Sudden infant death syndrome

Common Name(s)

Sudden infant death syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Crib death

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby. It is also known as 'crib death'. The exact cause is unknown, but SIDS may be associated with abnormalities in the portion of an infant's brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep. One of the main ways to reduce the potential risk of SIDS is for infants under 1 year of age to sleep on their backs instead of on their stomachs. Other potential risk factors may include tobacco smoke exposure following birth, poor prenatal care, low birth weight, or overheating from excessive bedding and sleepwear.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Sudden infant death syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

American SIDS Institute

The prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through research and education.

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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First Candle/SIDS Alliance

First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization committed to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life.With programs of research, education and advocacy we are working to prevent Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). We also provide compassionate grief support to anyone affected by the death of a baby through a toll-free crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND)

To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Sudden infant death syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

American SIDS Institute

The prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through research and education.

http://sids.org/

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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First Candle/SIDS Alliance

First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization committed to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life.With programs of research, education and advocacy we are working to prevent Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). We also provide compassionate grief support to anyone affected by the death of a baby through a toll-free crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.

http://www.firstcandle.org

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND)

To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.

http://www.handonline.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Sudden infant death syndrome" returned 356 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A note on the prevalence of cardiac ion channelopathies in the sudden infant death syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ronald Wilders

Journal: Europace. 2015 Nov;17(11):1739.

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2015

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
 

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Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun;91(11):Online.

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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Sudden infant death syndrome and residential altitude.
 

Author(s): David Katz, Supriya Shore, Brian Bandle, Susan Niermeyer, Kirk A Bol, Amber Khanna

Journal: Pediatrics. 2015 Jun;135(6):e1442-9.

 

Theories of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) suggest hypoxia is a common pathway. Infants living at altitude have evidence of hypoxia; however, the association between SIDS incidence and infant residential altitude has not been well studied.

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Sudden infant death syndrome" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Breastfeeding and dummy use have a protective effect on sudden infant death syndrome.
 

Author(s): Bernt Alm, Göran Wennergren, Per Möllborg, Hugo Lagercrantz

Journal: Acta Paediatr.. 2016 Jan;105(1):31-8.

 

We conducted a literature review on the effect of breastfeeding and dummy (pacifier) use on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). From 4343 abstracts, we identified 35 relevant studies on breastfeeding and SIDS, 27 on dummy use and SIDS and 59 on dummy use versus breastfeeding.

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

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Sudden infant death syndrome.
 

Author(s): Stephen M Adams, Chad E Ward, Karla L Garcia

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun;91(11):778-83.

 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden unexpected death of a child younger than one year during sleep that cannot be explained after a postmortem evaluation including autopsy, a thorough history, and scene evaluation. The incidence of SIDS has decreased more than 50% in ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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Laryngeal inflammation in the sudden infant death syndrome.
 

Author(s): Glenis K Scadding, Christine Brock, Fazila Chouiali, Qutayaba Hamid

Journal: Curr Pediatr Rev. 2014 ;10(4):309-13.

 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is marked by 'the sudden death of an infant that is unexpected by history and remains unexplained after a thorough forensic autopsy and a detailed death scene investigation'. The cause is unknown. Excessive subglottic submucosal glandular tissue ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Paediatric Virtual Autopsy Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stillbirth; Newborn Death; Sudden Infant Death

 

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2016

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