Allergic rhinitis - top articles for March 2014

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for March 2014:

The skin prick test - European standards (free full text review, 2013)

What is the risk of a latex reaction in a patient with known hypersensitivity to cross-reacting foods?

Allergy immunotherapy: Reduced health care costs in adults and children with allergic rhinitis.

Increased risk of severe asthma, rhinitis and eczema is associated with consumption of fast food 3 times per week. A potential protective effect on severe asthma was associated with consumption of fruit 3 times per week

A study suggrests that both SPT and sIgE testing should be performed when diagnosing allergic sensitization

Patient Education App from the manufacturer of Zyrtec: "Sinus Allergy Pro"

Azelastine onset of action for symptom relief was faster than cetirizine and loratadine in allergic rhinitis

Diagnostic Tools In Rhinology - EAACI position paper (free full text)

Ocular safety of fluticasone nasal spray in allergic rhinitis: 2-year study shows no difference from placebo

Additional value of microarray allergen assay in polysensitized patients with respiratory allergy

New treatment: Topical nasal microemulsion made of glycerol esters relieves symptoms of allergic rhinitis

Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels are unaffected by multiple allergen immunotherapy

At the height of allergy season, patients with allergic rhinitis suffer symptoms 50% of the time, meds don't help

AAAAI/ACAAI/AAP statement on switch to OTS nasal steroid and -- Allergist: Once you stop and think about it, there are numerous negatives to having Nasacort AQ going OTC

Nasacort is already available from Amazon with a 2-day free shipment via Amazon Prime:

Treatment Options for 
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and 
Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR) (click to enlarge the image).

The articles were selected from Twitter @Allergy and RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @Aller_MD @AllergyNet @IgECPD @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.

Image source: Wikipedia, Creative Commons license.

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