The role of respiratory control disorders in SIDS.

  title={The role of respiratory control disorders in SIDS.},
  author={Bradley T. Thach},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  volume={149 1-3},
Although sudden death in infants resulting from cardiac arrhythmias are well documented these appear to account for no more than 5-10% of SIDS cases. Sudden respiratory failure currently is viewed as the most likely cause of death in the remainder. Accidental asphyxiation appears to have a causal role in less then 50% of deaths diagnosed as SIDS. The rest are most likely do to some form of acute respiratory failure. Although failure of autoresuscitation or failure to arouse from sleep likely… CONTINUE READING
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