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Highlights from this issue
  1. Richard Body, Deputy Editor1,2
  1. 1 Manchester Royal Infirmary, Emergency Department, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to Professor Richard Body; richard.body{at}

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All you need is nitrous

We are privileged to publish a wonderful randomised controlled trial this month. Seiler et al randomised children undergoing painful procedures under sedation with 70% nitrous oxide to receive additional intranasal fentanyl or a placebo. They assessed pain and sedation scale during the following 12 hours, which is quite an undertaking. Ultimately, this was a negative trial: intranasal fentanyl made no difference. So, will this trial win you over to nitrous oxide 70%? Will you abandon intranasal fentanyl? To make your decision, you’ll need to read the full paper!

Precision emergency medicine: a new approach

When preparing this month’s primary survey, I was pleasantly surprised to see Charles Reynard’s paper on the list for the March edition. I am privileged to be Charles’ supervisor and senior author, and in this issue the journal features a paper that testifies to Charles’ hard work and determination to advance the boundaries of …

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