Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorKlusackova
Study Year2006
CountryCzech Republic
Molecular Weight of AgentBoth
Agent CategoryVarious
Specific AgentN/A
Occupation Not specified
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure (average: 6.5 years)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate. There were two groups: 37 patients with occupational asthma and 19 patients without asthma or rhinitis for control group.
Intervention EffectivenessFor patients with occupational asthma: 1. There were no significant differences between the results in asthmatics at first and recent visit. 2. Symptoms of bronchial asthma persisted in 86.5% (32 persons). 3. Positive results of the present histamine challenge test and elevated eosinophiles in sputum were more often (P<0.05) in patients exposed to HMW than exposed to LMW. Comparison of the results for occupational asthma group and control group: More positive results for occupational asthma group than control group for histamine challenge, eosinophil cationic protein levels and skin prick tests (all p<0.05).
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