Loading...
  • airways
  • Like other types of asthma, it is characterized by airway inflammation, reversible airways obstruction, and bronchospasm, but it is caused by something in the workplace environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you have asthma, the inside walls of the airways in your lungs can become inflamed and swollen. (drugs.com)
  • During an asthma attack, your narrowed airways make it harder to breathe and you may cough and wheeze. (drugs.com)
  • 2. Irritant-induced OA (IIOA) (or "non-immunologic/non-allergic OA" ) is a form of OA characterized by the development of asthma (or the reactivation of quiescent asthma) caused by exposure to irritant substances at the workplace that are capable of inducing an inflammatory reaction of the airways and non-specific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (NSBH) through non-sensitizing mechanisms. (worldallergy.org)
  • Occupational asthma is caused by workers breathing in substances at work that produce a hypersensitive state in the airways - the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs - and trigger a subsequent response in them. (ehstoday.com)
  • The links between asthma and rhinitis are nowadays referred to as the united airways disease (UAD). (bmj.com)
  • immunologic
  • Sensitizer-induced occupational asthma immunologic form of asthma which occurs due to inhalation of specific substances (i.e., high-molecular-weight proteins from plants and animal origins, or low-molecular-weight agents that include chemicals, metals and wood dusts) and occurs after a latency period of several weeks to years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Irritant-induced (occupational) asthma is a non-immunologic form of asthma that results from a single or multiple high dose exposure to irritant products. (wikipedia.org)
  • pulmonary
  • RTs have a significant opportunity to interact with workers, both as asthma educators and in the pulmonary laboratory," Blonshine said. (aarc.org)
  • triggers
  • Risk factors for developing OA are the following: a person already has asthma and allergies, a family pre-disposition for asthma and allergies, or works around known asthma triggers. (bellaonline.com)
  • Another problem with misdiagnosis of OA is continued exposure to the asthma triggers causing permanent changes and damage to your lungs. (bellaonline.com)
  • Avoidance of occupational triggers is an important part of management. (drugs.com)
  • She says if these occupational triggers are not properly identified, the worker may remain at significant risk for another acute exacerbation as exposure continues. (aarc.org)
  • allergic
  • Occupational asthma can result from exposure to a substance you're sensitive to - causing an allergic or immunological response - or to an irritating toxic substance. (drugs.com)
  • Occupational rhinitis and occupational asthma (OA) are usually due to an allergic response to high or low molecular weight agents, either through the interaction with specific IgE antibodies or by other immune mechanisms. (worldallergy.org)
  • The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma and by having the potential to directly impact the quality of patient care. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • adult asthma
  • Introduction: To investigate the feasibility of improving asthma management - in particular, the implementation of individualised asthma action plans (AAPs) for poorly-controlled adult asthma patients - by providing training in asthma-focused clinical and communication skills for practice nurses. (ebscohost.com)
  • The recent evidence supports the estimate that occupational factors account for one in six cases of adult asthma. (bmj.com)
  • concentrations
  • We discuss areas of future development, including the development of apparatus which allows exposure of subjects to low and stable concentrations of the occupational agent and the assessment of preventive procedures. (ersjournals.com)
  • avoid exposure
  • Many have to change jobs to avoid exposure to the substance that caused their asthma and may no longer be able to use specialist skills, or face a restricted lifestyle, reports the HSE. (ehstoday.com)
  • 1999
  • According to a recent report from the CDC , 33,307 people between the ages of 15 and 64 died from asthma between 1999 and 2016. (aarc.org)