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Respiratory failure caused by lipoid pneumonia from vaping e-cigarettes
TLDR
A young female vaper presented with insidious onset cough, progressive dyspnoea on exertion, fever, night sweats and was in respiratory failure when admitted to hospital and was suggestive of lipoid pneumonia.
Twenty years of SHIELD: decreasing incidence of occupational asthma in the West Midlands, UK?
TLDR
Reporter fatigue and increasing under-recognition of OA are both factors which contribute to the apparent fall in incidence ofOA in the West Midlands.
The Role of Occupational and Environmental Exposures in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Narrative Literature Review
TLDR
Current understanding and the areas of ongoing research into the role of occupational and environmental exposures in the pathogenesis of IPF are summarized in this narrative literature review.
Audit of the recording of occupational asthma in primary care.
TLDR
An audit of the electronic patient records of working-age asthmatics, from four Birmingham primary care practices was undertaken, suggesting under-diagnosis plus under-reporting in primary care.
Are therapeutic decisions made on the medical admissions unit any more evidence-based than they used to be?
  • S. Ayre, G. Walters
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
  • 1 December 2009
TLDR
Care in a medical admissions unit in a UK district general hospital in 2008 is still evidence-based, but, despite the vast growth in medical literature, no more than it was.
Occupational exposures and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • G. Walters
  • Medicine
    Current opinion in allergy and clinical…
  • 30 December 2019
TLDR
A recent meta-analysis of data from international case-control studies reports a population attributable fraction of 16% for occupational factors in the cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, leading to the hypothesis that low-level asbestos exposure may cause IPF.
Airline acceptability of CPAP: is relevant information available on airlines' websites?
Barriers to the identification of occupational asthma
TLDR
To identify barriers to diagnosing OA on the part of workers and healthcare professionals, qualitative methodology was used and low awareness and adherence to OA guidelines was evident in all non-specialist groups.
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