Asthma - top articles in May 2012

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

Metabolomics of Asthma - small molecules generated from cellular metabolic activity could guide diagnosis/treatment

Allergy increases risk of ADHD, especially allergic rhinitis. Co-morbidity with AD, asthma further increases risk

Does milk cause mucus increase in patients who are not allergic to milk? Allergists review the scant evidence

Untangling asthma phenotypes and endotypes - 2012 Allergy free full text

Skin-derived TSLP may trigger progression from atopic dermatitis to asthma, thus explainig the infamous "atopic march"

Inner-city children with asthma exposed to higher concentrations of endotoxin in classrooms as compared with bedrooms

Asthma death is a rare but devastating event. What are the risk factors?

Inhaled Anticholinergics Associated with Arrhythmias in Young People with Asthma

Vitamin D in children with poorly controlled asthma might confer benefits to bone health (modifies oral steroid effect)

Daily exposure to traffic exhaust, obesity, nonatopic status linked to poor asthma control in patients > 65 yrs age

Here are 5 articles from a theme issue of Nature Medicine:

Innate and adaptive immune responses in asthma - Nature Medicine 2012 review

Viral infections and atopy in asthma pathogenesis - Nature Medicine 2012 review

The airway epithelium in asthma - Nature Medicine 2012 review

IgE and mast cells in allergic disease - Nature Medicine 2012 review

Therapies for allergic inflammation: refining strategies to induce tolerance - Nature Medicine 2012 review

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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