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  Green: complete   Nebulised ipratropium bromide is not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are as effective as intravenous steroids in acute severe asthma
  Green: complete   Needle aspiration better than chest drain for spontaneous pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Is there a role for the use of radical lymph node dissection in the surgical management of resectable non-small cell lung cancer?
  Green: complete   Normal partial pressure oxygen in room air as a rule-out for pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Can we use bedside Ultrasound to differentiate between COPD and Pulmonary edema?
  Green: complete   Prophylactic antibiotics in near-drowning
  Green: complete   Does nebulised adrenaline reduce admission rate in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Bronchodilator delivery in acute severe asthma in adults
  Green: complete   Delivery of bronchodilators in acute asthma in children
  BET Title Available 205 Months   Halothane in life threatening asthma
  Green: complete   SimpliRed D-dimer does not rule out suspected pulmonary embolus
  Green: complete   Combining clinical probability and ventilation-perfusion scan for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Chest wall tenderness: a useful discriminatory sign of PE?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Steroids in chickenpox pneumonia
  Green: complete   Timing of antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
  BET Title Available 191 Months   Delivering nebulized treatment in severe asthma: mouthpiece or mask
  BET Title Available 205 Months   Sevoflurane or halothane to induce patients with upper airways obstruction
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric (HBO) or normobaric oxygen (NBO) in the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning
  Green: complete   Does plain radiography predict pneumothorax size?
  Green: complete   Beta-agonists with or without anti-cholinergics in the treatment of acute childhood asthma?
  Green: complete   CPAP in acute left ventricular failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Magnesium Sulphate in Acute Asthma
  Green: complete   Capillary blood gases are comparable to arterial gases in COPD
  Green: complete   Lignocaine as a pretreatment to Rapid Sequence Induction in patients with status asthmaticus.
  Green: complete   Is IV aminophylline better than IV salbutamol in the treatment of moderate to severe asthma
  BET Title Available 133 Months   Nitrate therapy in distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  Green: complete   NIPPV for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  Green: complete   Diagnostic utility of ECG for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x-rays helpful in the management of febrile neutropenia?
  Green: complete   Managing acute pulmonary oedema with high or standard dose nitrate
  Green: complete   Use of Heliox in the management of acute exacerbation of COPD.
  Green: complete   Endotracheal adrenaline in intubated patients with asthma
  Green: complete   Accuracy of combining clinical probability score and simpliRED D-dimer for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Preterm babies with PPHN may not benefit from nitric oxide.
  Green: complete   Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Transthoracic ultrasonography to diagnose pneumothorax in trauma
  Green: complete   Does iron have a place in the management of breath holding spells?
  Green: complete   Inhaled steroids in the treatment of mild to moderate persistent asthma in children: once or twice daily administration?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does the application of opiates, during an attack of Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedma, reduce patients' mortality and morbidity?
  BET Title Available 65 Months   Is adrenaline of benefit in status asthmaticus?
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  Green: complete   Administration of steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is homeopathy better than placebo in the treatment of bronchial asthma ?
  Green: complete   Outpatient investigation of pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   CT pulmonary angiogram compared with ventilation-perfusion scan for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in patients with cardiorespiratory disease
  BET Title Available 177 Months   Does ST segment monitoring rule in MI
  Green: complete   IL D-dimer test in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  BET Title Available 177 Months   Suction at perineum of neonates with meconium stained liquor
  Green: complete   Are follow up chest X-rays helpful in the management of children recovering from pneumonia?
  Green: complete   Are newer macrolides effective in eradicating carriage of Pertussis?
  Green: complete   Are methylxanthines effective in preventing or reducing apnoeic spells in infants with bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Use of heliox for acute asthma in the emergency department
  BET Title Available 124 Months   amidarone versus lidocaine as first line drug in stable VT
  Green: complete   In patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, does treatment with oxygen increase resolution rate?
  Green: complete   Type of oral coticosteroid in mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Is nebulised salbutamol indicated in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Is elective high-frequency oscillatory ventilation better than conventional mechanical ventilation in very low-birth-weight-infants?
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   Is nebulised tolazoline an effective treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn?
  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   Clinical probability scoring and pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Diagnostic utility of chest xray for investigation of pulmonary embolism
  Green: complete   Nebulised magnesium in asthma
  Green: complete   Is nasogastric fluid therapy a safe alternative to the i.v. route in infants with bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Intravenous magnesium in chronic pulmonary disease (COPD)
  BET Title Available 165 Months   Risks from re-breathing own expirations for the hyperventilating patient
  Green: complete   Can surfactant cure babies with severe bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nebulised Magnesium In Acute Paediatric Asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neurodevelopmental outcome following Nitric Oxide Therapy for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Term Newborn Infants
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Humidified air is not indicated for mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exacerbations of asthma in children
  BET Title Available 133 Months   1 or 2 chest drains for lobectomy
  Green: complete   Safety of inferior vena cava filters as primary treatment for proximal deep vein thrombosis
  Green: complete   Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does palivizumab prevent serious respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) infants?
  BET Title Available 114 Months   Is an intravenous infusion of salbutamol better than continuous nebulized salbutamol in the treatment of moderate to severe asthma in children?
  BET Title Available 157 Months   Is bubble jet CPAP more effective in respiratory distress syndrome?
  BET Title Available 157 Months   Delivery room surfactant vs intensive care surfactant
  BET Title Available 157 Months   Does CPAP in delivery room decrease chronic lung disease?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In Pulmonary Embolus is the Aa gradient a useful diagnostic tool?
  Green: complete   Spiral CT versus IVU for the evaluation of renal/Ureteric colic
  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 ?
  BET Title Available 149 Months   How useful is breast feeding in protecting infants against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections?
  BET Title Available 155 Months   Safety of thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction in patients with a previous stroke
  Green: complete   Does magnesium sulphate have a role in the management of paediatric status asthmaticus?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Massive PE and cardiogenic shock. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse, that is the question.
  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
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Do Leukotriene receptor antagonists reduce the clinical severity in acute bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery?
  Red: incomplete   Major complications with low molecular weight and unfractionated heparin in patients investigated for thromboembolism.
  Red: incomplete   Does anticoagulation improve outcome in patients with pulmonary embolism?
  Green: complete   Aspirin in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do recombinant DNAse improve clinical outcome in an infant with RSV positive bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Does the radial artery provide better long-term patency than the saphenous vein?
  BET Title Available 144 Months   Physiotherapy in the treatment of pulmonary embolism.
  BET Title Available 144 Months   Oral steroids in management of asthma in acute peptic ulcer patient
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do oral steroids help in viral induced wheeze in preschool children admitted to hospital?
  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   Nebulised epinephrine in paediatric acute asthma
  Green: complete   Does deflating the lungs and sawing from the xiphisternum reduce the chance of accidental pleurotomy during sternotomy?
  BET Title Available 124 Months   Antihistamines in Acute Asthma
  BET Title Available 142 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   Use of nitrates and ace-inhibitors in heart failure
  BET Title Available 124 Months   Continuous v/s Intermittent Nebulisers in Acute Asthma
  Green: complete   Nebulised Furosemide in Acute Adult Asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   High flow oxygen in acute exacerbation of COPD
  Green: complete   Can ventilation while on cardiopulmonary bypass improve post-operative lung function for patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   The Use of IV Aminophylline in addition to beta-agonists and steroids in Acute Asthma
  Green: complete   Prognostic Value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in Community Acquired Pneumonia
  Green: complete   Nebulised hypertonic saline significantly decreases length of hospital stay and reduces symptoms in children with bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Is NIV an effective intervention for patients with acute exacerbations of asthma?
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are just as effective as intravenous steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
  Green: complete   Is ultrasound or chest x-ray best for the diagnosis of pneumothorax in the emergency department?
  Green: complete   Use of bedside echocardiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Should I use 2.5mg or 5mg Nebulised Salbutamol in Acute Exacerbations of COPD?
  Green: complete   Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?
  Green: complete   Dexamethasone versus prednisolone in asthma
  Green: complete   Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
  Green: complete   Doxapram resurrected? Weak evidence of efficacy suggests a potential use in patients ineligible for non-invasive ventilation
  Green: complete   Should hypertonic saline be used in patients with cystic fibrosis who respond unsatisfactorily to recombinant deoxyribonuclease?
  Green: complete   Are oral antibiotics as efficacious as intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia?
  Green: complete   Does combined oral dexamethasone and epinephrine inhalation help infants with bronchiolitis to recover faster?

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