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Risk factors for adverse events in emergency department procedural sedation for children.

Bhatt M, Johnson DW, Chan J, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):957-964.

Procedural sedation is more commonly used among pediatric patients compared to adult patients. In this prospective study across six emergency departments, researchers found that the occurrence of serious adverse events among children receiving sedation varied depending on the type of medication used.