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  Green: complete   Lateral neck x-rays are not indicated in the emergency department management of suspected fish bone impaction.
  Green: complete   No difference was shown between nebulized epinephrine and nebulized budesonide in moderately severe croup.
  Green: complete   The gag reflex is a poor discriminator for the need for intubation
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Is penicillin V or cephalosporin more effective for sore throats?
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET The McCoy laryngoscope in suspected cervical spine fracture
  Green: complete   Gum elastic bougies in difficult intubation
  Green: complete   BURP and laryngoscopy
  Green: complete   Omeprazole was helpful in the management of children with reflux oesophagitis
  BET Title Available 133 Months   Miconazole vs nystatin for the treatment of oral candidiasis in infants
  Green: complete   Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
  BET Title Available 166 Months   Milk and bleach poisoning
  BET Title Available 180 Months   Intravenous H2 antagonists in acute upper GI bleed
  BET Title Available 180 Months   Oral H2 antagonist in acute upper GI bleed
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Pre and post endoscopic use of IV proton pump inhibtors in acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeds, bolus vs infusion
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is there a role for Emergency Department proton pump inhibitors in acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding?
  BET Title Available 172 Months   Are antibiotics useful in the treatment of sore throats in children?
  Green: complete   Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy
  BET Title Available 160 Months   Herbal remedies as treatment for mouth ulcers.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do antibiotics work for tonsillitis caused by infectious mononucleosis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Acute Management of Peritonsillar Abscess (Quinsy)
  BET Title Available 100 Months   Are throat swabs and rapid antigen tests helpful for improving treatment of sore throat?
  Green: complete   Can throat examination distinguish between bacterial and viral infective agents?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Inhalational injury in burns patients
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Is prescription of antibiotics or surgical intervention best for recurrent tonsillitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Which analgesic is best for sore throats?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Should sore throats be investigated to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescription?
  BET Title Available 144 Months   Does measuring the size of a patient's little finger reflect optimal size of nasopharyngeal airway?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Corticosteroids may be beneficial for infant outpatients with viral bronchiolitis
  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   Should an infant who is breastfeeding poorly and has a tongue tie undergo a tongue tie division?
  Green: complete   Can inflammatory markers distinguish streptococcal from viral tonsillitis?
  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

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Puskas JD, Williams, Duke PG et al.
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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
levitan RM
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Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
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Head » Brain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   GCS as predictor of outcome for subarachnoid haemorrhage
  BET Title Available 139 Months   Patients may be sent home after a first epileptic fit
  BET Title Available 185 Months   Analgesia in Head Injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric Oxygen or Pressurized Air for Children with Cerebral Palsy: No Difference
  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?
  BET Title Available 182 Months   Early feeding versus conservative treatment in the elderly stroke patient
  Green: complete   Oxygen therapy in acute strokes
  BET Title Available 174 Months   Sedation of seizures in the pre-hospital setting, impact on CNS assessment
  BET Title Available 114 Months   is routine prophylaxis indicated in pts with severe head injury to prevent post injury epilepsy
  BET Title Available 159 Months   In patients with status epilepticus is IV phenytoin a safe second line agent
  Green: complete   Does intravenous mannitol improve outcome in cerebral malaria?
  Green: complete   Chlorpromazine in Migraine
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Long Term Disability After Minor Head Injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The use of steroids in adults with bacterial meningitis
  BET Title Available 173 Months   Intracranial Pressure Monitoring In Head injury patients in ICU
  Green: complete   S-100b protein levels as a predictor for long-term disability after head injury
  Green: complete   Do antipyretics prevent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 120 Months   Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Child with Focal Seizure
  BET Title Available 145 Months   Diagnostic utility of CT scan in patients presenting with a first fit
  BET Title Available 171 Months   Role of prolactin in differentiating between fits and pseudofits
  Green: complete   Buccal midazolam as an alternative to rectal diazepam for prolonged seizures in childhood and adolescence
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does oral diazepam prevent febrile convulsions in children?
  Green: complete   Does early administration of dexamethasone improve neurological outcome in children with meningococcal meningitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is lignocaine effective in the treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children?
  Green: complete   Aspirin and the risk of intracranial complications following head injury
  Green: complete   Timing of lumbar puncture in suspected sub arachnoid haemorrhage
  BET Title Available 144 Months   CT brain scan and transient ischaemic attack
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Phenytoin in Alcohol Related Seizures
  Green: complete   Use of aspirin in acute stroke
  Green: complete   Use of thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke
  BET Title Available 166 Months   Serum Prolactin and Epilepsy
  Green: complete   Is routine EEG helpful in the management of complex febrile seizures?
  Green: complete   Antifibrinolytics for the initial management of sub arachnoid haemorrhage.
  Green: complete   Can epiaortic ultrasound reduce the incidence of intraoperative stroke during cardiac surgery?
  BET Title Available 161 Months   Safety of thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction in patients with a previous stroke
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Reinsertion of the stylet prior to needle removal in diagnostic lumbar puncture
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Prochlorperazine is better than sumatariptan in the treatment of acute migraine headache
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neonatal cranial ultrasound as a predictor of longterm neurodevelopmental outcome in a preterm or low birth weight infants
  Green: complete   CT Angiography for detection of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Dexamethasone to prevent recurrence of benign headache
  Blue: submitted but not checked   UTIs as a cause of febrile convulsions
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Meningitis as a cause of febrile convulsions
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do all children presenting with their first febrile convulsion need hospital admission?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 147 Months   In warfarinised patients with significant head injury, does immediate warfarin reversal do more harm than good
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is routine serum biochemistry helpful in the management of a child with unprovoked seizure?
  Green: complete   Should steroids be used in children with meningococcal shock?
  Green: complete   Do cuffed endotracheal tubes increase the risk of airway mucosal injury and post-extubation stridor in children?
  Green: complete   Are meningeal irritation signs reliable in diagnosing meningitis in children?
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Does Melatonin improve sleep pattern in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
  Green: complete   Should Fragile X be tested for in boys with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder?
  Green: complete   Chlordiazepoxide, the management of alcohol withdrawal and the kindling effect
  Green: complete   Normal CSF: Does it exclude meningitis?
  Green: complete   Efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with medically intractable epilepsy
  Green: complete   GlideScope in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Observation is recommended even following a normal CT brain in warfarinised head injuries
  Green: complete   Petechia in the well child
  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   Should a child with ADHD and epilepsy be given Ritalin?
  Green: complete   Should carbamazepine be administered to manage agitation and aggressive behaviour following paediatric acquired brain injury?
  Green: complete   Should phenytoin and carbamazepine be avoided in Asian populations with the HLA-B*1502 positive genetic variant?
  Green: complete   Is cerebral function monitoring as accurate as conventional EEG in the detection of neonatal seizures?
  Green: complete   Is ketamine a viable induction agent for the trauma patient with potential brain injury.
  Green: complete   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?
  Green: complete   What is the impact of computer games on sleep in children?
  Green: complete   Chloral hydrate or midazolam: which is better for sedating children for painless diagnostic imaging?