Top Asthma Articles for January-February 2013

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma for January-February 2013:

No Significant Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Asthma Symptoms http://buff.ly/YcVEq0

AsthmaSense App can help track medication use for patients with asthma http://buff.ly/XseTvb

The Smartinhaler Asthma Tracker is a reliable monitor for measuring MDI use in a real-world setting http://buff.ly/UABSOy

No apps for people with asthma combined reliable, comprehensive information with supportive tools (study) http://buff.ly/YcWov4

Uncontrolled asthma and nasal congestion are important, treatable risk factors for insomnia http://buff.ly/YlwGES

Overweight boys at 6 to 8 years of age have increased risk of asthma as young adults http://buff.ly/V3eXvu

68% of caregivers incorrectly treat children's asthma exacerbation with albuterol, most undertreat http://buff.ly/YlxUzR

Epigenetic mechanisms and the development of asthma http://buff.ly/YzYyW1

The common use of household cleaning sprays is associated with asthma in women http://buff.ly/VcF4QU

Nightmares induced by montelukast in children and adults http://buff.ly/VcF7Mm

High-altitude treatment improves severe refractory asthma, irrespective of allergic sensitisation http://buff.ly/VcFeYu

Detrimental effects on bronchoprotection starts after the 5th dose of albuterol, worsens after 7 doses http://buff.ly/VhtZOg

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 AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

Comments from Twitter:

Ann Wu MD MPH @Asthma3Ways: Wow-- a lot of inhaler trackers/apps.

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