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  Green: complete   No difference between oral and nebulised steroids in croup
  Green: complete   Nebulised ipratropium bromide is not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   No difference was shown between nebulized epinephrine and nebulized budesonide in moderately severe croup.
  Green: complete   Does nebulised adrenaline reduce admission rate in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Delivery of bronchodilators in acute asthma in children
  BET Title Available 292 Months   Halothane in life threatening asthma
  Green: complete   Beta-agonists with or without anti-cholinergics in the treatment of acute childhood asthma?
  BET Title Available 241 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 198 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x-rays helpful in the management of febrile neutropenia?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   N-acetylcysteine: Not just for parcetamol induced liver disease?
  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?
  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?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  BET Title Available 152 Months   Is adrenaline of benefit in status asthmaticus?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is homeopathy better than placebo in the treatment of bronchial asthma ?
  Green: complete   Dose of dexamethasone in croup
  BET Title Available 264 Months   Suction at perineum of neonates with meconium stained liquor
  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   Are methylxanthines effective in preventing or reducing apnoeic spells in infants with bronchiolitis?
  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   Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during pediatric RSI
  Green: complete   Is nebulised salbutamol indicated in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.
  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 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?
  Green: complete   In children under age three does procalcitonin help exclude serious bacterial infection in fever without focus?
  Green: complete   Nebulised magnesium in asthma
  Green: complete   Is nasogastric fluid therapy a safe alternative to the i.v. route in infants with bronchiolitis?
  BET Title Available 253 Months   Are antibiotics useful in the treatment of sore throats in children?
  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
  Green: complete   Should we screen every child with otitis media with effusion for allergic rhinitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Steroid administration in children with croup: an update.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does prone position improve oxygenation in infants needing respiratory support?
  BET Title Available 244 Months   Delivery room surfactant vs intensive care surfactant
  BET Title Available 244 Months   Does CPAP in delivery room decrease chronic lung disease?
  BET Title Available 236 Months   How useful is breast feeding in protecting infants against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections?
  BET Title Available 160 Months   How accurate is capillary refill time at measuring shock in infants and children?
  Green: complete   Does magnesium sulphate have a role in the management of paediatric status asthmaticus?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Do Leukotriene receptor antagonists reduce the clinical severity in acute bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do recombinant DNAse improve clinical outcome in an infant with RSV positive bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do oral steroids help in viral induced wheeze in preschool children admitted to hospital?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nebulised epinephrine in paediatric acute asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   How effective is the diphtheria vaccine?
  Green: complete   Can throat examination distinguish between bacterial and viral infective agents?
  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   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 225 Months   In children does the use of a cuffed tracheostomy tube prevent aspirative pneumonia?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Corticosteroids may be beneficial for infant outpatients with viral bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Nebulised hypertonic saline significantly decreases length of hospital stay and reduces symptoms in children with bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Parent's kiss to remove nasal foreign bodies in children
  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   Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?
  Green: complete   Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
  Green: complete   Should hypertonic saline be used in patients with cystic fibrosis who respond unsatisfactorily to recombinant deoxyribonuclease?
  Green: complete   Is oral prednisolone as effective as oral dexamethasone in treating mild to moderate croup? An update
  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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