Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition,

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Bernstein David
CRC Press, Jun 15, 1999 - Medical - 768 pages
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Fully updated to include crucial advances in the subject since publication of the First Edition, the Second Edition of this comprehensive volume reviews all aspects of occupational asthma, including disease mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and categories of causative agents.
Includes new and expanded material on
  • hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndromes
  • sick building syndrome
  • occupational rhinitis and urticaria, skin problems, and genetics of occupational asthma
  • animal, enzyme, and flour allergies
  • latex allergy
  • irritant-induced asthma (RADS)
    Featuring contributions from over 45 international authorities in the field-nearly 20 more than the First Edition-Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition
  • evaluates medicolegal and compensation issues
  • discusses inhalation challenge testing
  • addresses the social outcomes of workers disabled by asthma
  • explores environmental exposure to causative chemicals and protein allergens
  • and more!
    With numerous references, tables, drawings, photographs, and micrographs, Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition will be welcomed by clinical immunologists and allergists, pulmonologists, occupational health and thoracic physicians, industrial hygienists, internists, toxicologists, immunotoxicologists, epidemiologists, aerosol scientists, lawyers involved with compensation issues, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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    Contents

    Definition and Classification of Asthma
    xvii
    Historical Aspects of Occupational Asthma
    1
    Epidemiological Approaches in Occupational Asthma
    23
    Genetics and Occupational Asthma
    63
    Pathophysiology
    77
    Animal Models of Occupational Asthma
    107
    Natural History of Occupational Asthma
    125
    Clinical Assessment and Management of Occupational Asthma
    141
    Occupational Asthma in the Baking Industry
    373
    Animal Insect and Shellfish Allergy
    395
    Latex Allergy
    421
    HighMolecularWeight Protein Agents
    441
    Polyisocyanates and Their Prepolymers
    453
    Acid Anhydrides
    475
    Metals
    497
    Other Chemical Substances Causing Occupational Asthma
    519

    Immunological Evaluation of Occupational Asthma
    155
    Nonspecific Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness
    169
    Physiological Assessment Serial Measurements of Lung Function
    189
    Occupational Challenge Tests
    207
    Environmental Monitoring of Protein Aeroallergens
    231
    Environmental Monitoring of Chemical Agents
    253
    Medicolegal and Compensation Aspects
    275
    Evaluation of ImpairmentDisability in Subjects with Occupational Asthma
    295
    Surveillance and Prevention
    311
    Upper Airways Involvement
    327
    Occupational Urticaria
    337
    Enzymes
    359
    Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata and Other Wood Dusts
    539
    Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome or IrritantInduced Asthma
    561
    Cotton and Other Textile Dusts
    591
    Grain DustInduced Lung Diseases
    613
    Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Organic Dust Toxic Syndromes
    631
    BuildingRelated Illnesses
    653
    Tables of Major Inducers of Occupational Asthma
    679
    The United States National Occupational Exposure Survey NOES Data Base
    717
    Asthma Works The English Version of the Telematic Information System Minitel on Occupational Asthma
    725
    Occupational History Form
    727
    Index
    731
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