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Detection of hypoventilation by capnography and its association with hypoxia in children undergoing sedation with ketamine

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

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A New Year and a New Newsletter

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

As we look back to 2011, what a great year it was for the Society for Pediatric Sedation!  Our Annual Meeting, as many readers of the newsletter know, took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was the best attended on record with approximately 200 registrants.  SPS members actively contributed to make this Annual Meeting a success.  Reviews of our Annual Meeting are included in this newsletter.  Noteworthy SPS news from 2011 can be found in the President’s Message.  There are literature reviews and a variety of other interesting articles.

Exciting news as we begin 2012…..Two new editors are launching an updated version of the SPS newsletter.  Both Daniel Tsze, MD and I hope that readers will enjoy the new format.  I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce our section editors Jason Reynolds, MD, Carrie Makin, RN, and Kris Frey, CCLS. 

We welcome feedback from our readers.  There will be one section of our newsletter that will be devoted to such feedback, in “To the Editor.”  In addition, it is our hope that SPS members will consider becoming a writing member of the contributing editor team.  We would greatly appreciate relevant material as it relates to pediatric sedation. 

Another new addition to our newsletter is the “Fellows Corner.”  To any of our readers who are fellows or if you have fellows in your program, please let them know of this great opportunity to submit articles for this section of the newsletter.  That’s not all, starting with the Fall 2012 SPS News, we would like a fellow who is currently in training to become the section editor of the “Fellows Corner.”  This role can be assumed only during fellowship training.  So, consider this an invitation and send a response to the editor if you are interested.

Wishing all SPS members a great newsletter reading year!  Please reach me at

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