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  BET Title Available 98 Months   Mean arterial pressure in isolated head injury
  BET Title Available 121 Months   Ultrasonography or diagnostic Peritoneal lavage in abdominal trauma
  Green: complete   Seldinger technique chest and complication rate
  Green: complete   Low dose (renal dose) dopamine in the critically ill patient
  Green: complete   Factor VIIa for intractable blood loss in trauma
  Green: complete   To Stab or Slash: the percutaneous dilatation or standard surgical approach to cricothyroidotomy in prehospital care
  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
  BET Title Available 82 Months   Neurological Outcome with Mechanical CPR
  Green: complete   The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
  BET Title Available 82 Months   Do asymptomatic premature infants need routine 'top up' transfusions?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Etomidate for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
  Green: complete   Cardiopulmonary bypass and the survival of patients in cardiac arrest
  BET Title Available 124 Months   Spiral CT in Aortic Dissection
  Green: complete   Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Is Antero-posterior position superior to Antero-lateral position for placement of electrodes for external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation post bypass grafting?
  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   Does needle always mean tube after suspected tension pneumothorax?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do low dose steroids improve outcome in septic shock?
  Red: incomplete   Anion gap is a screening tool for elevated lactate with risk of sepsis
  Green: complete   Emergency caesarean section in cardiac arrest before the 3rd trimester.

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
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Surgical » Back pain » Not post trauma
  Orange: submitted and checked   Acupuncture in chronic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   High dose steroids for whiplash
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Plain radiography is not indicated as 1st choice imaging modality in children with non-traumatic back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Acupuncture for neck pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Can we assess the prognosis for whiplash soon after the injury?
  Orange: submitted and checked   Manipulation and/or exercise for neck pain?
  Orange: submitted and checked   Prognosis in acute non-traumatic simple lower 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   Early radiography in acute lower back pain
  Green: complete   Tennis elbow and epicondyle clasp
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Muscle relaxants for acute low back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Exercise for acute back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Exercise for Chronic Back Pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Spinal fusion in chronic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   NSAIDs in chronic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Intradiscal electrothermy for the treatment of discogenic chronic low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Intraspinal opioids for the management of chronic low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Epidural injections for chronic simple low back pain
  Orange: submitted and checked   Laser for the treatment of acute low back pain
  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
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Radiofrequency denervation for lumbar zygapophysial joint pain.
  Orange: submitted and checked   Massage therapy for acute low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are back schools effective in the management of chronic simple low back pain?
  BET Title Available 104 Months   Provocation discography for the diagnosis of discogenic chronic low back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Spinal manipulation in chronic back pain
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Behavioural therapy for chronic low back pain
Surgical » Cardiac
  Green: complete   Can Cardiac re-transplantation be performed with an acceptable survival after primary graft failure?
  Green: complete   Is transmyocardial revascularisation of benefit to people with 'no option' angina?
  Green: complete   Is transcatheter device occlusion as good as open heart surgery for closure of atrial septal defects?
  Green: complete   Does the use of topical transexamic acid in cardiac surgery reduce the incidence of post-operative mediastinal bleeding?
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Topical Vancomycin during Cardiac Surgery
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The Infective Complications of a Femoral Central Venous Line
  Green: complete   Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery
  Green: complete   Prophylactic Amiodarone in the prevention of Atrial Fibrillation
  Green: complete   What is the optimal dose of aspirin after discharge following coronary bypass surgery
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is a pleural drain of value after CABG with LIMA in preventing Pleural Effusions when the Pleura is opened?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is rate control superior to conversion strategy in AF post cardiac surgery?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is amiodarone or digoxin better in AF post cardiac surgery in terms of time to return of sinus rhythm?
  Green: complete   Is prophylactic haemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass of benefit during cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Peripheral pulses to exclude thoracic aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Does aspirin 6 hours after coronary artery bypass grafting optimise graft patency?
  Green: complete   Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   In aortic arch surgery is there any benefit in using antegrade cerebral perfusion or retrograde cerebral perfusion as an adjunct to hypothermic circulatory arrest?
  Green: complete   In open heart surgery is there a role for the use of carbon dioxide field flooding techniques to reduce the level of post-operative gaseous emboli?
  BET Title Available 97 Months   1 or 2 chest drains for lobectomy
  Green: complete   Does use of aprotinin in coronary artery bypass graft surgery affect graft patency
  Green: complete   Is the figure-of-eight superior to the simple wire technique for closure of the sternum?
  Green: complete   Is addition of anti-platelet therapy to warfarin beneficial to patients with prosthetic heart valves?
  BET Title Available 94 Months   Can troponin T be used to diagnose acute coronary syndrome during postoperative period following coronary artery bypass surgery
  Green: complete   Is clopidogrel beneficial following coronary bypass surgery
  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   Is Antero-posterior position superior to Antero-lateral position for placement of electrodes for external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation post bypass grafting?
  Green: complete   Bi-atrial pacing significantly reduces the Incidence of atrial fibrillation post cardiac surgery
  Green: complete   Can epiaortic ultrasound reduce the incidence of intraoperative stroke during cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET In patients undergoing cardiac surgery does asymptomatic significant carotid artery stenosis warrant carotid endarterectomy?
  Green: complete   Is carotid artery stenting equivalent or superior to carotid endarterectomy for treatment of carotid artery stenosis?
  Green: complete   What is the optimal anticoagulation management of patients post cardiac surgery who go into atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Are prophylactic beta-blockers of benefit in reducing the incidence of AF following coronary bypass surgery?
  Green: complete   Does off pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Does the radial artery provide better long-term patency than the saphenous vein?
  Green: complete   Should the pericardium be closed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Does pleurotomy during internal mammary artery harvest increase post-operative pulmonary complications?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   A new CURE? Clopidogrel ahead of coronary angioplasty in acute coronary syndromes
  Green: complete   Might gene therapy offer symptomatic relief for patients with 'no option' angina?
  Green: complete   Can the use of thromboelastography predict and decrease bleeding and blood and blood product requirements in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   Can ventilation while on cardiopulmonary bypass improve post-operative lung function for patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   Use of pericardiocentesis for patients with cardiac tamponade in penetrating chest trauma
  Green: complete   Should additional antibiotics or an iodine washout be given to all patients who suffer an emergency re-sternotomy on the cardiothoracic intensive care unit?

Generic appraisals

Marinelli G, Chiappini B, Di Eusanio M et al.
critical appraisals
Bypass Grafting with coronary endarterectomy: immediate and long-term results
Cohort
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
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Surgical » Ortho » Fracture
  Green: complete   Splinting of buckle fractures of the distal radius in children
  Orange: submitted and checked   Collar and cuff vs other splintage methods after MUA of Supracondylar Humeral Fractures in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked   IV Opiates versus femoral block in fractured neck of femur
  Green: complete   Need for cervical spine imaging for alert children after trauma
  Green: complete   Cervical spine imaging in children under 9 after trauma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   High spatial resolution Sonography in diagnosis of suspected fracture of Scaphoid
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Get them moving now: Early mobilisation for minimally displaced radial head fractures
  Green: complete   Is ultrasound or plain film radiography a more sensitive diagnostic modality for diagnosing slipped capital femoral epiphysis?
  Green: complete   Immobilisation of stable ankle fractures
  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
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric Oxygen in Fracture Healing
  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.
  Green: complete   Early mobilisation for volar plate avulsion fractures
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Ottawa Knee Rule in children
  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   Treatment of central metatarsal fractures: support vs plaster
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Treatment of a supracondylar fracture
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is a cast as useful as a splint in the treatment of a distal radius fracture in a child
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Treatment for fractures of a lateral condyle of the humeus in a child
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Best position of immobilisation in a greenstick fracture of the distal radius
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Influence of clinical information on the diagnosis of a wrist fracture in a child