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Editor—We were very interested in the recent papers by Bhutada et al 1and Whyte et al 2 on the use of premedication for semielective intubation in neonates. It is now well accepted that term and preterm neonates tolerate awake intubation poorly, often exhibiting hypoxia, bradycardia, and systemic and intracranial hypertension during nasotracheal or orotracheal intubation.3 ,4 Analgesia and sedation are still used infrequently in nurseries for intubation and other “routine”, but invasive, …