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Document ID (ISN)78251
CIS number 02-208
ISBN(s) 0-8247-1963-8
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernstein I.L., Chan-Yeung M., Malo J.L., Bernstein D.I.
Title Asthma in the workplace
Bibliographic information Marcel Dekker, Inc., 270 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, USA and Marcel Dekker AG, Hutgasse 4, Postfach 812, 4001 Basel, Switzerland (, 2nd ed. (rev. and expanded), 1999. xix, 742p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 235.00.
Abstract Second edition of the manual abstracted as CIS 93-779. It is organized into four main sections: Section I covers general considerations including definitions and classification of asthma, historical background, epidemiology, genetic aspects, pathophysiology, animal models of the disease, and its natural history. Section II covers assessment and management (clinical aspects, immunological evaluation, non-specific bronchial hyperresponsiveness, physiological assessment by serial measurement of lung function, occupational challenge tests, environmental monitoring of protein aeroallergens and other chemical agents, medico-legal and compensation aspects, evaluation of impairment/disability and surveillance and prevention). Section III provides detailed information on specific disease entities covering a variety of aetiological agents. Section IV contains compendia including a comprehensive list of the major protein and chemical inducers of occupational asthma, relevant information from the US National Occupational Exposure Survey, and a description of a national online information system on occupational asthma in France.
Descriptors (primary) occupational pathology; asthma; occupational physiology
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; medical supervision; wood dust; Canada; USA; metal dust pneumoconiosis; epidemiological aspects; France; isocyanates; insects; experimental animals; aetiology; byssinosis; lung diseases; grain dust; manuals; list of chemical substances; allergy tests; workmen's compensation; medico-legal aspects; determination in air; irritants
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)