Occurrence and mechanisms of sudden oxygen desaturation in infants who sleep face down.

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OBJECTIVE Infants who sleep prone and face down on soft bedding are particularly vulnerable for sudden infant death syndrome. It has been suggested that 1 mechanism of death in this situation involves rebreathing of expired air. Many infants tolerate rebreathing while lying prone face down for long periods with stable saturations. Others occasionally have… (More)

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@article{Patel2003OccurrenceAM, title={Occurrence and mechanisms of sudden oxygen desaturation in infants who sleep face down.}, author={Aloka L. Patel and Dorota A Paluszynska and Kathleen A Harris and Bradley T. Thach}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2003}, volume={111 4 Pt 1}, pages={e328-32} }