Allergic rhinitis - top articles for September/October 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for September/October 2012:

Allergic rhinitis is associated with poor asthma control in children with asthma - nasal corticosteroids may improve asthma control

What hypoallergenic dog? The allergy-friendly dog may be little more than wishful thinking (study)

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

To expect clinical efficacy from SLIT for allergic rhinitis, sufficiently high doses have to be regularly administered for at least 3 consecutive years

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

High pollen counts tied to ER visits for asthma | Reuters

Monday's mold count is the highest on record in Chicago, according to Chicago's longtime volunteer allergen measurer

Profilin cross-reactive panallergen causes latex sensitization in kids allergic to pollen. Clinical relevancy unclear

"Ditch the Drip" awareness campaign: Get Serious About Nasal Allergies - DitchTheDrip dot com

Colonoscopic allergen provocation test - birch allergen rBet v 1 in patients with pollen-associated food allergy

Allergy may protect against heart attack: serum sIgE is inversely related to myocardial infarction

"RhinAsthma Patient Perspective" - a short daily asthma and rhinitis QoL assessment - 8 questions

Stress is associated with atopic disorders in a dose-dependent manner

Prospective validation of the "rhino conjunctivitis allergy-control-SCORE(C)"

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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