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Ninhdrin as a cause of occupational asthma?
I currently have a patient that I see in clinic who has suspected occupational asthma. Their job involves counting money that has been dusted for fingerprints with ninhydrin (1,2,3-Indantrione hydrate). Peak flow readings are suggestive of occupational asthma, has anyone had a similar case wi ...
Occupational Asthma, Specialist, 10/20/2014, 2/8/2018,

Specific bronchial challenge done privately
Where can I get aspecific test done as a second opinion as my GP is unwilling. I want to get an IgG test and Aspilergia (pardon Spelling but it was a foreign gentleman I was talking to), and lung Chlamidia test done on me - and a specific test for allergy to my Silver African Grey Parrot Bobbi ...
Oasys, Specialist, 2/20/2006, 1/16/2018,

Comments for the paper: "The impact of renovation on indoor airborne bacterial and fungal populations", 2017, Indoor Built Environ
We see patients who develop work-related asthma during building work, where the precise cause is usually unclear. This paper reports a study of air microbes during renovation of a building with laboratories. It showed an increase of cultivable bacteria in air during the renovation, which persist ...
Published Paper Comments, , 1/13/2018, 1/13/2018,

Comments for the paper: "Case report of asthma associated with 3D printing", 2017, Occup Med
3D printing may be causing occupational asthma, or perhaps hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This case report shows asthma developing after what was probably high exposure to heated acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), with some improvement when switching to polylactic acid filaments. Unfortunatel ...
Published Paper Comments, , 12/30/2017, 12/30/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Artificial stone-associated silicosis: a rapidly emerging occupational lung disease", 2018, Occup Environ Med
Three patients had bronchoalveolar lavage performed with a cell differential lymphocyte percentage ranging from 31% to 54%.
Published Paper Comments, , 12/22/2017, 12/22/2017,

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 ...
Published Paper Comments, , 11/22/2017, 11/22/2017,

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,

Comments for the paper: "Work productivity in rhinitis using cell phones: The MASK pilot study", 2017, Allergy
This study bypasses the usual need for patient selection and recruitment by usingĀ  a freely available cell phone app which has daily visual analogue scores for rhinitis, eye irritation and "how much has your allergic symptoms affected your work today" Users have to consent to their data being us ...
Published Paper Comments, , 10/8/2017, 10/8/2017,

Is there an association between Occupational Asthma and photocopiers ?
I am a specialist registrar in Public Health. The question of an association of occupational asthma and expoure to photocopiers came up in a discussion.
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 7/5/2016, 9/22/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Comparison of clinic models for patients with work-related asthma", 2017, Occup Med
This is an interesting paper comparing two clinics run by the same physician; in one patients seeking compensation are seen usually once only by a multidisciplinary team including an occupational hygienist who takes the exposure history, and a return to work coordinator who handles communication ...
Published Paper Comments, , 9/19/2017, 9/19/2017,

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