Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research Papers

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Running head: SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYDROME 1 SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYDROME Child Development Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 2 Abstract Sudden Infant Death is a Syndrome is a devastating that continues to plague many families. This short research paper will discuss SIDS, its incidence, prevalence, cause and prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 3 One of the leading causes of death in infant range from one month to a year is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to the National SIDS Resource Center, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as “the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a through case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history”. The term SIDS has been loosely used in the medical field; as propose by Beckwith “SIDS remains a diagnosis of exclusion”.…show more content…
During my research of this topic, it was extremely difficult to find current research articles. My findings seem to indicate that the incident of SIDS has been declining or under reported over the past decades. It was also found that many articles were at contradictory standpoint; authors would state causation and never established a clear correlation on the cause of SIDS. Some research states the cause and later renege those fact and never provided sufficient facts to support findings. Living in a world of technology, we can only hope that they will find an explication to the direct cause of SIDS. However, until a cause or cure is found we will all live in fear of this dreadful killer, Sudden Infant Death

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