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In March 1992 the 'Reduce the Risk of Cot Death' guidelines were launched in the Republic of Ireland. In response to epidemiological surveys conducted in 1993 and 1994 these guidelines were revised in November 1995 and a new leaflet was distributed. The study set out to compare parents interviewed in 1994 (n = 153) and 1996 (n = 132) to determine their(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear if it is safe for babies to bed share with adults. In Ireland 49% of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases occur when the infant is bed-sharing with an adult. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of bed-sharing during the last sleep period on risk factors for SIDS in Irish infants. DESIGN An 8 year (1994-2001) population based(More)
BACKGROUND The International Child Care Practices Study (ICCPS) has collected descriptive data from 21 centres in 17 countries. In this report, data are presented on the infant sleeping environment with the main focus being sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk factors (bedsharing and infant using a pillow) and protective factors (infant sharing a room(More)
AIM To identify risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the sleeping environment of Irish infants. METHODS A five year population based case-control study with parental interviews conducted for each case and three controls matched for age, place of birth, and last sleep period. A total of 203 SIDS cases and 622 control infants born 1994-98(More)
Electrospray mass spectrometry (ES/MS), capillary-zone electrophoresis (CZE), capillary isoelectric focusing (CIEF), and multianalyte resonant mirror are used to evaluate the heterogeneity of samples of ricin toxins extracted from five horticultural varieties of Ricinus communis seeds: R. communis zanzibariensis, carmencita, impala, sanguineus, and(More)
Expressed sequence tag information was used to clone the full-length sequence for a new human lipoxygenase from the B cell line CCL-156. A related mouse sequence with 83% nucleotide identity to the human sequence was also cloned. The human lipoxygenase, when expressed via the baculovirus/insect cell system produced an approximately 80-kDa protein capable of(More)
hospital costs grew by 6.3 percent to $344 billion, inflation adjusted. About two-thirds of this increase was due to a rise in the mean cost per stay and one-third due to an increase in hospitalizations. ■ The 10 procedures associated with stays that generated the largest increases in costs had a combined increase in hospital costs of 32.3(More)
This paper examines some epidemiological factors associated with SIDS to give a general profile of SIDS cases occurring in Ireland between the years 1993 to 1997. There has been a dramatic decrease in the incidence of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the Republic of Ireland in the last decade from an average rate of 2.2/1000 live-births in the(More)