Allergic rhinitis - top articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for November 2012:

Dysgeusia or disorder of taste, or dysfunctional taste, is a known side effect of intranasal sprays http://buff.ly/PQzIOA

Duchess of Cambridge "battles" horse allergy to learn to ride http://buff.ly/QXluXj

The brown marmorated stinkbug as a new aeroallergen. The JACI article includes a figure showing "Web traffic to the Penn State stinkbug fact sheet" http://buff.ly/RE4ruR

Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) can be used to assess individual patients over time http://buff.ly/QoS3kr

Comparison of long-term efficacy of 3- and 5-year dust mite immunotherapy: 3 years = adequate duration in children http://buff.ly/Qt1LCm

Pollen concentrations and pollen types in the air decrease gradually with increasing height http://buff.ly/QIF8Kh

Prevalence of Allergic Sensitization (40%) versus Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms (31%) in an Unselected Population http://buff.ly/QIGMLL

Severe chronic upper airway disease (SCUAD): Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis http://buff.ly/PIVNdv

New treatment: CRTH2 antagonist reduces nasal and ocular symptoms in allergic subjects exposed to grass pollen http://buff.ly/PIVW0z

SCIT is more effective than SLIT in decreasing symptoms and medications in allergic rhinitis to grass http://buff.ly/PViMT1

The allergenicity of “hypoallergenic” dogs http://bit.ly/Swatlz

The united allergic airway: connections between allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chronic sinusitis http://buff.ly/QaASQQ

Nasal irrigation as an effective adjunctive treatment for acute sinusitis in atopic children (but no X-ray difference) http://buff.ly/R8ZuMV

QNASL and Zetonna are not new medications, but are new in the sense of how they are delivered - via HFA nasal aerosol http://buff.ly/PyHUmx

Once-daily treatment with beclomethasone nasal aerosol does not affect hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function http://buff.ly/PyJmFr

Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA): Achievements in 10 years and future needs. ARIA has reclassified AR as mild/moderate-severe and intermittent/persistent. This classification closely reflects patients' needs and underlines the close relationship between rhinitis and asthma. http://buff.ly/QL1eYI

Start steroid nose spray before the start of pollen season: EIT with INSs is superior to POT in controlling pollinosis http://buff.ly/YcWuTJ

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 allergycases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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