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Evidence based guidelines for the prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthma
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    Occupational asthma in hairdressers: no evidence of increased risk?
    • Alexis Descatha, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Hélène Leproust and Jacques Ameille

    Dear Editor,

    The paper by Nicholson et al. provides useful evidence-based guidelines for prevention, identification, and management of occupational asthma (OA) based on a comprehensive review of the literature.[1]

    Evidence statements 6 and 7 list the workers most commonly reported to OA surveillance schemes or reported from population studies to be at increased risk of developing asthma. Hairdressers are n...

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    An absence of evidence

    Dear Editor,

    The review of occupational asthma by Nicholson et al. [1] is comprehensive. It is an important report that is likely to be widely read: the evidence review of low back pain has, for example, been one of the most commonly downloaded articles [2]. The appearance in the principal recommendations of the authors’ unsubstantiated opinions is, therefore, concerning.

    The authors also include issues...

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