|Document ID (ISN)||109313|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Francis H.C., Prys-Picard C.O., Fishwick D., Stenton C., Burge P.S., Bradshaw L.M., Ayres J.G., Campbell S.M., Niven R.M.
||Defining and investigating occupational asthma: A consensus approach
||June 2007, Vol.64, No.6, p.361-365. Illus. 25 ref.
||The objective of this study was to propose a definition of occupational asthma and to define the framework of resources necessary to run a specialist occupational asthma clinic. A modified RAND method was used to gain a consensus of opinion from an expert panel of clinicians running specialist occupational asthma clinics in the United Kingdom. Consensus was reached over 10 terms defining occupational asthma. Disagreement arose on whether low dose irritant-induced asthma existed, but the panel agreed that if it did exist, they would include it in the definition of "work-related asthma". The panel agreed on of resources which should be available to a specialist occupational asthma service, including spirometry testing, non-specific provocation challenge and specific IgE to a wide variety of occupational agents. It is hoped that the outcome of this process will improve uniformity of definition and diagnosis of occupational asthma.
||occupational diseases; asthma; occupational medicine; hospitals; diagnosis
||allergens; irritants; spirometry; United Kingdom; allergy tests; immunoglobulins
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)