A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
Drugs that are used to treat asthma.
Asthma attacks following a period of exercise. Usually the induced attack is short-lived and regresses spontaneously. The magnitude of postexertional airway obstruction is strongly influenced by the environment in which exercise is performed (i.e. inhalation of cold air during physical exertion markedly augments the severity of the airway obstruction; conversely, warm humid air blunts or abolishes it).
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Measurement of the maximum rate of airflow attained during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination. Common abbreviations are PEFR and PFR.
Asthma attacks caused, triggered, or exacerbated by OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.
Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
Noises, normal and abnormal, heard on auscultation over any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Antigen-type substances that produce immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE).
Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.
Hypersensitivity reactions which occur within minutes of exposure to challenging antigen due to the release of histamine which follows the antigen-antibody reaction and causes smooth muscle contraction and increased vascular permeability.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA, the mucous membrane lining the NASAL CAVITIES.
A short-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist that is primarily used as a bronchodilator agent to treat ASTHMA. Albuterol is prepared as a racemic mixture of R(-) and S(+) stereoisomers. The stereospecific preparation of R(-) isomer of albuterol is referred to as levalbuterol.
A quaternary ammonium parasympathomimetic agent with the muscarinic actions of ACETYLCHOLINE. It is hydrolyzed by ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE at a considerably slower rate than ACETYLCHOLINE and is more resistant to hydrolysis by nonspecific CHOLINESTERASES so that its actions are more prolonged. It is used as a parasympathomimetic bronchoconstrictor agent and as a diagnostic aid for bronchial asthma. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1116)
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose similar to that found in hay fever except that symptoms persist throughout the year. The causes are usually air-borne allergens, particularly dusts, feathers, molds, animal fur, etc.
Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.
A glucocorticoid used in the management of ASTHMA, the treatment of various skin disorders, and allergic RHINITIS.
Granular leukocytes with a nucleus that usually has two lobes connected by a slender thread of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing coarse, round granules that are uniform in size and stainable by eosin.
An anti-inflammatory, synthetic glucocorticoid. It is used topically as an anti-inflammatory agent and in aerosol form for the treatment of ASTHMA.
The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
A class of drugs designed to prevent leukotriene synthesis or activity by blocking binding at the receptor level.
Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.
Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
A sudden intense and continuous aggravation of a state of asthma, marked by dyspnea to the point of exhaustion and collapse and not responding to the usual therapeutic efforts.
Agents causing the narrowing of the lumen of a bronchus or bronchiole.
The structural changes in the number, mass, size and/or composition of the airway tissues.
Narrowing of the caliber of the BRONCHI, physiologically or as a result of pharmacological intervention.
Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the BRONCHI, from the PRIMARY BRONCHI to the TERTIARY BRONCHI.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Drugs that selectively bind to and activate beta-adrenergic receptors.
A form of hypersensitivity affecting the respiratory tract. It includes ASTHMA and RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.
An albumin obtained from the white of eggs. It is a member of the serpin superfamily.
Family of house dust mites, in the superfamily Analgoidea, order Astigmata. They include the genera Dermatophagoides and Euroglyphus.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It is especially concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
Asthmatic adverse reaction (e.g., BRONCHOCONSTRICTION) to conventional NSAIDS including aspirin use.
Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.
Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.
A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
The act of BREATHING out.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
The contamination of indoor air.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
Abnormal increase of EOSINOPHILS in the blood, tissues or organs.
Any arthropod of the subclass ACARI except the TICKS. They are minute animals related to the spiders, usually having transparent or semitransparent bodies. They may be parasitic on humans and domestic animals, producing various irritations of the skin (MITE INFESTATIONS). Many mite species are important to human and veterinary medicine as both parasite and vector. Mites also infest plants.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.
Any tests done on exhaled air.
A pyranoquinolone derivative that inhibits activation of inflammatory cells which are associated with ASTHMA, including eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, mast cells, monocytes, and platelets.
Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
Physiologically, the opposition to flow of air caused by the forces of friction. As a part of pulmonary function testing, it is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of air flow.
Derivatives of the steroid androstane having two double bonds at any site in any of the rings.
A small aerosol canister used to release a calibrated amount of medication for inhalation.
A cytokine synthesized by T-LYMPHOCYTES that produces proliferation, immunoglobulin isotype switching, and immunoglobulin production by immature B-LYMPHOCYTES. It appears to play a role in regulating inflammatory and immune responses.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
The tubular and cavernous organs and structures, by means of which pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange between ambient air and the blood are brought about.
A chromone complex that acts by inhibiting the release of chemical mediators from sensitized mast cells. It is used in the prophylactic treatment of both allergic and exercise-induced asthma, but does not affect an established asthmatic attack.
Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete the interleukins IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-10. These cytokines influence B-cell development and antibody production as well as augmenting humoral responses.
Nitrogen oxide (NO2). A highly poisonous gas. Exposure produces inflammation of lungs that may only cause slight pain or pass unnoticed, but resulting edema several days later may cause death. (From Merck, 11th ed) It is a major atmospheric pollutant that is able to absorb UV light that does not reach the earth's surface.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the ETHANOLAMINE; (-NH2CH2CHOH) group and its derivatives.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Contamination of the air by tobacco smoke.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Virus diseases caused by the PICORNAVIRIDAE.
Insects of the order Dictyoptera comprising several families including Blaberidae, BLATTELLIDAE, Blattidae (containing the American cockroach PERIPLANETA americana), Cryptocercidae, and Polyphagidae.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Skin irritant and allergen used in the manufacture of polyurethane foams and other elastomers.
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is San Juan. It is a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493 but no colonization was attempted until 1508. It belonged to Spain until ceded to the United States in 1898. It became a commonwealth with autonomy in internal affairs in 1952. Columbus named the island San Juan for St. John's Day, the Monday he arrived, and the bay Puerto Rico, rich harbor. The island became Puerto Rico officially in 1932. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p987 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p436)
Colloids with a gaseous dispersing phase and either liquid (fog) or solid (smoke) dispersed phase; used in fumigation or in inhalation therapy; may contain propellant agents.
Compounds bind to and activate ADRENERGIC BETA-2 RECEPTORS.
Unsaturated pregnane derivatives containing two keto groups on side chains or ring structures.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
One of several basic proteins released from EOSINOPHIL cytoplasmic granules. Eosinophil cationic protein is a 21-kDa cytotoxic peptide with a pI of 10.9. Although eosinophil cationic protein is considered a member of the RNAse A superfamily of proteins, it has only limited RNAse activity.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A chronic inflammatory genetically determined disease of the skin marked by increased ability to form reagin (IgE), with increased susceptibility to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and hereditary disposition to a lowered threshold for pruritus. It is manifested by lichenification, excoriation, and crusting, mainly on the flexural surfaces of the elbow and knee. In infants it is known as infantile eczema.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Agents that are used to treat allergic reactions. Most of these drugs act by preventing the release of inflammatory mediators or inhibiting the actions of released mediators on their target cells. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p475)
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
A cytokine that promotes differentiation and activation of EOSINOPHILS. It also triggers activated B-LYMPHOCYTES to differentiate into IMMUNOGLOBULIN-secreting cells.
A condition characterized by infiltration of the lung with EOSINOPHILS due to inflammation or other disease processes. Major eosinophilic lung diseases are the eosinophilic pneumonias caused by infections, allergens, or toxic agents.
The mucous membrane lining the RESPIRATORY TRACT, including the NASAL CAVITY; the LARYNX; the TRACHEA; and the BRONCHI tree. The respiratory mucosa consists of various types of epithelial cells ranging from ciliated columnar to simple squamous, mucous GOBLET CELLS, and glands containing both mucous and serous cells.
The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
A genus of PICORNAVIRIDAE inhabiting primarily the respiratory tract of mammalian hosts. It includes over 100 human serotypes associated with the COMMON COLD.
The viscous secretion of mucous membranes. It contains mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells.
Living facilities for humans.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
The unstable triatomic form of oxygen, O3. It is a powerful oxidant that is produced for various chemical and industrial uses. Its production is also catalyzed in the ATMOSPHERE by ULTRAVIOLET RAY irradiation of oxygen or other ozone precursors such as VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS and NITROGEN OXIDES. About 90% of the ozone in the atmosphere exists in the stratosphere (STRATOSPHERIC OZONE).
An adrenergic beta-2 agonist that is used as a bronchodilator and tocolytic.
Spasmodic contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi.
Organic compounds that contain the -NCO radical.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Antigens from the house dust mites (DERMATOPHAGOIDES), mainly D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus. They are proteins, found in mite feces or mite extracts, that can cause ASTHMA and other allergic diseases such as perennial rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL) and atopic dermatitis (DERMATITIS, ATOPIC). More than 11 groups of Dermatophagoides ALLERGENS have been defined. Group I allergens, such as Der f I and Der p I from the above two species, are among the strongest mite immunogens in humans.
A selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist used as a bronchodilator and tocolytic.
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA in one or more of the PARANASAL SINUSES.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
Gases, fumes, vapors, and odors escaping from the cylinders of a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
An amine derived by enzymatic decarboxylation of HISTIDINE. It is a powerful stimulant of gastric secretion, a constrictor of bronchial smooth muscle, a vasodilator, and also a centrally acting neurotransmitter.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
The status of health in urban populations.
A muscarinic antagonist structurally related to ATROPINE but often considered safer and more effective for inhalation use. It is used for various bronchial disorders, in rhinitis, and as an antiarrhythmic.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
Conjunctivitis due to hypersensitivity to various allergens.
The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.
Invasion of the host RESPIRATORY SYSTEM by microorganisms, usually leading to pathological processes or diseases.
The number of WHITE BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in venous BLOOD. A differential leukocyte count measures the relative numbers of the different types of white cells.
Derivatives of ACETIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxymethane structure.
The rate of airflow measured during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
Immunosuppression by the administration of increasing doses of antigen. Though the exact mechanism is not clear, the therapy results in an increase in serum levels of allergen-specific IMMUNOGLOBULIN G, suppression of specific IgE, and an increase in suppressor T-cell activity.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A biologically active principle of SRS-A that is formed from LEUKOTRIENE D4 via a peptidase reaction that removes the glycine residue. The biological actions of LTE4 are similar to LTC4 and LTD4. (From Dictionary of Prostaglandins and Related Compounds, 1990)
A group of islands in the southwest Pacific. Its capital is Wellington. It was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 and circumnavigated by Cook in 1769. Colonized in 1840 by the New Zealand Company, it became a British crown colony in 1840 until 1907 when colonial status was terminated. New Zealand is a partly anglicized form of the original Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, new sea land, possibly with reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p842 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p378)
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
Chronic absence from work or other duty.
Difficult or labored breathing.
A family of biologically active compounds derived from arachidonic acid by oxidative metabolism through the 5-lipoxygenase pathway. They participate in host defense reactions and pathophysiological conditions such as immediate hypersensitivity and inflammation. They have potent actions on many essential organs and systems, including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system as well as the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.
Gastrointestinal disturbances, skin eruptions, or shock due to allergic reactions to allergens in food.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
A free radical gas produced endogenously by a variety of mammalian cells, synthesized from ARGININE by NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE. Nitric oxide is one of the ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT RELAXING FACTORS released by the vascular endothelium and mediates VASODILATION. It also inhibits platelet aggregation, induces disaggregation of aggregated platelets, and inhibits platelet adhesion to the vascular endothelium. Nitric oxide activates cytosolic GUANYLATE CYCLASE and thus elevates intracellular levels of CYCLIC GMP.
A glandular epithelial cell or a unicellular gland. Goblet cells secrete MUCUS. They are scattered in the epithelial linings of many organs, especially the SMALL INTESTINE and the RESPIRATORY TRACT.
A variety of devices used in conjunction with METERED DOSE INHALERS. Their purpose is to hold the released medication for inhalation and make it easy for the patients to inhale the metered dose of medication into their lungs.
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
A soluble factor produced by activated T-LYMPHOCYTES that induces the expression of MHC CLASS II GENES and FC RECEPTORS on B-LYMPHOCYTES and causes their proliferation and differentiation. It also acts on T-lymphocytes, MAST CELLS, and several other hematopoietic lineage cells.
Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.
A CC-type chemokine that is specific for CCR3 RECEPTORS. It is a potent chemoattractant for EOSINOPHILS.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
Focal accumulations of EDEMA fluid in the NASAL MUCOSA accompanied by HYPERPLASIA of the associated submucosal connective tissue. Polyps may be NEOPLASMS, foci of INFLAMMATION, degenerative lesions, or malformations.
Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Direct costs of occupational asthma due to sensitization in Quebec (1988 to 2002): revisited. (1/37)

BACKGROUND: In a previous study, the authors assessed direct costs for occupational asthma (OA) in a random sample of eight to 10 accepted claims per year for OA between 1988 and 2002. Compensation for loss of income (CLI) was found to be significantly higher for men and for OA caused by low-molecular-weight agents. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To identify sociodemographic factors that modulate CLI, the dossier of each claimant in the previous study was re-examined. RESULTS: Higher CLI costs were directly related to the duration of CLI (over which loss of income was reimbursed) (r=0.65). Costs of CLI were higher in patients 30 years of age or older at diagnosis, married subjects and individuals who were offered early retirement or were enrolled in an active interventional rehabilitation program. Higher CLI costs in men, but not in women, were associated with the following sociodemographic factors: older age, different rehabilitation program (early retirement and active program versus no specific program) and married status. Older age was found to be significant in the multivariate analysis performed for men. The cost of CLI was higher in workers with OA caused by low-molecular-weight agents. Although proportionally fewer men and younger workers were affected with OA caused by low-molecular-weight agents, the longer duration of CLI for this category of agent could explain the higher costs. CONCLUSION: Higher costs for CLI were associated in men (but not women) with older age, married status and type of rehabilitation program (early retirement and active rehabilitation). Higher costs of CLI for OA caused by low-molecular-weight agents were associated with a longer duration of CLI per se, and not with sociodemographic factors.  (+info)

Barriers to the recognition and reporting of occupational asthma by Canadian pulmonologists. (2/37)

BACKGROUND: Occupational asthma is a common, but probably under-recognized problem. OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors that suggest work-related asthma when a pulmonologist encounters an adult patient with new-onset asthma, and to identify the barriers to recognizing and reporting such cases. METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent to all pulmonologists in Canada. The questionnaire asked participants to respond to several questions about recognizing, diagnosing and reporting occupational asthma. Answers were scored using visual analogue scales. RESULTS: A total of 201 eligible responses were received from 458 pulmonologists. Pulmonologists identified that the most important factor in initially considering the role of work in occupational asthma was having seen others affected at the same workplace, or exposed to the same agent. Important perceived barriers to considering a diagnosis of occupational asthma were physicians' low awareness, lack of knowledge and time. The most important barriers to reporting cases were the pulmonologists' perceived patient concerns regarding job security and income. Quebec pulmonologists generally perceived barriers to recognizing and reporting occupational asthma to be less important, and believed that the use of specific inhalation challenge was more important in considering a diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonologists most readily recognized occupational asthma caused by a substance or process that they previously encountered as a possible cause of asthma. Time constraints and knowledge may hamper their ability to recognize occupational asthma. Concerns regarding the effect of the diagnosis on the patient's job and income may discourage reporting.  (+info)

Work-related respiratory symptoms and lung function among solderers in the electronics industry: a meta-analysis. (3/37)

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Environmental isocyanate-induced asthma: morphologic and pathogenetic aspects of an increasing occupational disease. (4/37)

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Sensitization and irritant-induced occupational asthma with latency are clinically indistinguishable. (5/37)

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Guidelines for the management of work-related asthma. (6/37)

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Assessment of public health impact of work-related asthma. (7/37)

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Is specific IgE antibody analysis feasible for the diagnosis of methylenediphenyl diisocyanate-induced occupational asthma? (8/37)

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Surveillance data from four states on work-related asthma are now available online from the Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD), developed and maintained by CDCs National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Work-related asthma data presented through this surveillance system include information on associated industry, occupation, and exposures. Tables using data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey for the period 1993-2006 now are available online from eWoRLD at http://www2a.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/subsectiondetails.asp?archiveid=1&subsectiontitleid=23. More years of state-based work-related asthma data will be posted online as they become available. Additional information about the state-based work-related asthma program is available at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/surveillance/ords/statebasedsurveillance.html. ...
Abstract: Nearly 9 million workers are exposed to chemical agents associated with occupational asthma, with isocyanates representing the chemical class most responsible. Isocyanate-induced asthma has been difficult to diagnose and control, in part because the biologic mechanisms responsible for the disease and the determinants of exposure have not been well defined. Isocyanate-induced asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, and we hypothesized that inflammation is a prerequisite of isocyanate-induced asthma, with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α being critical to this process. To explore this hypothesis, wildtype mice, athymic mice, TNF-α receptor knockout (TNFR), and anti-TNF-α antibody-treated mice were sensitized by subcutaneous injection (20µ .l on Day 1; 5µl, Days 4 and 11), and challenged 7 d later by inhalation (100 ppb; Days 20, 22, and 24) with toluene diisocyanate (TDI). Airway inflammation, goblet cell metaplasia, epithelial cell damage, and nonspecific airtent way ...
Background: The links between asthma and rhinitis are nowadays referred to as the united airways disease (UAD). Current evidence shows that the UAD model seems to be applicable to occupational rhinitis (OR) and occupational asthma (OA). Objective: We aimed to objectively assess, in the context of specific inhalation challenge (SIC) testing, the concomitance of bronchial and nasal reaction in the investigation of OR and OA Methods: Forty-three subjects with a history of work-related asthma symptoms underwent SIC for confirmation of OA and investigation of OR. Subjects underwent assessment of changes in bronchial calibre by spirometry and assessment of nasal patency and airway inflammation by acoustic rhinometry and nasal lavage. Results: A positive nasal challenge was observed in 25 SIC whereas a positive bronchial challenge was observed in 17 SIC. A concomitant positive nasal and bronchial challenge was observed in 13 instances. This association was significant (risk ratio= 1.7; 95% CI=1.0 to ...
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.[1]. Irritant-induced (occupational) asthma is a non-immunologic form of asthma that results from a single or multiple high dose exposure to irritant products. It is usually develops early after exposure; however can also develop insidiously over a few months after a massive exposure to a complex mixture of alkaline dust and combustion products, as shown in the World Trade Center disaster. Unlike those with sensitizer-induced occupational asthma, subjects with irritant-induced occupational asthma do not develop work-related asthma symptoms after re-exposure to low concentrations of the irritant that initiated the symptoms.[2] Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) is ...
According to the California Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program, part of the Occupational Health Branch of California Department of Public Health, cleaning products used in workplaces can cause or trigger work-related asthma. To prevent harsh affects of cleaning products, employers should make sure the safest products and practices are used in the workplace. The program has found that nearly 10 percent of all work-related asthma cases were caused by exposure to cleaning products. Most of these cases had new asthma that started only after they began work - the exposures caused their asthma. About one in five people (almost 20 percent) used cleaning products directly, such as janitors. The other 80 percent of workers attributed their asthma symptoms to cleaning products used nearby. Many workplaces, like schools, hospitals, and restaurants are places where everyone, including children, can be affected by cleaning products. How can asthma from cleaning products be prevented? ...
Abstract/Full Text -- Ding. Pneumococcal Vaccine for Only Half With Work-Related Asthma. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with work-related asthma are more likely that those with non-work-related asthma to have received pneumococcal vaccination, although only 53.7 percent with work-related asthma have been vaccinated, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.. Abstract/Full Text. Working With a Scribe Improves Physician Satisfaction. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working with a scribe significantly improves physicians overall satisfaction, satisfaction with chart quality and accuracy, and charting efficiency, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Annals of Family Medicine.. Abstract/Full Text. Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Up From 1980 to 2014. TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 1980 to 2014 there was a considerable increase in mortality from chronic respiratory ...
In the second part of this respiratory health special report, Bernard Garbe looks at how serial peak expiratory flow can be used to identify occupational asthma.. The first part of the report explores the 2010 BOHRF Occupational Asthma Guidance on sensitiser-induced occupational asthma.. In occupational health, lung disease is the most common form of disease encountered after skin problems. Occupational lung diseases include byssinosis (typically cotton dust), allergic rhinitis, farmers lung, asbestosis, pneumoconiosis (most commonly coal dust), silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While COPD has the greatest mortality rate, occupational asthma (OA) has by far the greater incidence. OA, by definition, is a lung disease caused by occupational exposures and is the cause of about 15% of adult-onset asthma. Occupational asthma often results in skilled and experienced people having to end their careers, in many cases without a confirmed diagnosis. In nearly half the diagnosed ...
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Walsh SL, Wells AU, Desai SR, Poletti V, Piciucchi S, Dubini A, Nunes H, Valeyre D, Brillet PY, Kambouchner M, Morais A, Pereira JM, Moura CS, Grutters JC, van den Heuvel DA, van Es HW, van Oosterhout MF, Seldenrijk CA, Bendstrup E, Rasmussen F, Madsen LB, Gooptu B, Pomplun S, Taniguchi H, Fukuoka J, Johkoh T, Nicholson AG, Sayer C, Edmunds L, Jacob J, Kokosi MA, Myers JL, Flaherty KR, Hansell DM, Multicentre evaluation of multidisciplinary team meeting agreement on diagnosis in diffuse parenchymal lung disease: a case-cohort study., Lancet respiratory, 2016;:557-565,10.1016/S2213-2600(16)30033-9 ...
Background Periodic health surveillance (HS) of workers can identify early cases of occupational asthma. Information about its uptake and its content in the UK is lacking. Aims To identify the overall levels of uptake and quality of HS for occupational asthma within three high risk industry sectors in the UK. Methods A telephone survey of employers, and their occupational health (OH) professionals, carried out in three sectors with exposures potentially capable of causing occupational asthma (bakeries, wood working and motor vehicle repair). Results A total of 457 organizations participated (31% response rate). About 77% employed ,10 people, 17% between 10 and 50 and 6% ,50. Risk assessments were common (67%) and 14% carried out some form of HS for occupational asthma, rising to 19% if only organizations reporting asthma hazards and risks were considered. HS was carried out both by in-house (31%) and external providers (69%). Organizational policies were often used to define HS approaches (80%), ...
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of occupational asthma in the seven aluminum smelters of Australia and New Zealand from 1991 to 2006.. METHODS: Incidence and exposure data were collected by survey from the smelters prospectively during the study period.. RESULTS: The incidence of occupational asthma across all smelters combined was highest in 1992 at 9.46/1,000/year, declining to 0.36/1,000/year in 2006; a 96.2% reduction. The incidence of occupational asthma was correlated with geometric mean total fluoride concentration, measured as personal samples from employees undertaking anode changing (r(s) = 0.497, P , 0.001).. CONCLUSIONS: The control of exposures, respiratory protection and pre-placement medical assessments undertaken during the study period seem to have contributed to the substantial decline in occupational asthma incidence.. ...
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GPs need to be better at recognising occupational asthma after figures show many people who develop work-related asthma are not correctly diagnosed.
Vandenplas O, Suojalehto H, Aasen T, Baur X, Burge PS, de Blay F, Fishwick D, Hoyle J, Maestrelli P, Muñoz X, Moscato G, Sastre J, Sigsgaard T, Suuronen K, Walusiak-Skorupa J, Cullinan P, the ERS Task Force on Specific Inhalation Challenges with Occupational Agents, Specific inhalation challenge in the diagnosis of occupational asthma: consensus statement, Eur Respir J, 2014;43:1573-1587 ...
Occupational asthma (OA) is steadily emerging as the principal cause of respiratory disease due to the workplace environment. One of the key means to ascertain diagnosis of OA is specific inhalation challenge (SIC) with occupational agents. This review: 1) describes the methodology of SIC, with a special emphasis on procedures aimed at increasing the safety and validity of these tests; and 2) outlines the roles of SIC in the diagnosis of OA in clinical and medicolegal assessment, epidemiological studies, surveillance programmes and the investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of asthma and OA. 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.. ...
Work-related asthma includes work aggravation of preexisting asthma and new-onset asthma induced by occupational exposure.. To identify cases of asthma related to the occupational exposure, assess the severity and control of asthma at work and appreciate the consequences on employment, we conducted a cross-sectional study involving all active asthmatic patients who had consulted the pulmonology department of the University Hospital of Sfax in Tunisia for a period of four months.. We collected the records of 104 patients. The group of elementary occupations was 69.2%. Workers in the textile and food industry represented 16.3% and 15.4% respectively. Symptoms appear in the first ten years of occupational exposure in 39.4% of cases. The asthma was 31.7% partially controlled and uncontrolled in 7.7% of cases. The professional investigation had concluded that the occupational origin of asthma represented 44.2% of patients and the worsening by the professional environment 28.8% of cases. The ...
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Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow. This leads to attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
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I agree with both Trisha and Alex, and that is not to undermine Barbaras condition or concerns. Im sure there are people that are adversly affected by many aspects of their jobs. Some are truly legitimate and SHOULD be addressed by the employer. however I think there may be some individuals who would jump on the band wagon and persue it for all its worth--(is this a can of worms?) hope no one is offended, just MY opinion. jerry P. Emry wrote: , Dear ? , , I would like more information on the condition you discribe. I would also , like to know who you are and who you are doing the research for. , , I think that such information could be a dangerous thing in some hands. I , dont have a back-up profession and a note in my employment folder could , block future employment if/when we run out of grant money here, or when , the boss retires. , , I would like to know if others feel this way about medical information and , the workplace. , , Trisha , Seattle , , On Fri, 16 Oct 1998 [email protected] ...
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Mounting evidence suggests that diisocyanates are able to bind airway epithelial cell proteins, resulting in airway inflammation with cytokine and chemokine production and cellular recruitment [29]. The toxicity of diisocyanates toward airway epithelial tissues has also been reported, and MDI and HDI prepolymers were shown to induce airway epithelial barrier dysfunction that was partly associated with altered glutamine levels [30, 31]. The effect of TDI on the expression of lung cytokine P450 enzymes has also been documented [32]. We attempted to culture human bronchial epithelial cells, Beas-2B, with TDI-HSA conjugates to identify the source of the IL-8 detected in the sputum of TDI-induced asthma patients [33]. The production of IL-8 and regulated upon activation in normal T cell expressed, and secreted (RANTES) was significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner after exposure to a peripheral mononuclear cell culture supernatant derived from a TDI-induced asthma patient, and this effect ...
Immediate hypersensitivity reactions ranging from mild urticaria to life threatening anaphylaxis after exposure to natural rubber latex have been reported frequently in health care workers while occupational asthma due to latex exposure is less well studied. The results of specific challenge tests and immunological tests in four health care workers with work related respiratory and skin disorders induced by the use of latex gloves are described. Occupational asthma was confirmed in three subjects by specific challenge tests. All had a positive skin test reaction to the latex extract; specific IgE antibodies were detected in only one subject. The fourth subject had a negative specific inhalation and skin test reaction to the latex extract. Peak expiratory flow monitoring at work and away from work showed a pattern consistent with work related asthma. These findings confirm that latex is a cause of occupational asthma in health care workers.. ...
Asthma is a potentially serious disease that is growing in prevalence in most developed countries.1 One of the factors that might have prompted this trend is the greater number of cases of asthma that develop in adults.2 In addition to a possible allergic origin, as occurs in childhood asthma, epidemiological studies indicate that occupational exposure may be the cause of up to 25% of all cases of adult-onset asthma.3 Asthma caused by exposure to a specific substance in the workplace is known as occupational asthma (OA), while pre-existing or concomitant asthma which is intensified by stimuli present in the workplace is known as work-exacerbated asthma (WEA). OA can be further subclassified as immunological and non-immunological, depending on the mechanisms causing the disease.2 Immunological OA requires time for sensitization to the causative agent to develop, while non-immunological OA refers to patients whose asthma is caused by irritants, the most obvious example of which is reactive airway ...
Patients with coexisting work-related rhinitis and asthma would benefit from an adequate and simultaneous recognition of both diseases. The present case illustrates the advantages and importance of using an integrated approach to confirm a diagnosis of occupational rhinitis (OR) and occupational asthma (OA).A 38-year-old woman, who worked as an animal laboratory technician since 2004, first noticed the appearance of rhinitis and conjunctivitis symptoms in 2007 when she was exposed to rats. A skin-prick test with rat extract was strongly positive. A specific inhalation challenge with parallel assessment of nasal and bronchial responses was conducted. After 10 min of exposure, she developed rhinitis and conjunctivitis symptoms, her forced expiratory volume in 1 s dropped by 27.5% and her nasal volume, measured by acoustic rhinometry, decreased by 80% from baseline values. After allergen exposure, induced sputum and nasal lavage examination demonstrated an increase in eosinophils (11% and 20%, respectively
The article discusses occupational asthma as the most common occupational lung disease in western countries. The disease is found to a contribution on the exposure to silica, asbestos, and coal dust. Its association on the kind of occupation that a person has, makes the diagnosis of the disease to be unsuccessful. In order for the diagnosis to be successful, clinicians have to get involved with the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of occupational asthma ...
15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 2 2. 23. 24. 25. 2009. pdf. Accessed April 13, 2010. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality. National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 1997-2006. Analysis performed by American Lung Association Research and Program Services using SPSS and SUDAAN software. PDF. Accessed April 1, 2009. Cohn RD, Arbes SJ Jr, Jaramillo R, Reid LH, Zeldin DC. S. households. Environ Health Perspect. 2006;114(4):522-6. In one study researchers identified that 85% of infants hospitalized for wheezing did seem to outgrow their symptoms by adolescence. , they no longer have exacerbations) they continue to have changes in their airway structure and abnormal pulmonary function testing when measured in adulthood. 10 Can You Outgrow Asthma? indd 18 6/14/10 8:31:58 AM Defining Asthma 19 Work-Related/Occupational Asthma Work-related asthma (WRA) is defined as an asthmatic airway response to dust, vapors, gases, or ...
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BACKGROUND:. Respiratory diseases are strongly related with exposure in the workplace. A considerable proportion of adult onset asthma is associated with these exposures. The importance of occupational risk factors for asthma has been underestimated, particularly among women. The occupational asthma study (ECRHS-OA) forms part of a wider international multicentre survey on respiratory health (European Community Respiratory Health Survey-ECRHS). The first phase of the ECRHS was conducted in 1991/92 and examined risk factors for asthma and atopy in subjects aged 20-44 years. The study updated (ECRHS-II), following-up approximately 17,000 young adults from 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA).. The study provided valid and precise estimates on the importance of specific occupations, industries and exposures in relation to asthma incidence and prevalence, similar estimates for other respiratory symptoms and diseases and ...
To investigate the incidence of occupational asthma and its relationship to new cases of persistent asthma, the data was collected from two national registers which cover practically all new cases of both diseases. In 1986 to 1993, the annual incidence of persistent asthma in adults from 15 to 64 years increased from 6,645 to 8,056 21%. The...
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With the reduction in the disease burden from the pneumoconioses in recent years, especially in developed countries, occupational asthma has emerged as the occupational lung disease of greatest importance. It is usually the most common respiratory condition reported in occupational disease surveillance programmes and makes a substantial contribution to the burden of asthma in the community, with an estimated population attributable risk of 15% and estimated annual cost to the USA of $US1.6 billion.1 Therefore, the introduction of prevention strategies to reduce the impact of occupational asthma, should be strongly supported.. The editorial by Snashall in this issue2 describes the latest proposal by the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) to reduce the incidence of occupational asthma in the United Kingdom.3 This article acknowledges the limited success of past HSC prevention programmes. The proposed Strategy has five components corresponding to the key programmes in Securing health together, the ...
Occupational asthma is an occupational lung disease and a type of asthma. 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. Symptoms include shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, nasal irritation, coughing and wheezing. The first person to use it in reference to a medical condition was Hippocrates, and he believed that tailors, anglers and metalworkers were more likely to be affected by the disease. Although much research has been done since, the inflammatory component of asthma was recognized only in the 1960s. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a related condition, with many occupational examples (e.g. flock workers lung, farmers lung, and indium lung). However, although overlapping in many cases, hypersensitivity pneumonitis may be distinguished from occupational asthma in that it isnt restricted to only occupational exposure, and involves type III ...
Sensitization: plastics (TDI and MDI), car paints (HDI and IPDI), polyurethanes (TDI), casting/melts and glues (MDI). Exposure; purely via the airways, may induce cutaneous sensitisation even in the absence of any contact with the skin. Isocyanate induced asthma (particularly TDI) is characterized by lymphocyte activation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. After exposure has ceased, a remodelling of the airways persists. The realisation of the problems associated with TDI, MDI and HDI, etc has led the industries to use oligomers with high molecular weights (BIC) with the aims of reducing the risks of sensitization. The norms for tolerable levels of these monomers are not sufficient to prevent work-related asthma. No norms have been fixed for polyisocyanates or polymer precursors. The response to TDI is regulated by the MHC class II loci DQA1 and DQB1. Fire retardants contain polyurethanes. A Swedish study performed in 2001 demonstrated that above 300°C these polyurethanes degrade ...
Sensitization: plastics (TDI and MDI), car paints (HDI and IPDI), polyurethanes (TDI), casting/melts and glues (MDI). Exposure; purely via the airways, may induce cutaneous sensitisation even in the absence of any contact with the skin. Isocyanate induced asthma (particularly TDI) is characterized by lymphocyte activation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. After exposure has ceased, a remodelling of the airways persists. The realisation of the problems associated with TDI, MDI and HDI, etc has led the industries to use oligomers with high molecular weights (BIC) with the aims of reducing the risks of sensitization. The norms for tolerable levels of these monomers are not sufficient to prevent work-related asthma. No norms have been fixed for polyisocyanates or polymer precursors. The response to TDI is regulated by the MHC class II loci DQA1 and DQB1. Fire retardants contain polyurethanes. A Swedish study performed in 2001 demonstrated that above 300°C these polyurethanes degrade ...
Minister for Health. 10 April 2013. Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek today announced $7.9 million for 11 Partnerships for Better Health - Partnership Projects including research into medication regimes for kidney transplants, chlamydia testing, work-related asthma and cancer, suicide prevention, and mental health disorders in rural children.. Ms Plibersek made the announcement today at the University of Adelaide where she met with grant recipient Professor John Lynch who will receive $273,131 for a whole-of-population study into child health and development.. This study is supported by the Australian Government and project partners from the Womens and Childrens Health Network and the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development.. The Australian Government is focussed on improved patient care, better disease prevention and more cost-effective delivery of services, Ms Plibersek said.. Jointly funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council and partners, ...
Occupational asthma caused by chloramines in indoor swimming-pool air K.M. Thickett1, J.S. McCoach1, J.M. Gerber4, S. Sadhra3 and P.S. Burge1 1 Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Occupational Lung Diseases Unit, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK. 4 Institut National de Recherche et de Securite, Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex, France. 3 Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham,…
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... asthma, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis, obliterative bronchiolitis and diffuse panbronchiolitis. The distinction between asthma ... Substances implicated in occupational exposure and listed in the UK, include organic and inorganic dusts such as cadmium, ... Asthma and tuberculosis are also recognized as risk factors, as the cormorbidity of COPD is reported to be 12 times higher in ... There may also be a degree of airway hyperresponsiveness to irritants similar to those found in asthma. Low oxygen levels and ...
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"Rhinitis caused by ninhydrin develops into occupational asthma". Eur Respir J. 10 (8): 1918-1921. doi:10.1183/09031936.97. ... Ninhydrin may cause allergic, IgE-mediated rhinitis and asthma. A case has been described in which a 41 year old forensic ...
Exposure to mould and yeast within a military hospital in Finland lead to an outbreak of asthma, alveolitis and rhinitis. The ... Linaker, C.; Smedley, J (1 December 2002). "Respiratory illness in agricultural workers". Occupational Medicine. 52 (8): 451- ... S. salmonicolor is also considered a type 1 allergen and has been known to cause asthma, nosocomial allergic alveolitis, and ... ISBN 978-3-540-85462-3. Chapman, Jean A. (1 September 1999). "Update on airborne mold and mold allergy". Allergy and Asthma ...
"Airborne seafood allergens as a cause of occupational allergy and asthma". Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 13 (3): 288-97. doi:10.1007 ... Prevalence of seafood-induced adult asthma is reported as in the range of 7% to 36% (higher for crustaceans and lower for bony ... Tong WS, Yuen AW, Wai CY, Leung NY, Chu KH, Leung PS (October 2018). "Diagnosis of fish and shellfish allergies". J Asthma ... In addition to reacting to oral consumption, skin and asthma reactions can be triggered by inhallation or contact if there are ...
"Airborne seafood allergens as a cause of occupational allergy and asthma". Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 13 (3): 288-97. doi:10.1007 ... Tong WS, Yuen AW, Wai CY, Leung NY, Chu KH, Leung PS (2018). "Diagnosis of fish and shellfish allergies". J Asthma Allergy. 11 ... In addition to reacting to oral consumption, skin and asthma reactions can be triggered by inhalation or contact if there are ... Prevalence of seafood-induced adult asthma is on the order of 10% (higher for crustaceans and lower for fish). Prevalence of ...
"Occupational asthma in professional cleaning work: a clinical study". Occupational Medicine. 61 (2): 121-126. doi:10.1093/ ... The allergic symptoms caused by U. botrytis are compatible with rhinitis and asthma; however, U. botrytis was also found in ... Asthma & Immunology Research. 8 (5): 428-37. doi:10.4168/aair.2016.8.5.428. PMC 4921697. PMID 27334781. Simmons, Emory G. ( ...
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Occupational asthma Polymer fume fever Chastain, Steve (2004). Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry. p. 8 ... Cain and Fletcher (2010) report a case of metal fume fever that was diagnosed only by taking a full occupational history and by ... Diagnosis is primarily anecdotal, that is, it depends upon a good occupational history. Diagnosis of metal fume fever can be ... Cain, J. R; Fletcher, R. M (2010). "Diagnosing metal fume fever--an integrated approach". Occupational Medicine. 60 (5): 398- ...
... and performed by pulmonology or occupational medicine physicians. Occupational asthma is much like asthma in that it causes ... Occupational asthma is a worrisome outcome of respiratory sensitization to isocyanates as it can be acutely fatal. Diagnosis of ... These limits are set to protect workers from chronic health effects such as occupational asthma, contact dermatitis, or ... A quarterly training session on recognizing symptoms of occupational asthma or proper respirator use would be examples of ...
ISBN 071762675X MayoClinic --> Occupational asthma May 23, 2009 "Disposal of 2 part epoxy". April 2013. Look up epoxy in ... Epoxy use is a main source of occupational asthma among users of plastics. Safe disposal also needs considering but usually ... Holness, D. Linn; Nethercott, James R. (1989). "Occupational Contact Dermatitis Due to Epoxy Resin in a Fiberglass Binder". ... Holness, D. Linn; Nethercott, James R. (1989). "Occupational Contact Dermatitis Due to Epoxy Resin in a Fiberglass Binder". ...
"Specific inhalation challenge in the diagnosis of occupational asthma: consensus statement". European Respiratory Journal. 43 ( ... Samter noticed that those with asthma and sinusitis are more likely to develop an allergy to non-steroidal painkillers like ... Allergy, Global; Platform, Asthma Patient. "Samter's Triad (AERD)". Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform. Retrieved 2022- ... During his time there, he discovered an inventive design for the inhalational challenge of those with asthma using histamine ...
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Retrieved 7 August 2012. "The National Institute for Occupational Safety ... Asthma is another respiratory illness that many workers are vulnerable to. Workers may also be vulnerable to skin diseases, ... the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which conducts research on occupational health and safety, and the ... Other occupational diseases of concern include carpal tunnel syndrome and lead poisoning. As the number of service sector jobs ...
"For asthma sufferers:the facts about sulphites in food". Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). Archived from the ... Occupational exposure to sulfites has been reported to cause persistent skin symptoms. Breathing difficulty can commence within ... Asthmatics may experience asthma attacks from sulfite fumes as well. Other potential symptoms include sneezing, swelling of the ... 324-339 "Everything You Need to Know About Asthma & Food". Archived from the original on 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2009-06-07. ...
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... use is a main source of occupational asthma among users of plastics.[67] Safe disposal also needs considering but usually ... "Occupational Contact Dermatitis Due to Epoxy Resin in a Fiberglass Binder". Journal of Occupational Medicine. 31 (2): 87-89. ... "Occupational Contact Dermatitis Due to Epoxy Resin in a Fiberglass Binder". Journal of Occupational Medicine. 31 (2): 87-89. ... "Journal of Occupational Medicine. 29 (9): 754-755. ISSN 0096-1736. JSTOR 45007846. PMID 3681510.. ...
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"Potential occupational hazards of additive manufacturing". Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 16 (5): 321-328. ... and nausea and some of the chemical emissions of fused filament printers have also been linked to asthma. Based on animal ... Although no occupational exposure limits specific to 3D printer emissions exist, certain source materials used in 3D printing, ... The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) together with German social accident insurance institutions conducted a ...
... can lead to the development of atopic asthma. Bleach can react violently with hydrogen peroxide and produce oxygen gas: H2O2 ( ... The exposure to these chemicals from use is estimated to be within occupational exposure limits. Calcium hypochlorite Ca(OCl) 2 ...
... athletic medicine and occupational therapy. Baptist Sports Medicine is the exclusive health care provider to the Tennessee ... asthma, acid reflux, infertility and high cholesterol. These bariatric procedures include the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric ...
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) workers have the right to a safe workplace that do not pose ... The main health problems associated with environmental chemical pollutants are asthma, lead poisoning and obesity. It is ... Occupational exposure to chemicals can happen through direct skin contact, inhalation, ingestion or eye contact. People working ... Byczkowski, JZ; Gearhart, JM; Fisher, JW (1994). ""Occupational" exposure of infants to toxic chemicals via breast milk". ...
... occupational asthma, pregnancy, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), spinal fluid leak, and tobacco smoke. Rhinorrhea is ... Asthma & Immunology. 96 (2): 334-40. doi:10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61244-6. PMID 16498856. Retrieved 21 August 2020. Hope, M. ten; ... Yao, L. (1 November 2018). "Exercise Induced Rhinitis: A Prevalent But Elusive Disease". Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology ...
Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma, and may have effects on the bone and nervous system, resulting in ... 0024". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Guangmei Wang; Anja-Verena Mudring (2016). "The missing ... "ALUMINIUM FLUORIDE (ANHYDROUS) International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)". CDC.gov National Institute for Occupational Safety ... International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 20 (2): 157-166. doi:10.1179/2049396714Y.0000000062. ISSN 1077- ...
He then completed an Environmental and Occupational Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins in 1994 and became certified by the ... the impact of climate change on increased risk for asthma; the relationship between heat wave mortality and latitude, and ... American Board of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 1997. Patz was a family medicine clinician in Missoula, Montana, ...
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. August 1, 2008. Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, Blood and ... "Levels of household mold associated with respiratory symptoms in the first year of life in a cohort at risk for asthma". ...
"Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic". Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. United States ... as well as those with certain medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma. Until June 1, 2020, those shielding ... occupational therapy, speech services, and individual aides through school, but this can be a major challenge, particularly ... Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 52 (10): 1009-1013. doi:10.1097/jom.0b013e3181f43844. PMID 20881626. S2CID ...
Analysis of the major causes of death of laborers in Taiwan (in Chinese). Taipei: Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, ... Acute effects of betel chewing include asthma exacerbation, hypertension, and tachycardia. There may additionally be a higher ... Republic of China (Taiwan), Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, The Executive Yuan. Health ... Republic of China (Taiwan), Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Council of Labor Affairs, The Executive Yuan. ...
Occupational diseases, Lung diseases due to external agents, Occupational safety and health). ... Byssinosis can be misdiagnosed as COPD, or asthma however the difference in these lung diseases and byssinosis comes from the ... In 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 1-mg/m3 (total dust ... Byssinosis is an occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of cotton or jute dust in inadequately ventilated working ...
Exposure to NO 2 is especially harmful for children with asthma. Research has shown that children with asthma who live in homes ... Workers in industries where NO 2 is used are also exposed and are at risk for occupational lung diseases, and NIOSH has set ... with an existing medical diagnosis of asthma, and one asthma related visit, families of lower socioeconomic status were more ... Using ventilation when operating gas stoves may reduce the risk of respiratory symptoms in children with asthma. In a cohort ...
"Respiratory Diseases: Occupational Risks". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 21 December 2012. Retrieved ... Flock worker's lung may be misdiagnosed as asthma or recurrent pneumonia. Though X-rays may be abnormal, CT scans are more ... Flock worker's lung is an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to flock, small fibers that are glued to a backing in ... Environmental and Occupational Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 525-542. ISBN 978-0-7817-6299-1. Eschenbacher, W. L ...
NIHL has recently become one of the biggest occupational disease risks with occupational NIHL contributing to 16% of global ... The toxic effects of these dyes include hypersensitivity and irritant effects such as contact dermatitis and asthma, as well as ... Ahasn MR, Partanen T, lee K. "Occupational health and safety in the third world-a simple case of neglect". In: Human Space Time ... These two points illustrate how NIHL is a significant occupational health risk. Asia has, over the last 50 years, seen a ...
Viegas, S.; Faísca, V. M.; Dias, H.; Clérigo, A.; Carolino, E.; Viegas, C. (2013). "Occupational Exposure to Poultry Dust and ... Mirabelli, M. C.; Wing, S.; Marshall, S. W.; Wilcosky, T. C. (2006). "Asthma Symptoms Among Adolescents Who Attend Public ... Furthermore, elevated greenhouse gas emissions have been associated with respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis, and COPD ... "Asthma and Farm Exposures in a Cohort of Rural Iowa Children". Environmental Health Perspectives. 113 (3): 350-356. doi:10.1289 ...
Asthma is the most common reason for presenting to the emergency room with shortness of breath. It is the most common lung ... Williams, N (2017-08-01). "The MRC breathlessness scale". Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England). 67 (6): 496-97. doi:10.1093/ ... "How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled?". Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Wills CP, Young M, White DW (February 2010 ... In 85% of cases it is due to asthma, pneumonia, cardiac ischemia, interstitial lung disease, congestive heart failure, chronic ...
"Occupational Health Guideline for Ozone" (PDF). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alexander, D. D.; Bailey, W. H.; ... Ionic Air Purifiers and Smog The Negative-Ion Myth (archive) Do "corona discharge" devices alleviate asthma? NIOSH Immediate ...
Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 10:147-54. Ghabili K, Agutter PS, Ghanei M, Ansarin K, Panahi Y, Shoja MM. (2011) Sulfur mustard ... The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends that a person wear splash proof goggles, a face shield and ... Inhaled and systemic forms of β2-agonists used in the treatment of asthma and other commonly used medications, such as insulin ...
There is associated shortness of breath, although studies performed with asthmatics have not produced any asthma attacks in ... Where the study also found many beneficial effects of capsaicin, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released ...
In the United States, agriculture sector occupational risks such as asthma are more likely to affect immigrant workers. For ... An emerging occupational health issue for immigrants relates to the health risks faced by people who are trafficked into ... Evidence from Southern Europe points to higher rates of occupational risks such as working many hours per day and extreme ... Despite the difficulty in researching immigrant populations, there is evidence that occupational health is an area in which ...
Smoking or pre-existing lung conditions like asthma appear to increase the risk of long term complications. In 2014, the ... Lorna Smith, classmate of future British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (née Roberts) Occupational exposures constitute the ... and asthma. While celebrating the end of examinations in the spring of 1943, sixth form students at Kesteven and Grantham Girls ...
He continues[when?] to write and teach and has active research interests in the causes of asthma and occupational illness. ... Anthony Seaton is a co-author of numerous publications and books including: Practical Occupational Medicine, Occupational Lung ... Seaton became the head of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen in 1988 and ... and was named director of the Institute of Occupational Medicine at Edinburgh in 1978. ...
New exposures associated with work-related asthma continue to be recognized. If a patients exposure does not match one of the ... All adults with asthma should be questioned about their occupational history and exposures. ... Occupational Exposures. All adults with asthma should be questioned about their occupational history and exposures. New ... exposures associated with work-related asthma continue to be recognized. If a patients exposure does not match one of the ...
Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and ... Many substances in the workplace can trigger asthma symptoms, leading to occupational asthma. The most common triggers are wood ... Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and ... Occupational asthma may keep getting worse if you continue to be exposed to the substance that is causing the problem, even if ...
Prevention of Occupational Asthma Occupational asthma and work aggravated asthma (UK) https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asthma/ ... It is an occupational lung disease and a type of work-related asthma. Agents that can induce occupational asthma can be grouped ... Occupational asthma is one of the most common occupational lung disease. Approximately 17% of all adult-onset asthma cases are ... Occupational asthma is new onset asthma or the recurrence of previously quiescent asthma directly caused by exposure to an ...
Find out how to recognize this common type of asthma. ... substances you come into contact with at work can cause asthma ... Diagnosing occupational asthma is similar to diagnosing other types of asthma. However, your health care provider will also try ... Chest X-ray. Occupational asthma is one kind of occupational lung disease. You might need a chest X-ray to diagnose other kinds ... www.osha.gov/occupational-asthma/standards. Accessed Feb. 15, 2022.. *4 tips: Asthma and complementary health practices. ...
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Occupational eosinophilic bronchitis without asthma: an unknown occupational airway disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1997;100: ... Sarlo K, Karol MH.. Animal models of occupational asthmaIn: Bernstein IL, Chan-Yeung M, Malo JL, Bernstein DI, editors. Asthma ... Pathogenesis of occupational asthma. J. Sastre, O. Vandenplas, H-S. Park. European Respiratory Journal 2003 22: 364-373; DOI: ... asthma 1-3. The former, which will hereafter be conveniently referred to as occupational asthma (OA), arises after a latency ...
Occupational challenge tests. In: Bernstein I, Chan-Yeung M, Malo J L, Bernstein D, eds. Asthma in the workplace. New York: ... Current evidence shows that the UAD model seems to be applicable to occupational rhinitis (OR) and occupational asthma (OA). A ... Occupational asthma (OA) is the most frequent work-related lung disease.1 As the inflammatory process in the bronchi can also ... Occupational asthma caused by isocyanates: patterns of asthmatic reactions to increasing day-to-day doses. Am J Respir Crit ...
... Clin Exp ... Background: The immuno-pathological mechanism for occupational asthma induced by grain dust (GD) remains to be clarified. There ... Six allergic asthma patients sensitive to house dust mite were enrolled as controls. Bronchial biopsy specimens were examined ... Results: There was a significant increase in the number of AA1+ and NE+ cells in bronchial mucosa of GD-induced asthma, ...
Occupational asthma due to low molecular weight agents: eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic variants ... Occupational asthma due to low molecular weight agents: eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic variants ...
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CROM Grand Rounds- February 21, 2017- Occupational Asthma in Healthcare Workers - Anna Samedova Sevilla, MPH, MBS. *Internal ... This page was printed from eohsi.rutgers.edu/crom-grand-rounds-february-21-2017-occupational-asthma-in-healthcare-workers-anna- ... List several chemical hazards that may lead to the development of occupational asthma in healthcare workers. ... Describe current trends in the epidemiology of occupational asthma nationwide and New Jersey. ...
Urban-rural-occupational air pollutants or respiratory sensitizers impact asthma and the asthma-COPD overlap features, said an ... "Urban-rural-occupational air pollutants or respiratory sensitizers impact asthma and the asthma-COPD overlap features," Jill A ... Occupational environments outside of agriculture exposure can cause incident asthma, with high-molecular-weight antigens such ... Cite this: Asthma-COPD Overlap Linked to Occupational Pollutants - Medscape - Mar 09, 2021. ...
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Office workers returning after the pandemic could face a range of often overlooked triggers for asthma, say UK researchers. ... with 47 diagnosed as occupational asthma.. Thirty-three (70.2%) of the occupational asthma cases were women, and the average ... If a worker develops occupational asthma, workplace adjustments can and should be made to improve asthma symptoms and help ... and colleagues looked at more than 2700 occupational lung disease patients, identifying 47 with occupational asthma. ...
Occupational asthma affects thousands page on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website ... The report, Occupational Asthma in Australia, shows that anywhere from 9 to 15% of adult-onset asthma cases can be attributed ... Occupational asthma affects thousands. Exposure to agents such as wood dust, paint fumes, solvents, latex and baking flour ... Unfortunately people with occupational asthma often have to change jobs or careers to relieve their symptoms, hence work ...
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Work-related asthma. Patients with a physicians diagnosis of asthma AND an association between symptoms and work:. *Newly ... DPHs periodic occupational health bulletins and data summaries describing occupational disease and injury in Massachusetts ... Occupational disease and injury reporting All health care providers practicing in Massachusetts are required to report certain ... Occupational disease and injury reporting. * …. This page is located more than 3 levels deep within a topic. Some page levels ...
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Occupational Asthma If an adult experiences new-onset asthma, it is recommended that occupational asthma be suspected. Symptoms ... include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, cough, and sputum production -- similar to asthma that is not work- ...
Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and affects approximately 24 million persons in the United States. It is the most ... Work-related asthma. Occupational factors are associated with 10-15% of adult asthma cases. More than 300 specific occupational ... An ACCP consensus statement defines work-related asthmas as including occupational asthma (ie, asthma induced by sensitizer or ... For patient education resources, visit the Asthma Center. Also, see the patient education articles Asthma, Asthma FAQs, Asthma ...
Environmental Triggers of Asthma: Environmental Triggers of Asthma ... Occupational Asthma. Occupational asthma (OA) is defined as a variable airflow limitation and/or airway hyperresponsiveness due ... Occupational asthma is the most common occupational disease in industrialized countries.. *Allergens or irritants in the work ... Identify five outdoor triggers of an acute asthma episode, and. *Describe the impact of occupational exposures on adult asthma ...
However, many questions remain regarding occupational asthma and work-exacerbated asthma and the indoor environment. What are ... Work-related asthma is the most common respiratory disease treated in occupational health clinics in the United Read More , ... Cleaning for Asthma-Safer Schools Reduces Asthma Risk, Saves Money. A 43-year-old high-school custodian started having ... Work-related asthma (WRA) comprises both new-onset and work-aggravated asthma3. An estimated 15-55% of all adult asthma is ...
Flour has been identified as the main cause of occupational asthma in France, closely followed by cleaning products. ... Flour identified as the main cause of occupational asthma in France. Last Update 07/09/2014 ...
Definition of Asthma - occupational exposure, symptoms of Asthma - occupational exposure, treatment of Asthma - occupational ... exposure, and prevention of Asthma - occupational exposure. Exams and Tests Asthma - occupational exposure. ... Asthma - occupational exposure. Definition. Occupational asthma is a lung disorder characterized by attacks of breathing ... Though the actual rate of occurrence of occupational asthma is unknown, it is suspected to cause 2-20% of all cases of asthma ...
Occupational asthma symptoms are similar to those caused by other types of asthma. Signs and symptoms may include:. -Wheezing, ... Occupational asthma is a type of asthma that is caused by exposure to a particular substance in the workplace. Previously ... Examples of occupational asthma - also called work-related asthma - include:. Health care workers who develop an allergy to ... Occupational asthma is asthma caused by, or worsened by, exposure to substances in the workplace. These substances may cause ...
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Occupational asthma is a major chronic health dilemma among workers involved in the seafood industry. Several proteins ... allergenomics, occupational asthma, seafood allergen, mass spectrometry, proteomics, northern shrimp, aeroallergen, ... toward better occupational asthma prevention. Journal of Proteome Research, 12 (2). pp. 647-656. ... notoriously known to cause asthma have been reported in different seafood. This work involves the application of an ...
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  • Cases have been reported in persons who worked in a variety of exposure settings, and case follow-ups have led to the recognition of at least one new setting for occupational asthma--sugar beet pulp processing. (cdc.gov)
  • Avoiding exposure to the substance that is causing your asthma is the best treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Occupational asthma is new onset asthma or the recurrence of previously quiescent asthma directly caused by exposure to an agent at workplace. (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)
  • Unlike those with sensitizer-induced occupational asthma, subjects with irritant-induced occupational asthma do not develop work-related asthma symptoms after re-exposure to low concentrations of the irritant that initiated the symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms may develop over many years as in sensitizer induced asthma or may occur after a single exposure to a high-concentration agent as in case of RADS. (wikipedia.org)
  • The former, which will hereafter be conveniently referred to as occupational asthma (OA), arises after a latency period of exposure that is necessary for acquiring immunological sensitisation (whatever the underlying immunological mechanism), and asthma reactions recur on re-exposure to the causal agent at concentrations not affecting other similarly exposed workers. (ersjournals.com)
  • Environmental factors that are potentially involved in the initiation of OA include the intrinsic characteristics of occupational agents, as well as the level, mode, and route of exposure at the workplace. (ersjournals.com)
  • The diagnosis of OA and OR is challenging because it entails the objective demonstration of significant changes in lung and nasal status after exposure to occupational agents in order to confirm the causal association between occupational exposure and the disease. (bmj.com)
  • The aim of the present study was to assess objectively, in the context of SIC testing, the concomitance of bronchial and nasal reactions in the diagnosis of asthma and rhinitis following exposure to occupational agents. (bmj.com)
  • In a lot of cases, people with occupational asthma have naturally created antibodies to the allergen as a result of repeat exposure. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Occupational asthma can be a serious condition leading to severe, chronic asthma if exposure to the allergen that causes it continues unchecked. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Having occupational asthma should not make you unfit to take a new job - unless of course it involves further exposure to the allergen that caused your problem in the first place. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Objectives The healthy worker effect usually leads to underestimation of the association between occupational exposure and asthma. (bmj.com)
  • We estimated the effect of occupational exposure on asthma expression in a longitudinal study, using marginal structural modelling to control for the healthy worker effect. (bmj.com)
  • Using standard analyses, no association was observed between exposure to known asthmagens (OR (95% CI): 0.99 (0.72 to 1.36)) or to irritants/low level of chemicals/allergens (0.82 (0.56 to 1.20)) and asthma attacks. (bmj.com)
  • To prevent asthma-COPD overlap, Poole recommended tobacco cessation, reducing indoor biomass fuel use, medical surveillance programs such as preplacement questionnaires, and considering "reducing exposure to the respiratory sensitizers with ideally monitoring the levels to keep the levels below the permissible limits. (medscape.com)
  • We tend to think of office environments as relatively safe, compared with other occupational settings where exposure to pollutants may occur,' commented Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, chair of the European Respiratory Society Advocacy Council and professor in pulmonology at Celal Bayar University, Turkey, in a news release. (medscape.com)
  • Exposure to agents such as wood dust, paint fumes, solvents, latex and baking flour triggers up to 3,000 new cases of asthma every year in susceptible workers in Australia, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). (aihw.gov.au)
  • The report, Occupational Asthma in Australia , shows that anywhere from 9 to 15% of adult-onset asthma cases can be attributed to exposure to causal agents at work. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Although not curable, occupational asthma is largely preventable through actions that avoid or reduce exposure to workplace sensitisers and irritants. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Exposure to causal agents, tobacco smoking, previous allergic sensitisation, and genetic disposition are all thought to affect individual susceptibility to asthma. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Exposure to many environmental factors can trigger and exacerbate asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Medical and nursing education programs often do not fully incorporate environmental questions and an exposure history into asthma management. (cdc.gov)
  • In children and adults, sensitive to indoor allergens, the severity of asthma symptoms may vary with the level of exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • Taken together, these studies make a strong argument for the importance of allergen and irritant exposure as aggravating factors in asthma in both children and adults. (cdc.gov)
  • Materials and Methods: Serum periostin levels were measured in subjects with TDI-OA, asymptomatic TDI-exposure controls (AECs), non-occupational asthmatics (NAs), and unexposed normal controls (NCs). (elsevier.com)
  • The outcome for people with asthma in general is good, but symptoms may persist for years after workplace exposure has been eliminated. (diseasereference.net)
  • Complications include continued asthma symptoms after removal from the source of exposure. (diseasereference.net)
  • Occupational asthma is a type of asthma that is caused by exposure to a particular substance in the workplace. (aimu.us)
  • Occupational asthma is asthma caused by, or worsened by, exposure to substances in the workplace. (aimu.us)
  • Start as soon as you're exposed to an asthma-inducing substance at work or only after a period of regular exposure to the substance. (aimu.us)
  • Allergic asthma is triggered by exposure to allergens, such as dust or pollen. (healthyious.com)
  • Occupational asthma is caused by exposure to irritants at work, such as chemicals or fumes. (healthyious.com)
  • Air samples for HP (range: 5.5 to 511.4 ppb) and AA (range: 6.7 to 530.3 ppb) were all below established US occupational exposure limits (OEL). (cdc.gov)
  • Occupational asthma can be prevented by monitoring the levels of exposure to agents in the workplace continuously and removing employees from direct contact when symptoms arise. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • Sampling of the environment revealed ammonia (7664417), carbon-monoxide (630080), and halogen levels all well below occupational exposure criteria. (cdc.gov)
  • The authors recommend that the following measures be taken: medical evaluation of symptomatic workers, reassigning workers with asthma related to workplace exposure to egg proteins, and avoidance of egg derived vaccines by those with immunoglobulin-E mediated hypersensitivity to eggs. (cdc.gov)
  • Kojima and colleagues offered a few potential explanations for the association between maternal disinfectant exposure and asthma and eczema. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Alternatively, exposure to volatile organic compounds during pregnancy may have distorted the fetus's immune system, making it "more susceptible to asthma later in life," the researchers wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • However, they noted that the association between prenatal disinfectant exposure and asthma remained after adjusting for the mother's occupation. (medpagetoday.com)
  • People can develop asthma after exposure to things that irritate the airways. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The difference is that the diagnosis of occupational asthma must be reassured that the exposure to allergens involves a contact to irritating substance within workplace. (sciepub.com)
  • Work-related asthma is defined by causation or worsening from exposure to occupational environmental sensitizers, irritants, or physical conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • During re-exposure, the agent cross-links specific antibodies on mast cells and activates them to release inflammatory mediators leading to asthma symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Other risk factors include exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution and occupational dusts and fumes. (who.int)
  • 365 participants from the German Study on Occupational Allergy Risks II aged 20 to 24 years and working in cleaning or health services answered a questionnaire on respiratory health, occupational exposure to disinfectants, and potential confounders. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • By logistic regression we calculated the association between duration of occupational disinfectants exposure and doctor-diagnosed asthma, current asthma, and current wheezing. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • Our findings provide some further evidence for an association between occupational exposure to disinfectants and asthma, indicating that this association can be seen already after the first year of exposure. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • There was a significant risk of asthma in workers reporting disinfectant exposure. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • There is however no data to date the onset of asthma, either before or after disinfectant exposure. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • The common triggers of asthma may include allergies, smoke, physical exercise, some medications, Emotional anxiety and stress, Viral and bacterial infections, Exposure to cold and Acid reflux. (healthproductsforyou.com)
  • Many people develop asthma and bronchial spasms from exposure to red cedar or red cedar dust. (encyclopedia.com)
  • One case has been reported involving a factory worker who developed IgE-mediated asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis five months after exposure to senna. (drugs.com)
  • Malekmakan BACKGROUND: Medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students are at high risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) via sharp injuries such as needle. (gale.com)
  • The term irritant-induced (occupational) asthma (IIA) has been used to denote various clinical forms of asthma related to irritant exposure at work. (eur.nl)
  • The causal relationship between irritant exposure(s) and the development of asthma can be substantiated by the temporal association between the onset of asthma symptoms and a single or multiple high-level exposure(s) to irritants, whereas this relationship can only be inferred from epidemiological data for workers chronically exposed to moderate levels of irritants. (eur.nl)
  • and (iii) possible IIA, that is asthma occurring with a delayed-onset after chronic exposure to moderate levels of irritants. (eur.nl)
  • Exposure to allergens and irritants in the work place may make someone's asthma worse. (getasthmahelp.org)
  • University of Massachusetts Professor of Work Environment Margaret Quinn, who has been studying the health effects of occupational exposure to cleaning products , explains that respiratory distress and irritation - both among people with previous asthmatic conditions and those without - are reported frequently. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Disinfectant exposure in the workplace has previously been linked to the development of asthma and dermatitis in healthcare workers. (thedoctorwillseeyounow.com)
  • Other recent studies have shown that exposure to household cleaning chemicals increases the likelihood of asthma among children. (womensvoices.org)
  • While there is scant research available on asthma in individuals caused by cleaning products they use in their homes, research on the incidence of occupational asthma among cleaning workers clearly demonstrates a link with exposure to cleaning chemicals. (womensvoices.org)
  • Dose-response relationships between occupational aerosol exposures and cross-shift declines of lung function in poultry workers: recommendations for exposure limits. (aaem.pl)
  • DEOHS offers students interdisciplinary research opportunities across the many disciplines in environmental and occupational health sciences, including exposure assessment, toxicology, epidemiology and risk assessment. (washington.edu)
  • Occupational asthma caused by exposure to asparagus: Detection of allergens by immunoblotting. (dermnetnz.org)
  • Minimizing occupational exposure to pesticides and herbicides can help to reduce the burden of COPD. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Additionally, biologic dust exposure is associated with fixed airflow obstruction in individuals without asthma. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The results showed that occupational exposure to biologic dust (relative risk [RR], 1.58), pesticides (RR, 1.74), and herbicides (RR, 2.09) was associated with fixed airflow obstruction. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Furthermore, occupational exposure to mineral dust, fumes and vapors, gases, and dust or fumes was only associated with fixed airflow obstruction in individuals without asthma. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Occupational exposure to pesticides are associated with fixed airflow obstruction in middle age. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Rebecca Elisabeth Ghosh, PhD, from Imperial College London, and colleagues examined the association between occupational exposure and adult-onset asthma in 7,406 British adults born in 1958. (empr.com)
  • Adult-onset asthma was significantly associated with five of the 18 high-risk Asthma Specific Job Exposure Matrix exposures: exposure to flour, enzymes, cleaning/disinfecting products, metal and metal fumes, and textile production. (empr.com)
  • About 16% of cases correlated with occupational exposure to known asthmagenic agents. (empr.com)
  • Occupational exposure to bitumens and bitumen fumes during roofing has been identified to be "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (healthybuilding.net)
  • Additionally, to maintain a healthy workforce, research is crucial in areas such as inhalation of toxic fumes, exposure to dusts and other occupational exposures. (mayo.edu)
  • Particularly, increased immunoglobulin IgG1 was suggested to be associated to TDI exposure and the protein-conjugated TDI can be a useful marker for progress of TDI-asthma. (uib.no)
  • There are several different routes of exposure from which the professional workers finally could develop asthma. (uib.no)
  • Environmental lung disease and the growing list of other conditions related to air pollution, occupational exposure, tobacco smoke, toxic inhalation disasters, and other environmental factors. (thoracic.org)
  • The 2013 Ramazzini Award will be conferred upon John Froines (USA) for his outstanding career in occupational and environmental health research and advocacy, especially his pioneering work to develop the federal occupational lead and cotton dust exposure standards in the United States and his work in California that led to the recognition of diesel exhaust as a significant toxic air contaminant, preserving the health and the lives of millions. (collegiumramazzini.org)
  • An occupational disease was diagnosed when the causality between exposure and disease was probable and the clinical tests supported the diagnosis. (arctichealth.org)
  • When a worker contracts an occupational illness due to exposure to toxic substances, workers' compensation may help cover the resulting illness. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • Some of these occupations involve contact with known allergens where exposure can lead to occupational asthma, including flour, wood dust and isocyanates used in spray painting, and the frequency of asthma is many times higher than in the general population. (ukcpi.org)
  • Exposure to diisocyanates (dNCOs), such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) can cause occupational asthma (OA). (cdc.gov)
  • Work-related asthma is asthma triggered by an exposure at work. (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma symptoms can develop shortly after exposure, or they can develop months or years after repeated exposures to harmful substances. (cdc.gov)
  • dNCO haptenation to a variety human proteins following exposure has been hypothesized as a critical step in the development of dNCO sensitization and asthma. (pittsburghbusinesslist.com)
  • She has published studies conducted in both occupational and community exposure settings. (theconversation.com)
  • More recently, her research has focused on the effects of early-life air pollution exposure on pediatric respiratory and metabolic health outcomes, including new-onset asthma, lung function, and childhood obesity. (theconversation.com)
  • The 66 year-old Caucasian man developed an aggressive form of early onset Alzheimer's disease after eight years of occupational exposure to aluminum dust, which scientists conclude "suggests a prominent role for the olfactory system and lungs in the accumulation of aluminum in the brain. (bewellbuzz.com)
  • Exposure to aluminum is unfortunately an occupational hazard for those who work in industries like mining, factory work, welding, and agriculture. (bewellbuzz.com)
  • Houston Methodist's accomplished pulmonologists have established a reputation among their colleagues and Houston's industrial community for their mastery of occupational exposure diagnoses and management. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • Irritant-induced occupational asthma is a term used to describe occupational asthma that occurs from exposure to agents considered to be airway irritants, in the absence of sensitization. (medicalcriteria.com)
  • Home remedies for asthma that don't require taking prescription medications or even using inhalers include limiting irritant exposure, reducing food allergies , improving gut health, supplementing with vitamin D or getting more naturally from the sun, and maintaining a healthy weight. (draxe.com)
  • It typically requires exposure to an environmental trigger for asthma to develop. (excoga.com)
  • JYNNEOS for PreP of Persons at Risk for Orthopoxviruses The ACIP has recommended JYNNEOS over the Vaccinia virus vaccine ACAM2000 for preexposure prophylaxis of individuals with occupational exposure to orthopoxvirus. (medscape.com)
  • Editorial Note: Asthma caused by occupational exposures has been recognized for nearly 3 centuries (3), but the true incidence and prevalence of work-induced asthma remain uncertain. (cdc.gov)
  • WEA is present in about a fifth of patients with asthma and a wide variety of conditions at work, including irritant chemicals, dusts, second-hand smoke, common allergens that may be present at work, as well as other "exposures" such as emotional stress, worksite temperature, and physical exertion can exacerbate asthma symptoms in these patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • The gendered distribution of work and exposures in fish processing operations together with atopy and cigarette smoking are important determinants of occupational allergy and asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Once a person is sensi- tized, very low exposures can induce asthma, which is often associated with rhino- conjunctivitis.6 Common examples are listed in Table 1. (cdc.gov)
  • It's also important to recognize occupational exposures that can be both seen in an urban or rural environment [can] contribute to asthma-COPD overlap. (medscape.com)
  • or irritant-induced asthma caused by irritant exposures in the workplace. (cdc.gov)
  • Work-exacerbated asthma refers to exacerbation of pre-existing asthma by workplace exposures. (cdc.gov)
  • Although often thought of as a disease caused by cigarette smoking, it is well-recognized that COPD is also caused by occupational exposures. (cdc.gov)
  • These reporting requirements are part of a national effort to document the incidence of occupational diseases, injuries, and exposures, with the goal of preventing work-related health problems. (mass.gov)
  • Describe the impact of occupational exposures on adult asthma prevalence. (cdc.gov)
  • A detailed history of occupational and potential occupational exposures is just as important as identifying environmental triggers when evaluating an asthmatic patient. (aimu.us)
  • Although taking a good occupational history is important in establishing a link between symptoms and potential workplace exposures, a history by itself is inadequate to make the diagnosis of Occupational asthma. (aimu.us)
  • Occupational asthma (OA), a common respiratory disorder in Western countries, is caused by exposures at the workplace. (uky.edu)
  • Work place exposures may also cause someone without asthma to develop the disease. (getasthmahelp.org)
  • Commensal gut bacteria are essential to immune system development, and exposures disrupting the infant gut microbiota have been linked to asthma. (hindawi.com)
  • We begin with a discussion and examples of perinatal programming and epigenetics, highlighting environmental exposures during the in utero and ex utero time periods that are potential stimuli for the early programming of asthma. (hindawi.com)
  • Although prior studies have revealed a relationship between occupational exposures and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is critical to establish this link using postbronchodilator, because occupational exposures are modifiable risk factors for COPD , according to Sheikh M Alif, MPH, from the University of Melbourne, and colleagues. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Therefore, the investigators sought to investigate the associations between occupational exposures and fixed airflow obstruction in 1,335 participants using postbronchodilator spirometry. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Our study has shown even in a middle-aged group of people, a significant proportion of fixed [airflow obstruction] is associated with occupational exposures," they concluded. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • HealthDay News) - About 16% of adult-onset asthma among Britons born in the late 1950s can be attributed to occupational exposures, including occupations such as farmers, hairdressers, and printing workers, as well as other occupations with high-risk exposures, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Thorax . (empr.com)
  • This study suggests that about 16% of adult-onset asthma in British adults born in the late 1950s could be due to occupational exposures, mainly recognized high-risk exposures," Ghosh and colleagues conclude. (empr.com)
  • About 30% of cases of COPD and asthma can be linked to occupational exposures. (freezingblue.com)
  • The research activities of Clayton T. Cowl, M.D., are diverse and involve a variety of topics within aerospace and transportation medicine, as well as research into the conditions that are caused by or exacerbated due to environmental or occupational exposures. (mayo.edu)
  • Persistent asthma syndrome after high level irritant exposures. (medscape.com)
  • The results of this study demonstrate potential application of these ELISAs in the identification and characterization of aromatic dNCO adducts as well as in biomonitoring occupational and environmental dNCO exposures. (pittsburghbusinesslist.com)
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently initiated a National Emphasis Program to help protect workers from these adverse health effects associated with occupational exposures to isocyanates. (pittsburghbusinesslist.com)
  • Consequently, there is a need for alternative methods for the detection of dNCO exposures in the occupational environment. (pittsburghbusinesslist.com)
  • The research also points to new questions, including understanding how these circadian system effects on asthma interact with other factors, such as work, exercise and environmental exposures to indoor and outdoor air pollution and allergens (e.g., smoke, pet fur, mold, disinfectants). (ohsu.edu)
  • If you tend to have symptoms that worsen at work, it could be due to these occupational exposures. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • In contrast to common inhalant allergens, resistance to degradation may be important for some occupational allergens, which may be altered by physical or chemical agents during industrial or manufacturing processes. (ersjournals.com)
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a book about childhood environmental health problems, which states: "Avoiding environmental allergens and irritants is one of the primary goals of good asthma management" [AAPCEH 2003]. (cdc.gov)
  • Several studies support the importance of allergies and allergens in triggering and exacerbating asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Sensitization to indoor allergens and the spores of outdoor molds is a risk factor for the development of asthma in children and adults. (cdc.gov)
  • Cockroach allergens also may increase a child's risk of developing asthma [IOM 2000, Etzel 2003]. (cdc.gov)
  • Diisocyanates are well-recognized to cause occupational asthma , yet diisocyanate asthma can be challenging to diagnose and differentiate from asthma induced by other allergens. (cdc.gov)
  • Extrinsic asthma is caused by allergens present in our environment. (healthyious.com)
  • Extrinsic asthma is also known as allergic asthma, thanks to the immune-system response to inhaled allergens such as pollen, dust mite, and animal dander. (healthyious.com)
  • The other asthma type - intrinsic asthma, is not caused by allergens. (healthyious.com)
  • Most asthma patients fall under this category as they react to external allergens and other non-allergic reactions causing asthma. (healthyious.com)
  • Allergens that cause occupational asthma are commonly found in work place such as animal proteins, plant proteins, metal transition, chemical substances, etc. (sciepub.com)
  • Allergic asthma is caused by allergens. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Historical studies have found that cleaners with occupational asthma were more often reacting to allergens in the place being cleaned, including moulds and fungi, than to a cleaning product. (ukcpi.org)
  • Allergic asthma is triggered by allergens: substances capable of stimulating the body's immune system into bringing about an allergic reaction. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • From the classroom to the playground to the cafeteria, school can be a virtual minefield of allergens and contaminants that make life difficult for kids with allergies or asthma. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Your home may harbor any of several common allergens known to bring on asthma symptoms. (excoga.com)
  • The links between asthma and rhinitis are now referred to as united airways disease (UAD). (bmj.com)
  • Current evidence shows that the UAD model seems to be applicable to occupational rhinitis (OR) and occupational asthma (OA). (bmj.com)
  • 1 As the inflammatory process in the bronchi can also affect the upper airways, the study of occupational rhinitis (OR) in conjunction with OA is of interest. (bmj.com)
  • The link between rhinitis and asthma in the general population has led to the proposed "united airways disease" (UAD) model, which also appears to be applicable to OR and OA. (bmj.com)
  • [ 1 ] Although allergic rhinitis itself is not life-threatening (unless accompanied by severe asthma or anaphylaxis), morbidity from the condition can be significant. (medscape.com)
  • The prevalence of asthma and rhinitis were well above those in the reference population, but did not vary among working rooms. (aaem.pl)
  • Asthma and rhinitis were in excess in this population of workers. (aaem.pl)
  • This includes contact urticaria (swollen lips from eating asparagus), conjuntivitis, rhinitis , and asthma. (dermnetnz.org)
  • The telephone interview revealed a life-time prevalence of 16.9% for hand dermatoses, 16.9% for allergic rhinitis, and 4.5% for asthma among the hairdressers. (arctichealth.org)
  • In the clinical investigations, the prevalence was 2.8% for occupational dermatoses, 1.7% for occupational rhinitis, and 0.8% for occupational asthma. (arctichealth.org)
  • People with asthma are at a higher risk for rhinitis. (mostlyserious.io)
  • Allergic rhinitis is a common problem that may be linked to asthma. (mostlyserious.io)
  • Controlling allergic rhinitis may help control asthma in some people. (mostlyserious.io)
  • Allergic rhinitis clinical recommendation asthma harrisons principles of internal medicine 19e initial diagnostic flow to be used in clinical practice pef asthma symptoms and causes mayo clinic flowchart of study eligibility and. (chartexamples.com)
  • A number of diseases have symptoms that mimic occupational asthma, such as asthma due to nonoccupational causes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), irritable larynx syndrome, hyperventilation syndrome, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and bronchiolitis obliterans. (wikipedia.org)
  • They identified 2761 occupational lung diseases recorded between 2000 and February 2021, among whom there were 54 cases of office-related occupational lung disease, with 47 diagnosed as occupational asthma. (medscape.com)
  • Reporting cases to DPH does not violate HIPAA because Massachusetts' regulations ( 105 CMR 300 ) require reporting of these occupational diseases and injuries. (mass.gov)
  • Data for the study were self-reported by mothers, including physician-diagnosed allergic diseases in children at 3 years of age and occupational disinfectant use by the mothers. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Deaths attributed to asthma were based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), codes 493.0-493.9. (cdc.gov)
  • If your family has a history of asthma or allergic diseases, you have a higher risk of developing the disease. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Preventable CRDs include asthma and respiratory allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), occupational lung diseases, cancer, sleep apnoea and pulmonary hypertension. (who.int)
  • Objectives The objective was to investigate trends in the incidence of recognized and suspected cases of occupational diseases in Finland from 1975 to 2013, including variations by industry - and describe and recognize factors affecting variations in incidence. (bmj.com)
  • Setting The data consisted of recognized and suspected cases of occupational diseases recorded in the Finnish Registry of Occupational Diseases (FROD) in 1975-2013. (bmj.com)
  • Every physician is obligated to notify diagnosed and suspected cases of ODs, but not all physicians have training in occupational medicine, and may thus fail to connect diseases with working conditions. (bmj.com)
  • Just like the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, occupational diseases are governed by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and for the most part, provide very similar benefits. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • Some occupations have a higher incidence of occupational diseases or illnesses than others due to the specific nature of the employment. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • But occupational diseases are a different and more complicated matter entirely. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • Family history of asthma and other chronic lower respiratory diseases. (medicaleconomics.com)
  • Per ICD-10 guidelines for asthma and other respiratory diseases, additional required code for history of tobacco use, or current use of or dependence on tobacco, when applicable. (medicaleconomics.com)
  • Serious diseases or medical conditions caused by work, such as occupational asthma. (carlisle.gov.uk)
  • Age-at-onset is an important distinguishing factor of adult asthma phenotypes the world's longest running population study of respiratory diseases reaffirms. (thoracic.org.au)
  • Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. (cdc.gov)
  • The number of claims for what are considered the 'classic' occupational diseases - including pneumoconiosis, asthma, strain injuries, deafness, dermatitis and vibration white finger - also went down significantly. (personneltoday.com)
  • Paracelsus (1493-1541) wrote a book on occupational diseases. (freezingblue.com)
  • His book De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (Diseases of Workers) detailing the manifestations of occupational diseases was published in 1700. (freezingblue.com)
  • Environmental and occupational lung diseases. (mayo.edu)
  • People who use these cleaners on a daily basis have been known to develop respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis (Medina-Ramon et al. (theherbalacademy.com)
  • Specifically, we explore the role of primary immunodeficiency in certain difficult-to-treat chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, emphysema and asthma . (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Occupational skin and respiratory diseases among hairdressers. (arctichealth.org)
  • The occurrence and causes of hairdressers' occupational skin and respiratory diseases were studied. (arctichealth.org)
  • Previously diagnosed atopic diseases increased the risk for occupational skin or respiratory disease 3-fold (odds ratio 2.9, 95% confidence interval 1.1-7.9). (arctichealth.org)
  • Often a specific cause (eg, ammonium persulfate) can be found if occupational diseases are suspected and diagnosed. (arctichealth.org)
  • Hairdressers with atopic diseases are at risk of developing occupational skin and respiratory diseases. (arctichealth.org)
  • Global perspectives of emerging occupational and environmental lung diseases. (medscape.com)
  • Common positive effects of the Wim Hof Method are stress reduction, better sleep , improved creativity , better focus , and relief from symptoms of diseases such as asthma, fibromyalgia , and arthritis . (wimhofmethod.com)
  • While a workplace injury can be more obvious when sustained from isolated accident, employees who suffer from occupational illnesses and diseases may spend years unaware that they are being exposed to toxic materials that are making them sick. (wis-workplacelaw.com)
  • For over three decades, attorney and founder Paul M. Erspamer has helped sick employees and their family members cope with the physical and financial damage that occupational diseases have caused. (wis-workplacelaw.com)
  • Medical support is very important in workers' compensation claims that involve occupational diseases. (wis-workplacelaw.com)
  • NHLBI-funded investigators are looking at diseases that can happen at the same time as COPD, like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, and asthma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The development and worsening of overlapping asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be affected by pollutants found in rural and urban environments, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, held virtually this year. (medscape.com)
  • Urban-rural-occupational air pollutants or respiratory sensitizers impact asthma and the asthma-COPD overlap features," Jill A. Poole, MD, division chief of allergy and immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, said in her presentation. (medscape.com)
  • The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) first outlined a syndrome in 2015 described as "persistent airflow limitation with several features usually associated with asthma and several features usually associated with COPD" and called asthma-COPD overlap syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • In 2017, a joint American Thoracic Society/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop outlined knowledge gaps about asthma-COPD overlap, noting it "does not represent a single discrete disease entity. (medscape.com)
  • Both asthma and COPD definitions are not mutually exclusive because each disease includes several phenotypes with different underlining mechanisms. (medscape.com)
  • An example of how asthma-COPD overlap might present is through a patient with allergic asthma who has a history of smoking who develops airflow obstruction that isn't fully reversible, or a patient with COPD "with high reversible airflow, obstruction, type 2 inflammation, and perhaps the presence of peripheral blood eosinophils or sputum eosinophils. (medscape.com)
  • These people experienced later onset asthma, increased emergency department visits before a diagnosis of COPD, and increased mortality. (medscape.com)
  • Another study in Canada of women from Ontario in the Breast Cancer Screening Study found 1,705 of 4,051 women with asthma also had COPD. (medscape.com)
  • While air pollution did not increase the risk of developing asthma-COPD overlap, there was an association between body mass index, low level of education, living in a rural area, and smoking status. (medscape.com)
  • Among farmers in rural areas, "it has been recognized that there is something called the asthma-like syndrome that's been reported in adult farming communities," Poole said, which includes "some degree of airflow obstruction and reversibility" that can be worsened by smoking and could be an overlap of asthma and COPD. (medscape.com)
  • Farmers can also experience asthma exacerbations while working, and "livestock farmers appear more at risk of developing [chronic bronchitis and/or COPD] than do the crop farmers," she noted. (medscape.com)
  • While some studies have been conducted on the prevalence of work-related asthma and asthma-COPD overlap, "in general, the prevalence and clinical features have been scarcely investigated," Poole said. (medscape.com)
  • One survey of 23,137 patients found 52.9% of adults with work-related asthma also had COPD, compared with 25.6% of participants whose asthma was not work related. (medscape.com)
  • This type happens when you have both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ). (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Some cases of COPD are due to long-term asthma. (who.int)
  • Currently the National Asthma and COPD audit programme (NACAP) only undertakes audit of COPD primary care in Wales due to its near complete data coverage. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • to provide an update on modern aspects of occupational asthma, COPD and hypersensitivity pneumonitis and to provide clinical and scientific context to these issues using real-life cases. (ers-education.org)
  • Occupational COPD : what is new and how do we identify and ultimately prevent this disease? (ers-education.org)
  • Occupational risk factors for COPD phenotypes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Lung Study. (medscape.com)
  • Asthma is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) and is also related to allergies, whether seasonal/environmental or food-related. (draxe.com)
  • According to the results of lung function tests and bronchial provocation 154 patients 392 had asthma 5 13 COPD and 234 595 no obstructive airway disease OAD Fig. (chartexamples.com)
  • In people who have sensitive airways, asthma symptoms can be triggered by breathing in substances called triggers. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These include your age, symptoms, asthma triggers and what seems to work best to keep your asthma under control. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Offices, air conditioning systems and the surrounding environment harbour a host of potential triggers for occupational asthma that, if left unaltered, can drive workers to leave their jobs, say UK researchers. (medscape.com)
  • Prof Yorgancıoğlu, who was not involved in the study, continued: 'For office workers with asthma who experience an unexplained deterioration in their symptoms, this study highlights the importance of identifying and removing any potential occupational triggers. (medscape.com)
  • Although asthma is a chronic illness, symptoms can be prevented with medications and avoidance of triggers. (cdc.gov)
  • However, even if you do not have a predisposition for asthma, being continuously exposed to triggers can put you at risk for developing occupational asthma. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • People with asthma have sensitive airways that tend to overreact and narrow when they come into contact with even slight triggers. (webmd.com)
  • What are common asthma attack triggers? (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Knowing what triggers your asthma makes it easier to avoid asthma attacks. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • What Triggers an Asthma Attack? (healthday.com)
  • Asthma triggers may be different for each person and can change over time. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Asthma attacks can happen when you are exposed to asthma triggers . (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding triggers that can cause asthma symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Many asthma triggers can be found in the workplace. (cdc.gov)
  • Avoiding triggers can prevent asthma from getting worse. (cdc.gov)
  • Learn about the triggers and causes of work-related asthma and how to prevent it as an employee or an employer. (cdc.gov)
  • There are many environmental triggers that can increase asthma flare-ups. (n-styleid.com)
  • Asthma triggers that lead to an attack can vary from person to person. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • For instance, health benefits such as stress relief , increased willpower , reduced inflammation, and a stronger immune system , are known as natural asthma treatments, as they lower the triggers and symptoms in your body. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • Also learn about your asthma triggers. (mostlyserious.io)
  • Asthma and allergies are also caused by many of the same chemical triggers in the body. (mostlyserious.io)
  • Eating a healthy diet supplies asthma sufferers with antioxidants and nutrients to combat environmental toxins, control inflammatory responses and reduce dietary triggers. (draxe.com)
  • Experts agree that inhaled cigarette smoke increases the tendency of the respiratory tract to react to other asthma triggers. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • When discussing the different types of asthma, this refers to the various triggers that may cause asthma flare-ups when these symptoms occur. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Also, CBD oil may lower your sensitivity to asthma triggers, resulting in fewer frequent asthma episodes. (turboweed.org)
  • More than 200 agents have been associated with workplace asthma (5), and the classes of agents implicated include certain microbial products (e.g. (cdc.gov)
  • Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Many substances in the workplace can trigger asthma symptoms, leading to occupational asthma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lemière C, Vandenplas O. Asthma in the workplace. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Another type of work-related asthma is work-exacerbated asthma (WEA) which is asthma worsened by workplace conditions but not caused by it. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Furthermore, the most common cause of occupational asthma in the workplace are isocyanates. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a general agreement that inhalation of agents at the workplace can induce the development of "immunological" as well as "nonimmunological" asthma 1 - 3 . (ersjournals.com)
  • Sensitizer-Induced As thm a Occupational asthma can be caused by a specific workplace sensitizer, defined as an agent that induces asthma through a mechanism that is associated with a specific immunologic response. (cdc.gov)
  • If a worker develops occupational asthma, workplace adjustments can and should be made to improve asthma symptoms and help retain staff,' Dr Huntley said in a news release. (medscape.com)
  • Over 300 workplace substances have been identified to cause new-onset asthma and the list continues to grow 1, 2. (cdc.gov)
  • There are many agents in the workplace that can cause occupational asthma. (diseasereference.net)
  • More than 250 workplace substances have been identified as possible causes of occupational asthma. (aimu.us)
  • Although many patients will themselves relate their symptoms to the workplace, many other cases of Occupational asthma are recognized only because the physician performed a detailed environmental history. (aimu.us)
  • The history can be supplemented with material safety data sheets from the workplace and can be compared with agents known to cause Occupational asthma. (aimu.us)
  • By taking precautions in the workplace and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, occupational asthma can be avoided. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • It is part of a broader definition of work-related asthma (WRA) that also includes pre-existing asthma aggravated by substances present in the workplace environment, and it is potentially preventable. (uky.edu)
  • The New York State Network of Occupational Health Clinics provides medical and education services for workers exposed to workplace hazards. (ny.gov)
  • In New York, a study of urban minority asthma sufferers revealed that 61% of individuals working in janitorial jobs reported exacerbations of their asthma symptoms associated with their workplace. (womensvoices.org)
  • One of the country's foremost workplace health journalists, Nic has written for OHW+ and Occupational Health & Wellbeing since 2001, and edited the magazine from 2018. (personneltoday.com)
  • Over 300 known or suspected substances in the workplace can cause or worsen asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Worsening asthma or new onset asthma in a worker should raise questions about workplace causes. (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma is caused by inflammation (swelling) in the airways of the lungs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When an asthma attack occurs, the lining of the air passages swells and the muscles surrounding the airways activate. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) is a severe form of irritant induced asthma where respiratory symptoms usually develop in the minutes or hours after a single accidental inhalation of a high concentration of irritant gas, aerosol, vapor, or smoke. (wikipedia.org)
  • If certain key measurements are below the standard range for a person of your age and sex, your airways may be blocked by inflammation - a key sign of asthma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects more than 2 million Australians across all age groups. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Asthma is an inflammatory airways disease causing episodic, reversible airways obstruction. (cdc.gov)
  • The pollutant might act as an inciter or trigger, leading to an asthma attack in an individual with hyper-responsive airways. (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by reversible inflammation of the airways (bronchi). (aimu.us)
  • The cause of an asthma attack is attributed to an irritation of the nerves or muscles of the airways in the lungs. (healthyious.com)
  • People with asthma have symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame, or fill with mucus. (webmd.com)
  • An asthma attack is the episode in which bands of muscle around the airways are triggered to tighten. (webmd.com)
  • Asthma causes bronchospasms, inflammation, thick mucus and constriction in the airways. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • With asthma, there is inflammation that narrows the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. (who.int)
  • If you have asthma, your airways are inflamed, which makes them ultrasensitive. (healthday.com)
  • More often than not, your asthma will be more noticeable when something additional disturbs your airways, which are already inflamed. (healthday.com)
  • A cold or flu virus that invades the airways can easily trigger an asthma attack. (healthday.com)
  • Asthma is a chronic disease that involves airways in the lungs. (healthproductsforyou.com)
  • When you have asthma, your airways can become inflamed and narrowed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • As explained by several medical experts, the meaning of asthma is the narrowing of the lung's airways due to inflammation and the tightening of the muscles around the small air passages. (godigit.com)
  • The skin might function as one of most possible initiative site for sensitization and later on, the final target tissue, airways became hyper-sensitive and asthma occurred. (uib.no)
  • Asthma is a long-term condition where your airways swell and narrow and produce excess mucus at the same time. (n-styleid.com)
  • Asthma is a condition characterized by difficulty breathing and narrowing of the airways leading to the lungs (including the nose, nasal passageways, mouth and larynx). (draxe.com)
  • In people who have asthma or allergies, the blocked or inflamed airways that cause asthma symptoms can usually be cleared with help from certain lifestyle changes and treatments. (draxe.com)
  • But although experts may not know for sure why one person has asthma and another doesn't, they do understand the changes in the body that lead to asthma symptoms-bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the bronchi , or airways) and excess mucus production that together restrict airflow. (excoga.com)
  • Environmental tobacco smoke contains more than 250 different chemicals, including benzene, vinyl chloride, and arsenic, that may irritate airways and bring on asthma symptoms. (excoga.com)
  • Inflammation of the airways is known to precede asthma attacks. (turboweed.org)
  • In an asthma attack, also referred to as asthma exacerbation, airways become inflamed, and bronchoconstriction occurs. (afteroursinc.com)
  • Agents that can induce occupational asthma can be grouped into sensitizers and irritants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The role of irritants in work-related asthma is disputed. (bmj.com)
  • Results support the role of irritants in work-related asthma. (bmj.com)
  • These relieve airway inflammation for severe asthma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The pathophysiology of asthma is complex and involves airway inflammation, intermittent airflow obstruction, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. (medscape.com)
  • Antigen presentation by the dendritic cell with the lymphocyte and cytokine response leading to airway inflammation and asthma symptoms. (medscape.com)
  • The mechanism of inflammation in asthma may be acute, subacute, or chronic, and the presence of airway edema and mucus secretion also contributes to airflow obstruction and bronchial reactivity. (medscape.com)
  • With occupational asthma, lung inflammation may be triggered by an allergic response to a substance, which usually develops over time. (aimu.us)
  • Asthma is marked by inflammation of the bronchial tubes, with extra sticky secretions inside the tubes. (webmd.com)
  • The principal feature of TDI-induced asthma is the airway inflammation with influx of neutrophils, lymphocytes and eosinophils. (uib.no)
  • However, neutrophildominant pulmonary inflammation in TDI-induced mouse model of asthma suggested a different inflammatory phenotype from the eosinophil-dominant allergic responses induced by high molecular weight chemicals, such as OVA and OVA 323-339. (uib.no)
  • Asthma is a very common disease, caused by inflammation of the respiratory system. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • Recent data published in the journal Science characterises a novel receptor, GPRA (which stands for G protein-coupled receptor for asthma susceptibility), which is thought to play a role in the inflammation observed in some forms of allergy and asthma. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • Definition of asthma Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by chronic airway inflammation resulting in episodic airflow obstruction. (chartexamples.com)
  • Asthma is a single condition that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airway that causes difficulty breathing, wheezing, and chest tightness. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • When an allergic reaction occurs from these or other allergenic substances, people with allergy-induced asthma will experience a reaction in the airway with severe inflammation that causes difficulty breathing. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Most asthma sufferers will experience a flare-up of symptoms during exercise, because the extra stress on the lungs and respiratory system can trigger inflammation. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • In an in-depth investigation, it was discovered that mice made to have allergic asthma had lower airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness due to their use of CBD. (turboweed.org)
  • The immuno-pathological mechanism for occupational asthma induced by grain dust (GD) remains to be clarified. (nih.gov)
  • Six allergic asthma patients sensitive to house dust mite were enrolled as controls. (nih.gov)
  • Causes of occupational asthma within an internal office environment included printer/photocopier toner in seven cases, while acrylate floor adhesive accounted for four causes, cleaning agents for another four cases, air freshener/perfumes for two cases, and office dust for a further two cases. (medscape.com)
  • There are between 300 and 400 potential causal agents of occupational asthma-others include isocyanates (the raw materials used in polyurethane products), coffee bean dust, formaldehyde and solder flux. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Sensitization to house dust mites is an important risk factor for asthma exacerbations and the development of asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Many people who were exposed to dust and fumes during the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks developed asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • People who are exposed to pectin dust at work, such as in manufacturing, may develop asthma. (rxlist.com)
  • Many different things, from viruses and dust mites to exercise and emotional distress, can set off an asthma attack. (healthday.com)
  • Many people with asthma also have allergies to pollen, dust mites, or other things in the air. (healthday.com)
  • Occupational asthma is a type of disease is caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust or other potentially harmful substances while on the job. (healthproductsforyou.com)
  • Miner's asthma - Workers may develop silicosis or pneumoconiosis due to their contact with silicon dust or coal. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • Besides that, we do not know what causes the actual attack, but we do know there are environmental factors, allergies, genetic factors, and occupational factors like pets, smoke, or dust mites, that aggravate asthma. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • Allergies and asthma go hand in hand, and many asthma sufferers will have a number of known allergies, often including cockroach and dust mite allergies, pet dander allergies, seasonal pollen allergies, and mold allergies. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Occupational respiratory allergies. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Also, if your asthma is triggered or worsened by allergies, you may benefit from allergy treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
  • But in most cases more research is needed to see if they work and if they have possible side effects, especially in people with allergies and asthma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Overall, 7.7% reported asthma diagnosis in their children at 3 years, 7.3% reported eczema, and 6.3% reported food allergies. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Some people's allergies can cause an asthma attack. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • People with allergies or people exposed to tobacco smoke are more likely to develop asthma. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Having allergies can raise your risk of developing asthma. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In fact, allergies are the most common cause of asthma attacks in teenagers and children over age two. (healthday.com)
  • Hence, Asthma and allergies are verified as a disability. (icyhealth.com)
  • Allergies cause approximately ninety percent of the cases of asthma in children under the age of sixteen. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • First, make sure you've got the right allergy doctor to help manage and treat your child's allergies and asthma. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • In 1987, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, initiated the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) (1), a pilot project conducted in association with state health departments. (cdc.gov)
  • A goal of SENSOR is to improve the reporting and surveillance of work-related health conditions, including occupational asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • SENSOR programs in each of these three states receive occupational asthma case reports by telephone from any health-care provider in the respective state. (cdc.gov)
  • in August 1988, state health regulations were modified to make occupational asthma and occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis reportable conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • In Colorado, the SENSOR program gives health-care providers a mechanism to report unusual clusters of occupational illness. (cdc.gov)
  • Div of Respiratory Disease Studies and Office of the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • They also have a duty to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of your occupational asthma. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Once you have been diagnosed with occupational asthma, you will need to negotiate with your employer (and, if you have one, your occupational health doctor or nurse) to see if changes can be made to your work/role to make it safer for you or if you can be given an alternative job. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Environmental and/or occupational medicine practitioners, community health workers, industrial hygienists, researchers, students of air pollution health effects and to others in the field of environmental and occupational safety and health. (rutgers.edu)
  • As many as 3,000 new cases of occupational asthma occur each year in Australia,' said Dr Kuldeep Bhatia, Head of the AIHW's Asthma, Arthritis and Environmental Health Unit. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Call your health care provider if signs of occupational asthma develop. (diseasereference.net)
  • Call your health care provider if you have occupational asthma and signs of respiratory infection, or if other new symptoms, develop. (diseasereference.net)
  • Occupational asthma is a major chronic health dilemma among workers involved in the seafood industry. (edu.au)
  • Dr. Biggs currently serves as Division Chief for Occupational and Environmental Health division at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. (utah.edu)
  • Dr. Biggs also serves as a Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for University of Utah Environmental Health and Safety office. (utah.edu)
  • This is a continuation of the German studies of asthma from Dresden and Munich, confined to 365 young adults aged 20-24 who stated that they worked in cleaning or health-care. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • We identified at-risk occupations based on National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health status ( 4 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Under Part 22.4 of the State Sanitary Code, every physician, health care facility and clinical laboratory in attendance on the person with clinical evidence of occupational lung disease shall report such occurrence to the New York State Department of Health within 10 days of diagnosis. (ny.gov)
  • Working with oils, chemicals or fuels can irritate the skin and cause occupational dermatitis if the correct health and safety measures are not in place. (pissd.com)
  • But quats, which may appear on product labels under many different names, have been of concern to those studying occupational health for some time. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Further evidence to prove that the disease was work related can be gathered by hiring private investigators or by reviewing previous OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) investigation reports about work conditions. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • If you have asthma, you will work with your health care provider to create a treatment plan. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A 2004 report from the National Center for Health Statistics states that the incidence of asthma among preschool-aged children rose by 160% between 1980 and 1994, accounting for 14 million missed school days each year and $3.2 million in treatment expenses. (womensvoices.org)
  • Medical examinations were performed by occupational health practitioners.They filled-in a questionnaire with the workers, followed by a lung function test on each worker. (aaem.pl)
  • The mentorship, support and training I received as a PhD student at the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) was key to preparing me for my current research-oriented career path. (washington.edu)
  • This community-based, participatory study focused on improving indoor air and the health of farmworker children with asthma. (washington.edu)
  • Thanks to the excellent mentorship provided by Dr. Karr and my supervisory committee, I was able to investigate the relationship between phthalates-a class of synthetic chemicals commonly found in our environment-and health outcomes related to asthma exacerbation and oxidative stress among children. (washington.edu)
  • Among Maryland counties and health planning districts, variation in asthma discharge rates was not associated with the supply of hospital beds or the population to primary-care physician ratio. (elsevier.com)
  • The Tracking Network uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau external icon , hospital and emergency department data provided by state and local health departments, CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), and death certificates from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics to calculate state and local data about asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, you can use the Tracking Network to review asthma data in relation to data on environmental conditions, health problems, and population characteristics to create a more complete picture of a community's environmental public health. (cdc.gov)
  • To complement our health and wellness programs, caregivers at Memorial Hermann also provide a full spectrum of occupational medicine services - from industry-specific screenings to specialized treatment and outpatient evaluations for ongoing care. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Hospitalization rates for pediatric asthma were more than three times higher in the Bronx than on Staten Island in 2000, according to data released by the state Department of Health. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • According to the county health indicator profiles, 152.8 out of every 10,000 children under the age of 5 were hospitalized for asthma in the Bronx, the highest rate in New York City. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • It's a way of measuring unmanaged asthma," notes Sergio Matos of Hunter College's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • Of the 600 workers present, the CDC said investigators from its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health interviewed 545. (manufacturing.net)
  • 5 Spray polyurethane foam roofing exposes installation teams to chemicals called isocyanates, which the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified as a leading cause of work-related asthma. (healthybuilding.net)
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated there are 13,000 occupational cancer cases a year. (personneltoday.com)
  • This shift to non-inpatient deaths suggests that lack of access to health care may play a role in increasing asthma mortality. (elsevier.com)
  • This organization shall be known as the American Thoracic Society Scientific Assembly on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health (ATS EOPH). (thoracic.org)
  • To promote discussion and evaluation of studies concerned with the relation between environmental or occupational factors and respiratory and other health outcomes. (thoracic.org)
  • To identify effective interventions to address occupational and environmental health issues and advance their translation into clinical and public health practice. (thoracic.org)
  • To develop workshops and symposia in environmental, occupational, and population health. (thoracic.org)
  • Several asthma education and information resources from the health care system, media, public institutions and communities were identified. (elsevier.com)
  • Intervention recommendations highlighted asthma workshops that recognize participants as teachers and learners, offer social support, promote advocacy, are culturally appropriate and community-based and include health care professionals. (elsevier.com)
  • Community-based, group health education couched on people's experiences and societal conditions offers unique opportunities for patient asthma care empowerment in minority urban communities. (elsevier.com)
  • Federal officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Agency have issued a memorandum insisting on proper safety equipment and training for all cleanup workers. (cnn.com)
  • John Howard, director of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, told a congressional panel Wednesday, "We have very scant information, in general, about oil spills. (cnn.com)
  • We also work with the National Institutes of Health on multiple intervention trials focused on improving adherence and health outcomes in asthma , chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), sickle cell disease and secondhand smoke reduction. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Recent global economic changes are having negative effects on occupational and environmental health. (collegiumramazzini.org)
  • Department of Occupational Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki. (arctichealth.org)
  • A workers' compensation lawyer can discuss with you how your work environment has affected your health, and he or she can explain if you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim to receive benefits for your occupational illness. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (medscape.com)
  • Ms. Montgomery is an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist at the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health and Science University. (cdc.gov)
  • About ACOEM - The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (www.acoem.org), an international society of 4,500 occupational physicians and other health care professionals, provides leadership to promote optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments. (acoem.org)
  • Develop an asthma action plan with your health care provider. (mostlyserious.io)
  • This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (grants R01HL064815, R35 HL155681, R01HL118601, M01RR02635, UL1TR002541) and OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences via funds from the Division of Consumer and Business Services of the State of Oregon (ORS 656.630). (ohsu.edu)
  • Helen Schuckers is the Dissemination Specialist for the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. (ohsu.edu)
  • Her role is to translate research into practice where she is the link between scientists and potential adopters of occupational safety, health and well-being toolkits and tools. (ohsu.edu)
  • Welcome to the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences blog. (ohsu.edu)
  • Asthma is a serious global health problem. (chartexamples.com)
  • We promise to provide to our patients the most scientifically advanced allergy and asthma care in a personal, thorough, considerate and efficient environment in order to obtain the best possible health for every patient. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • An estimated 262 million people have asthma globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (turboweed.org)
  • According to SUPA Naturals, cannabis' alternative treatment methods have demonstrated that usage of the various forms of cannabis significantly enhances the health of people with asthma. (turboweed.org)
  • According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, around 235 million people worldwide are affected by asthma. (afteroursinc.com)
  • From October 1987 through December 1989, Colorado SENSOR received 87 case reports of occupational asthma and 21 case reports of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (cdc.gov)
  • Overexposure to methylene bisphenyl diisocyanate can cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis and occupational asthma. (ohsonline.com)
  • Chemical determinants of occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (medscape.com)
  • There was a significant increase in the number of AA1+ and NE+ cells in bronchial mucosa of GD-induced asthma, compared with those of allergic asthma (P=0.01, P=0.01, respectively). (nih.gov)
  • Extrinsic asthma is known as allergic asthma. (healthyious.com)
  • Intrinsic asthma is known as non-allergic asthma. (healthyious.com)
  • Around 2.5 million children suffer from allergic asthma. (healthyious.com)
  • TDI-induced asthma can share many similar features with allergic asthma, such as increased total and specific IgE serum levels, activated CD4+ T cells, eosinophils and mast cells, increased levels of IL-4 and IL-5 and airway remodeling. (uib.no)
  • Anti-IgE therapy is useful in cases of severe allergic asthma. (medscape.com)
  • More than 100 genes have been associated with allergic asthma, most of which are involved in immune reactions and lung functions. (excoga.com)
  • Describe current trends in the epidemiology of occupational asthma nationwide and New Jersey. (rutgers.edu)
  • A study in India on the Epidemiology of Asthma, respiratory systems, and chronic asthmatic bronchitis was done with males and females from cities and backwoods. (icyhealth.com)
  • They found that printer toner, floor tile adhesive, mouldy air conditioning units, cleaning products, air fresheners, nearby workshops, and paint and vehicle fumes were all identifiable causes of asthma. (medscape.com)
  • Alternatively, inhaling fumes from a lung irritant, such as chlorine, can trigger immediate asthma symptoms in the absence of allergy. (aimu.us)
  • Call your provider if you have symptoms of asthma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • To diagnose occupational asthma it is necessary to confirm the symptoms of asthma and establish the causal connection with the work environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once this allergic response has developed, you'll generally experience symptoms of asthma when you come into contact with the allergen. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • The chest radiograph remains the initial imaging evaluation in most individuals with symptoms of asthma, but in most patients with asthma, chest radiography findings are normal or may indicate hyperinflation. (medscape.com)
  • Can be difficult to diagnose because a person may be regularly exposed to a particular trigger substance for weeks, months, or even years before the symptoms of asthma begin to appear. (pharmacampus.co.in)
  • The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. (ilo.org)
  • What are the symptoms of Asthma? (healthproductsforyou.com)
  • Although the major signs and symptoms of asthma are associated with breathing and lungs, there can be some lab findings in bloodwork that would indicate asthma. (afteroursinc.com)
  • If you experience symptoms of asthma that cannot be relieved at home, you should seek immediate medical assistance. (afteroursinc.com)
  • This may help, but over time, even a very small amount of the substance can trigger an asthma attack. (medlineplus.gov)
  • However, once you become sensitive to a substance, tiny amounts may trigger asthma symptoms, even if you wear a mask or respirator. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Even inhaling tiny amounts may be enough to trigger and prolong your asthma symptoms. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • which can trigger or exacerbate an asthma attack in individuals with increased airway hyper responsiveness. (cdc.gov)
  • Such asthma patients should take precautions such as avoiding strong perfumes, smoking, and certain foods that contain preservatives that trigger an asthma attack. (healthyious.com)
  • There are numerous substances used in various industries that can trigger occupational asthma in anyone. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • Even bacterial lung infections can trigger asthma attacks in children. (healthday.com)
  • An asthma attack can happen when you are exposed to an asthma trigger. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An asthma trigger is something that can set off or worsen your asthma symptoms. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For instance, stress is a common trigger, as a negative response to emotional stress can cause an asthma attack. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • People with asthma may have no symptoms until they are exposed to an allergen or trigger. (mostlyserious.io)
  • It's not just allergenic substances that can trigger asthma symptoms. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Information about the surveillance activity has been disseminated to groups of 'sentinel providers' (such as allergists and pulmonary and occupational medicine specialists) who are most likely to encounter occupational asthma in their clinical practices. (cdc.gov)
  • An asthma diagnosis needs to be confirmed with lung (pulmonary) function tests and an allergy skin prick test. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Review of the worker's medical records, occupational history, and autopsy findings were consistent with severe asthma as the cause of death, and ruled out cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism, or stroke. (cdc.gov)
  • We defined chronic lung disease as having asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, pneumonitis, cystic fibrosis, or other medically recognized chronic lung pathology. (cdc.gov)
  • Aluminum powder has been known to cause pulmonary fibrosis, and aluminum factory workers are prone to asthma . (bewellbuzz.com)
  • Inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation should be considered in patients with severe asthma in whom psychosocial or socioeconomic conditions can worsen asthma severity. (medscape.com)
  • Sensitizer-induced occupational asthma is an 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)
  • Reference Laboratory is to provide comprehensive, high-quality diagnostic allergy and immunology testing to patients throughout North America with asthma , allergy and immunologic disorders. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • It is caused by various agents found in the work place (see also bronchial asthma ). (diseasereference.net)
  • Other therapies for bronchial asthma may be added in more severe cases. (diseasereference.net)
  • The other Asthma type is bronchial asthma caused by caused in asthma patients shortly after vigorous and strenuous exercise. (healthyious.com)
  • Some people refer to asthma as " bronchial asthma . (webmd.com)
  • Bronchial asthma (or asthma) is a lung disease. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Asthma, also called bronchial asthma, is a disease that affects your lungs. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Increased air pollution and other factors associated with 21st Century lifestyles have resulted in an alarming escalation in the number of newly diagnosed cases of bronchial asthma. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • 2 Clinical Practice Guidelines for General Practitioners Bronchial Asthma Purpose of the ResearchTo improve and unify bronchial asthma diagnosis treatment and pro-phylaxis techniques in primary healthcare. (chartexamples.com)
  • Did you know, workers can develop asthma if they are exposed to certain chemicals and substances at work? (occupationalhc.com)
  • Other substances can aggravate pre-existing asthma, causing increased illness and medication requirements. (cdc.gov)
  • This type of asthma happens primarily to people who work around irritating substances. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • You can have an asthma attack if you come in contact with substances that irritate you. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Select 'Display All Asthmagens' to view the complete list of substances reported as asthmagens by occupational asthma experts. (healthyschools.org)
  • : A Compilation of Substances Linked to Asthma , a compilation of substances linked to asthma that are found in building materials, furnishings, and other similar items. (healthyschools.org)
  • Thus far, at eight worksites where investigations have been completed or are in progress, employee interviews have identified 97 co-workers of reported patients with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Occupational allergy and asthma among salt water fish processing workers. (cdc.gov)
  • The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and host determinants of allergic symptoms, allergic sensitization, bronchial hyper-responsiveness and asthma among workers processing saltwater fish. (cdc.gov)
  • List several chemical hazards that may lead to the development of occupational asthma in healthcare workers. (rutgers.edu)
  • This page was printed from eohsi.rutgers.edu/crom-grand-rounds-february-21-2017-occupational-asthma-in-healthcare-workers-anna-samedova-sevilla-mph-mbs/ on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. (rutgers.edu)
  • Dr Huntley said: 'Allowing workers with occupational asthma to continue working from home may help keep office workers in their jobs as they require fewer sick days. (medscape.com)
  • Today work-related asthma is commonly encountered in isocyanate production, in healthcare workers who use natural rubber latex gloves (although this is becoming less of a problem due to the substitution of other materials), and among office workers due to poor indoor environmental quality. (cdc.gov)
  • Thus, over two million workers in the United States suffer from work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range of industries and occupations are potentially exposed to at least one of the more than 200 agents known to be associated with the development of occupational asthma. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • In response to a request for technical assistance from OSHA, an investigation was begun into potential occupational asthma in workers at Brown Produce Company (SIC-2017), Farina, Illinois. (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma in Workers: An Overview. (sciepub.com)
  • Which agents cause occupational asthma and which workers are at risk? (occupationalasthma.com)
  • Dec. 1999 3,620 words Article A Comparison of Irritant-Induced Asthma and Irritant Aggravation of Asthma Study objectives: (1) To characterize workers' compensation claims accepted on the basis of new-onset asthma associated with accidental high. (gale.com)
  • Epidemiological surveys of cleaning workers worldwide are consistently showing increased incidence and prevalence of asthma among cleaning workers, both those working in healthcare and non-medical settings, including homes. (scienceblogs.com)
  • A study of hospital workers in Belgium published in September found that the asthma symptoms experienced by a substantial number of these workers in reaction to cleaning products were consistent with the respiratory effects produced by sensitizing asthmagens. (scienceblogs.com)
  • This study concluded that quaternary ammonia compounds are the principal cause of sensitizer-induced occupational asthma among cleaning workers. (scienceblogs.com)
  • A January 2001 study published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reported that janitorial workers have twice the rate of occupational asthma than other workers. (womensvoices.org)
  • We treat injured workers through the hospital-based occupational medicine staff located at Memorial Hermann or directly onsite at your organization. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Adult-onset asthma correlated with 18 occupations, including many previously associated with asthma such as farmers (odds ratio [OR], 4.26), hairdressers (OR, 1.88), and printing workers (OR, 3.04). (empr.com)
  • Three workers developed irritant-induced asthma, the agency said. (manufacturing.net)
  • The most immediate risk is to cleanup workers or others in proximity to the burn, according to Dr. Phil Harber, head of the division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. (cnn.com)
  • Our workers' compensation lawyers have years of experience in this field and are very familiar with the requirements that must be met to qualify for workers' compensation benefits for an occupational illness. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • 2003). Workers handling these products without appropriate personal protective equipment may be at increased risk of developing occupational allergy and asthma. (pittsburghbusinesslist.com)
  • Diagnosing occupational asthma is similar to diagnosing other types of asthma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Occupational asthma symptoms are similar to those caused by other types of asthma. (aimu.us)
  • According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , there are many different types of asthma . (healthyious.com)
  • What types of asthma are there? (clevelandclinic.org)
  • What Are the Types of Asthma? (godigit.com)
  • Here is a look at the most common types of asthma, which should all be managed and treated under the care of a board-certified asthma and allergy doctor. (allergyandasthmapatientresources.com)
  • Severe asthma and death in a worker using methylene diphenyl diisocyanate MDI asthma death. (cdc.gov)
  • In summary, post-mortem findings support the diagnosis of diisocyanate asthma and a severe asthma attack at work as the cause of death in a foundry worker. (cdc.gov)
  • It is a serious condition as severe asthma attacks can occur early in the morning, leading to respiratory arrest and death. (healthyious.com)
  • Severe asthma can cause trouble talking or being active. (webmd.com)
  • They are more common in people who have severe asthma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Asthma hospital admissions tend to be for more severe asthma attacks and do not include asthma among individuals who do not receive medical care, who are not hospitalized, or who are treated in outpatient settings. (cdc.gov)
  • I had felt powerless before when I was helping Samantha manage her severe asthma and knew it could be prevented if she changed professions though her life circumstances didn't allow for it. (kevinmd.com)
  • How can you diagnose severe asthma attacks? (icyhealth.com)
  • You may require emergency room visits for severe asthma attacks. (n-styleid.com)
  • [ 8 ] Potential side effects should be considered while using macrolides for severe asthma. (medscape.com)
  • Extensive research has been done to help patients get swift relief during severe asthma attacks. (turboweed.org)
  • Using vaporizers with CBD oil to treat severe asthma episodes results in immediate relief. (turboweed.org)
  • You might also hear an asthma attack called an exacerbation or a flare-up. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Mother says son has had an exacerbation of asthma symptoms during their family vacation to a dude ranch in Arizona last week. (medicaleconomics.com)
  • Mild intermittent asthma, with (acute) exacerbation main reason for visit, so listed as primary diagnosis. (medicaleconomics.com)
  • A clinical trial showed that weekly use of azithromycin decreased the risk for exacerbation by almost half in patients with severe noneosinophilic asthma. (medscape.com)
  • What is mild asthma exacerbation? (afteroursinc.com)
  • These symptoms will vary depending on the severity of the exacerbation and the type of asthma a patient has. (afteroursinc.com)
  • The goal of asthma exacerbation treatment is to relieve symptoms and return patients to their best lung function. (afteroursinc.com)
  • Treatment for asthma exacerbation is available at AfterOurs Urgent Care. (afteroursinc.com)
  • In Michigan, an occupational disease reporting law was already in effect when the SENSOR program started. (cdc.gov)
  • Occupational lung disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is an occupational lung disease and a type of work-related asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Occupational asthma is one kind of occupational lung disease. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Although the clinical and pathological features of OA caused by low molecular weight agents resemble those of immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated asthma, the failure to detect specific IgE antibodies against most of these agents and/or poor association with disease status have resulted in intense speculation about alternative or complementary physiopathological mechanisms leading to airway sensitisation. (ersjournals.com)
  • Occupational asthma (OA) is the most frequent work-related lung disease. (bmj.com)
  • A patient's interaction with urban, rural, and occupational environments may additionally impact their disease, Poole explained. (medscape.com)
  • Dr Christopher Huntley, from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues looked at more than 2700 occupational lung disease patients, identifying 47 with occupational asthma. (medscape.com)
  • He added they have seen fewer referrals for occupational asthma since restrictions were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those with the disease have improved while working from home. (medscape.com)
  • To determine the prevalence and causes of office-related occupational asthma, the researchers examined records from the Birmingham Occupational Lung Disease Service clinical database. (medscape.com)
  • Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and affects approximately 26 million persons in the United States. (medscape.com)
  • Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system characterized by symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and stiffening of the chest. (healthyious.com)
  • Asthma is a long-term disease of the lungs. (webmd.com)
  • Asthma is a serious disease that affects about 25 million Americans and causes nearly 1.6 million emergency room visits every year. (webmd.com)
  • Asthma is a respiratory disease commonly found in general medical practice and in various fields of study. (sciepub.com)
  • Occupational lung disease is the number one work-related illness in the United States. (ny.gov)
  • The Occupational Disease Act of the State of Illinois was created specifically for situations such as these. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • To make matters even more complicated, a worker may have been employed by many different companies over the period of time that the occupational disease took hold and may have been exposed to dangerous conditions at all of them. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • In other circumstances, the employer may have changed equipment or products, or may have added safety devices over time, making it harder to determine if the occupational disease was work related as well. (chicagoinjurylawyer.net)
  • Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Supported by evidence from farm lifestyle and endotoxin studies [ 1 ], the hygiene hypothesis has changed our understanding of the environmental origins of asthma and allergic disease. (hindawi.com)
  • However, it fails to explain the coexisting epidemic in autoimmune disease or the high rates of asthma among the urban poor in the United States. (hindawi.com)
  • Bowmaker's disease: an occupational disease in the manufacture of bows for string instruments]. (haz-map.com)
  • Asthma is the most common serious chronic childhood disease, and is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization of children under age 15. (womensvoices.org)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 9 million children (12.5% of children, or one out of 13) under 18 years of age in the United States have had asthma diagnosed at some time in their lives. (womensvoices.org)
  • But when they do occur, our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team will be there to support your employee and your organization at every step of the way - from prevention to disease treatment to occupational medicine management. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Asthma has become the most frequently diagnosed occupational respiratory disease in the U.S. (freezingblue.com)
  • Studies involving occupational asthma and acute toxic inhalations are a research interest, as well as asbestos-related lung disease and other occupational pneumoconiosis. (mayo.edu)
  • People with asthma, or who are very young, or who have cardiac disease, are much more likely to be sensitive the released pollutants. (cnn.com)
  • An injured worker has up to 120 days to report the disease to his or her employer, but it is best to notify an employer immediately upon being diagnosed with an occupational disease. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • If you have developed an occupational disease because of your work, it is important that you understand your rights and what benefits may be available to you. (schmidtkramer.com)
  • State of the art: Imaging of occupational lung disease. (medscape.com)
  • It is stated that out of all, 10-30% of cases are of occupational disease. (icyhealth.com)
  • Pulse oximetry measurement is desirable in all patients with acute asthma to exclude hypoxemia. (medscape.com)
  • Asthma symptoms start when your lungs become irritated (inflamed). (aimu.us)
  • Asthma causes red, swollen bronchial tubes in your lungs. (webmd.com)
  • Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the air passage in the lungs of both adults and children. (godigit.com)
  • However, only when something irritates your lungs will you have an asthma attack. (wimhofmethod.com)
  • This makes it even harder to move air in and out of your lungs.Experts are not exactly sure what causes asthma. (mostlyserious.io)
  • This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. (who.int)
  • A recent Asthma UK survey of nearly 700 people with asthma found that two-thirds of them reported wheezing after having a drink, one-half suffered shortness of breath and chest tightness, and one in four reported having an asthma attack after drinking. (healthday.com)
  • In asthma it becomes difficult for the air to move in and out of the lings, causing coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. (healthproductsforyou.com)
  • The inhalation of chemicals, particulate matter (dusts and fibers), and the incomplete products of combustion during occupational and environmental disasters has long been associated with respiratory disorders[1]. (cdc.gov)
  • Age at asthma onset, periods with/without attacks over lifetime and occupational history were recorded retrospectively. (bmj.com)
  • Among the 38% of subjects who had asthma (ever), presence of attacks was reported in 52% of all time periods. (bmj.com)
  • Occupational asthma is a lung disorder characterized by attacks of breathing difficulty, wheezing, prolonged exhalation, and cough. (diseasereference.net)
  • These patients feel exhausted during the day due to sleep disturbances caused by asthma attacks at night. (healthyious.com)
  • Mild asthma attacks are generally more common. (webmd.com)
  • When a person has asthma, attacks can seem to come out of nowhere. (healthday.com)
  • Here's a look at the most common causes of asthma attacks. (healthday.com)
  • Respiratory viruses are the most common cause of asthma attacks in senior citizens and in children under two. (healthday.com)
  • If you are having asthma attacks, you may need a change in your treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The plan will include ways to manage your asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Asthma data on the Tracking Network provide insights about people diagnosed and living with asthma and about people who experience asthma attacks. (cdc.gov)
  • Today, this guide will assemble the ins and outs of asthma attacks. (icyhealth.com)
  • The latter can experience life-threatening asthma attacks at times. (n-styleid.com)
  • Monitor Your Breathing - Your awareness is important to prevent asthma attacks. (n-styleid.com)
  • What are some effective, holistic ways of treating asthma that can help prevent attacks instead? (draxe.com)
  • Brightly colored carotenoid foods: This compound gives fruit and vegetables their orange or red color and can help reduce asthma attacks. (draxe.com)
  • The potential causes of asthma symptoms and asthma attacks in those who have the condition are as variable and unique to each individual as are the factors that put them at risk in the first place. (excoga.com)
  • The allergy causing your occupational asthma will always be with you, but we have good evidence to show that if you avoid contact with the allergen, most people will recover well. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Sometimes, the longer you have had occupational asthma and have been working with the allergen, the more serious the symptoms are and the longer they take to go away. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Non-allergen-induced asthma pathophysiology is less understood. (cdc.gov)
  • We offer an extensive menu of laboratory tests that includes allergen-specific IgE measurements to approximately 300 pollen, epidermal, mold spore, mite, food, drug, venom and occupational allergen specificities. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) defines an allergy as "a chronic condition involving an abnormal reaction to an ordinary harmless substance called an allergen. (carolinaasthma.com)
  • People suffering from specific allergy induced asthma are usually very aware of the offending allergen and try to avoid it. (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • Most notably, some patients with allergen-triggered asthma may have elevated eosinophil readings. (afteroursinc.com)
  • The diagnosis of Occupational asthma should be considered in all working-age individuals with new-onset asthma or worsening asthma. (aimu.us)
  • The diagnosis of occupational asthma in terms of symptoms and signs does not differ from the diagnosis of general asthma. (sciepub.com)
  • Specific IgE to diisocyanate has been regarded to be helpful in the diagnosis of occupational asthma. (uib.no)
  • Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood and is characterized by variable airflow obstruction with airway hyperresponsiveness. (cdc.gov)
  • Also called childhood asthma , this type of asthma often begins before the age of 5, and can occur in infants and toddlers. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Being overweight in childhood, puberty, or early adulthood: Changing asthma risk in the next generation? (uib.no)
  • Asthma affects people of all ages, but it often starts during childhood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In this paper, we present evidence for the perinatal programming of childhood asthma, with a focus on the intestinal microbiome. (hindawi.com)
  • Childhood asthma is medically termed pediatric asthma. (icyhealth.com)
  • In the UK, the number of new cases of adult onset and childhood asthma amount to a total of nearly three million people (around five percent of the British population). (pharmacyreviews.to)
  • Childhood Asthma Management DrCSNVittal. (chartexamples.com)
  • Asthma and inflammatory skin conditions (dermatitis ) are common in those who have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. (glutenfreesociety.org)
  • Infants who have atopic dermatitis sometimes go on to develop hay fever and asthma-especially if they experienced wheezing as babies. (excoga.com)
  • Work-related asthma" refers to both new-onset asthma caused by work and pre-existing asthma exacerbated by work. (cdc.gov)
  • It is estimated that between 15 and 30 percent of asthmatics have new-onset adult asthma or work-exacerbated asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Work-related asthma (WRA) comprises both new-onset and work-aggravated asthma3. (cdc.gov)
  • Twenty five percent of adult-onset asthma is occupational asthma. (sciepub.com)
  • Adult onset asthma: similar but different. (thoracic.org.au)
  • From June 1988 through October 1989, the New Jersey SENSOR program received reports of 66 possible cases of occupational asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Recently, cases of occupational asthma induced. (koreamed.org)
  • In 2011/12, just 245 cases of occupational cancers other than mesothelioma were compensated. (personneltoday.com)
  • Isocyanates are the most significant cause of occupational asthma in our country. (koreamed.org)
  • Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May 2017 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine . (acoem.org)
  • 2 Epidemiological studies show that subjects with OR have a high risk of asthma. (bmj.com)
  • LABA monotherapy is associated with a small but significant increase in the risk of asthma-related mortality, and therefore this practice is not recommended. (bpac.org.nz)
  • Black and African Americans and Puerto Ricans are at higher risk of asthma than people of other races or ethnicities. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An estimated 15-55% of all adult asthma is related to work4-7. (cdc.gov)
  • In cases of adult asthma, if you forget that killer question… 'What do you do for a job? (perf2ndwind.org)
  • The New Zealand Adult Asthma Guidelines recommend a stepwise treatment model for the pharmacological management of asthma. (bpac.org.nz)
  • Adult patients with asthma who have been prescribed an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) preventer (Step 2), but still have poorly or partly controlled symptoms, may require the addition of a long-acting beta 2 -agonist (LABA) to their treatment regimen, either at Step 3 or 4 ( Figure 1 ). (bpac.org.nz)
  • Adjustments to treatment based on the patient's control of symptoms and risk of exacerbations are recommended at Stage three of the four-stage asthma consultation plan presented in the New Zealand Adult Asthma Guidelines. (bpac.org.nz)
  • If you are an adult with uncontrolled asthma, in some cases your provider might suggest bronchial thermoplasty. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Occupation Implicated in 16% of Adult Asthma in U.K. (empr.com)
  • Close more info about Occupation Implicated in 16% of Adult Asthma in U.K. (empr.com)
  • The guideline on medical practice of the American College of Chest Physicians 2008 divides occupational asthma into two categories: sensitizer-induced occupational asthma and irritant-induced occupational asthma. (sciepub.com)
  • Consequently, CBD binds to particular pain receptors in the ECS and elicits an analgesic response, allowing asthma patients to reduce their chest pain suffering. (turboweed.org)
  • In three case studies we discuss preventive measures that have been associated with reductions in incidence of occupational asthma from natural rubber latex and from diisocyanates as supported by published literature. (uky.edu)
  • Several preventive measures have been associated with reduction in incidence of occupational asthma from natural rubber latex and from diisocyanates, and may provide lessons for prevention of other causes of occupational asthma. (uky.edu)
  • The incidence of asthma is rising in the U.S. An estimated 20 million people, including 6.1 million children, have asthma. (womensvoices.org)
  • Common Causative Agents in Sensitizer-Induced Occupational Asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • According to John Hopkins Medicine, approximately 10 to 25% of adults with asthma experience occupational asthma. (n-o-v-a.com)
  • To characterize national trends in mortality and hospitalizations attributable to asthma among children and young adults (persons aged less than 25 years) during 1980-1993, CDC analyzed mortality data from its multiple cause-of-death files and hospitalization data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. (cdc.gov)
  • Today, 9 percent of the adults and 10 percent of kids in the world are suffering from Asthma. (cowurine.com)
  • Adults can contract asthma and have persistent symptoms at any point. (godigit.com)
  • Alcohol-Induced Asthma is the most common class found in adults. (icyhealth.com)
  • And more than 7.7% of adults and 8.4% of children in the United States have asthma. (n-styleid.com)
  • Everything NICE has said on diagnosing monitoring and managing asthma in children young people and adults in an interactive flowchart. (chartexamples.com)
  • Diagnostic criteria for asthma in adults adolescents and children 611 Box 1-3. (chartexamples.com)
  • Never-the-less this paper provides some further support for the association of disinfectant use with asthma. (occupationalasthma.com)
  • Lemière C, Vandenplas O. Occupational allergy and asthma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It affects about 50% of asthma patients. (healthyious.com)
  • In the United States, asthma affects an estimated 14-15 million persons, including 4.8 million (6.9%) aged less than 18 years (1). (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. currently. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Asthma affects Black people more frequently than other races. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Asthma affects all races, ages, and genders. (cdc.gov)
  • While asthma can be a minor condition for some people, it can be a major illness that affects the quality of life for some others. (n-styleid.com)
  • Both occupational asthma and work-exacerbated asthma can be present in an individual. (wikipedia.org)
  • Various diagnostic tests can be used to aid in diagnoses of work related asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • If your breathing improves significantly when you're away from work, you may have occupational asthma. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Women were more likely to report work-related asthma symptoms (OR=1.94) and have NSBH (OR=3.09), while men were more likely to be sensitized to fish (OR=2.06) and have airway obstruction (OR=4.17). (cdc.gov)
  • 43 subjects with a history of work-related asthma symptoms underwent SIC for confirmation of OA and investigation of OR. (bmj.com)
  • It is different to work-exacerbated or aggravated asthma, which is what happens when you already have asthma but it gets worse when you work in a dusty or fume-filled environment. (rbht.nhs.uk)
  • Conclusions The healthy worker effect has an important impact in risk assessment in work-related asthma studies. (bmj.com)
  • dressed further in this review is work-exacerbated asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Occupations with the greatest risk for occupational asthma include farming, painting, cleaning, baking, animal handling and chemical work. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Unfortunately people with occupational asthma often have to change jobs or careers to relieve their symptoms, hence work disruption and economic hardship can result,' Dr Bhatia said. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Work-related asthma was recognized by Hippocrates (460 - 370 B.C.) and it was associated with occupations involving work with metals, textiles, and animals including fish. (cdc.gov)
  • Previously diagnosed asthma that worsens at work is known as work-aggravated asthma. (aimu.us)
  • After adjusting for many factors including maternal return to work 1 year after giving birth, mothers who used disinfectants every day in the prenatal period were more likely to have children diagnosed with asthma by 3 years of age compared with those who never used disinfectants (adjusted OR 1.26, 95% CI 1.05-1.52), reported Reiji Kojima, MD, PhD, of the University of Yamanashi, and colleagues. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The symptoms and signs of work-related asthma are generally the same as those of non-work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • We also discuss challenges in relation to asthma from cleaning products in healthcare work. (uky.edu)
  • One study found that women who did (or had done) domestic cleaning work had a much higher prevalence of asthma than women who had never done domestic cleaning work. (womensvoices.org)
  • Researchers concluded that 25% of asthma cases seen in study participants were linked to domestic cleaning work. (womensvoices.org)
  • Read these success stories to learn about asthma related work in our funded Tracking Programs. (cdc.gov)
  • The researchers used lifetime work history calendars to collect occupational history. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Learn about diagnosing and managing work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Search a bibliography of 140 reports for different activities to prevent work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • Learn about the research NIOSH is conducting on work-related asthma. (cdc.gov)
  • While there is no permanent cure for asthma, you can work together with your healthcare provider to develop a step-by-step plan for living with the condition. (n-styleid.com)
  • 1 ) Asthma is behind 12.8 million missed school days and 10.1 million missed work days in the U.S every single year. (draxe.com)
  • Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause asthma. (ilo.org)
  • The prevalence of asthma has drastically increased since the 1970s. (afteroursinc.com)
  • Asthma medications should be added or deleted as the frequency and severity of the patient's symptoms change. (medscape.com)
  • How an environmental pollutant may affect asthma severity [IOM 2000]. (cdc.gov)
  • Asthma is broken down into types based on the cause and the severity of symptoms. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Healthcare providers base asthma severity on how often you have symptoms. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In the U.S., over 20 million people report experiencing worsening asthma severity at night. (ohsu.edu)
  • Throughout the years, scientists have asked whether it was "simply because of sleep at night or whether our body's internal clock, our circadian rhythms, may contribute to asthma severity when we are asleep at night? (ohsu.edu)
  • The first approach assessed variations in asthma severity over 2-3 weeks in the home where any sleep, circadian and environmental factors affecting asthma were all combined, and the other two approaches involved similar assessments but in a laboratory where these factors could be separated. (ohsu.edu)
  • Severity of asthma correlates with low vitamin A, so increase your intake of things like root veggies, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy greens and berries. (draxe.com)
  • Asthma increases the chances of chronic bronchitis. (icyhealth.com)
  • Chronic asthmatic Bronchitis can take place with or without asthma. (icyhealth.com)
  • Several proteins notoriously known to cause asthma have been reported in different seafood. (edu.au)
  • Outside factors can cause asthma to flare up. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • We don't know all the things that can cause asthma, but we do know that genetic, environmental, and occupational factors have been linked to developing asthma. (cdc.gov)