Journal articles

Ingestion of metallic foreign bodies: A Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom and Ireland survey of current practice and hand‐held metal detector use

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2021

Validating clinical practice guidelines for the management of children with non-blanching rashes in the UK (PiC): a prospective, multicentre cohort study

Lancet Infectious Diseases 2020


Pediatric acute asthma scoring systems: a systematic review and survey of UK practice

JACEP 2020


Mobile device and app use in paediatric emergency care: a survey of departmental practice in the UK and Ireland Archives of Disease in Childhood 2019


Need for recovery amongst emergency physicians in the UK and Ireland: a cross-sectional survey

BMJ Open 2020

The “Petechiae in children” (PiC) study: evaluating potential clinical decision rules for the management of feverish children with non-blanching rashes, including the role of point of care testing for Procalcitonin & Neisseria meningitidis DNA – a study protocol

Waterfield T, Lyttle MD, Fairley D, McKenna J, Woolfall K, Lynn F, Maney JA , Roland D, Weir A, Shields MD, on behalf of Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland (PERUKI)

BMC Pediatrics 2018;18:246

Incidence of medically attended paediatric burns across the UK

Katie Davies, Emma Louise Johnson, Linda Hollén, Hywel M Jones, Mark D Lyttle, Sabine Maguire, Alison Mary Kemp, on behalf of PERUKI

Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest: a Delphi study to establish consensus on definition and management

Rickard AC, Vassallo J, Nutbeam T, Lyttle MD, Maconochie IK, Enki DG, Smith JE, on behalf of PERUKI

Emerg Med J doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-207226

A qualitative feasibility study to inform a randomised controlled trial of fluid bolus therapy in septic shock

O'Hara CB, Canter RR, Mouncey PR, Carter A, Jones N, Nadel S, Peters MJ, Lyttle MD, Harrison DA, Rowan KM, Inwald D, Woolfall K.  

Arch Dis Child doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-312515

Emergency treatment with levetiracetam or phenytoin in status epilepticus in children—the EcLiPSE study: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Lyttle MD, Gamble C, Messahel S, Hickey H, Iyer A, Woolfall K, Humphreys A, Bacon NEA, Roper L, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, Ryan M, Appleton RE, supported by Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom & Ireland (PERUKI)

Trials, doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2010-8.

Paediatric Traumatic Cardiac Arrest - reviews to inform a modified Delphi consensus on management

Prior to the launch of the online modified Delphi study to derive a consensus on how we should manage children who have a had a traumatic cardiac arrest, a number of literature reviews were undertaken on potential steps in any algorithm to assess the volume and quality of evidence.  A number of these have now made it onto the Best BETs website, and can be accessed by clicking on the titles below:

Confirmation of traumatic cardiac arrest in children.  Ledger L, Lyttle MD.

The efficacy of chest compressions in paediatric traumatic arrest.  Bowles F, Rawlinson K.

Is Rapid Fluid Resuscitation Appropriate in Paediatric Traumatic Cardiac Arrest?  Dougherty T, Stewart H.

Does Resuscitation with Blood Improve Outcome in Paediatric Trauma Cardiac Arrest?  Dougherty T, Stewart H.

Markers of futility of resuscitation for paediatric patients following a traumatic cardiac arrest:: a literature review to inform the PERUKI (PTCA) consensus study.  Waterfield T, Maney JA.

'Single-checked' Patient Group Directions during initial nurse assessment within paediatric emergency departments of the UK and Ireland.

Bird C, Sinclair AG, Hartshorn S, on behalf of PERUKI

European Journal of Emergency Medicine, doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000447

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A qualitative study of the barriers to procedural sedation practices in paediatric emergency medicine in the UK and Ireland

McCoy S, Lyttle MD, Hartshorn S, Larkin P, Brenner M, O'Sullivan R, on behalf of PERUKI

Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2015-205418

See also the linked editorial

Establishing the research priorities of paediatric emergency medicine clinicians in the UK and Ireland

Hartshorn S, O'Sullivan, Maconochie IK, Bevan C, Cleugh F, Lyttle MD on behalf of PERUKI

Emerg Med J 2015;32:864-868


Ardolino A, Cheung CR, Lawrence T, Bouamra O, Lecky F, Berry K, Lyttle M, Roland D, Koralage N, Issa S, Chaudhary A, Maconochie I, on behalf of the PERUKI group.  

Emerg Med J 2015;32:397-400


Which intravenous bronchodilators are being administered to children presenting with acute severe wheeze in the UK and Ireland?

Morris I, Lyttle MD, O’Sullivan R, Sargant N, Doull IJM, Powell CVE on behalf of the PERUKI network

Thorax 2015;70:88-91


Variation in treatment of acute childhood wheeze in emergency departments of the United Kingdom and Ireland: an international survey of clinician practice

Lyttle MD, O'Sullivan R, Doull I, Hartshorn S, Morris I, Powell CVE on behalf of PERUKI

Arch Dis Child 2015;100:121-125


Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland (PERUKI): developing a collaborative for multicentre research

Lyttle MD, O'Sullivan R, Hartshorn S, Bevan C, Cleugh F, Maconochie IK on behalf of PERUKI.Arch Dis Child 2014;99:602-603doi:10.1136/archdischild-2013-304998

The accuracy of existing pre-hospital triage tools for injured children in England - an analysis using trauma registry data.

Cheung R, Ardolino A, Lawrence T, Bouamra O, Lecky F, Berry K, Lyttle MD, Maconochie IK. Emerg Med J 2013 Jun;30(6):476-9.doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-201324.

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