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  Green: complete   Admission not needed for uncomplicated sternal fractures
  Green: complete   Is a chest drain necessary in stable patients with traumatic pneumothorax?
  Green: complete   Antibiotics in patients with isolated chest trauma requiring chest drains
  Green: complete   Does plain radiography predict pneumothorax size?
  BET Title Available 217 Months   To chest drain or not to chest drain (haemothorax)
  Green: complete   Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Seldinger technique chest and complication rate
  Green: complete   Transthoracic ultrasonography to diagnose pneumothorax in trauma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Stable Traumatic Pneumopericardium – Operate or Hesitate?
  Orange: submitted and checked   Normal PaO2 on air and normal clinical examination to rule out traumatic pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Use of troponin for the diagnosis of myocardial contusion after blunt chest trauma
  Green: complete   Epidural analgesia/anaesthesia versus systemic intravenous opioid analgesia in the management of blunt thoracic trauma.
  BET Title Available 261 Months   CXR or CT in Blunt chest trauma?
  BET Title Available 261 Months   Chest X Ray, rib fracture and exclusion pneumothorax
  BET Title Available 146 Months   Accuracy of a chest x-ray in diagnosing dissecting thoracic aneurysm.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is conservative management of stab wounds better than wound closure?
  BET Title Available 247 Months   Should prophylactic antibiotics be prescribed for rib fractures to prevent infective complications in patients with concurrent chest problems
  BET Title Available 241 Months   Is bubble jet CPAP more effective in respiratory distress syndrome?
  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 ?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does needle always mean tube after suspected tension pneumothorax?
  BET Title Available 208 Months   The accuracy of echocardiography in the diagnosis of traumatic pericardial tamponade.
  BET Title Available 222 Months   To intubate or not to intubate - management of multiple rib fractures
  Green: complete   Use of pericardiocentesis for patients with cardiac tamponade in penetrating chest trauma
  Green: complete   Is ultrasound or chest x-ray best for the diagnosis of pneumothorax in the emergency department?
  Green: complete   Nicardipine hydrochloride for hypertensive crisis in patients with aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Does combined oral dexamethasone and epinephrine inhalation help infants with bronchiolitis to recover faster?

Generic appraisals

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critical appraisals
Bypass Grafting with coronary endarterectomy: immediate and long-term results
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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
Rebecca K. Fastle and Mark G. Roback.
critical appraisals
Pediatric rapid sequence intubation: Incidence of reflex bradycardia and effects of pretreatment with atropine.
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
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
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants