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Evaluation and management of apparent life-threatening events in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20476509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs) are frightening to caregivers and clinicians alike. This article provides a comprehensive review of the causes, management, and consequences of ALTEs. The information provided was collected from an extensive literature review using the search terms ALTE, sudden infant death syndrome, and apnea. There is a wide array of contributing factors to ALTE syndrome and sequalae for both infants and caregivers of infants experiencing an ALTE.
Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos; John S Koliopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nursing     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0097-9805     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-18     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505804     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-83; quiz 84     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Apnea* / diagnosis,  etiology,  nursing,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Monitoring, Ambulatory
Muscle Hypotonia
Nursing Assessment
Parents / psychology
Patient Education as Topic
Self-Help Groups
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / prevention & control

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