BACKGROUND The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Standards of Care (SoC) Committee produced a standard of care for occupational asthma (OA) in 2008, based on a systematic evidence review performed in 2004 by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF). METHODS BOHRF updated the evidence base from 2004-2009 in 2010. RESULTS This article… (More)
We calculate the character table of the maximal subgroup of the Monster N (3B) ∼ = 3 1+12 +. 2. Suz:2, and also of the group 3 1+12 :6. Suz:2, which has the former as a quotient. The strategy is to induce characters from the inertia groups in 3 1+12 :6. Suz:2 of characters of 3 1+12. We obtain the quotient map to N (3B) computationally, and our careful… (More)
The authors investigated changes in asthma prevalence and perception of bronchoconstriction over 6 yrs in adults of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Postal questionnaires were sent to 6,000 subjects aged 20-44 yrs in 1992-1993 and 1998-1999. Random samples of 600 responders had assessments of atopy, airway responsiveness, and their ability to perceive… (More)
We describe a procedure for determining (up to algebraic con-jugacy) which conjugacy class any element of the Monster lies in, using computer constructions of representations of the Monster in characteristics 2 and 7. We use this procedure to calculate explicit representatives for each conjugacy class.
We define a program semantics that is preserved by dependence-based slicing algorithms. It is a natural extension, to non-terminating programs, of the semantics introduced by Weiser (which only considered terminating ones) and, as such, is an accurate characterisation of the semantic relationship between a program and the slice produced by these algorithms.… (More)
AIM To describe the latent period for symptomatic sensitization in bread bakery workers. METHODS Data on the latent period for symptomatic sensitization, resulting in either asthma or rhinitis, were obtained from an in-house health surveillance programme in a single large organization. RESULTS Over a period of 10 years, 90 employees were identified with… (More)
Background The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Standards of Care (SoC) Committee produced a standard of care for occupational asthma (OA) in 2008, based on a systematic evidence review performed in 2004 by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF). Methods BOHRF updated the evidence base from 2004e2009 in 2010. Results This article… (More)