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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Although numerous studies have shown that SIDS is associated with exposures such as overwrapping, bundling, and other behaviors linked with overheating (Guntheroth and Spiers 2001; Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Moon 2011), surprisingly little research documents whether outdoor heat is a risk factor.
Since sudden infant death syndrome, or 'cot death' became recognised, doctors have recommended that all babies sleep on their backs on firm surfaces.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year there are more than 4,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID), half of which are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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.
A young mother who lost a twin in pregnancy then had to go through the death of her surviving baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, an inquest heard yesterday.
of Pennsylvania, is an innovative program whose aim is to combat infant mortality resulting from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Secondhand smoke is a known cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children.
Sir Roy Meadow, a distinguished pediatrician and expert in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome evidence, was struck off by the doctors' regulatory body after giving misleading statistical evidence that helped convict a mother of murdering her children.
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LANCASTER -- In honor of Baby Safety Month, Antelope Valley Hospital is educating new parents about the importance of the ``Back to Sleep'' campaign, encouraging parents to protect their new infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
All proceeds from the auction of the guitar are being donated to help fund research to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under 1 year of age.

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