. Concentrates on terpenes , limonene and pinene
Published Paper Comments, , 5/31/2022, 5/31/2022,

Comments for the paper: "Modification of cleaning product formulations could improve indoor air quality", 2022, Indoor Air
A must read for clinicians seeing patients with asthma related to cleaning products, and ways of increasing or decreasing exposures in indoor air. Concentrates on terpenes , limonene and pinene
Published Paper Comments, , 5/31/2022, 5/31/2022,

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

David Fishwick, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Fishwick, David (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK)
Melanie Carder, COEH Manchester Carder, Melanie (COEH Manchester)
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)
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)

Known Authors

Mohammed Jeebhay, Cape Town Jeebhay, Mohammed (Cape Town)
Bill Glass, Christchurch, New Zealand Glass, Bill (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Jeroen Douwes, Massey University, Wellington, NZ Douwes, Jeroen (Massey University, Wellington, NZ)
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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