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Premedication for intubation in neonates
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    Balanced anaesthesia is the key to successful neonatal intubation
    Dear Editor,

    Premedication for neonatal intubation has become a hot topic recently, and in their letter Attardi et al[1] make an interesting contribution to the debate. However the significant increase in oxyhaemaglobin desaturation in those neonates intubated following administration of midazolam when compared to placebo is not surprising.

    Midazolam is a hypnotic agent and as such can only be useful as part of...

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