Allergic rhinitis - top articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about allergic rhinitis for November 2012:

Dysgeusia or disorder of taste, or dysfunctional taste, is a known side effect of intranasal sprays

Duchess of Cambridge "battles" horse allergy to learn to ride

The brown marmorated stinkbug as a new aeroallergen. The JACI article includes a figure showing "Web traffic to the Penn State stinkbug fact sheet"

Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) can be used to assess individual patients over time

Comparison of long-term efficacy of 3- and 5-year dust mite immunotherapy: 3 years = adequate duration in children

Pollen concentrations and pollen types in the air decrease gradually with increasing height

Prevalence of Allergic Sensitization (40%) versus Allergic Rhinitis Symptoms (31%) in an Unselected Population

Severe chronic upper airway disease (SCUAD): Uncontrolled allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis

New treatment: CRTH2 antagonist reduces nasal and ocular symptoms in allergic subjects exposed to grass pollen

SCIT is more effective than SLIT in decreasing symptoms and medications in allergic rhinitis to grass

The allergenicity of “hypoallergenic” dogs

The united allergic airway: connections between allergic rhinitis, asthma, and chronic sinusitis

Nasal irrigation as an effective adjunctive treatment for acute sinusitis in atopic children (but no X-ray difference)

QNASL and Zetonna are not new medications, but are new in the sense of how they are delivered - via HFA nasal aerosol

Once-daily treatment with beclomethasone nasal aerosol does not affect hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function

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.

Start steroid nose spray before the start of pollen season: EIT with INSs is superior to POT in controlling pollinosis

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 and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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