Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Current Recommendations to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Review

@article{Carlin2017RiskFP,
  title={Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Current Recommendations to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Review},
  author={Rebecca F. Carlin and R. Moon},
  journal={JAMA Pediatrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={171},
  pages={175–180}
}
  • Rebecca F. Carlin, R. Moon
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • Importance Sudden infant death syndrome remains the leading cause of death in infants aged 1 month to 1 year in the United States. Observations While its exact cause is unknown, sudden infant death syndrome is believed to be multifactorial, ie, occurs in infants with underlying biological vulnerability who experience an exogenous stressor, such as prone/side sleeping or soft bedding, during a critical developmental period. Much genetic and physiologic evidence points to impaired arousal… CONTINUE READING
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