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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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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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 350 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Adherence to recommendations to reduce the risk of Sudden infant Death Syndrome].
 

Author(s): Manuel Rocca R, Juan Bosch F, Caterina Henson D, Pablo Reyes H, Micaela Conde A, Milagros Risso R, Néstor Antonio Gómez P, Pablo Atchabahian C

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. 2014 Jul;85(4):462-9.

 

Recommendations for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are available, although it is uncertain the degree of adherence to these measures. The aim of the study is to assess the adherence to recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS, seeking factors associated to the noncompliance ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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[Another cause of sudden infant death syndrome: report of a clinical case of congenital long QT syndrome].
 

Author(s): Zena Seka, Pierre Mols, Eric Gobin, William Ngatchou

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Last Updated: 10 Feb 2015

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Association between sudden infant death syndrome and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis immunisation: an ecological study.
 

Author(s): Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Chih-Mei Hettler-Chen, Thomas Keil, Rebecca Muckelbauer

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) continues to be one of the main causes of infant mortality in the United States. The objective of this study was to analyse the association between diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) immunisation and SIDS over time.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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The terms "Sudden infant death syndrome" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Systems-level perspective of sudden infant death syndrome.
 

Author(s): Nathan Salomonis

Journal: Pediatr. Res.. 2014 Sep;76(3):220-9.

 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains one of the primary causes of infant mortality in developed countries. Although the causes of SIDS remain largely inconclusive, some of the most informative associations implicate molecular, genetic, anatomical, physiological, and environmental ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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Intact numbers of cerebellar purkinje and granule cells in sudden infant death syndrome: a stereologic analysis and critical review of neuropathologic evidence.
 

Author(s): Maren C Kiessling, Andreas Büttner, Camilla Butti, Jens Müller-Starck, Stefan Milz, Patrick R Hof, Hans-Georg Frank, Christoph Schmitz

Journal: J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol.. 2013 Sep;72(9):861-70.

 

Despite much research during recent decades, the etiology and pathogenesis of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remain unknown. Because of the role of the cerebellum in respiratory and cardiovascular control, it has been proposed that it plays an important role in the pathogenesis ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Last Updated: 25 May 2010

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The Paediatric Virtual Autopsy Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stillbirth; Newborn Death; Sudden Infant Death

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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