Top Asthma Articles for January 2015

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about asthma published recently:

Asthma and Allergen Sensitization start earlier in life than previolsy reported (age 2 for asthma, age 1 for allergy), dust mite is the culprit in 80% http://buff.ly/1uU6P5u

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) underdiagnosis may result in habitual avoidance of sports and physical activity, chronic deconditioning, weight gain, poor asthma control, low self-esteem, and reduced quality of life. Improving EIB diagnosis: no existing EIB screening questionnaire had adequate sensitivity and specificity http://buff.ly/1k1KEFT

Vitamin D supplementation in adults with asthma is not indicated - VIDA RCT http://buff.ly/1hZ1KzT

Humanized monoclonal antibody (AMG 157) against a novel target in human asthma, thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) http://buff.ly/1knrvON

Irritant-induced (occupational) asthma (IIA) - EAACI position paper http://buff.ly/1omacyu

Climate change and respiratory diseases http://buff.ly/1k8txiB (free full text)

Childhood asthma phenotypes in the twenty-first century http://buff.ly/1k8tHX5 (free full text)

The role of macrolides in asthma - The Lancet Respiratory Medicine http://buff.ly/1lRmbUC (free full text after registration)

Quilizumab: New Inhaled Drug Shows Promise Against Asthma, Allergies http://buff.ly/1mXuLSF

Thiazolidinediones may provide a new anti-inflammatory approach to asthma http://buff.ly/1r14W4x

Revisiting an Old Therapy: Theophylline in Asthma http://buff.ly/1r1aXhI

Omalizumab may have anti-inflammatory effects on small airways and reverse airway remodeling http://buff.ly/1r1bccG

Impact of azithromycin therapy on airway microbiota in asthma: decreased bacterial richness, Anaerococcus dominant http://buff.ly/1vOM5df

Survey of 8,000 asthma patients: poor control in 45%, yet most regarded their asthma as not serious and controlled http://buff.ly/1qLVDaX

EHR–Generated Interventions to Reduce Asthma Risk: Seeing the Glass Half Full http://buff.ly/1yrkphB

Children treated daily with ICS grow 0.5 cm less during the first year of treatment, no difference second year http://buff.ly/1jSwb1f

Nebulizers are everywhere, despite years of research showing that MDIs are equivalent with lower cost/side effects http://buff.ly/Uoefj6

In elderly asthmatics, vitamin D supplementation for 12 weeks improved ACT scores http://www.aacijournal.com/content/10/1/48



Severe asthma: “What to do when asthma is not doing well?” (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 @IgECPD @DrAnneEllis @mrathkopf @MatthewBowdish.

Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to AllergyGoAway AT gmail DOT com and you will receive an acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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