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Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Comments for the page titled: "Bird Fancier's Lung"
Page Comments, , 5/8/2008, 2/22/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis: An EAACI Position paper", 2016, Allergy
I need the full text for learning and explaining occupational asthma well
Published Paper Comments, , 2/14/2017, 2/14/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Development of a job-task-exposure matrix to assess occupational exposure to disinfectants among US nurses", 2017, Occup Environ Med
This paper tries to estimate exposures to cleaning agents and biocides in nurses and finds that a job-exposure matrix is not very effective at this, but adding a section on tasks is better (a JTEM, job-task exposure matrix). Perhaps there is no real substitute for an occupational history? Expos ...
Published Paper Comments, , 2/10/2017, 2/10/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Comparing plasma, serum and whole blood indium concentrations from workers at an indium-tin oxide (ITO) production facility", 2016, Occup Environ Med
Indium-tin alloys are now used in the production of touch screens. Indium exposure can cause severe and unusual lung diseases with an alveolitis-like (or alveolar proteinosis-like) phase, progressing rapidly to destructive and sometimes fatal emphysema. The histology is unusual with large number ...
Published Paper Comments, , 12/21/2016, 12/21/2016,

Comments for the paper: "Effects of bioaerosol exposure on respiratory health in compost workers: a 13-year follow-up study", 2016, Occup Environ Med
This is an important paper reporting long-term surveillance of compost workers in Germany, and is generally reassuring except for an increase in cough and sputum. There seems to be no increase in asthma or alveolitis in this cohort. We are not told anything about the composting process, whether ...
Published Paper Comments, , 12/21/2016, 12/21/2016,

Comments for the page titled: "A descriptive study of occupational asthma due to acrylic compounds - study protocol. REC reference 16/YH/0308"
Study protocol
Page Comments, , 11/2/2016, 11/2/2016,

DOES OVEREXPOSURE TO WELDING SMOKE CAUSE ASTHMA
HI. DOES OVEREXPOSURE TO WELDING SMOKE CAUSE ASTHMA I RECENTLY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA.I CANT EVEN BE AROUND WELDING SMOKE ANY MORE IT CHOKES ME ALSO BEING AROUND THE FLUX DUST CAUSES ME TO ITCH AND STING AND HAVE ATTACKS IM 38 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH WELDING SMOKE BE ...
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 2/20/2006, 10/20/2016,

Comments for the paper: "A diagnostic model for chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis", 2016, Thorax
This is an usual paper from a group who has a large number of patients with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis diagnosed from lung biopsies, but who do not regularly perform differential cell counts on BAL or tests for sensitisation to common causes of HP. They have developed a diagnostic mode ...
Published Paper Comments, , 9/29/2016, 9/29/2016,

Air purifiers & allergies
"Hello all, I wanted to ask for some advice. I am considering purchasing an air purifier but I have not found any information that shows they really work for allergies and asthma. I would love to hear from you on your own experiences, and any recommendations you can give to a newbie. I have been ...
Occupational Asthma, Employer, 9/23/2016, 9/26/2016,

Comments for the paper: "Risk of hypersensitivity pneumonitis and interstitial lung diseases among pigeon breeders", 2016, Eur Respir J
Many studies estimating the risks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in pigeon breeders are confounded by selection bias including the over-inclusion of "survivors". This study overcomes this by includeding an inception cohort of 807 pigeon breeders and their general population referents, with a me ...
Published Paper Comments, , 9/1/2016, 9/1/2016,

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