domingo, 21 de junio de 2009

Fwd: [occ-env-med-l] ATS Clinical Educational Resources (Occupational Respiratory Disorders)

The American Thoracic Society ( ATS) has a very active Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Assembly. Web Resources include Interactive Educational Clinical Cases and Position Statements:

INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE CASES.

§ Workplace Spirometry: Early Detection Benefits Individuals, Worker Groups and Employers (http://www.thoracic.org/sections/clinical-information/ats-clinical-cases/pages/workplace-spirometry--early-detection-benefits-individuals,-worker-groups,-and-employers..html )
§ "Horse play and the Lung" – a possible cobalt effect? (http://www.thoracic.org/sections/clinical-information/ats-clinical-cases/pages/horse-play-and-the-lung--a-possible-cobalt-effect.html )
Others cases are accessed at:
(http://www.thoracic.org/sections/clinical-information/environmental-and-occupational/clinical-cases/index.html )
§ Fixed airways obstruction in a microwave popcorn packaging facility
§ Asthma in an Auto Body Shop Worker
§ Case Study
§ Interstitial Lung Disease in a Metal Parts Coating Factory
§ Interstitial Lung Disease in a Hot Tub User
§ Respiratory Failure in an Onion Worker
§ Interstitial Lung Disease in a Miner/Recycler
§ Acute Pneumonitis in a Thermostat Assembly Worker
§ Pleuroparenchymal Disease In A Ship Repair And Maintenance Worker
§ Respiratory Symptoms Associated with Occupational Exposure to Metal Working Fluid
§ Maltoma of Lung in a Glass Blower
§ Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonitis or Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis?

POSITION STATEMENTS include:

* (The Report on the ATS Workshop on the Health Effects of Atmospheric Acids and Their Precursors<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/502.html>
* Adverse Effects of Crystalline Silica Exposure<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/506.html>
* Respiratory Health Hazards in Agriculture<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/agriculture1-79.html>
* What Constitutes an Adverse Health Effect of Air Pollution?<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/airpollution1-9.html>
* Diagnosis and Initial Management of Nonmalignant Diseases Related to Asbestos<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/asbestos.html>
* Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Asthma Risk at Work, School, and Recreation<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/asthma2004.html>
* Occupational Contribution to the Burden of Airway Disease<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/burden1-11.html>
* Achieving Healthy Indoor Air<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/indoor1-33.html>
* Workshop on Lung Disease and the Environment: Where Do We Go from Here?<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/lungenvir.html>
* Proceedings of the First Jack Pepys Occupational Asthma Symposium<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/occup.html>
* Respiratory Protection Guidelines<http://www.thoracic.org/sections/publications/statements/pages/eoh/resp1-13.html>
(Position statements): http://www.thoracic.org/sections/about-ats/assemblies/eoh/statements/index.html

GENERAL EOH website is at:
http://www.thoracic.org/sections/about-ats/assemblies/eoh/index.html

CONTRIBUTORS:
If interested in submitting a case report or other material for review, please contact Dr Kanta Sircar (editor) at ksircar@ph.lacounty.gov<mailto:ksircar@ph.lacounty.gov> or me (ex-editor).


Phil Harber MD MPH
UCLA
pharber@ucla.edu
<mailto:pharber@ucla.edu>
http://fm.mednet.ucla.edu/OEM/occup.asp