Top Asthma Articles for December 2012

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

Inhaled steroids increase the risk of oropharyngeal colonization by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with asthma http://buff.ly/R8WWOI

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

Comparison of two twice-daily doses of budesonide/formoterol as single maintenance and reliever therapy (SMART) http://buff.ly/QaC2fa

Albuterol use predicts asthma outcomes: Each additional SABA canister linked to 8-18% increase in asthma exacerbations http://buff.ly/QaOko2

Lung function declines in volunteers after exposure to trichloramine (NCl3) in indoor pool http://buff.ly/QjZiHE

Should exhaled nitric oxide measurement be part of routine asthma management? Not enough evidence, says Dr. Bahna: http://buff.ly/Qk5q1k

Once-daily fluticasone furoate is efficacious in patients with symptomatic asthma on low-dose inhaled corticosteroids http://buff.ly/Qk7nuF

Can a school-based hand hygiene program reduce asthma exacerbations among elementary school children? No: http://buff.ly/QL0e70

Many women stop or reduce their use of asthma medications when they become pregnant (study) http://buff.ly/PLa2TJ

The ACT is preferable to the ACQ. However, neither ACT nor ACQ is useful for assessment of uncontrolled asthma http://buff.ly/PLabqe

Work-exacerbated asthma and occupational asthma: Do they really differ? http://buff.ly/PLajpw

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

High inhaled corticosteroids adherence in childhood asthma linked to parent/patient education and understading http://buff.ly/SFMe0C

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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