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Asthma in the Workplace, Fourth Edition / Edition 4
     

Asthma in the Workplace, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Jean-Luc Malo, Moira Chan-Yeung, David I. Bernstein
 

ISBN-10: 1842145916

ISBN-13: 9781842145913

Pub. Date: 05/03/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Occupational factors are responsible for a large percentage of cases of asthma in adults of working age. Any irritant generated at high concentrations can cause occupational asthma, and early diagnosis is critical because cure is still possible at this stage. This latest edition of Asthma in the Workplace reflects the rapid pace of discovery and research in

Overview

Occupational factors are responsible for a large percentage of cases of asthma in adults of working age. Any irritant generated at high concentrations can cause occupational asthma, and early diagnosis is critical because cure is still possible at this stage. This latest edition of Asthma in the Workplace reflects the rapid pace of discovery and research in workplace asthma that has taken place in recent years.

This Fourth Edition retains the international flavor of prior editions, with contributions from editors and contributors from around the world. Several chapters commence with clinical histories and workplace scenarios relevant to the focus of the chapter, making it particularly germane for primary care providers to develop skills in early recognition of the disease.

Topics discussed include:

  • Definitions, historical background, epidemiology, genetics, pathophysiology, and animal models
  • Guidelines for assessing the worker and the workplace, and proposed guidelines for management, including compensation aspects
  • Medicolegal aspects, prevention, and surveillance
  • Detailed information about specific agents, including a variety of high- and low-molecular weight agents
  • Other types of work-related asthma conditions, such as irritant-induced asthma, eosinophilic bronchitis, and occupational rhinitis

This new edition has been significantly restructured and places a greater emphasis on the clinical aspects of management and treatment. This heightened focus on practical considerations makes it a truly comprehensive, hands-on resource for practitioners and researchers in this fast-moving field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842145913
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/03/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Definition and classification of asthma in the workplace; I. Leonard Bernstein, David I. Bernstein,
Moira Chan-Yeung, Jean-Luc Malo
Historical aspects; Jack Pepys, I. Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Luc Malo
Disease occurrence and risk factors; Maritta S. Jaakkola, Denyse Gautrin, Jean-Luc Malo
Mechanisms, genetics, and pathophysiology; Piero Maestrelli, Berran Yucesoy, Hae-Sim Park,
Adam Wisnewski
Animal models; Victor J. Johnson, Vanessa De Vooght, Jeroen A.J. Vanoirbeek
Assessment
Assessment of the worker; André Cartier, Nathalie Bourdeau, Pierre Phénix, Kenneth D. Rosenman
Assessment of the workplace; Dick Heederik, Lygia Budnik, Brigitte Roberge, Nicole Goyer
Immunological and inflammatory assessments; Catherine Lemiere, David I. Bernstein, Leslie C. Grammer, Meinir Jones, Hae-Sim Park
Functional assessment; Olivier Vandenplas, P. Sherwood Burge, Gianna Moscato, Jean-Luc Malo
Management
Management of the worker; André Cartier, Paul K. Henneberger, Stuart M. Brooks
Protecting the worker and modifying the work environment; Dick Heederik, Remko Houba, Gary M. Liss,
Melissa Millerick-May
Prevention and surveillance; Gary M. Liss, Susan M. Tarlo, Manon Labrecque, Jean-Luc Malo
Impairment and disability evaluations: I. Psychosocial, economic, and medicolegal aspects; Paul D. Blanc, Philip Harber, Kim L. Lavoie, Olivier Vandenplas
Impairment and disability evaluation: II. Various legislations; Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Philip Harber, Xaver Baur, Marcos Ribeiro, Hae-Sim Park, Jean-Luc Malo
Specific Agents Causing Immunological Occupational Asthma
High- and low-molecular weight agents; Moira Chan-Yeung, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein
Enzymes; Jonathan A. Bernstein, Katherine Sarlo, Carlos Rodriguez, Remko Houba
Occupational asthma in the baking industry; Paul Cullinan, Torben Sigsgaard, Rolf Merget
Asthma and allergy to animals; Karin A. Pacheco, Denyse Gautrin, Andreas L. Lopata, Mohamed F. Jeebhay
Polyisocyanates and their prepolymers; Adam V. Wisnewski, Carrie A. Redlich, Cristina E. Mapp, David I. Bernstein
Western red cedar and other wood dusts; Moira Chan-Yeung, Jean-Luc Malo, Torben Sigsgaard
Metals; Rolf Merget, Denyse Gautrin
Specific Disease Entities and Variants
Irritant-induced asthma and reactive airways dysfunction syndrome; Stuart M. Brooks, Jean-Luc Malo, Denyse Gautrin
Asthma exacerbated at work; Paul K. Henneberger, Gregory R. Wagner, Catherine Lemière
Eosinophilic bronchitis; Santiago Quirce, Catherine Lemière, Joaquín Sastre
Occupational rhinitis; Gianna Moscato, Mark S. Dykewicz, Martin Desrosiers, Roberto Castano
Airway diseases due to organic dust exposure; Moira Chan-Yeung, I. Leonard Bernstein, Susanna Von Essen, Jill A. Poole
Chronic obstructive airway disease due to occupational exposure; Paul D. Blanc, Eva Hnizdo,
Kathleen Kreiss, Kjell Toren

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndrome; Yvon Cormier, Yves Lacasse
Building-related illnesses and mold-related conditions; Dan Norbäck, J. David Miller
Occupational urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis; D. Linn Holness, Victoria H. Arrandale, C.G. Toby Mathias
Index

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