Allergic rhinitis - top articles for December 2012

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

Evaluation of a skin test device designed to be less painful - MultiTest PC ("Pain Control") http://buff.ly/YzXFg0

Clinical efficacy of 300IR 5-grass pollen sublingual tablet: The importance of allergen-specific serum IgE http://buff.ly/VbKoUw

Sleep-disordered breathing is more common in patients with allergic diseases http://buff.ly/VbKwDo

Impact of Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms on Quality of Life - ocular symptoms and, to a lesser degree, nasal obstruction http://buff.ly/VcEFxR

83% of children (younger than 4 yrs) receiving weekly SCIT lose their fear of injections during the treatment course http://buff.ly/Vhuc4g

When do allergy skin test extracts need to be replaced? http://buff.ly/VkmYfG

Oral steroids do not normally affect allergy prick or intradermal tests. http://buff.ly/VkptPi

Immunotherapy to molds - the only two molds which have been studied extensively are Alternaria and Cladosporium http://buff.ly/VkpH8Y

Anaphylactic events due to immunotherapy are probably not completely preventable http://buff.ly/RQ50pY

Comparison of intranasal azelastine to fluticasone for allergic rhinitis: no significant difference (mostly) http://buff.ly/U5tnOD

"Tooth lodged in boy's ear, doctors blame tooth fairy" - an allergist solved the mystery http://buff.ly/U5uWfy

A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial testing the effects of acupuncture on allergic rhinitis: safe and effective http://buff.ly/UXO8KE

Efficacy of single-allergen-specific immunotherapy in polysensitized subjects is a matter of debate. No difference in efficacy and safety of single-allergen grass AIT was observed between mono- and polysensitized subjects (6 trials). The tablet was allergy immunotherapy tablet (AIT), Grazax (Phleum pratense 75 000 SQ-T/2800 BAU, ALK, Denmark) http://buff.ly/UXPg0S

A Rhinitis Primer for Family Medicine - from the Kaiser Permanente Journal http://buff.ly/UtRc41

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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