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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   The gag reflex is a poor discriminator for the need for intubation
  Green: complete   Intravenous Magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
  Green: complete   Steroids in the management of near-drowning
  BET Title Available 222 Months   Barbiturates in near drowning
  Green: complete   Glucagon infusion in anaphylactic shock in patients on beta-blockers
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric (HBO) or normobaric oxygen (NBO) in the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning
  Green: complete   Monophasic versus Biphasic defibrillation
  Green: complete   Screw tipped needles for intra-osseous access
  Green: complete   Standard bone marrow aspiration needles (Jamshidi) are easier and quicker to place than specifically designed IO infusion needles (Cook).
  Green: complete   Hypertonic or isotonic saline in hypotensive patients with severe head injury
  Green: complete   NIPPV for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  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   Treatment effectiveness of conservative managment for Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  Green: complete   Intravenous or intramuscular/subcutaneous naloxone in opiod overdose
  BET Title Available 264 Months   Does an infusion of IV normal saline aid the recovery rate of the collapsed recreational athlete
  Green: complete   Low dose (renal dose) dopamine in the critically ill patient
  Green: complete   Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
  Green: complete   Biphasic or monophasic defibrillation for adult ventricular fibrillation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Thrombolysis may be of benefit in patients with prolonged cardiac arrest
  BET Title Available 226 Months   High-flow haemofiltration in sepsis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Capillary blood gases as an alternative to arterial puncture in shock
  Green: complete   Oxygen therapy in acute strokes
  Green: complete   Is the central venous pressure reading equally reliable if the central line is inserted via the femoral vein
  BET Title Available 204 Months   amidarone versus lidocaine as first line drug in stable VT
  BET Title Available 233 Months   In patients with status epilepticus is IV phenytoin a safe second line agent
  BET Title Available 198 Months   Neurological Outcome with Mechanical CPR
  BET Title Available 198 Months   Do asymptomatic premature infants need routine 'top up' transfusions?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Etomidate for procedural sedation in the emergency department.
  BET Title Available 245 Months   Risks from re-breathing own expirations for the hyperventilating patient
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Following successful use of IM glucagon for hypoglycaemia can patients be left at home
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Use of magills forceps in removing obstructions in the choking patient
  BET Title Available 219 Months   Diagnostic utility of CT scan in patients presenting with a first fit
  BET Title Available 245 Months   Role of prolactin in differentiating between fits and pseudofits
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Use of bicarbonate in adults with diabetic ketoacidosis
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Cardiopulmonary bypass and the survival of patients in cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Paddle position in emergency cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are biphasic defibrillators superior to monophasic defibrillators for the emergency cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation?
  Green: complete   Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
  BET Title Available 237 Months   Is bubble jet CPAP more effective in respiratory distress syndrome?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do low dose steroids improve outcome in septic shock?
  Green: complete   Aminophylline in bradyasystolic cardiac arrest
  Red: incomplete   Anion gap is a screening tool for elevated lactate with risk of sepsis
  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.
  BET Title Available 221 Months   Atropine in complete heart block secondary to calcium channel blockers toxicity/overdose.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is mechanical CPR better than manual CPR >2007
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Fluid Treatment of Gastroenteritis in Adults
  BET Title Available 218 Months   Does measuring the size of a patient's little finger reflect optimal size of nasopharyngeal airway?
  Green: complete   Should venous sample be used instead of capillary sample for estimation of blood glucose in patients with shock
  Green: complete   Do head elevation and neck flexion improve laryngeal view and the likelihood of successful intubation
  Green: complete   Central venous catheterisation - internal jugular or subclavian approach?
  Green: complete   Use of the Trendelenburg Position to Improve Hemodynamics During Hypovolemic Shock
  Green: complete   Non-invasive ventilation in hypercapnic coma
  Green: complete   What's the Best Vasopressor in Septic Shock?
  Green: complete   GlideScope in the Emergency Department
  Green: complete   Intralipid/Lipid Emulsion in Beta-blocker overdose
  Green: complete   Intraosseous access and drug administration in adult cardiac arrest
  Green: complete   Central line insertion in deranged clotting

Generic appraisals

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
Kirkpatrick AW
critical appraisals
Hand-held Thoracic Sonography for Detecting Post-Traumatic Pneumothoraces: the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST)
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