Evidence-based decision making in an endoscopy nurse with respiratory symptoms exposed to the new ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) disinfectant.

@article{Franchi2005EvidencebasedDM,
  title={Evidence-based decision making in an endoscopy nurse with respiratory symptoms exposed to the new ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) disinfectant.},
  author={Alberto Franchi and Giuliano Franco},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={
          575-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND ortho-Phthalaldehyde (OPA) can cause mucous irritation, respiratory symptoms and IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. Very little information is available about OPA-related effects in health personnel. AIM To report the decision-making process for the case of an endoscopy nurse complaining of cough and burning of the nose and throat during OPA exposure at work. METHODS The problem focused on the relationship between OPA exposure and the respiratory symptoms and was… CONTINUE READING

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