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SIDS & infant sleep ecology.

Ball, H.L. and Russell, C.K. (2014) 'SIDS & infant sleep ecology.', Evolution, medicine, and public health., 2014 (1). p. 146.


Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the designation given to the unexpected death of an infant that remains unexplained following post-mortem, death scene investigation and review of clinical history [1]. The search for mechanisms underlying such deaths has been largely unsuccessful; brainstem anomalies are thought to be involved. Although rare SIDS is the leading category of non-accidental deaths between 1 month and 1 year of age, annually affecting one in 3000 babies in the UK and one in 2000 in USA. Key associations with SIDS are identified using retrospective studies of SIDS-cases and matched controls. Three key …

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