Publication details for Prof Helen L. BallBall, H.L. & Russell, C.K. (2014). SIDS & Infant Sleep Ecology. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 2014(1): 146.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 2050-6201
- DOI: 10.1093/emph/eou023
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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 . 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 …