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Incidence of occupational asthma by occupation and industry in Finland.
Estimation of occupation and industry-specific incidence rates forms the basis for successful prevention of OA, but necessitates collection of data over several years from well-established surveillance systems. Expand
A novel wheat gliadin as a cause of exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
It is shown that wheat is a frequent cause of food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis and suggests that the major allergen is a previously undescribed gamma-like gliadin, while a gluten-free or wheat-free diet is recommended for treatment. Expand
Long-term follow-up of hexamethylene diisocyanate-, diphenylmethane diisocyanate-, and toluene diisocyanate-induced asthma.
The results confirm the generally rather poor medical outcome of diisocyanate- induced asthma; the persistence of symptoms and unspecific bronchial reactivity were pronounced in TDI-induced asthma. Expand
Occupational respiratory disease caused by acrylates
This work reports on 18 cases of respiratory disease, mainly asthma, caused by different acrylates, 10 cases caused by cyanoacrylate, four by methacryLates and two cases by other acryllates. Expand
Agents causing occupational asthma in Finland in 1986–2002: Cow epithelium bypassed by moulds from moisture‐damaged buildings
The diagnosis of occupational asthma entitles substantial compensation to the employee in Finland based on symptoms, exposure assessment, allergologic investigations, follow‐up of peak expiratory flow at work and at home and, in many cases, specific challenge tests. Expand
Occupational dermatoses from epoxy resin compounds
Patients with skin disorders from current or previous occupational exposure to epoxy resin compounds (ERC) during 1984–1988 are surveyed, and ERCs were the 3rd most common cause of currently relevant allergic contact dermatitis. Expand
Occupational asthma caused by ethanolamines
Persistence of the symptoms after exposure ended was a common feature of the three cases of occupational asthma caused by ethanolamines, and the diagnosis was based on work‐related symptoms and on a chamber challenge with the suspected agent. Expand
Exhaled nitric oxide in specific challenge tests to assess occupational asthma
Exhaled nitric oxide measurements can be used to indicate the development of airway inflammation accompanying late asthmatic reaction after bronchial challenge tests in patients with a normal or slightly increased basal Nitric oxide concentration. Expand
Medicolegal Aspects, Compensation Aspects, and Evaluation of Impairment/Disability
As a prelude to a discussion of compensation issues specifically concerned with occupational asthma (OA), it is useful to review how occupational diseases per se evolved from the pre-eminence ofExpand