sudden infant death syndrome

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sudden infant death syndrome

n. Abbr. SIDS
A fatal syndrome that affects sleeping infants under a year old, characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing and thought to be caused by a defect in the central nervous system. Also called crib death.

sudden infant death syndrome

(Pathology) a technical term for cot deathAbbreviation: SIDS

sud′den in′fant death′ syn`drome

death from cessation of breathing in a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep.
Abbr.: SIDS Also called crib death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep

sud·den in·fant death syn·drome

n. síndrome de muerte infantil súbita, muerte súbita de un bebé menor de un año de edad cuya causa permanece desconocida.
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A perspective on neuropathologic findings in victims of the sudden infant death syndrome: the triple risk model.
According to the new policy statement, the AAP recommends that parents place the infant's crib, portable crib, play yard, or bassinet in their bedroom until the child's first birthday (AAP Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 2016).
Despite this, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Statement on Infantile Apnea and Home Monitoring (2) and the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on apnea, sudden infant death syndrome, and home monitoring (3) recommend the use of home apnea monitoring for certain infants who've had an ALTE.
International trends in sudden infant death syndrome: stabilization of rates requires further action.
Sudden infant death syndrome and residential altitude, David Katz et al.
But both regions have seen significant drops in sudden infant death rates in the past few years, the provisional rate for Wales by 2012 having reduced to 0.
The most important risk factors for sudden infant death, such as poor organization of life, lack of stimulation of the child's development, premature and / or low body weight at birth, maternal smoking during pregnancy, sharing the bed with parent(s) often associated with sleep disturbances in infants aged 2 to 6 months (Kelmanson, 2010).
Abu Dhabi The use of soft cushioning material besides sleep practices like sharing bed space and allowing infants to sleep on their stomach and side are some of the chief causes of sudden infant deaths in the UAE, a leading doctor in the capital said yesterday.
Drinking or taking drugs prior to falling asleep with a baby also increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Infants who slept in a bedroom with a fan ventilating the air had a 72 percent lower risk of Sudden infant Death Syndrome compared to infants who slept in a bedroom without a Ian, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
It also found startling evidence of a direct link between the number of hours a day a baby was exposed to tobacco smoke and its increased risk of cot Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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