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Asthma in the Workplace
Third Edition
edited by David I. Bernstein

Asthma in the Workplace supplies an expert survey of the most influential advances and research in the field. Supplying new and expanded chapters on genetics, environmental monitoring, pathophysiology, skin and pulmonary interactions, and the surveillance and prevention of occupational asthma, this guide will stand alone as the most up-to-date source on the topic.

Features:

  • Includes new chapters on acute airway disease and chronic airflow obstruction
  • Collects current studies on workplace pollutants
  • Considers new trends toward the privatization of compensation and disability programs in the United States
  • Examines the numerous entities that can exacerbate asthma, including cleaning products, renovation materials, molds, and poor indoor air quality
  • Offers over 75 illustrations and nearly 100 tables for quick reference to key material

Contents

General Considerations

  • Definition and Classification
  • Epidemiological Approaches and Natural History
  • Genetics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Animal Models

Assessment and Mangagement

  • Clinical Assessment and Management
  • Immunological and Inflammatory Assessments
  • Physiological Assessment
  • Occupational Challenge Tests
  • Environmental Monitoring: General Considerations
  • Environmental Monitoring of Protein Aeroallergens
  • Environmental Monitoring of Chemical Agents
  • Medicolegal Aspects, Compensation Aspects, Evaluation of Impairment/Disability
  • Surveillance and Prevention

Specific Agents Causing Occupational Asthma

  • Enzymes
  • Baking Products
  • Animals, Insects, and Shellfishes
  • Latex
  • Other High-Molecular Weight Protein Agents
  • Polyisocyanates and Their Prepolymers
  • Wood Dusts
  • Metals
  • Other Chemical Substances

Specific Disease Entities and Variants

  • Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome and Other Types of Irritant-Induced Asthma
  • Asthma Exacerbated at Work
  • Asthma-Like Syndromes
  • COPD Due to Occupational Exposure
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Building Related Illnesses
  • Upper Airways Involvement
  • Skin Involvement

Index

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Asthma in the Workplace
Third Edition
edited by David I. Bernstein

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