Top Asthma Articles for June 2012

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

Another negative study: FeNo had a poor accuracy to discriminate well-controlled from not well-controlled asthma http://goo.gl/mWCPz

The future of research in pediatric allergy: What should the focus be? (full text) http://goo.gl/9rh76

Poor asthma control? – then look up the nose. The importance of co-morbid rhinitis in patients with asthma http://goo.gl/0nNZg

Inhaled Hypertonic Saline (3%) mixed with albuterol reduces length of stay and admission rate for wheezing children http://goo.gl/g9cFH

Bronchial Thermoplasty - Kyle Hogarth, MD for COLA lecture program on YouTube http://goo.gl/Ys9xh

Obesity in asthma: more neutrophilic inflammation is a possible explanation for a reduced treatment response http://goo.gl/cwvI7

Maternal cigarette smoking increases children asthma risk in a dose–response effect relationship http://goo.gl/OU6LW

Ipratropium linked to increased risk of stroke in COPD, especially with concomitant use of SABAs or theophylline http://goo.gl/CEr25

The prediction rules for identifying preschool children having asthma at school age are of modest clinical value http://buff.ly/LaQRQI

Allergic rhinitis is associated with poor asthma control in children with asthma - INS may help http://goo.gl/Kl3Ti

Asthma doubles the risk of caries. Preventive measures against caries should be recommended for people with asthma http://buff.ly/LpbB7w

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

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