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  Green: complete   Bypass is better than external rewarming after hypothermic cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Combining clinical probability and ventilation-perfusion scan for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Chest wall tenderness: a useful discriminatory sign of PE?
  Green: complete   Do buckle fractures of the paediatric wrist require follow-up?
  BET Title Available 213 Months   Nitrate therapy in distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x ray and ECG examinations helpful in the evaluation of asymptomatic heart murmurs?
  Green: complete   Is transmyocardial revascularisation of benefit to people with 'no option' angina?
  Green: complete   Is ibuprofen or indomethacin better for medical closure of the patent ductus arterious?
  BET Title Available 142 Months   Accuracy of a chest x-ray in diagnosing dissecting thoracic aneurysm.
  Green: complete   The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Peripheral pulses to exclude thoracic aortic dissection
  Green: complete   Detection of Acute Aortic Dissection with D-Dimer
  Green: complete   How good is clinical examination at detecting a significant patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm neonate?
  Green: complete   Which patients would benefit from an intra-aortic balloon pump prior to cardiac surgery ?
  Green: complete   Should a prolonged or short course of indomethacin be used in preterm infants to treat patent ductus arteriosus
  Green: complete   Safety of inferior vena cava filters as primary treatment for proximal deep vein thrombosis
  Green: complete   Does use of aprotinin in coronary artery bypass graft surgery affect graft patency
  BET Title Available 240 Months   Spiral CT in Aortic Dissection
  Green: complete   Can epiaortic ultrasound reduce the incidence of intraoperative stroke during cardiac surgery?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Massive PE and cardiogenic shock. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse, that is the question.
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET In patients undergoing cardiac surgery does asymptomatic significant carotid artery stenosis warrant carotid endarterectomy?
  Green: complete   Is carotid artery stenting equivalent or superior to carotid endarterectomy for treatment of carotid artery stenosis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Surgery or indomethacin as the treatment for symptomatic PDA in preterm infants
  Green: complete   Central line insertion in deranged clotting

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.
critical appraisals
Pediatric rapid sequence intubation: Incidence of reflex bradycardia and effects of pretreatment with atropine.
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
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
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants