Alfred Steinschneider

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Fourteen cries of a four day old infant who subsequently died suddenly of unexplained causes were analyzed on nine acoustic characteristics including fo, duration, formant frequencies and sound pressure level. In comparison to a group of newborn controls, the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) victim's cries exhibited a lower fo, longer duration, lower(More)
OBJECTIVE The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends immunization of preterm infants at 2 months' chronological age with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, regardless of birth weight and gestational age. Several investigators have reported an increased incidence of cardiorespiratory events in preterm infants after immunization. Consequently,(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of neonatal age, sex, type of feeding, and rapid eye movements on the occurrence of apneic pauses during sleep in a hyperthermic environment. One hundred and twenty fullterm infants (equally divided by sex and type of feeding) were observed during a complete nap within the first and approximately fourth(More)
The effect of nasopharyngitis on the simultaneous occurrence of prolonged sleep apnea (greater than or equal to 20 seconds in duration) was studied in 26 infants managed at home on an apnea monitor. During the observation period, these infants had a total of 69 illnesses which appeared to represent an upper respiratory tract inflammatory process. In(More)