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Paeds » Neurology
  Green: complete   Vomiting is not an accurate discriminator for serious head injury in children
  Green: complete   Skull fracture and intra-cranial injury in children
  Green: complete   Phenytoin or paraldehyde as the second drug for convulsions in children
  Green: complete   Lorazepam or diazepam in paediatric status elipticus
  Green: complete   Intranasal midazolam or rectal diazepam in patients with fits
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Headache in paediatric head injury
  Green: complete   Indication for brain CT in children with mild head injury update 2008
  Green: complete   Phenytoin in traumatic brain injury
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Does melatonin help children with learning disabilities sleep?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does intranasal or oral sumatriptan effectively relieve migraine headaches in adolescents?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Do antipyretics prevent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 119 Months   Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Child with Focal Seizure
  Green: complete   Buccal midazolam as an alternative to rectal diazepam for prolonged seizures in childhood and adolescence
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does oral diazepam prevent febrile convulsions in children?
  Green: complete   Does early administration of dexamethasone improve neurological outcome in children with meningococcal meningitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is lignocaine effective in the treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children?
  Green: complete   Is routine EEG helpful in the management of complex febrile seizures?
  Green: complete   Should a child with preseptal periorbital cellulitis be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics?
  Green: complete   Do we need to give steroids in children with bell's palsy ?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neonatal cranial ultrasound as a predictor of longterm neurodevelopmental outcome in a preterm or low birth weight infants
  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   UTIs as a cause of febrile convulsions
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Meningitis as a cause of febrile convulsions
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do all children presenting with their first febrile convulsion need hospital admission?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is routine serum biochemistry helpful in the management of a child with unprovoked seizure?
  Green: complete   Does oral aciclovir improve clinical outcome in immunocompetent children with primary herpes simplex gingivotomatitis?
  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   Are meningeal irritation signs reliable in diagnosing meningitis in children?
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Caesarean sections reduce the maternal-fetal transmission rate of human papillomavirus infection.
  Green: complete   Therapeutic hypothermia for paediatric traumatic brain injury within 8 hr
  Green: complete   Normal CSF: Does it exclude meningitis?
  Green: complete   Efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with medically intractable epilepsy
  Green: complete   Petechia in the well child
  Green: complete   Do Portacaths or Hickman lines have a higher risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections in children with leukaemia?
  Green: complete   Should a child with ADHD and epilepsy be given Ritalin?
  Green: complete   Should carbamazepine be administered to manage agitation and aggressive behaviour following paediatric acquired brain injury?
  Green: complete   Should phenytoin and carbamazepine be avoided in Asian populations with the HLA-B*1502 positive genetic variant?
  Green: complete   Is cerebral function monitoring as accurate as conventional EEG in the detection of neonatal seizures?
  Green: complete   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?
  Green: complete   Chloral hydrate or midazolam: which is better for sedating children for painless diagnostic imaging?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » Respiratory
  Green: complete   No difference between oral and nebulised steroids in croup
  Green: complete   Nebulised ipratropium bromide is not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   No difference was shown between nebulized epinephrine and nebulized budesonide in moderately severe croup.
  Green: complete   Does nebulised adrenaline reduce admission rate in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Delivery of bronchodilators in acute asthma in children
  BET Title Available 210 Months   Halothane in life threatening asthma
  Green: complete   Beta-agonists with or without anti-cholinergics in the treatment of acute childhood asthma?
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x-rays helpful in the management of febrile neutropenia?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Blue: submitted but not checked   N-acetylcysteine: Not just for parcetamol induced liver disease?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  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   Does iron have a place in the management of breath holding spells?
  Green: complete   Inhaled steroids in the treatment of mild to moderate persistent asthma in children: once or twice daily administration?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  BET Title Available 70 Months   Is adrenaline of benefit in status asthmaticus?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is homeopathy better than placebo in the treatment of bronchial asthma ?
  Green: complete   Dose of dexamethasone in croup
  BET Title Available 182 Months   Suction at perineum of neonates with meconium stained liquor
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Are follow up chest X-rays helpful in the management of children recovering from pneumonia?
  Green: complete   Are newer macrolides effective in eradicating carriage of Pertussis?
  Green: complete   Are methylxanthines effective in preventing or reducing apnoeic spells in infants with bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   In patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, does treatment with oxygen increase resolution rate?
  Green: complete   Type of oral coticosteroid in mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during pediatric RSI
  Green: complete   Is nebulised salbutamol indicated in bronchiolitis?
  Green: complete   Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In a febrile child, how useful C-reactive protein is in differentiating between acute bacterial and viral otitis media?
  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?
  Green: complete   Oral steroids are not indicated in bronchiolitis.
  Green: complete   Is nebulised tolazoline an effective treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn?
  Green: complete   In children under age three does procalcitonin help exclude serious bacterial infection in fever without focus?
  Green: complete   Nebulised magnesium in asthma
  Green: complete   Is nasogastric fluid therapy a safe alternative to the i.v. route in infants with bronchiolitis?
  BET Title Available 171 Months   Are antibiotics useful in the treatment of sore throats in children?
  Green: complete   Can surfactant cure babies with severe bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nebulised Magnesium In Acute Paediatric Asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neurodevelopmental outcome following Nitric Oxide Therapy for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Term Newborn Infants
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Humidified air is not indicated for mild to moderate croup
  Green: complete   Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exacerbations of asthma in children
  Green: complete   Should we screen every child with otitis media with effusion for allergic rhinitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Steroid administration in children with croup: an update.
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Does prone position improve oxygenation in infants needing respiratory support?
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Delivery room surfactant vs intensive care surfactant
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Does CPAP in delivery room decrease chronic lung disease?
  BET Title Available 154 Months   How useful is breast feeding in protecting infants against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections?
  BET Title Available 78 Months   How accurate is capillary refill time at measuring shock in infants and children?
  Green: complete   Does magnesium sulphate have a role in the management of paediatric status asthmaticus?
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Do Leukotriene receptor antagonists reduce the clinical severity in acute bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do recombinant DNAse improve clinical outcome in an infant with RSV positive bronchiolitis?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Do oral steroids help in viral induced wheeze in preschool children admitted to hospital?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Nebulised epinephrine in paediatric acute asthma
  Blue: submitted but not checked   How effective is the diphtheria vaccine?
  Green: complete   Can throat examination distinguish between bacterial and viral infective agents?
  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   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  BET Title Available 143 Months   In children does the use of a cuffed tracheostomy tube prevent aspirative pneumonia?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Corticosteroids may be beneficial for infant outpatients with viral bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Nebulised hypertonic saline significantly decreases length of hospital stay and reduces symptoms in children with bronchiolitis
  Green: complete   Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
  Green: complete   Parent's kiss to remove nasal foreign bodies in children
  Green: complete There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Honey for the Symptomatic Relief of Cough in Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  Green: complete   Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?
  Green: complete   Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
  Green: complete   Should hypertonic saline be used in patients with cystic fibrosis who respond unsatisfactorily to recombinant deoxyribonuclease?
  Green: complete   Is oral prednisolone as effective as oral dexamethasone in treating mild to moderate croup? An update
  Green: complete   Are oral antibiotics as efficacious as intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia?
  Green: complete   Does combined oral dexamethasone and epinephrine inhalation help infants with bronchiolitis to recover faster?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » Renal
  Green: complete   Clean catch urine or bag specimen in UTI in non toilet trained children?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is Cefalexin better than trimethoprim for treating UTI in children?
  Green: complete   Negative urinalysis to exclude urinary tract infection in children
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  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
  BET Title Available 186 Months   Ciprofloxacin vs Trimethoprim in the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection
  BET Title Available 151 Months   Spontaneous pneumothorax in a neonate and association with renal malformations
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Accuracy of negative dipstick urinalysis in ruling out urinary tract infection in adults
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Is early use of steroid helpful in preventing subsequent nephropathy in Henoch-Schonlein purpura ?
  Green: complete   Ultrasonography to rule out renal malformations in newborns with isolated preauricular tags/pits
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Is anticoagulation therapy effective in neonatal renal vein thrombosis
  Green: complete   Are routine urine cultures helpful in the management of asymptomatic infants or preschool children with a previous urinary tract infection?
  BET Title Available 68 Months   Can urinary myoglobin assay be used to assess the risk of developing acute renal failure in patients with rhabdomylosis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Trimethoprim vs Nitrofurantoin in the treatment of UTI in children
  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   In younger adults with haematuria is it more appropriate to refer to a urologist or a nephrologist?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is tympanic or oral thermometry more accurate in febrile children?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  Green: complete   Urethral catheter or suprapubic aspiration to reduce contamination of urine samples in young children?
  Green: complete   How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » Endocrine
  Green: complete   Should nifedipine be used to counter low blood sugar levels in children with persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia?
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  BET Title Available 70 Months   Is adrenaline of benefit in status asthmaticus?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Can a venous blood sample be accurately used instead of an arterial sample to demonstrate the degree of acidosis in DKA in Children
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Bicarbonate therapy in children with DKA
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Yellow: electronic pre-print   Is early use of steroid helpful in preventing subsequent nephropathy in Henoch-Schonlein purpura ?
  Green: complete   Does continuous insulin infusion improve glycaemic control and nutrition in hyperglycaemic very low birth weight infants?
  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   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  Green: complete   Should metformin be prescribed to overweight adolescents in whom dietary/behavioural modifications have not helped?
  Green: complete   Which medications effectively reduce pubertal gynaecomastia?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » Developmental
  Green: complete   Do grommets prevent language delay?
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Does melatonin help children with learning disabilities sleep?
  BET Title Available 151 Months   Spontaneous pneumothorax in a neonate and association with renal malformations
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Hyperbaric Oxygen or Pressurized Air for Children with Cerebral Palsy: No Difference
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Behavioural Treatments for Sleep Disorders in Children with Downs Syndrome
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neurodevelopmental outcome following Nitric Oxide Therapy for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Term Newborn Infants
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Neonatal cranial ultrasound as a predictor of longterm neurodevelopmental outcome in a preterm or low birth weight infants
  Green: complete   Short stature and the probability of coeliac disease, in the absence of gastro-intestinal symptoms
  Green: complete   Do well infants born with an isolated single umbilical artery need investigation?
  Green: complete   Does Melatonin improve sleep pattern in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
  Green: complete   Should Fragile X be tested for in boys with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder?
  Green: complete   What is the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation at birth on extremely premature infants?
  Green: complete   Do lycra garments improve function and movement in children with cerebral palsy?
  Green: complete   Is what we tell parents about strawberry naevi correct?
  Green: complete   Should a child with ADHD and epilepsy be given Ritalin?
  Green: complete   Should carbamazepine be administered to manage agitation and aggressive behaviour following paediatric acquired brain injury?
  Green: complete   Is Doppler ultrasound superior to upper gastrointestinal contrast study for the diagnosis of malrotation?
  Green: complete   What is the impact of computer games on sleep in children?
  Green: complete   What is the incidence of biotin deficiency in preschool children with global developmental delay?
Paeds » Neonates
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  BET Title Available 116 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 97 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 162 Months   Is anticoagulation therapy effective in neonatal renal vein thrombosis
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Delivery room surfactant vs intensive care surfactant
  BET Title Available 162 Months   Does CPAP in delivery room decrease chronic lung disease?
  BET Title Available 154 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?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » GI
  Green: complete   Abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of childhood appendicitis
  Green: complete   Hand held metal detectors are sensitive enough to rule out oesophageal coins
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Chiropractice may be an effective treatment in infantile colic
  BET Title Available 132 Months   Miconazole vs nystatin for the treatment of oral candidiasis in infants
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  Green: complete   Role of plain abdominal radiograph in the diagnosis of intussusception
  Green: complete   Is perianal dermatitis a sign of sexual abuse?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  BET Title Available 165 Months   Use of anticolic agents in infants less than 4 months
  BET Title Available 171 Months   Does lactobacillus reduce the duration of diarrhoea in children with acute gastroenteritis
  BET Title Available 171 Months   Do lactose free feeds reduce duration of diarrhoea in children with acute gastroenteritis
  Blue: submitted but not checked   In a child with acute gastroenteritis, do Probiotics reduce the duration and severity of diarrhoea?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Naso-gastric rehydration in children
  BET Title Available 154 Months   How useful is breast feeding in protecting infants against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections?
  Green: complete   Short stature and the probability of coeliac disease, in the absence of gastro-intestinal symptoms
  Green: complete   Is skin turgor reliable as a means of assessing hydration status in children?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Is a short course of antibiotics better than a long course in the treatment of UTI in children
  Blue: submitted but not checked There are 3 critical appraisals linked to this BET Is microscopy better than urine dipstick testing at identifying a UTI in children
  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 There are 1 critical appraisals linked to this BET Incidence of significant GU abnormality in children <2years with proven UTI
  Blue: submitted but not checked   UTIs as a cause of febrile convulsions
  Green: complete   Smectite in Acute Diarrhoea
  Green: complete   Should children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura and abdominal pain be treated with steroids?
  Green: complete   Digital rectal exams in children who present with constipation
  Green: complete   Ondansetron in childhood gastroenteritis
  Green: complete   How useful are bowel sounds?
  Green: complete   How effective is domperidone at reducing symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants?
  Green: complete   Management of Asymptomatic Children with a History of Coin Ingestion (watchful waiting)

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
Paeds » Cardiology
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Admission or discharge for a well children with a petechial rash
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Are routine chest x ray and ECG examinations helpful in the evaluation of asymptomatic heart murmurs?
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  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
  Green: complete   Is ibuprofen or indomethacin better for medical closure of the patent ductus arterious?
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   How good is clinical examination at detecting a significant patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm neonate?
  Green: complete   Should a prolonged or short course of indomethacin be used in preterm infants to treat patent ductus arteriosus
  Green: complete   Two thumb versus two finger CPR in infants
  BET Title Available 78 Months   How accurate is capillary refill time at measuring shock in infants and children?
  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   Surgery or indomethacin as the treatment for symptomatic PDA in preterm infants
  Blue: submitted but not checked   The Use of Automatic External Defibrillators in Children
  Green: complete   Role of antibiotic line locks in the treatment of infected central venous access devices in children

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort
  Green: complete   Children with a history of coin ingestion should have oesophageal impaction ruled out radiologically
  BET Title Available 159 Months   Play therapy or drugs in children in hospital
  BET Title Available 116 Months   Play therapy or drugs for children in Emergency Departments
  Green: complete   Omeprazole was helpful in the management of children with reflux oesophagitis
  Green: complete   Albumin infusions in hypoalbuminaemic children with oncological disease did not affect colloid osmotic pressure or outcome
  Green: complete   Chiropractice may be an effective treatment in infantile colic
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Ethyl chloride for emergency paediatric intravenous cannulation
  Green: complete   Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
  Green: complete   Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
  Blue: submitted but not checked   Tepid sponging in the febrile child
  Green: complete   Is polyethylene glycol safe and effective for chronic constipation in children?
  Green: complete   Are antiemetics helpful in young children suffering from acute viral gastroenteritis?
  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   Are prolonged febrile convulsions associated with recurrent febrile convulsions?
  Green: complete   Does daily prednisolone reduce the risk of relapse secondary to viral infections in steroid-dependant nephrotic syndrome?
  Green: complete   Is Doppler ultrasound superior to upper gastrointestinal contrast study for the diagnosis of malrotation?

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)
Diagnosis
levitan RM
critical appraisals
Limitations of difficult airway prediction in patients intubated in the emergency department.
Cohort
Baker R.C, Tiller T., Bausher J. et al
critical appraisals
Severity of Disease correlated with fever reduction in febrile infants
Cohort