Top Asthma Articles for September 2012

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

Developing new asthma metrics: Rescue Index (RI) and Asthma Control Index (ACI)

Nitric oxide (NO) is now considered an important biomarker for respiratory disease - 2012 review

High pollen counts tied to ER visits for asthma | Reuters

Galectin-10, a Potential Biomarker of Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation

The co-occurrence of asthma and depression is a universal phenomenon (study)

Severe asthma: future treatments - 2012 full text update - Clinical & Experimental Allergy

"GSK drug halves attacks in hard-to-treat asthma" - anti-IL5 antibody mepolizumab for eosinophilic asthma

30% of new prescriptions never get filled. Will smart pills boost drug compliance?

Stopping the LABA in asthma controlled with ICS/LABA therapy results in increased asthma-associated impairment

Risk factors and characteristics of respiratory and allergic phenotypes in early childhood

A common local adverse effect of ICS therapy for asthma is dysphonia: affects 5% to 58% of patients

Comparison of Physician-, Biomarker (FeNO)-, Symptom-Based Adjustment of ICS in Adults With Asthma: No Difference

Three Approaches "Equal" for Asthma Med Adjustment - Yet, there was almost double the treatment failure rate

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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