Clinical aspects of work-related asthma: past achievements, persistent challenges, and emerging triggers.
J Occup Environ Med 2014 Oct; 56(10S):S40-S44
Objective: The aim of this article was to address common clinical questions pertaining to work-related asthma (WRA). Methods: This review is based on a presentation on WRA at the American College of Chest Physicians Course on Clinical Aspects of Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease, held in Toronto in 2013, and supplemented by a PubMed search of publications to 2013. Results: Seven clinical questions are addressed in relation to definitions, causes, diagnosis, management and emerging triggers, and challenges of WRA. Conclusions: Although knowledge is expanding in this area, there remain challenges and uncertainties, particularly in the prevention of WRA.
Bronchial-asthma; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-function; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Clinical-diagnosis; Clinical-symptoms; Work-environment; Employee-exposure; Clinical-pathology; Clinical-tests; Disease-prevention
Dr Susan M Tarlo, MBBS, FRCP(C), Toronto Western Hospital, EW7-449, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American College of Chest Physicians