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5th Edition

Asthma in the Workplace

ISBN 9781032043425
Published September 13, 2021 by CRC Press
376 Pages 6 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Asthma can be caused and aggravated by occupational factors in working adults. Agents that are responsible for occupational asthma are either sensitizers or irritants. Prevention is important to reduce the impact of the disease. This new edition of Asthma in the Workplace focuses on recent developments that are reflected by an impressive addition to the scientific literature. This fifth edition retains key elements that have made the success of previous editions: worldwide contributors, variety of topics covered, presentation of key aspects using workplace scenarios and case histories. This new comprehensive edition is intended to be of interest for health professionals, researchers, students, practitioners and various professionals involved in the assessment and management of workers exposed to occupational factors that may cause or exacerbate asthma.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of work-related asthma, including historical aspects, epidemiology and risk factors, mechanisms and genetics, other types of work-related asthma conditions and variants, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, occupational urticaria and dermatitis
  • Assessment of the worker and workplace along with management of the worker, prevention and medicolegal aspects
  • Detailed information about specific agents, including a variety of high-molecular-weight and low-molecular-weight agents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I : Introduction

1. Definition and classification of asthma in the workplace
Susan M. Tarlo, Olivier Vandenplas, David I. Bernstein, Jean-Luc Malo

2. Historical aspects of occupational asthma
Jack Pepys, I. Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Luc Malo, Susan M. Tarlo

3. Disease occurrence and risk factors
Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Paul K. Henneberger, Nicole Le Moual, Jean-Luc Malo, Susan M. Tarlo

4. Mechanisms, genetics, and pathophysiology
Piero Maestrelli, Adam V. Wisnewski, Christopher Carlsten, Xavier Munoz, Hung-Chang Tsui, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

Part II : Assessment

5. Assessment of the worker
André Cartier, Kenneth D. Rosenman, Nathalie Bourdeau, Pierre Phénix, Pierre Séguin, David Fishwick, Jean-Luc Malo

6. Assessment of the workplace
Gert Doekes, Monika Raulf, Dick Heederik, Carrie A. Redlich
(Editors: Susan M. Tarlo, Jean-Luc Malo)

7. Immunological and inflammatory assessments
Catherine Lemière, Joaquin Sastre, Monika Raulf, Piero Maestrelli, Olivier Vandenplas

8. Functional assessment
Hille Suojalehto, Vicky C. Moore, Gianna Moscato, P. Sherwood Burge, Jean-Luc Malo, Olivier Vandenplas

Part III : Management

9. Management of the worker
David N. Weissman, Santiago Quirce, André Cartier, Jean-Luc Malo

10. Prevention
Susan M. Tarlo, Rolf Merget, Eva Suarthana, Julie McKibben, Jean-Luc Malo

11A. Impairment and disability evaluations: I. Psychosocial, economic, and medicolegal aspects
Kim L. Lavoie, Katelynn E. Dodd, Jacek M. Mazurek, Philip Harber, Sheiphali Gandhi, Paul D. Blanc, Kjell Toren, Jean-Luc Malo

11B. Impairment and disability evaluation: II. Various legislations
Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Philip Harber, Xaver Baur, Marcos Ribeiro, Hae-Sim Park, Ilenia Folletti, Ryan Hoy, Jean-Luc Malo

Part IV : Specific agents causing immunological occupational asthma

12. Occupational asthma in the baking industry
Paul Cullinan, Torben Sigsgaard, Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Monika Raulf (Editor: Susan M. Tarlo)

13. Asthma and allergy to animals, fish and shellfish
Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Karin Pacheco, Andreas L. Lopata, Jean-Luc Malo

14. Polyisocyanates and their prepolymers
Athena T. Jolly, Piero Maestrelli, Carrie A. Redlich, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

15. Western red cedar and other wood dusts
Moira Chan-Yeung, Vivi Schlünssen, David Fishwick, Jean-Luc Malo

16. Metals
Rolf Merget, Vera van Kampen, Denyse Gautrin, Gareth I. Walters, Jean-Luc Malo

17. Cleaning agents
Jolanta M. Walusiak-Skorupa, Jonathan A. Bernstein, Frédéric de Blay, Orianne Dumas, Carole Ederle, Ilenia Folletti, Susan M. Tarlo

18. Various high- and low-molecular weight agents
Paul Cullinan, Ilenia Folleti, Xavier Munoz, Hille Suojalehto, Katri Suuronen, Marta Wiszniewska, Jean-Luc Malo, Olivier Vandenplas

Part V : Specific disease entities and variants

19. Irritant-induced asthma and reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
Jonathan A. Bernstein, Orianne Dumas, Frédéric de Blay, Carole Ederlé, Jean-Luc Malo

20. Asthma exacerbated at work
Paul K. Henneberger, Gregory R. Wagner, Ambrose K. Lau, Susan M. Tarlo, Catherine Lemière 

21. Eosinophilic bronchitis
Santiago Quirce, Catherine Lemière, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa, Olivier Vandenplas, Joaquín Sastre

22. Occupational rhinitis
Andrea Siracusa, Dennis Shusterman, Olivier Vandenplas

23. Airway diseases due to organic dust exposure
Jill A. Poole, Santiago Quirce, Andrea Siracusa, Maria Cruz Carmona, Amber N. Johnson, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

24. Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndrome
Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Laurence Millon, Gabriel Reboux, Torben Sigsgaard, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

25. Chronic obstructive airway disease due to occupational exposure
Nicola Murgia, Kjell Torén, Paul D. Blanc (Editor: Susan M. Tarlo)

26. Building-related illnesses and mold-related conditions
Christopher Carlsten, Brett J. Green, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

27. Occupational urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis
D. Linn Holness, Victoria H. Arrandale, Karin Pacheco, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

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Susan M. Tarlo, Professor of Medicine, University Health Network and St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Olivier Vandenplas, Professor of Medicine, Head Department of Chest Medicine, Centre hospitalier Universitaire UCL Namur, Université Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium

David I. Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Jean-Luc Malo, Professor of Medicine (retired), Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada