Burge, Sherwood and Hoyle, Jennifer (2012) Current topics in occupational asthma. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 6 (6). pp. 615-27. ISSN 1747-6356. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDsFull text not available from this repository.
The study of occupational asthma (OA) provides insights into asthma in general, as the cause is known. The relationships between the cause and response can be measured and modifying factors can be identified and their influence quantified. Developing OA has much more serious consequences for the patient than new onset asthma unrelated to work exposures, as the patient's livelihood is nearly always affected. Many healthcare professionals are more ready to accept and act on asthmatic symptoms when they are unrelated to work than when work may be the cause; antagonism can also occur in the workplace. This article reviews some of the areas where development and controversy enrich the study of OA. It makes no attempt to be comprehensive.
|Additional Information:||This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs|
|Subjects:||WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine|
|Divisions:||Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Yolande Brookes|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2014 14:29|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2014 14:29|
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