Asthma - top articles in May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma in May 2012:

Only 43% of patients newly diagnosed with asthma in Canada received pulmonary function testing

Switching from Salmeterol/Fluticasone to Formoterol/Budesonide Combinations is a useful option if asthma that is not controlled

Older adults with asthma have a higher rate of allergic sensitization, decreased lung function, and significantly worse quality of life compared with controls

Epigenetic changes may play a role in asthma: DNA Hypomethylation at ALOX12 Linked to Persistent Wheezing in Children

Rhinitis can cause night cough in children, independent of asthma. Upper airway should be always be examined

"Whistling in the Dark" - tracheomalacia in NEJM

Allergen immunotherapy is a cost-effective treatment in modifying existing allergic respiratory diseases - Chest 2012

New type 2 myeloid cell (T2M) may play a role in treatment-resistant asthma - in mice and

FeNO monitoring during asthma exacerbation is not a good predictor of spirometric response to oral steroid

Allergy to dust mite increases risk for wheezing provoked by rhinovirus among asthmatic children aged 7-12 years

A Patient with Asthma Seeks Medical Advice - NEJM readers ask important questions about recently published article

Omalizumab versus 'Usual Care': Substantial beneficial effects of omalizumab in Naturalistic Longitudinal Study

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

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