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Intranasal fentanyl and high-concentration inhaled nitrous oxide for procedural sedation: A prospective observational pilot study of adverse events and depth of sedation

A randomized clinical trial comparing oral, aerosolized, intranasal, and aerosolized buccal midazolam

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From the Editor

Looking Back on the Past Few Months

Dr. GoodenBy Cheryl K. Gooden, MD
SPS News Editor

I hope that the summer of 2012 was the best yet!  It has been a busy summer.  Of course, the unofficial start of summer occurred with the SPS Annual Conference back in May in Cleveland.  Much of this issue of SPS News is devoted to the Annual Conference.

So, the summer of 2012 has come to a close.  All of those “best books of summer reading” are done.  Indeed, there is no better time to read this latest issue of SPS News.  There are many interesting articles in this issue of our newsletter that I hope will capture your attention.

There is great news that I want to share with you about our newsletter.  First, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce a new section editor, Becky Burger, MD.  She will be in charge of the residents/fellows corner.  She will be presenting timely and informative articles of particular interest to trainees.  In addition, several of our members have joined the team of contributing writers.  A word of thanks is in order for the latest writers who have joined us.  Other good news is that we will have a section of the newsletter devoted to issues of quality improvement.  Look for this new section starting with our winter issue of 2013.  I invite SPS members to consider joining the writing team.

The fall of 2012 is certainly an exciting time for our writers and readers.  Look forward to the latest information as it relates to pediatric sedation.  On an issue of concern that is totally unrelated to the newsletter, I hope that SPS members affected by Sandy are all safe.   

Finally, I hope that you enjoy reading the latest issue of the newsletter.  As always, please reach me at with articles that you want to contribute to the newsletter or any comments.

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