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: Changes in NSBR and FeNO in 29% of workers with a positive SIC to epoxy resins Changes in NSBR and FeNO in 29% of workers with a positive SIC to epoxy resins 27 01 2021
Occupational asthma: Pre-employment NSBR unhelpful in predicting potroom asthma Pre-employment NSBR unhelpful in predicting potroom asthma 26 01 2021
Occupational asthma: Cooks are an overlooked group with occupational respiratory symptoms Cooks are an overlooked group with occupational respiratory symptom 09 01 2021
Occupational asthma: New Kim (a female racing pigeon,) sells for $1,800,000 New Kim (a female racing pigeon,) sells for $1,800,000 11 12 2020
Occupational asthma: Increassed risk of asthma, but also COPD in cleaners, a metaanalysis Increassed risk of asthma, but also COPD in cleaners, a metaanalysis 11 12 2020

Latest Publications

Full Text Available for Clinical Manifestations and Patch test Results for Facial Dermatitis Associated with use of Disposable Face Masks during the COVID-19 Outbreak : A case-control study Kang SY, Chung BY, Kim JC, Park CW, Kim HO, Clinical Manifestations and Patch test Results for Facial Dermatitis Associated with use of Disposable Face Masks during the COVID-19 Outbreak : A case-control study, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2021;:,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2021.06.026

Full Text Available for Lung disorders induced by respirable organic chemicals Morimoto Y, Nishida C, Tomonaga T, Izumi H, Yatera K, Sakurai K, Kim Y, Lung disorders induced by respirable organic chemicals, J Occup Health, 2021;63:e12240,https://doi.org/10.1002/1348-9585.12240

Full Text Available for Acute exacerbation of fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: incidence and outcomes Kang J, Kim YJ, Choe J, Chae EJ, Song JW, Acute exacerbation of fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: incidence and outcomes, Respiratory Research, 2021;22:152,https://doi.org/10.1186/s12931-021-01748-2

Go to "References" section.

Latest Forum Questions

Comments for the paper: "Acute exacerbation of fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: incidence and outcomes", 2021, Respiratory Research
Exposure history to causative antigens in the study Microbes (mold, humid hay, cotton) 50 (49.5) Chemical (insecticides, cement, dye, fertilizers) 18 (17.8) Animal protein (birds’ feather) 8 (7.9) Enzymes (mushrooms) 1 (1.0) Metal (fumes) 1 (1.0) Pharmaceutical agents (drugs) 1 (1.0) Plant proteins (flour, vegetable processing) 7 (6.9) Unidentifiable antigen 15 (14.9)
Published Paper Comments, , 5/29/2021, 7/23/2021,

Comments for the page titled: "Using Oasys"
We work in occupational diseases and we need whole information about Oasys. We want to buy the peak flow meter and the software for use in our patients We are really intereasing in your program and we hope your answer soon Thanks in advance Respiratory group HTS.
Page Comments, , 2/2/2012, 7/15/2021,

Comments for the paper: "A case of lipoid pneumonia associated with occupational exposure to solvents in a dry-cleaning worke", 2021, Respirology Case Reports
CT changes basal unlike most occupational aerosol lipoid pneumonias
Published Paper Comments, , 5/26/2021, 5/26/2021,

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)

Collaborators

Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir Vandenplas, Olivier (Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir)
Hille Suojalehto, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Suojalehto, Hille (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Piero Maestrelli, Padova University, Italy Maestrelli, Piero (Padova University, Italy)
Irmeli Lindstrom, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Lindstrom, Irmeli (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Vivi Schlunssen, Aarhus Schlunssen, Vivi (Aarhus)
Martin Miller, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham Miller, Martin (Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham)
Maritta Jaakkola, Oulu University Finland Jaakkola, Maritta (Oulu University Finland)
Henrik Nordman, Finnsh Institute of Occupational Health Nordman, Henrik (Finnsh Institute of Occupational Health)
Tony Newman Taylor, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Newman Taylor, Tony (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Cullinan, Paul (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)

Known Authors

Martin Seed, Manchester University Seed, Martin (Manchester University)
Xavier Munoz, Barcelona Munoz, Xavier (Barcelona)
T Rochat, Geneva Rochat, T (Geneva)
Oyvind Omland, Aahus Denmark Omland, Oyvind (Aahus Denmark)
Torben Sigsgaard, University of Aarhus Sigsgaard, Torben (University of Aarhus)
Ilenia Folletti, Perugia Folletti, Ilenia (Perugia)
Susan Tarlo, Toronto Tarlo, Susan (Toronto)
Garry Liss, Toronto Liss, Garry (Toronto)
Jeroen Douwes, Massey University, Wellington, NZ Douwes, Jeroen (Massey University, Wellington, NZ)
Jouni Jaakkola, Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Birmingham Jaakkola, Jouni (Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Birmingham)

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