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  Green: complete   Admission not needed for uncomplicated sternal fractures
  Green: complete   Can any intervention effectively reduce the pain associated with chest drain removal?
  BET Title Available 219 Months   Nitrate therapy in distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  BET Title Available 219 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
  Green: complete   Inhaled steroids in the treatment of mild to moderate persistent asthma in children: once or twice daily administration?
  Green: complete   Epidural analgesia/anaesthesia versus systemic intravenous opioid analgesia in the management of blunt thoracic trauma.
  BET Title Available 263 Months   CXR or CT in Blunt chest trauma?
  BET Title Available 263 Months   Chest X Ray, rib fracture and exclusion pneumothorax
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Topical Vancomycin during Cardiac Surgery
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is a pleural drain of value after CABG with LIMA in preventing Pleural Effusions when the Pleura is opened?
  BET Title Available 204 Months   Neurological Outcome with Mechanical CPR
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is conservative management of stab wounds better than wound closure?
  BET Title Available 249 Months   Should prophylactic antibiotics be prescribed for rib fractures to prevent infective complications in patients with concurrent chest problems
  BET Title Available 219 Months   1 or 2 chest drains for lobectomy
  Green: complete   Is the figure-of-eight superior to the simple wire technique for closure of the sternum?
  BET Title Available 243 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 ?
  Green: complete   Bone Injection Gun Placement of Intraosseous Needles
  Green: complete   In children presenting to the Emergency Department what is the specificity of rib fractures for non-accidental injury?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does needle always mean tube after suspected tension pneumothorax?
  Green: complete   Current evidence does not support the use of a negative D-dimer to rule out suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   A tender chest does not rule out an acute coronary syndrome
  Green: complete   Does deflating the lungs and sawing from the xiphisternum reduce the chance of accidental pleurotomy during sternotomy?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Atropine as a pre-procedure medication in elective pleural aspiration
  BET Title Available 224 Months   To intubate or not to intubate - management of multiple rib fractures
  Green: complete   Should additional antibiotics or an iodine washout be given to all patients who suffer an emergency re-sternotomy on the cardiothoracic intensive care unit?
  Green: complete   Role of antibiotic line locks in the treatment of infected central venous access devices in children
  Green: complete   Is oral prednisolone as effective as oral dexamethasone in treating mild to moderate croup? An update

Generic appraisals

Marinelli G, Chiappini B, Di Eusanio M et al.
critical appraisals
Bypass Grafting with coronary endarterectomy: immediate and long-term results
Puskas JD, Williams, Duke PG et al.
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.
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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)
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
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