Latest Occupational asthma Stories
By Duplessis, Christopher A Gumpert, Barton ABSTRACT Objective: An observational study was performed with a convenience sample of 38 submariners exposed to diesel exhaust for 9 hours, to assess the development of reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) after prophylactic corticosteroid treatment.
By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A heat exchange mask, designed to improve comfort in cold temperatures, also seems to protect against asthma triggered by breathing cold, dry air, according to a report in the medical journal Chest.
In a study of inner-city adults with persistent asthma, more than half believed their disease was episodic, only occurring when symptoms were present, according to a new report in the medical journal Chest.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults with asthma are more likely than those in the general population to report a number of other chronic medical conditions, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in the current issue of the journal Chest.
By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bleaching agents widely used in hair salons put hair stylists at risk of asthma and inflammation of the eyes, nose and throat, researchers report in the medical journal Chest.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Occupational exposure to substances that trigger asthma can affect the severity of the disease, according to a report from France.
Researchers found that a less than normal score on a common lung function test taken prior to stem cell transplantation constituted a significant risk factor for the patient to develop early respiratory failure followed by death.
Work-related asthma is fast becoming one of the most commonly diagnosed occupational respiratory diseases in this country, and people who work in certain industries may run a higher risk than others, new study findings show.
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