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The death of a seemingly healthy baby in its sleep, due to an apparent spontaneous cessation of breathing.
- ‘Postmortem examinations are not even carried out automatically in the event of the sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘Two principal conditions need to be more fully understood in the coming decade: sudden infant death syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.’
- ‘The court heard she had suffered from alcoholism and mental health problems in the past after her first baby died from sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death, at five-months-old.’
- ‘To determine whether in utero cigarette smoke has an effect on airway-alveolar structure, Elliott and coworkers studied lungs from 32 infants who died from sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘Editor Gottlieb reports that more cases of the sudden infant death syndrome (cot deaths) occur in day care than at home.’
- ‘Diaphragmatic damage has been reported in patients dying of asphyxia, sudden infant death syndrome, and status asthmaticus.’
- ‘Any family physician who has had to counsel a family after a sudden infant death syndrome death knows the pain such an event engenders for decades.’
- ‘Appropriate oxygen treatment in this population may also be a factor in reducing the incidence of the sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘Some studies have suggested a link between the sudden infant death syndrome and primary immunisation, but most have failed to show a link.’
- ‘Editor Tappin et al found an increased risk of the sudden infant death syndrome in infants who slept on used mattresses, which was further increased if the used mattress was from another home.’
- ‘Maternal smoking is a major risk factor for late fetal death and the sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘A nonsignificant trend was observed for relatedness between infants who died with sudden infant death syndrome and patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.’
- ‘In addition, pathologists and coroners vary in their willingness to accept the sudden infant death syndrome as a designation for unexplained deaths.’
- ‘They also have fewer problems with allergies, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome, iron deficiency anemia and many other medical problems.’
- ‘Do immunizations cause sudden infant death syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or other problems?’
- ‘The CHIME study sought to identify factors that could put infants at risk for sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘A seemingly healthy infant can die suddenly of what appears to be sudden infant death syndrome.’
- ‘Certainly more studies are needed to compare the precise microenvironment of sleep for victims of the sudden infant death syndrome and healthy infants from similar socioeconomic backgrounds.’
- ‘After the birth there's an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS or cot death).’
- ‘The diagnosis of sudden infant death syndrome can also be a difficult task for the forensic pathologist.’
sudden infant death syndrome/ˈsədn ˈinfənt deTH ˈsinˌdrōm/
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