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The febrile child
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ibuprofen is probably better than Paracetamol in reducing fever in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is fanning therapy effective in childhood pyrexias
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x-rays helpful in the management of febrile neutropenia?
  Green: complete   Should a neonate with possible late onset infection always have a lumbar puncture?
  BET Title Available 265 Months   Does HIV in mothers predispose to problems with BCG immunisation in their children?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Should preterm neonates with a central venous catheter (CVC) and coagulase negative staphylococcal (CoNS) bacteremia be treated without removal of the catheter?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Lumbar puncture after febrile convulsion
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is once daily dosing of Gentamicin equally safe and effective as multiple dosing in neonates?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Duration of observation for children with febrile convulsions.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  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   Accuracy of negative dipstick urinalysis in ruling out urinary tract infection in adults
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In a febrile child, how useful C-reactive protein is in differentiating between acute bacterial and viral otitis media?
  Green: complete   In children under age three does procalcitonin help exclude serious bacterial infection in fever without focus?
  BET Title Available 248 Months   Identification of meningococcus from skin scrapings without LP
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Is early use of steroid helpful in preventing subsequent nephropathy in Henoch-Schonlein purpura ?
  Green: complete   Do antipyretics prevent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 194 Months   Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Child with Focal Seizure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is a normal WBC enough to rule out septic arthritis?
  Green: complete   Should we screen every child with otitis media with effusion for allergic rhinitis?
  Green: complete   Is routine EEG helpful in the management of complex febrile seizures?
  Green: complete   Should a child with preseptal periorbital cellulitis be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics?
  Green: complete   Should acyclovir be prescribed for immunocompetent children presenting with chickenpox?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Suspected Neonatal Sepsis
  Green: complete   How useful is C-reactive protein in detecting occult bacterial infection in young children with fever without apparent focus?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is tympanic or oral thermometry more accurate in febrile children?
  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?
  Green: complete   Distinguishing between septic arthritis of the hip and transient synovitis in children
  Green: complete   Are meningeal irritation signs reliable in diagnosing meningitis in children?
  Green: complete   Rapid Influenza Testing Of Febrile children in the Emergency Department
  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   Role of antibiotic line locks in the treatment of infected central venous access devices in children
  Green: complete   How effective is varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) in preventing chickenpox in neonates following perinatal exposure?
  Green: complete   Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
  Green: complete   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?

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