Top Asthma Articles for July 2012

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

Wheezing disorders in preschool children: an evidence-based approach (free full text, ERJ 2012)

GSK once-daily lung drug LAMA/LABA (umeclidinium/vilanterol) showed positive results in COPD

According to the U.S. government, GSK used illegal marketing tactics to promote Advair off-label for mild asthma - WSJ

Eating peanut/tree nuts during pregnancy may decrease asthma and rhinitis in children - Danish Birth Cohort study

Influence of dentures in the mouths of elderly astmatics: 3 times gargling after inhaling ICSs is required

Relying on the symptom of wheeze to diagnose asthma in children may be an important cause of undertreatment (study)

Low Serum Adiponectin Predicts Future Risk for Asthma in Women

Exhaled eicosanoids could help to diagnose and monitor childhood asthma

Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with asthma exacerbations independently of race, atopy, or markers of control

Aclidinium bromide (Tudorza Pressair) is approved for long-term treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD

Poor air quality in classrooms related to asthma and rhinitis in primary schoolchildren

Sputum inflammatory phenotypes are not stable in children with asthma

Allergy, living and learning: diagnosis and treatment of allergic respiratory diseases in Europe

The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd. 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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