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Scientists from all over the world shared their work.

Drs. McEntire and Hunt (American SIDS Institute Executive Director and Board Member respectively) spoke at the International SIDS & Stillbirth Conference in September in Montevideo, Uruguay. Scientists from all over the world shared their work. At the conference Drs. Hauck, Shapiro-Mendoza and Darnall (members of the American SIDS Institute‚Äôs Research Advisory Council) also presented their […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Sleep-Related Deaths

Approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS; International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision [ICD-10], R95), illdefined deaths (ICD-10 R99), and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ICD-10 W75). After an initial decrease in the 1990s, the overall death rate attributable to sleep-related infant […]

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Research Grants Available

The American SIDS Institute announces a new research grant funding opportunity for SIDS-related research projects. Detailed information and instructions can be downloaded here: American SIDS Institute Research Grants Letter of Intent The deadline for submitting the letter of intent to research@sids.org is September 6, 2016.

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National Association of Medical Examiners 2015 Conference

Larissa Gregorin, MPH (American SIDS Institute Projects Director) spoke at the 2015 National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Conference on October 6th in Charlotte, NC. Many forensic pathologists and tissue & organ donation representatives presented and held exhibitions. Ms. Gregorin¬†spoke about the American SIDS Institute’s SUID Tissue Consortium, emphasizing its importance in the research community […]

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Effects of Caffeine on Intermittent Hypoxia in Infants Born Prematurely

Our article on intermittent hypoxia in preterm infants was published in March JAMA Pediatrics: Intermittent hypoxia (IH) is defined as brief, repetitive cycles of decreases in hemoglobin oxygen saturation (Sa) from a normoxic baseline, followed by reoxygenation and return to normoxia. Many animal and human studies have established that IH, compared with chronic sustained hypoxia, […]

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