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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Infant sleeping position and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in California, 1997-2000.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found even after post mortem.
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.
Risk factor changes for sudden infant death syndrome after initiation of Back-toSleep campaign.
Sudden infant death syndrome and residential altitude, David Katz et al.
Based on these data, we have also sought to clarify the role of pathological changes in the lungs and the state of pulmonary surfactant in the development of sudden infant death syndrome.
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, and maternal pregnancy complications were also leading causes of death, according to the report.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) remains one of the leading causes of death in infants one month to one year of age.
Furthermore, 40 babies die from sudden infant death syndrome every year caused by passive smoking.
Furthermore, 40 babies die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDs) every year caused by passive smoking -one in five of all SIDs deaths.
The Continuing Education Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction was developed by NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in collaboration with national nursing and health organizations.

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