Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

Pediatric asthma is associated with high health care and prescription costs for both employees and dependents. http://bit.ly/hgsMK

30% of ED patients with acute asthma smoked cigarettes. Asthmatic smokers were more likely to receive antibiotics. http://bit.ly/JaTJV

Study: Risk of asthma hospitalization not related to LABA use but strongly associated with being African American. http://bit.ly/bjAL3

30% of acute childhood urticaria leading to patient hospitalization was related to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Children with urticaria who are not responding to antihistamines should undergo serologic examinations for M pneumoniae http://bit.ly/wqtet

Egg, peanut, and dust mite allergies are significant correlates of atopic dermatitis persisting beyond school age. http://bit.ly/sCTpv

Expansion of FOXP3-positive CD4+CD25+ T cells associated with disease activity in atopic dermatitis. http://bit.ly/75Z4U

Nasal ciclesonide once daily safe and effective for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis http://bit.ly/1HGjgG

Desloratadine relieves nasal congestion and improves quality-of-life in persistent allergic rhinitis after 1 week http://bit.ly/6N7r6

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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