Top Asthma Articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma for October-November 2012:

Childhood infectious diseases protect against asthma persisting in later life (apart from pertussis and measles) http://goo.gl/tFeHD

Update on Biological Therapeutics for Asthma - WAO Journal 2012 http://goo.gl/MfExg

Inhaled Corticosteroids for Pediatric Asthma Have Minimal Effect on Adult Height http://goo.gl/aqaof

"RhinAsthma Patient Perspective" - a short daily asthma and rhinitis QoL assessment - 8 questions http://buff.ly/P4xXJ9

Stress is associated with atopic disorders in a dose-dependent manner http://buff.ly/P4ypXF

Are we overlooking persistent small airways dysfunction in community-managed asthma? http://buff.ly/PZL5Cj

Treatments for asthma and other allergic disorders account for 10% of primary care prescribing costs in the UK http://buff.ly/P4AsLe

Are we overlooking persistent small airways dysfunction in community-managed asthma? http://buff.ly/PZL5Cj

Dysfunctional breathing phenotype in adults with asthma - incidence and risk factors http://buff.ly/Pql6AV

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

Undiagnosed wheeze is common during adolescence, and has strong associations with smoking and paracetamol use http://buff.ly/PudPAf

New Approach to Asthma Care: A Shared Medical Appointment for Children With Asthma and Their Caregivers http://buff.ly/Qt0H1c

Substantial cost savings could be obtained through the proper management of asthma of adult patients in Europe http://buff.ly/Qt0U4v

Mobile technology was not cost effective for asthma control - BMJ http://goo.gl/OsPPl

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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