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  • crib death
  • Crib death" was so infrequent in the pre-vaccination era that it was not even mentioned in the statistics, but it started to climb in the 1950s with the spread of mass vaccination against diseases of childhood. (vaccinechoicecanada.com)
  • infant's
  • Thermal measurements were conducted at the death scene for cases and at the scene of last sleep for control infants, who were visited unexpectedly within four weeks of the index infant's death on a day of similar climatic conditions. (ox.ac.uk)
  • autopsy
  • At autopsy, the infant usually exhibits signs of normal hydration and nutrition with no signs of obvious or hidden evidence of trauma. (medindia.net)
  • More than 50 percent of the deaths were referred to a medical examiner, and an autopsy was performed on 94 percent of the infants presented the frequency distribution and proportion of deaths according to cause of death category, caregiver, and other selected characteristics. (medindia.net)
  • stomachs
  • Supine sleeping position has increased the incidence of flattening of the occiput (deformational plagiocephaly), but this condition can be prevented and treated by encouraging supervised "tummy time," meaning that when awake, infants should spend as much time as possible on their stomachs. (aafp.org)
  • babies
  • The risk is higher in males, in low-birth-weight infants, in lower socioeconomic levels, during cold months, and for babies who sleep face down. (infoplease.com)
  • Recent studies have shown persistent high levels of an infant form of hemoglobin in babies with known risk factors for the condition. (infoplease.com)
  • These babies generally appear healthy or may have an upper respiratory infection or gastroenteritis in the last 2 weeks before their death. (hubpages.com)
  • researchers
  • Some researchers think these things can make it difficult for infants to control their body temperature , making them unable to control their breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • It is the leading cause of death in children between the ages of one month and one year. (wakegov.com)
  • The environment in which the infant was in at the time will also be examined to see if anything there could have been the cause. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • The state's Child Fatality Review Panel on Monday issued a "Public Health Alert" to spread the word that dangerous sleep conditions are the leading cause of infants dying in Connecticut. (ctmirror.org)
  • A broader term, "sudden and unexpected infant death" (SUID) is used to describe all such deaths, regardless of cause . (wikipedia.org)
  • Causal
  • Causal theories suggest that the infant may have immature or hypersensitive lungs, may have a defect in brain-stem control of breathing, or may be rebreathing carbon dioxide. (infoplease.com)