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

AsthmaSense App can help track medication use for patients with asthma

The Smartinhaler Asthma Tracker is a reliable monitor for measuring MDI use in a real-world setting

No apps for people with asthma combined reliable, comprehensive information with supportive tools (study)

Uncontrolled asthma and nasal congestion are important, treatable risk factors for insomnia

Overweight boys at 6 to 8 years of age have increased risk of asthma as young adults

68% of caregivers incorrectly treat children's asthma exacerbation with albuterol, most undertreat

Epigenetic mechanisms and the development of asthma

The common use of household cleaning sprays is associated with asthma in women

Nightmares induced by montelukast in children and adults

High-altitude treatment improves severe refractory asthma, irrespective of allergic sensitisation

Detrimental effects on bronchoprotection starts after the 5th dose of albuterol, worsens after 7 doses

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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