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Document ID (ISN)105001
CIS number 06-559
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nicholson P.J., Cullinan P., Newman Taylor A.J., Burge P.S., Boyle C.
Title Evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthma
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.62, No.5, p.290-299. 231 ref.
Abstract These evidence based guidelines for the prevention, identification and management of occupational asthma were based on an extensive literature review. The most important action to prevent occupational asthma is to reduce exposure at source. Thereafter surveillance should be performed for the early identification of symptoms, including occupational rhinitis, with additional functional and immunological tests where appropriate. Effective management of workers suspected to have occupational asthma involves the identification and investigation of symptoms suggestive of asthma immediately they occur. Those workers who are confirmed to have occupational asthma should be advised to avoid further exposure completely and early in the course of their disease to offer the best chance of recovery.
Descriptors (primary) medical supervision; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; immunoglobulins; rhinitis; exposure tests; diagnosis; limitation of exposure; respiratory function tests; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)