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  Green: complete   Vomiting is not an accurate discriminator for serious head injury in children
  Green: complete   Skull fracture and intra-cranial injury in children
  Green: complete   Phenytoin or paraldehyde as the second drug for convulsions in children
  Green: complete   Lorazepam or diazepam in paediatric status elipticus
  Green: complete   Intranasal midazolam or rectal diazepam in patients with fits
  BET Title Available 234 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 191 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Headache in paediatric head injury
  Green: complete   Indication for brain CT in children with mild head injury update 2008
  Green: complete   Phenytoin in traumatic brain injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Does melatonin help children with learning disabilities sleep?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does intranasal or oral sumatriptan effectively relieve migraine headaches in adolescents?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Do antipyretics prevent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 194 Months   Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Child with Focal Seizure
  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   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   Do we need to give steroids in children with bell's palsy ?
  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   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?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is routine serum biochemistry helpful in the management of a child with unprovoked seizure?
  Green: complete   Does oral aciclovir improve clinical outcome in immunocompetent children with primary herpes simplex gingivotomatitis?
  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   Caesarean sections reduce the maternal-fetal transmission rate of human papillomavirus infection.
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia for paediatric traumatic brain injury within 8 hr
  Green: complete   Normal CSF: Does it exclude meningitis?
  Green: complete   Efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with medically intractable epilepsy
  Green: complete   Petechia in the well child
  Green: complete   Do Portacaths or Hickman lines have a higher risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections in children with leukaemia?
  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   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?
  Green: complete   Chloral hydrate or midazolam: which is better for sedating children for painless diagnostic imaging?

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