Sudden infant deaths in sitting devices

  title={Sudden infant deaths in sitting devices},
  author={Aurore C{\^o}t{\'e} and Aida Bairam and M Desch{\^e}nes and George E. Hatzakis},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={384 - 389}
BACKGROUND As episodes of decreased oxygenation levels have been recorded in premature infants placed in car seats, it is believed that these infants are at risk of life-threatening events and death. [] Key MethodDESIGN Retrospective population-based cohort study reviewing all cases of sudden unexpected death in infants between birth and 1 year of age that occurred in the province of Quebec between January 1991 and December 2000.

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