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  Green: complete   Admission not needed for uncomplicated sternal fractures
  Green: complete   No difference between oral and nebulised steroids in croup
  Green: complete   IVRA (Biers block) is better than haematoma block for manipulating Colles' fractures
  Green: complete   Cardiac monitoring not needed in household electrical injury if the patient is asymptomatic and has a normal ECG
  Green: complete   Management of fractures of the neck of the fifth metacarpal
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Oral non steroidal anti-inflammatories in ankle sprain
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Physiotherapy in acute lateral ligament sprains of the ankle
  Green: complete   No evidence for either Collar and cuff or sling after fracture of the clavicle
  Green: complete   No evidence for early manipulation of nasal fractures
  Green: complete   No evidence for either curettage or silver nitrate for pyogenic granulomas on the hand
  Green: complete   Nasal diamorphine in children
  Green: complete   Antibiotics are indicated following dog bites
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Analgesia in biliary colic
  Green: complete   First anterior shoulder dislocations should be immobilised for at least 3 weeks
  Green: complete   Nebulised ipratropium bromide is not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   Operative repair is best for an acutely ruptured achilles tendon
  Green: complete   Glue is better than sutures for facial lacerations in children
  Green: complete   Vomiting is not an accurate discriminator for serious head injury in children
  Green: complete   Tap water is an adequate cleansant for minor wounds
  Green: complete   Bypass is better than external rewarming after hypothermic cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Cricket pad splint is better than plaster cylinder for first patellar dislocation
  Green: complete   Lateral ligament ankle sprains should be mobilised early
  Green: complete   Children with a history of coin ingestion should have oesophageal impaction ruled out radiologically
  Green: complete   Lateral neck x-rays are not indicated in the emergency department management of suspected fish bone impaction.
  Green: complete   No evidence for collar and cuff or sling in uncomplicated shaft of humerus fractures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ibuprofen is probably better than Paracetamol in reducing fever in children
  Green: complete   Topical non-steriodals reduce pain in corneal abrasions
  Green: complete   Clean catch urine or bag specimen in UTI in non toilet trained children?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Fluid resuscitation in acute abdominal aortic aneurysm
  Green: complete   Neck sprains should be mobilised early
  Green: complete   No difference was shown between nebulized epinephrine and nebulized budesonide in moderately severe croup.
  Green: complete   Little evidence for either packing or cautery in anterior epistaxis
  Green: complete   The use of oral or intravenous antidote for paracetamol overdose
  Green: complete   Eye patches are not indicated for simple corneal abrasions
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are as effective as intravenous steroids in acute severe asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is (30/500) Kapake superior to (8/500) Cocodamol in mild to moderate pain in headache
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Minor burns analgesia. A comparison between opiate based analgesia and non-opiate based analgesia.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Timing of antidote in paracetamol overdose
  Green: complete   In patients with dysrhythmias following tricyclic overdose patients treatment should include alkalinisation to a pH of 7.55
  Green: complete   Little evidence for conservative or operative management of undisplaced Bennett's fractures
  Green: complete   Skull fracture and intra-cranial injury in children
  Green: complete   Support bandaging is best for avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal
  Green: complete   Topical mupirocin seems the treatment of choice in systemically well children with impetigo
  Green: complete   Early MRI in acute knee haemarthrosis not supported by published evidence
  Green: complete   U-slab, hanging cast or collar and cuff in uncomplicated shaft of humerus fractures in the elderly
  Green: complete   Is haloperidol or a benzodiazepine the safest treatment for acute psychosis in the critically ill patient?
  Green: complete   Little evidence for activated charcoal in tricyclic antidepressant overdose
  Green: complete   Activated charcoal reduces the gastric absorption of iron compounds
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Broselow tape or APLS formula to estimate weight in children
  Green: complete   Gastric lavage in aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug overdose
  Green: complete   Gastric Lavage in Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose
  Green: complete   No good evidence supports gastric lavage in iron overdose
  Green: complete   The gag reflex is a poor discriminator for the need for intubation
  Green: complete   Vomiting in paracetamol overdose
  BET Title Available 103 Months   Prophylactic gastroprotection in all adult orthopaedic trauma patients receiving low molecular weight heparin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesia?
  Green: complete   Belching as a recognised symptom of myocardial ischaemia
  Green: complete   Intravenous Magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
  Green: complete   The first ECG has a low sensitivity for myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain
  Green: complete   Troponin T does not rule out myocardial damage until 12 hours after the onset of chest pain
  Green: complete   Oral or intravenous beta-blockers in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Nitrates as first line treatment for acute left ventricular failure
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Diagnostic needle aspiration in olecranon bursitis may be indicated to define the underlying cause.
  Green: complete   Normal partial pressure oxygen in room air as a rule-out for pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET The role of therapeutic needle aspiration in radial head fractures
  Green: complete   Rectal or Intravenous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in acute renal colic
  Green: complete   Aspiration of acute traumatic knee haemarthrosis
  Green: complete   Steroids only indicated for Bell's palsy with complete paralysis
  Green: complete   IV Glucose is better than glucagon for hypoglycaemia
  Green: complete   Steristrips better than sutures for pre-tibial lacerations
  Green: complete   Does Nimodipine reduce mortality and secondary ischaemic events after subarachnoid haemorrhage?
  Green: complete   Do pizotifen or propranolol reduce the frequency of migraine headache
  Green: complete   The prehospital use of pneumatic anti-shock garments
  Green: complete   Steroids in the management of near-drowning
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Digital or metacarpal block for finger injuries
  Green: complete   Analgesia and assessment of abdominal pain
  Green: complete   Treatment of uncomplicated subungual haematoma
  Orange: submitted and checked   Post concussional syndrome and minor head injury
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in base of skull fractures
  Green: complete   Immobilisation of suspected scaphoid fractures
  Green: complete There are 4 critical appraisals linked to this BET Can cardiac troponins be used to diagnose a perioperative myocardial infarction post cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   Phenytoin or paraldehyde as the second drug for convulsions in children
  Green: complete   Oral or intravenous thiamine in the emergency department
  Green: complete   Plain or buffered lignocaine for local anaesthetic
  Green: complete   Reimplantation of the nail root in fingertip crush injuries in children
  Green: complete   Is a chest drain necessary in stable patients with traumatic pneumothorax?
  Green: complete   Steroids in acute spinal cord injury
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Diagnostic utility of arterial blood gases for investigation of pulmonary embolus
  Green: complete   Radiological diagnosis of mandibular fracture
  Green: complete   Magnetic resonance imaging versus bone scintigraphy in the diagnosis of plain X ray occult scaphoid fractures
  Green: complete   Abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of childhood appendicitis
  Green: complete   Management of uncomplicated soft tissue gunshot wounds
  Green: complete   Intravenous adenosine can be used in asthmatics
  Green: complete   Fasting before prilocaine Biers' block
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Is penicillin V or cephalosporin more effective for sore throats?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Can we use bedside Ultrasound to differentiate between COPD and Pulmonary edema?
  BET Title Available 141 Months   Barbiturates in near drowning
  Green: complete   Prophylactic antibiotics in near-drowning
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in patients with isolated chest trauma requiring chest drains
  Green: complete   Does nebulised adrenaline reduce admission rate in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Reduction of pulled elbows
  Green: complete   Use of sterile gloves in the treatment of simple wounds
  Green: complete   Cervical spine radiography in alert asymptomatic blunt trauma patients
  Orange: submitted and checked   Acupuncture in chronic back pain
  Green: complete   Lorazepam or diazepam in paediatric status elipticus
  Green: complete   Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy
  Green: complete   White cell count and diagnosing appendicitis in adults
  Green: complete   Tibial fractures in very young children and child abuse
  Green: complete   Proximal Humeral Fractures and non-accidental injury in children
  Green: complete   Hand held metal detectors are sensitive enough to rule out oesophageal coins
  BET Title Available 133 Months   Mean arterial pressure in isolated head injury
  Green: complete   Antibiotics and compound finger fracture
  Green: complete   Low molecular weight heparin is the treatment of choice for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  Green: complete   Outpatient treatment for patients with uncomplicated above knee deep vein thrombosis
  Green: complete   Bronchodilator delivery in acute severe asthma in adults
  Green: complete   Delivery of bronchodilators in acute asthma in children
  Green: complete   Plaster or collar and cuff after reducing dislocated elbow?
  Green: complete   Torn frenulum and non-accidental injury in children
  Green: complete   Lignocaine premedication before rapid sequence induction in head injuries
  Green: complete   Flumazenil and suspected benzodiazepine overdose
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Immobilisation in patients with painful achilles tendon
  Green: complete   Urinary Trypsinogen to rule out acute pancreatitis in patients with abdominal pain
  Green: complete   Prior injection of local anaesthetic and the pain and success of intravenous cannulation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Intranasal diamorphine in adults with severe pain.
  Red: incomplete   Is a splint helpful in the management of bursitis at all?
  Green: complete   Cervical spine protection in gunshot wounds to the head
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is Ultrasound a good diagnostic test for obstructive biliary disease?
  BET Title Available 156 Months   Ultrasonography or diagnostic Peritoneal lavage in abdominal trauma
  Green: complete   Intranasal midazolam or rectal diazepam in patients with fits
  Green: complete   Serial x-rays in battery ingestion
  BET Title Available 98 Months   Anterior abdominal stab wounds: Choice of investigation in the stable patient
  BET Title Available 204 Months   Halothane in life threatening asthma
  BET Title Available 153 Months   Axillary or elbow crutches in leg injury
  Green: complete   General anaesthesia or conscious sedation for reducing a dislocated hip prosthesis?
  Green: complete   Are antibiotics indicated following human bites?
  Green: complete   Mydriatics in corneal abrasion
  Green: complete   SimpliRed D-dimer does not rule out suspected pulmonary embolus
  Green: complete   SimpliRed and diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis
  Green: complete   Tangential views or computed tomography in suspected depressed skull fracture
  BET Title Available 62 Months   Syncope and a normal ECG - the likelihood of a cardiac arrythmia
  Green: complete   Intranasal naloxone in suspected opioid overdose
  Green: complete   Antibiotics after puncture wounds to the foot
  BET Title Available 98 Months   Penetrating neck injury in zone 2
  Green: complete   Combining clinical probability and ventilation-perfusion scan for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Cervical collars in patients requiring spinal immobilization
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Chest wall tenderness: a useful discriminatory sign of PE?
  Green: complete   Is Intravenous Adenosine Effective and Safe in Patients presenting with Unstable Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia?
  Green: complete   Negative urinalysis to exclude urinary tract infection in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Steroids in chickenpox pneumonia
  Green: complete   Thrombotic complications of a femoral central venous catheter
  Green: complete   Early acyclovir reduces the duration of acute therapy zoster infection
  Green: complete   Avulsed tooth brought in milk for replantation
  Green: complete   Timing of antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
  Green: complete   Myringotomy in traumatic haemotympanum
  BET Title Available 169 Months   Steroid injections for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
  BET Title Available 190 Months   Delivering nebulized treatment in severe asthma: mouthpiece or mask
  Green: complete   Lorazepam is better than diazepam for generalised convulsions in adults
  Green: complete   Alternative therapies for neck sprain
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Topical therapy for facial burns
  Green: complete   Terlipressin and somatostatin appear equally effective in the treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices
  Green: complete   Elastic Compression Stockings and the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) in patients with symptomatic proximal vein thrombosis
  Green: complete   BURP and laryngoscopy
  Green: complete   Ultrasound in the diagnosis of testicular torsion
  Green: complete   Prehospital endotracheal intubation in adult major trauma patients with head injury
  Green: complete   Does plain radiography predict pneumothorax size?
  Green: complete   The use of antibiotics in venomous snake bite
  Green: complete   EMLA or amethocaine (tetracaine) for topical analgesia in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of local corticosteroid injections in supraspinatus tendinitis
  Green: complete   Cautery or cream for epistaxis in children
  Green: complete   Monophasic versus Biphasic defibrillation
  Green: complete   Glucagon for the treatment of symptomatic B-blocker overdose
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in orbital floor fractures
  Green: complete   Endotracheal intubation in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid intoxication and overdose
  Green: complete   CPAP in acute left ventricular failure
  BET Title Available 148 Months   Antihypertensives in hypertensive emergencies
  Green: complete   Local anaesthetic infiltration reduces the pain of arterial blood sampling
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Magnesium Sulphate in Acute Asthma
  Green: complete   Headache in paediatric head injury
  Green: complete   Aspirin administration should be administered as quickly as practicable in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Capillary blood gases are comparable to arterial gases in COPD
  Green: complete   Ultrasound or computed tomography in paediatric blunt abdominal trauma
  Green: complete   Lignocaine as a pretreatment to Rapid Sequence Induction in patients with status asthmaticus.
  Green: complete   Leucovorin (calcium folinate) in "antifreeze" poisoning
  Green: complete   Detection of pneumoperitoneum on an erect chest X-ray
  Green: complete   Is IV aminophylline better than IV salbutamol in the treatment of moderate to severe asthma
  BET Title Available 122 Months   Role of nebulised salbutamol in acute shortness of breath due to pulmonary oedema
  Green: complete   Intra-articular lidocaine for acute anterior shoulder dislocation reduction
  Green: complete   Screw tipped needles for intra-osseous access
  Green: complete   Standard bone marrow aspiration needles (Jamshidi) are easier and quicker to place than specifically designed IO infusion needles (Cook).
  BET Title Available 110 Months   Admission or discharge for a well children with a petechial rash
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Flucloxacillin or azithromycin for uncomplicated cellulitis
  Green: complete   Are the Ottawa ankle rules helpful in ruling out the need for x-ray examination in children?
  BET Title Available 160 Months   Antiseptic dressings for minor burns
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Management of punch wounds to the MCPJ caused by teeth
  Green: complete   Do buckle fractures of the paediatric wrist require follow-up?
  Red: incomplete   Accuracy of clincal examination in detecting/excluding serious abdominal pathology
  Green: complete   Hypertonic or isotonic saline in hypotensive patients with severe head injury
  Green: complete   Multiple different bronchodilators unnecessary in acute COPD
  Green: complete   Cricoid pressure in emergency Rapid Sequence Induction
  Green: complete   Oral (fast dissolving) piroxicam versus IM diclofenac for renal colic
  BET Title Available 194 Months   Risk charts or decision analysis for patient satisfaction with regard to needlestick injuries
  BET Title Available 132 Months   Nitrate therapy in distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  Green: complete   Gammahydroxybutyrate overdose and physostigmine
  Orange: submitted and checked   Are routine anti-emetics required with iv morphine?
  Green: complete   Midazolam does not reduce emergence phenomena in children undergoing ketamine sedation.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is fanning therapy effective in childhood pyrexias
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Can the value of end tidal CO2 prognosticate ROSC in patients coming into ED with an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA)?
  Green: complete   Diagnostic utility of ECG for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   abscesses; to pack or not to pack
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Amiodarone versus Lignocaine in resistant ventricular tachycardia
  Green: complete   Flight Deep Vein Thrombosis prophylaxis in lower limb injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do crash helmets reduce the severity of head injury in adult pedal cyclists
  Green: complete   Milch's technique versus Scapular Manipulation technique for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation.
  Green: complete   Incision and drainage preferable to oral antibiotics in acute paronychial nail infection?
  Green: complete   Kocher's or Milch's technique for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations.
  Green: complete   Managing acute pulmonary oedema with high or standard dose nitrate
  Green: complete   Spinal boards or vacuum mattresses for immobilisation
  Green: complete   Cervical collars and intracranial pressure
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in compound depressed skull fractures
  BET Title Available 132 Months   Controlling bleeding in scalp laceration
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Emergency anti-retroviral prophylaxis for needlestick injury
  BET Title Available 132 Months   Morphine/Entonox combination versus Morphine/Midazolam for shoulder reduction
  Green: complete   Use of Heliox in the management of acute exacerbation of COPD.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   No difference between hand and elbow injection sites for Bier's block regional anaesthesia
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Dopexamine use as prophylaxis for renal impairment in critically ill patients
  Green: complete   Propofol for status epilepticus
  Blue: submitted but not checked   No evidence for the use of buscopan (hyoscine butylbromide) in renal colic
  Green: complete   Regional Nerve Block in Fractured Neck of Femur
  BET Title Available 132 Months   To chest drain or not to chest drain (haemothorax)
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Phenytoin or Fosphenytoin as a second line treatment of Status Epilepticus in the Emergency Department.
  Green: complete   Accuracy of combining clinical probability score and simpliRED D-dimer for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  BET Title Available 152 Months   Limb exsanguination in Biers Block
  Green: complete   Acute myocardial infarction in cocaine induced chest pain presenting as an emergency
  Green: complete   Urine dipsticks in screening for diabetes mellitus
  Green: complete   What is the risk of AMI in amphetamine induced chest pain presenting to the ED?
  Green: complete   Phenytoin in traumatic brain injury
  Green: complete   Staples or sutures for repair of scalp laceration in adults
  Green: complete   Staples may be more effective and quicker than sutures in children with scalp lacerations
  Green: complete   Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Effervescent agents for oesophageal food bolus impaction
  Green: complete   Seldinger technique chest and complication rate
  Green: complete   Transthoracic ultrasonography to diagnose pneumothorax in trauma
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Topical antihistamines for insect bites
  Blue: submitted but not checked   N-acetylcysteine: Not just for parcetamol induced liver disease?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Treatment effectiveness of conservative managment for Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Antitetanus immunisation in the elderly
  Green: complete   Safe discharge of some patients who have taken an overdose of opioids may be possible after one hour
  Green: complete   Intravenous or intramuscular/subcutaneous naloxone in opiod overdose
  BET Title Available 98 Months   The use of Trendelburg position to cardiovert SVT in adult patients back to sinus rhythm
  Green: complete   Colourimetric CO2 detector versus capnography for confirming ET tube placement
  Green: complete   Splinting of buckle fractures of the distal radius in children
  Green: complete   In Patients With Classical Heat Stroke Does Treatment With Dantrolene Improve Outcome?
  Green: complete   Diamorphine or morphine for ischaemic cardiac chest pain
  Green: complete   Routine Use Of Antibiotic Ointment and Wound Healing
  Green: complete   Combination therapy with H2 and H1 antihistamines in acute, non compromising allergic reactions
  Green: complete   Inhaled steroids in the treatment of mild to moderate persistent asthma in children: once or twice daily administration?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  BET Title Available 183 Months   Does an infusion of IV normal saline aid the recovery rate of the collapsed recreational athlete
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In adults with mild head injury and a GCS 13-15 is vomiting a clinical indicator for the use of CT?
  BET Title Available 183 Months   Ultrasound scanning and axilliary nerve block
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Change of Injection site during Bier's block anaesthesia for colles' fracture
  Green: complete   Low dose (renal dose) dopamine in the critically ill patient
  BET Title Available 158 Months   Emergency Department ultrasound for pericardial tamponade.
  Green: complete   Serum amylase and acute pancreatitis
  Green: complete   Factor VIIa for intractable blood loss in trauma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   H2 antagonists in anaphylaxis
  BET Title Available 165 Months   Troponin T as an indicator of myocardial damage in pericarditis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does the application of opiates, during an attack of Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedma, reduce patients' mortality and morbidity?
  Green: complete   Early or late mobilisation in uncomplicated neck of humerus fractures
  Green: complete   Topical anaesthetic versus lidocaine infiltration to allow closure of skin wounds in children
  Green: complete   Do routine paracetamol levels need to be taken in all patients presenting with overdose ?
  Green: complete   Oral methionine compared with intravenous n-acetyl cysteine for paracetamol overdose
  BET Title Available 94 Months   Role of combined cardiac enzyme assay in chest pain or suspected myocardial infarction with non-diagnostic ECG
  Green: complete   Role of plain abdominal radiograph in the diagnosis of intussusception
  Blue: submitted but not checked   ED Bedside Ultrasound guided volume assessment with IVC diameter
  BET Title Available 114 Months   Sedation or general anaesthesia in paediatric dislocated elbows
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Antibiotics in insect bites
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Steroids in insect bites
  Green: complete   Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
  BET Title Available 181 Months   Is SPC better than Urethral catherisation in first time acute urinary retention
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Antibiotics in Renal Colic
  BET Title Available 93 Months   Negative urine pregnancy test :Is it necessary to do serum beta HCG levels?
  BET Title Available 137 Months   KUB and US vs Spiral CT in first 24 HRS of Renal Colic, which is more cost effective
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nurse practitioners and minor injuries in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  Green: complete   Administration of steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
  Green: complete   Buscopan for oesophageal food bolus impaction
  BET Title Available 181 Months   Energy levels for emergency cardioversion with biphasic defibrillators
  Green: complete   To Stab or Slash: the percutaneous dilatation or standard surgical approach to cricothyroidotomy in prehospital care
  Green: complete   No clinical evidence for gastric lavage in lithium overdose
  BET Title Available 180 Months   Is the oesophageal detector device a reliable method for detecting ET tube location in the absence of ETCO2 monitoring.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Surgery vs conservative management for acute ankle ligament ruptures
  BET Title Available 96 Months   TEST BET
  Orange: submitted and checked   Collar and cuff vs other splintage methods after MUA of Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in children
  Green: complete   Outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Stable Traumatic Pneumopericardium – Operate or Hesitate?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Evidence limited and against gastric lavage in arsenic overdose
  BET Title Available 180 Months   in prehospital mengicoccal septaceamia is benzylpenicillin better than ceffataxin
  Green: complete   Contraindications to thrombolysis in patients taking coumarins
  Green: complete   Management of Burns Blisters
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis may be of benefit in patients with prolonged cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Metoclopramide versus placebo with opioid
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis in right ventricular myocardial infarction.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis in posterior myocardial infarction.
  BET Title Available 137 Months   Management of fractured penis
  Green: complete   Ultrasound placement of needle in three-in-one nerve block
  BET Title Available 178 Months   Is Forced Restraint of Minors Acceptable for Non-Life-Threatening Procedures?
  BET Title Available 145 Months   The fixation of epidurals
  Green: complete   Conservative mangement of asymptomatic cocaine body packers
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is the logroll manoeuvre safe?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Capillary blood gases as an alternative to arterial puncture in acute asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   IV Opiates versus femoral block in fractured neck of femur
  Green: complete   Beta-blockers in cocaine induced acute coronary syndrome
  BET Title Available 178 Months   Analgesia in Head Injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Duration of observation for children with febrile convulsions.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Rethrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction
  Green: complete   Venous blood gas in adult patients with diabetic ketoacidosis
  Green: complete   Topical Analgesia for Pain Reduction in Arterial Puncture
  Green: complete   Terlipressin or sclerotherapy for acute variceal bleeding?
  BET Title Available 58 Months   Does a mixture of lignocaine and propofol help with managing the pain from injections?
  Green: complete   Cocaine induced myocardial ischaemia - nitrates versus benzodiazepines
  Red: incomplete   Urine dipstick as rule out of urinary caculi
  Green: complete   Swimmers view or supine oblique views to visualise the cervicothoracic junction
  Green: complete   Abdominal radiography in 'Body Packers'.
  Green: complete   Glucagon in tricyclic overdose
  Green: complete   Epidural analgesia/anaesthesia versus systemic intravenous opioid analgesia in the management of blunt thoracic trauma.
  Green: complete   CT pulmonary angiogram compared with ventilation-perfusion scan for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in patients with cardiorespiratory disease
  Green: complete   IL D-dimer test in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Computer tomography and the exclusion of upper cervical spine injury in trauma patients with altered mental state
  BET Title Available 176 Months   CXR or CT in Blunt chest trauma?
  Green: complete   Which facial views for facial trauma?
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Has ATLS affected outcome?
  Green: complete   Dose of dexamethasone in croup
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do anticoagulated patients who sustain a minor head injury require a CT scan to rule out intra-cranial injury?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does intranasal or oral sumatriptan effectively relieve migraine headaches in adolescents?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Admission for warfarinised patients post minor head injury?
  Green: complete   Silver Sulphadiazine cream in burns
  Green: complete   Oxygen therapy in acute strokes
  BET Title Available 67 Months   Treatment of stable ankle fractures (weber type A) in plaster of paris v aicast boot
  Green: complete   Use of heliox for acute asthma in the emergency department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The Infective Complications of a Femoral Central Venous Line
  Green: complete   Is the central venous pressure reading equally reliable if the central line is inserted via the femoral vein
  Green: complete   Topical or oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in soft tissue injury
  Green: complete   Should we glue lip lacerations in children
  BET Title Available 123 Months   amidarone versus lidocaine as first line drug in stable VT
  Green: complete   Accuracy of negative dipstick urinalysis in ruling out urinary tract infection in adults
  BET Title Available 107 Months   is routine prophylaxis indicated in pts with severe head injury to prevent post injury epilepsy
  Green: complete   Use of octreotide acetate to prevent rebound hypoglycemia in sulphonyluria overdose
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Milk and bleach poisoning
  Green: complete   Chlorpromazine in Migraine
  Green: complete   Oral steroids in acute urticaria
  Green: complete   Need for cervical spine imaging for alert children after trauma
  BET Title Available 117 Months   Neurological Outcome with Mechanical CPR
  Green: complete   Type of oral coticosteroid in mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Cervical spine imaging in children under 9 after trauma
  Green: complete   Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during pediatric RSI
  BET Title Available 74 Months   Management of traumatic pinna haematoma
  Green: complete   Scorpion envenomation: Does administration of antivenom alter outcome?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Anterior epistaxis - does cooling decrease bleeding?
  Green: complete   The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Treatment of Jellyfish Stings in UK coastal waters: Vinegar or Sodium Bicarbonate
  Green: complete   Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   Peripheral pulses to exclude thoracic aortic dissection
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Long Term Disability After Minor Head Injury
  BET Title Available 143 Months   The use of clear plastic wrap dressings in burns
  BET Title Available 171 Months   Differences in abdominal US between emergency physicians and radiologists at detecting hemoperitoneum?
  Green: complete   Detection of Acute Aortic Dissection with D-Dimer
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In a febrile child, how useful C-reactive protein is in differentiating between acute bacterial and viral otitis media?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is conservative management of stab wounds better than wound closure?
  Red: incomplete   Choice of antidote in cyanide poisoning
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do non-opioid analgesics control pain in patients with partial thickness burns?
  BET Title Available 162 Months   In Central Retinal Artery occlusion does Aspirin administration improve outcome
  Orange: submitted and checked   Accuracy of CT pulmonary angiogram in the diagnosis of of pulmonary embolism.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Fluid resuscitation in burns
  Green: complete   Ascorbate for alkali burns to the eye
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Backslab or full plaster after manipulation of Colles fracture?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Infection risk when trephining Subungal Haematomas with associated closed distal phalangeal fractures.
  Green: complete   USS guidance reduces the complications of central line placement in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Clinical probability scoring and pulmonary embolism
  BET Title Available 167 Months   Identification of meningococcus from skin scrapings without LP
  Green: complete   What is the use of the glass test?
  Green: complete   Prophylactic antibiotics for subungual hematoma
  Green: complete   Nebulised magnesium in asthma
  BET Title Available 117 Months   Do asymptomatic premature infants need routine 'top up' transfusions?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   High spatial resolution Sonography in diagnosis of suspected fracture of Scaphoid
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is there a role for Emergency Department proton pump inhibitors in acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding?
  Green: complete   Role of flexion/extension radiography in paediatric neck injuries
  Green: complete   Role of flexion/extension radiography in neck injuries in adults
  Green: complete   The utility of the tongue blade test for the diagnosis of mandibular fracture
  Green: complete   Does stretching before exercise help prevent injury?
  Green: complete   Oxygen in acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Etomidate for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
  Green: complete   Intravenous magnesium in chronic pulmonary disease (COPD)
  BET Title Available 164 Months   Risks from re-breathing own expirations for the hyperventilating patient
  BET Title Available 164 Months   Benefits of oxygen for the hyperventilating patient in the pre-hospital environment
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Following successful use of IM glucagon for hypoglycaemia can patients be left at home
  Green: complete   Is dantrolene the best way to treat hyperthermia in patients with cocaine abuse
  BET Title Available 113 Months   Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Child with Focal Seizure
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Use of bicarbonate in adults with diabetic ketoacidosis
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Intravenous NSAID's in the Management of Renal Colic
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Should prophylactic antibiotics be prescribed for rib fractures to prevent infective complications in patients with concurrent chest problems
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Excision of injection site in the treatment of insulin overdose.
  Green: complete   Cardiopulmonary bypass and the survival of patients in cardiac arrest
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Humidified air is not indicated for mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Buccal midazolam as an alternative to rectal diazepam for prolonged seizures in childhood and adolescence
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Delayed activated charcoal in opioid poisoning
  Green: complete   Two thumb versus two finger CPR in infants
  Green: complete   Does early administration of dexamethasone improve neurological outcome in children with meningococcal meningitis?
  Green: complete   Aspirin and the risk of intracranial complications following head injury
  Green: complete   Timing of lumbar puncture in suspected sub arachnoid haemorrhage
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Naso-gastric rehydration in children
  Green: complete   Festive BET Suicide at Christmas
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do IV fluids resuscitate patients with uncomplicated acute alcohol intoxication by hastening ethanol clearance?
  Green: complete   Use of aspirin in acute stroke
  Green: complete   Paddle position in emergency cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Antibiotic prophylaxis for pre-tibial haematomas in the elderly
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is hepatitis B vaccination required in all patients with human bites?
  Green: complete   Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do Steroids Reduce Symptoms in Acute Pharyngitis?
  BET Title Available 156 Months   Is bubble jet CPAP more effective in respiratory distress syndrome?
  Green: complete   Should a child with preseptal periorbital cellulitis be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics?
  Green: complete   Conservative management or suturing for small, uncomplicated hand wounds.
  Green: complete   Does it matter whether a chest drain is aimed upwards or downwards for the optimum drainage of fluid or air from the pleural cavity ?
  Green: complete   Elbow extension as a 'rule-out' tool for significant injury in adults
  Green: complete   Elbow extension as a 'rule-out' tool for significant injury in children
  BET Title Available 72 Months   How accurate is capillary refill time at measuring shock in infants and children?
  Green: complete   Antifibrinolytics for the initial management of sub arachnoid haemorrhage.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Antimicrobial and antibiotic coated central venous catheters
  Green: complete   Bone Injection Gun Placement of Intraosseous Needles
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Pre-Hospital ECG. Effect on door to needle time and overall pain to needle time
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric Oxygen in Fracture Healing
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Massive PE and cardiogenic shock. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse, that is the question.
  Green: complete   Low molecular weight heparin for IV drug users with DVT
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Normal Temerature in the elderly
  Green: complete   How to immobilise after shoulder disclocation.
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Reinsertion of the stylet prior to needle removal in diagnostic lumbar puncture
  Green: complete   Nebulized levalbuterol or albuterol for lowering serum potassium
  Green: complete   Should acyclovir be prescribed for immunocompetent children presenting with chickenpox?
  Green: complete   Proteolytic enzymes for oesophageal meat impaction
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does needle always mean tube after suspected tension pneumothorax?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Peak expiratory flow rate as a discriminator in acute exacerbation of COPD
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Prochlorperazine is better than sumatariptan in the treatment of acute migraine headache
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Do Leukotriene receptor antagonists reduce the clinical severity in acute bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Scorpion envenomation: Does antivenom reduce serum venom concentrations?
  Green: complete   Anticoagulation post-cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
  Green: complete   Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Antibiotics for Maxillary Sinusitis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Flecainide vs placebo for the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Red: incomplete   Is Hospital Admission for Uncomplicated Atrial Fibrillation Medically Necessary?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Methanol poisoning antidote - Fomepizole or ethanol?
  Green: complete   Are calcium channel blockers superior to digoxin for controlling the ventricular rate in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Intravenous magnesium for ventricular rate control in acute atrial fibrillation.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Acute Management of Peritonsillar Abscess (Quinsy)
  Red: incomplete   Steroids post use of Etomidate for RSI in the ED
  Green: complete   Is skin turgor reliable as a means of assessing hydration status in children?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do low dose steroids improve outcome in septic shock?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   TAC or LAT for anaesthetising children's lacerations.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   High dose steroids for whiplash
  Red: incomplete   Intravenous NSAID's in the treatment of Biliary colic
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Plain radiography is not indicated as 1st choice imaging modality in children with non-traumatic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is Norepinephrine better than Dopamine in vasopressor support of Septic Shock?
  Green: complete   Aminophylline in bradyasystolic cardiac arrest
  Red: incomplete   Anion gap is a screening tool for elevated lactate with risk of sepsis
  BET Title Available 149 Months   Myocardial perfusion imaging helps diagnose acute chest pain in Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ear Foreign Body Removal
  BET Title Available 79 Months   Is a D Dimer test of value in pregnant woman with suspected pulmonary embolus
  Green: complete   Current evidence does not support the use of a negative D-dimer to rule out suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.
  Green: complete   Aspirin in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism
  Red: incomplete   Does topical chloramphenicol reduce scarring when applied to sutured facial wounds ?
  Green: complete   No evidence found that a femoral nerve block in cases of femoral shaft fractures can delay the diagnosis of compartment syndrome of the thigh.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   NAC to the rescue again...? Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with established renal impairment.
  Orange: submitted and checked   Laser therapy in the treatment of tendonitis
  Orange: submitted and checked   Acupuncture for neck pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Can we assess the prognosis for whiplash soon after the injury?
  Green: complete   Early mobilisation for volar plate avulsion fractures
  Orange: submitted and checked   Manipulation and/or exercise for neck pain?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Risks of Thrombo-embolism from the Cardioversion of Acute Atrial Fibrillation of < 48 hours Duration.
  Green: complete   CT Angiography for detection of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
  Orange: submitted and checked   Prognosis in acute non-traumatic simple lower back pain
  Red: incomplete   Manipulation and mobilisation in acute low back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Bed rest for acute simple lower back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Massage for chronic low back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Laser for the treatment of chronic low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does a normal ECG rule out the diagnosis of heart failure in the breathless patient presenting to the ED?
  Green: complete   Does the time of fasting affect complication rates during ketamine sedation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Early radiography in acute lower back pain
  BET Title Available 143 Months   Physiotherapy to treat deep vein thrombosis.
  Green: complete   Tennis elbow and epicondyle clasp
  Blue: submitted but not checked   TENS for lower back pain
  BET Title Available 143 Months   Wound Swabs in Open Fractures
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Absorbable sutures in pediatric lacerations.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   A tender chest does not rule out an acute coronary syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Magnetic resonance imaging of suspected scaphoid fractures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Muscle relaxants for acute low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Treatment of jellyfish stings
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The effects of prolonged use of Tubigrip™ after ankle inversion injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Buscopan (hyoscine butylbromide) in biliary colic.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Dexamethasone to prevent recurrence of benign headache
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are cardiac markers worth measuring in adult patients presenting to the Emergency Department with syncope?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Strong opiates in the treatment of acute low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   NSAIDS in acute low back pain
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Ottawa Knee Rule in children
  Green: complete   Continuous subglottic suction is effective for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia
  BET Title Available 123 Months   The accuracy of echocardiography in the diagnosis of traumatic pericardial tamponade.
  BET Title Available 93 Months   Adrenal suppression and use of etomidate as an induction agent in RSI's
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Prediction of fracture associated with anterior shoulder dislocation.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   More than just lipid-lowering: emergency statins within the initial 12 hours of an acute coronary syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Don't put off till tomorrow: Statins should be given within 24 hours of onset in acute coronary syndromes
  Green: complete   Is polyethylene glycol safe and effective for chronic constipation in children?
  Green: complete   Are antiemetics helpful in young children suffering from acute viral gastroenteritis?
  Orange: submitted and checked   Exercise for acute back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Exercise for Chronic Back Pain
  Green: complete   Inflatable nasal tampons are less painful than dry hydrophilic nasal tampons
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Distal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocations
  Blue: submitted but not checked   NSAIDs in chronic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is HIV prophylaxis required in all patients with human bites?
  BET Title Available 141 Months   Hartmanns or Normal Saline for DKA?
  BET Title Available 141 Months   Is NSAID with back slab immobilization more effective than NSAID alone for the treatment of pre-patellar bursitis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Myeloperoxidase: a novel cardiac marker with potential for future use in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 4 critical appraisals linked to this BET Sensitivity of haematuria at detecting urinary calculi
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Trimethoprim vs Nitrofurantoin in the treatment of UTI in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Comparing Valsalva manoeuvre with carotid sinus massage in adults with supraventricular tachycardia
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Cytology testing alone vs. cytology testing with cystoscopy in adults with haematuria
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is immediate GUS investigation better than delayed or no investigation in adults with asymptomatic, atraumatic, microscopic haematuria?
  BET Title Available 141 Months   Intubation and NIPPV in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of nitrates, opiates and diuretics in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of diuretics and ace-inhibitors in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Serum or Urine beta-hCG in Ectopic Pregnancy?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of nitrates and ace-inhibitors in heart failure
  Green: complete   Can throat examination distinguish between bacterial and viral infective agents?
  BET Title Available 123 Months   Continuous v/s Intermittent Nebulisers in Acute Asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Inhalational injury in burns patients
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Measuring carboxyhaemoglobin levels in Burns patients
  Green: complete   Assessing the size of burns in patients - which method works best?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Depth assessment of burns
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Cooling as analgesia for burns
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Monitoring Stable patients in Tricyclic antidepressant overdose
  Blue: submitted but not checked   ECG vs Serum drug level in Tricyclic antidepressant Overdose
  Orange: submitted and checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET The use of intravenous catecholamines in Tricyclic antidepressant overdose with refractory hypotension
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Atropine as a pre-procedure medication in elective pleural aspiration
  Green: complete   Nebulised Furosemide in Acute Adult Asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Subungal Haematoma: Trephine drainage versus non-drainage
  Green: complete   Diagnosis of drug overdose by rapid reversal with Naloxone.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Should patients on anticoagulant therapy with haematuria be investigated immediately?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The use of benzodiazepines to control seizures following tricyclic overdose
  Green: complete   Prediction of fatal overdose in opiate addicts.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Muscle relaxants for chronic low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Zygapophysial joint injections in chronic low back pain
  Green: complete   Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A): a novel cardiac marker with promise
  Green: complete   Training and prescription of Naloxone for personal use in overdose for opiate addicts.
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Normalisation of pCO2 levels associated with better outcomes in opiate overdose.
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Adenosine vs Verapamil in the acute treatment of supraventricular tachycardias
  Blue: submitted but not checked   PH Vs ECG in Tricyclic antidepressant overdose
  Green: complete   Differential diagnosis of narrow complex tachycardias by increasing electrocardiograph speed
  Blue: submitted but not checked   No evidence for the comparison between monophasic DC shock and biphasic DC shock in the acute management of supraventricular tachycardia
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Comparison of Esmolol vs Propanolol in achieving and maintaining sinus rhythm in narrow complex tachycardia in an acute setting.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Sotalol in the acute management of narrow complex tachycardia in haemodinamically stable patients
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Perceiving the unperceivable? The ECG in acute myocardial infarction with left bundle branch block
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Concomitant use of alcohol in opiate overdose and the association with a poorer outcome.
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 2 critical appraisals linked to this BET Concomitant use of benzodiazepines in opiate overdose and the association with a poorer outcome.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Should sore throats be investigated to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescription?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is oral acyclovir effective for treatment of primary herpetic infection?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The Use of Automatic External Defibrillators in Children
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in cat bites
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The clinical utility of soluble CD40 ligand as a cardiac marker in the Emergency Department
  BET Title Available 138 Months   Choice of dressing for open/compound fractures in A&E
  Blue: submitted but not checked   E-selectin as a plasma marker of acute coronary syndromes
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Soluble ICAM-1 as a cardiac biomarker for use in the Emergency Department
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Soluble VCAM-1 as a cardiac marker in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Rapid sequence induction in the emergency department by emergency medicine personnel
  Green: complete   The Use of IV Aminophylline in addition to beta-agonists and steroids in Acute Asthma
  Green: complete   Distinguishing between septic arthritis of the hip and transient synovitis in children
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Intranasal versus injectable naloxone for opioid overdose
  BET Title Available 137 Months   Does measuring the size of a patient's little finger reflect optimal size of nasopharyngeal airway?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ultrasound versus computed tomography as the primary screening method in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma in the stable adult patient
  Green: complete   Should venous sample be used instead of capillary sample for estimation of blood glucose in patients with shock
  Green: complete   Prognostic Value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in Community Acquired Pneumonia
  Green: complete   Do head elevation and neck flexion improve laryngeal view and the likelihood of successful intubation
  Green: complete   Colchicine as an adjunct to NSAIDs for the treatment of acute pericarditis
  Green: complete   Are meningeal irritation signs reliable in diagnosing meningitis in children?
  Green: complete   Do bisphosphonates relieve pain caused by acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures?
  Green: complete   C reactive protein in the differential diagnosis of heart failure and chest infection
  Green: complete   Use of end-tidal carbon dioxide indicators in prehospital intubations will reduce the number of incorrectly placed endotracheal tubes
  Green: complete   The Role of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Compound Fractures of the Distal Phalanges of the Hand
  Green: complete   Can the nature and extent of orbital trauma be optimally assessed with Ultrasound Imaging in the Emergency Department?
  Green: complete   Rapid Influenza Testing Of Febrile children in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Nebulised hypertonic saline significantly decreases length of hospital stay and reduces symptoms in children with bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Festive BET What's the evidence for evidence-based medicine?
  Green: complete   Is there a role for serum procalcitonin in the differentiation between septic and non-septic arthritis?
  Green: complete   Nebulised salbutamol or nebulised adrenaline for wheeze in anaphylaxis
  Green: complete   Digital rectal exams in children who present with constipation
  Green: complete   Caffeine in the prophylaxis of post lumbar puncture headache.
  Green: complete   Ondansetron in childhood gastroenteritis
  Green: complete   Use of pericardiocentesis for patients with cardiac tamponade in penetrating chest trauma
  Green: complete   Central venous catheterisation - internal jugular or subclavian approach?
  Green: complete   How useful are bowel sounds?
  Green: complete   RIFLE criteria versus Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria for prognosis of acute renal failure
  Green: complete   Fucidic acid or chloramphenicol for neonates with sticky eyes
  Green: complete   Is NIV an effective intervention for patients with acute exacerbations of asthma?
  Green: complete   SADPERSONS Scale in Assessing Self Harm Risk
  Green: complete   Can paramedics' accurately perform drug calculations?
  Green: complete   Serum lactate as a marker for mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with trauma
  Green: complete   Use of intravenous omeprazole in gastrointestinal patients before endoscopy
  Green: complete   The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures
  Green: complete   The use of tocolytic therapy in a pregnant trauma patient
  Green: complete   Emergency caesarean section in cardiac arrest before the 3rd trimester.
  Green: complete   Are beta-blockers superior and safer to digoxin for rate control of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department?
  Green: complete   Pericardial fluid adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of tuberculous pericardial effusion.
  Green: complete   Using ultrasound to detect peritoneal fluid in a pregnant patient with abdominal trauma
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are just as effective as intravenous steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
  Green: complete   Do wrist splints need to have a thumb extension when immobilising suspected scaphoid fractures?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is there a need to check salicylate levels in overdose patients who deny having ingested salicylates?
  Green: complete   Clinical tests for Scaphoid fractures
  Green: complete   Is the WCC of the joint aspirate sufficiently sensitive/specific to rule in/out septic arthritis?
  Green: complete   The best treatment for eye irritation caused by CS spray
  Green: complete   Which is the best clinical test for diagnosing a full thickness rotator cuff tear?
  Green: complete   Is Cervical spine protection always necessary following penetrating neck injury
  Green: complete   Use of the Trendelenburg Position to Improve Hemodynamics During Hypovolemic Shock
  Green: complete   Is ultrasound or chest x-ray best for the diagnosis of pneumothorax in the emergency department?
  Green: complete   Heart fatty acid binding protein for rapid diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Non-invasive ventilation in hypercapnic coma
  Green: complete   Sublingual adrenaline tablets: How feasible is this novel approach to treatment of acute allergic reactions?
  Green: complete   Use of bedside echocardiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Parent's kiss to remove nasal foreign bodies in children
  Green: complete   Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging useful for suspected appendicitis in pregnant patients
  Green: complete   Eccentric exercise in the treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Honey for the Symptomatic Relief of Cough in Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  Green: complete   Cardiac Monitoring in Taser Victims
  Green: complete   Steroids for patients with vestibular neuronitis
  Green: complete   Should I use 2.5mg or 5mg Nebulised Salbutamol in Acute Exacerbations of COPD?
  Green: complete   Blood component therapy in trauma patients requiring massive transfusion
  Green: complete   Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis
  Green: complete   Whole-body CT In trauma patients
  Green: complete   What best scratches the itch?
  Green: complete   Chlordiazepoxide, the management of alcohol withdrawal and the kindling effect
  Green: complete   Use of the litmus paper in the chemical eye injury
  Green: complete   What's the Best Vasopressor in Septic Shock?
  Green: complete   Are Fascia Iliaca Blocks an Effective Method of Pain Management in Children with Fractured Femurs?
  Green: complete   Rhabdomyolysis and the use of sodium bicarbonate and/or mannitol
  Green: complete   Urethral catheter or suprapubic aspiration to reduce contamination of urine samples in young children?
  Green: complete   Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?
  Green: complete   Optimal body position in oral poisoning cases
  Green: complete   Potato peel dressings for burn wounds
  Green: complete   Is Electrotherapy useful for tennis elbow?
  Green: complete   Cylinder plaster versus cricket pad splint in uncomplicated patellar fractures
  Green: complete   Are troponin levels indicated for the routine management of SVT?
  Green: complete   Dexamethasone versus prednisolone in asthma
  Green: complete   Adding clopidogrel to standard therapy for acute myocardial infarction.
  Green: complete   Laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal intubation or bag-mask ventilation for cardiac arrest in adults
  Green: complete   Intranasal fentanyl or diamorphine versus intravenous morphine for analgesia in adults
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia for paediatric traumatic brain injury within 8 hr
  Green: complete   Probiotics - Do they reduce the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) in adults?
  Green: complete   Normal CSF: Does it exclude meningitis?
  Green: complete   Efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with medically intractable epilepsy
  Green: complete   Management of Asymptomatic Children with a History of Coin Ingestion (watchful waiting)
  Green: complete   Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
  Green: complete   GlideScope in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Use of Intralipid in Tricyclic overdose
  Green: complete   Intralipid/Lipid Emulsion in Beta-blocker overdose
  Green: complete   Alpha-blockers increase the chances of a successful trial without catheter
  Green: complete   Observation is recommended even following a normal CT brain in warfarinised head injuries
  Green: complete   The Effectiveness of Oral Terbutaline in Treatment of Priapism
  Green: complete   Petechia in the well child
  Green: complete   Pelvic splints for all types of suspected pelvic fractures
  Green: complete   Intraosseous access and drug administration in adult cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Intra-articular lidocaine for closed reduction of ankle fracture-dislocations
  Green: complete   Nicardipine hydrochloride for hypertensive crisis in patients with aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Hypertonic sodium solutions vs mannitol in reducing ICP in traumatic brain injury
  Green: complete   Elevation of serum magnesium may improve clinical outcome after aneursymal subarachnoid haemorrhage
  Green: complete   Is intranasal fentanyl better than parenteral morphine for managing acute pain in children?
  Green: complete   Doxapram resurrected? Weak evidence of efficacy suggests a potential use in patients ineligible for non-invasive ventilation
  Green: complete   Can ultrasound diagnose scaphoid fractures?
  Green: complete   Rapid tranquilisation in acute psychotic agitation
  Green: complete   Caffeine in the treatment of post lumbar puncture headache
  Green: complete   Is capillary refill time a useful marker of haemodynamic status in neonates?
  Green: complete   BinaxNOW Malaria rapid diagnostic test in returning travelers?
  Green: complete   Bedside echocardiography for prognosis of emergency department cardiac arrest?
  Green: complete   Positioning of compartment pressure monitors in lower limb fractures
  Green: complete   Use of Nonsedating Antihistamines in the Common Cold
  Green: complete   Is oral prednisolone as effective as oral dexamethasone in treating mild to moderate croup? An update
  Green: complete   Hydrotherapy following rotator cuff repairs
  Green: complete   We do not need to routinely test coagulation in adult patients with epistaxis
  Green: complete   Central line insertion in deranged clotting
  Green: complete   Management of adult patients with Icatibant in hereditary angioedema.
  Green: complete   Are oral antibiotics as efficacious as intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia?
  Green: complete   Is ketamine a viable induction agent for the trauma patient with potential brain injury.
  Green: complete   Evidence exists to guide thromboembolic prophylaxis in ambulatory patients with temporary lower limb immobilisation
  Green: complete   Steroid therapy in the treatment of intractable hyperemesis gravidarum
  Green: complete   Predicting the need for knee radiography in the emergency department: Ottawa or Pittsburgh rule?
  Green: complete   Is physical exam and laboratory data sufficient to exclude intrabdominal injury (IAI) in the pediatric trauma patient?
  Green: complete   Are Skeletal Surveys Useful in the Evaluation for Physical Abuse in Children
  Green: complete   What is the effect of family presence on the efficacy of pediatric trauma resuscitation?
  Green: complete   Which intraosseous device is best in the prehospital setting?
  Green: complete   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?
  Green: complete   Early nasogastric feeding in severe acute pancreatitis
  Green: complete   Should isotonic infusion solutions routinely be used in hospitalised paediatric patients?
  Green: complete   Does combined oral dexamethasone and epinephrine inhalation help infants with bronchiolitis to recover faster?
  Green: complete   Is rocuronium as effective as succinylcholine at facilitating laryngoscopy during rapid sequence intubation?
  Green: complete   Should capnography be routinely used during procedural sedation in the Emergency Department?
  Green: complete   Does the ‘Seatbelt Sign’ predict intra-abdominal injury after motor vehicle trauma in children?
  Green: complete   Is measurement of the lymphocyte count useful in the investigation of suspected pertussis in infants?

Generic appraisals

Puskas JD, Williams, Duke PG et al.
critical appraisals
Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting provides complete revascularization with reduced myocardial injury,transfusion requirements, and length of stay: a single blind RCT
Randomised control trial
Bokhari F, Backenridge S, Ngy K, Roberts R, Smith R, Joseph K, An G, Wiley D, Barrett J.
critical appraisals
Prospective evaluation of the sensitivity of physical examination in chest trauma
Diagnosis
Rebecca K. Fastle and Mark G. Roback.
critical appraisals
Pediatric rapid sequence intubation: Incidence of reflex bradycardia and effects of pretreatment with atropine.
Cohort
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
Diagnosis
Kapur N, Cooper J, Rodway C, Kelly J, Guthrie E, Mackway-Jones K.
critical appraisals
Predicting the risk of repetition after self harm: cohort study
Cohort
levitan RM
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Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
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Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort