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  Green: complete   Bypass is better than external rewarming after hypothermic cardiac arrest
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Fluid resuscitation in acute abdominal aortic aneurysm
  Green: complete   In patients with dysrhythmias following tricyclic overdose patients treatment should include alkalinisation to a pH of 7.55
  Green: complete   Is haloperidol or a benzodiazepine the safest treatment for acute psychosis in the critically ill patient?
  Green: complete   The gag reflex is a poor discriminator for the need for intubation
  Green: complete   Intravenous Magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
  Green: complete   The first ECG has a low sensitivity for myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain
  Green: complete   Troponin T does not rule out myocardial damage until 12 hours after the onset of chest pain
  Green: complete   The prehospital use of pneumatic anti-shock garments
  Green: complete   Steroids in the management of near-drowning
  Green: complete There are 4 critical appraisals linked to this BET Can cardiac troponins be used to diagnose a perioperative myocardial infarction post cardiac surgery?
  Green: complete   Steroids in acute spinal cord injury
  BET Title Available 224 Months   Barbiturates in near drowning
  Green: complete   Prophylactic antibiotics in near-drowning
  BET Title Available 216 Months   Mean arterial pressure in isolated head injury
  Green: complete   Lignocaine premedication before rapid sequence induction in head injuries
  BET Title Available 239 Months   Ultrasonography or diagnostic Peritoneal lavage in abdominal trauma
  BET Title Available 287 Months   Halothane in life threatening asthma
  Green: complete   Thrombotic complications of a femoral central venous catheter
  BET Title Available 287 Months   Sevoflurane or halothane to induce patients with upper airways obstruction
  Green: complete   Terlipressin and somatostatin appear equally effective in the treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices
  Green: complete   BURP and laryngoscopy
  Green: complete   Does plain radiography predict pneumothorax size?
  Green: complete   Endotracheal intubation in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid intoxication and overdose
  Green: complete   CPAP in acute left ventricular failure
  Green: complete   Lignocaine as a pretreatment to Rapid Sequence Induction in patients with status asthmaticus.
  Green: complete   Hypertonic or isotonic saline in hypotensive patients with severe head injury
  Green: complete   Multiple different bronchodilators unnecessary in acute COPD
  Green: complete   Cricoid pressure in emergency Rapid Sequence Induction
  Orange: submitted and checked   Are routine anti-emetics required with iv morphine?
  Green: complete   Can the value of end tidal CO2 prognosticate ROSC in patients coming into ED with an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA)?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Amiodarone versus Lignocaine in resistant ventricular tachycardia
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Dopexamine use as prophylaxis for renal impairment in critically ill patients
  Green: complete   The use of loop diuretics in acute renal failure in critically ill patients to reduce mortality, maintain renal function or avoid the requirements for renal support.
  Green: complete   Propofol for status epilepticus
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Phenytoin or Fosphenytoin as a second line treatment of Status Epilepticus in the Emergency Department.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The use of loop diuretics in acute renal failure in critically ill patients - maintenance of renal function
  Green: complete   Endotracheal adrenaline in intubated patients with asthma
  Green: complete   What is the risk of AMI in amphetamine induced chest pain presenting to the ED?
  Green: complete   Albumin infusions in hypoalbuminaemic children with oncological disease did not affect colloid osmotic pressure or outcome
  Green: complete   Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
  Green: complete   Seldinger technique chest and complication rate
  Green: complete   Safe discharge of some patients who have taken an overdose of opioids may be possible after one hour
  Green: complete   Intravenous or intramuscular/subcutaneous naloxone in opiod overdose
  Green: complete   Colourimetric CO2 detector versus capnography for confirming ET tube placement
  Green: complete   Low dose (renal dose) dopamine in the critically ill patient
  Blue: submitted but not checked   H2 antagonists in anaphylaxis
  Green: complete   Oral methionine compared with intravenous n-acetyl cysteine for paracetamol overdose
  Green: complete   Role of plain abdominal radiograph in the diagnosis of intussusception
  Green: complete   Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
  BET Title Available 264 Months   Energy levels for emergency cardioversion with biphasic defibrillators
  Green: complete   To Stab or Slash: the percutaneous dilatation or standard surgical approach to cricothyroidotomy in prehospital care
  BET Title Available 263 Months   Is the oesophageal detector device a reliable method for detecting ET tube location in the absence of ETCO2 monitoring.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Stable Traumatic Pneumopericardium – Operate or Hesitate?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis may be of benefit in patients with prolonged cardiac arrest
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis in right ventricular myocardial infarction.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis in posterior myocardial infarction.
  BET Title Available 228 Months   High-flow haemofiltration in sepsis
  Green: complete   Terlipressin or sclerotherapy for acute variceal bleeding?
  Green: complete   Cocaine induced myocardial ischaemia - nitrates versus benzodiazepines
  Green: complete   Computer tomography and the exclusion of upper cervical spine injury in trauma patients with altered mental state
  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
  Green: complete   Use of octreotide acetate to prevent rebound hypoglycemia in sulphonyluria overdose
  Green: complete   Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during pediatric RSI
  Green: complete   USS guidance reduces the complications of central line placement in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   What is the use of the glass test?
  BET Title Available 249 Months   Intracranial Pressure Monitoring In Head injury patients in ICU
  BET Title Available 200 Months   Do asymptomatic premature infants need routine 'top up' transfusions?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Etomidate for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Use of bicarbonate in adults with diabetic ketoacidosis
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Excision of injection site in the treatment of insulin overdose.
  Green: complete   Cardiopulmonary bypass and the survival of patients in cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Two thumb versus two finger CPR in infants
  Green: complete   Does early administration of dexamethasone improve neurological outcome in children with meningococcal meningitis?
  Green: complete   Paddle position in emergency cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Green: complete   Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
  BET Title Available 239 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 ?
  BET Title Available 155 Months   How accurate is capillary refill time at measuring shock in infants and children?
  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   Methanol poisoning antidote - Fomepizole or ethanol?
  Red: incomplete   Steroids post use of Etomidate for RSI in the ED
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do low dose steroids improve outcome in septic shock?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is Norepinephrine better than Dopamine in vasopressor support of Septic Shock?
  Green: complete   Aminophylline in bradyasystolic cardiac arrest
  Red: incomplete   Anion gap is a screening tool for elevated lactate with risk of sepsis
  Green: complete   Continuous subglottic suction is effective for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia
  BET Title Available 206 Months   The accuracy of echocardiography in the diagnosis of traumatic pericardial tamponade.
  BET Title Available 176 Months   Adrenal suppression and use of etomidate as an induction agent in RSI's
  BET Title Available 224 Months   Intubation and NIPPV in heart failure
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Inhalational injury in burns patients
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The use of benzodiazepines to control seizures following tricyclic overdose
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Normalisation of pCO2 levels associated with better outcomes in opiate overdose.
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Concomitant use of alcohol in opiate overdose and the association with a poorer outcome.
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 2 critical appraisals linked to this BET Concomitant use of benzodiazepines in opiate overdose and the association with a poorer outcome.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Management of glucose post cardiac arrest
  BET Title Available 220 Months   To intubate or not to intubate - management of multiple rib fractures
  Green: complete   Should critically ill patients be routinely transfused to a normal haemoglobin level?
  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   Use of pericardiocentesis for patients with cardiac tamponade in penetrating chest trauma
  Green: complete   Central venous catheterisation - internal jugular or subclavian approach?
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Role of antibiotic line locks in the treatment of infected central venous access devices in children
  Green: complete   What's the Best Vasopressor in Septic Shock?
  Green: complete   What is the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation at birth on extremely premature infants?
  Green: complete   Is intravenous immunoglobulin superior to exchange transfusion in the management of hyperbilirubinaemia in term neonates?
  Green: complete   Intensive insulin vs. conventional treatment for hyperglycaemia in critically ill patients
  Green: complete   Is capillary refill time a useful marker of haemodynamic status in neonates?
  Green: complete   Is there an increased risk of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants whose mothers' expressed breast milk is fortified with multicomponent fortifier?
  Green: complete   Should carbon dioxide detectors be used to check correct placement of endotracheal tubes in preterm and term neonates?

Generic appraisals

Puskas JD, Williams, Duke PG et al.
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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.
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Prospective evaluation of the sensitivity of physical examination in chest trauma
Rebecca K. Fastle and Mark G. Roback.
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Pediatric rapid sequence intubation: Incidence of reflex bradycardia and effects of pretreatment with atropine.
Kirkpatrick AW
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Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
levitan RM
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Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
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Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants