Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1995
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentLatex
Occupation Health care workers
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Substitution of agent, (switching to lower protein content latex gloves)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessExposure to hypoallergenic gloves resulted in the absence of bronchial response in 6 of 8 subjects, and signficant reduction in bronchial response for the other 2 subjects. Limitation: no comparison group.
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