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  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
  BET Title Available 191 Months   Admission or discharge for a well children with a petechial rash
  Green: complete   What is the normal range of blood glucose concentrations in healthy term newborns?
  Green: complete   Preterm babies with PPHN may not benefit from nitric oxide.
  Green: complete   Albumin infusions in hypoalbuminaemic children with oncological disease did not affect colloid osmotic pressure or outcome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  BET Title Available 172 Months   Carbon dioxide detectors in neonatal practice
  Green: complete   Is silver nitrate the best agent for management of umbilical granulomas?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Does dexamethasone improve blood pressure in hypotensive ill neonates?
  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   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   In a preterm infant, does blood transfusion increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis?
  Green: complete   In patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, does treatment with oxygen increase resolution rate?
  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?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The role of prophylactic indomethacin in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants.
  Green: complete   Is nebulised tolazoline an effective treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn?
  Green: complete   How good is clinical examination at detecting a significant patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm neonate?
  Green: complete   In children under age three does procalcitonin help exclude serious bacterial infection in fever without focus?
  Green: complete   Should a prolonged or short course of indomethacin be used in preterm infants to treat patent ductus arteriosus
  Green: complete   Should we treat infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis with topical antifungals or topical steroids?
  Green: complete   Ultrasonography to rule out renal malformations in newborns with isolated preauricular tags/pits
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neurodevelopmental outcome following Nitric Oxide Therapy for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Term Newborn Infants
  Green: complete   Does continuous insulin infusion improve glycaemic control and nutrition in hyperglycaemic very low birth weight infants?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do polyethylene wraps achieve temperature control in preterm infants in delivery room?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is newborn resuscitation in 21% air associated with adverse neurodevelopment?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does prone position improve oxygenation in infants needing respiratory support?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does palivizumab prevent serious respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) infants?
  BET Title Available 237 Months   Is anticoagulation therapy effective in neonatal renal vein thrombosis
  BET Title Available 237 Months   Delivery room surfactant vs intensive care surfactant
  BET Title Available 237 Months   Does CPAP in delivery room decrease chronic lung disease?
  BET Title Available 229 Months   How useful is breast feeding in protecting infants against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   At what serum bilirubin level should physiological jaundice be treated?
  Green: complete   Is an intravenous fluid bolus of albumin or normal saline beneficial in the treatment of metabolic acidosis in a normovolaemic newborn?
  Green: complete   Do well infants born with an isolated single umbilical artery need investigation?
  Green: complete   Transcutaneous Bilirubinometry in Jaundiced Newborns
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Suspected Neonatal Sepsis
  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   High dose caffeine for extubation of preterm infants
  Green: complete   Is supplementary iron useful when preterm infants are treated with erythropoietin?
  Green: complete   Fucidic acid or chloramphenicol for neonates with sticky eyes
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Emergency caesarean section in cardiac arrest before the 3rd trimester.
  Green: complete   Is cranio-sacral therapy useful in the managmement of crying babies?
  Green: complete   How effective is varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) in preventing chickenpox in neonates following perinatal exposure?
  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   Should an infant who is breastfeeding poorly and has a tongue tie undergo a tongue tie division?
  Green: complete   Is capillary refill time a useful marker of haemodynamic status in neonates?
  Green: complete   Is cerebral function monitoring as accurate as conventional EEG in the detection of neonatal seizures?
  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?

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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
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Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
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Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
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Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants