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

The future of research in pediatric allergy: What should the focus be? (full text)

Poor asthma control? – then look up the nose. The importance of co-morbid rhinitis in patients with asthma

Inhaled Hypertonic Saline (3%) mixed with albuterol reduces length of stay and admission rate for wheezing children

Bronchial Thermoplasty - Kyle Hogarth, MD for COLA lecture program on YouTube

Obesity in asthma: more neutrophilic inflammation is a possible explanation for a reduced treatment response

Maternal cigarette smoking increases children asthma risk in a dose–response effect relationship

Ipratropium linked to increased risk of stroke in COPD, especially with concomitant use of SABAs or theophylline

The prediction rules for identifying preschool children having asthma at school age are of modest clinical value

Allergic rhinitis is associated with poor asthma control in children with asthma - INS may help

Asthma doubles the risk of caries. Preventive measures against caries should be recommended for people with asthma

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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