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Sleeping infants safely - considerations for GPs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20369140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sudden death of an infant is a traumatic experience for both families and health practitioners. The most common cause of sudden infant death is SIDS, defined as 'the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under 1 year of age, with onset of lethal episode apparently occurring during sleep, that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation including performance of a complete autopsy review of the circumstances of death and clinical history'. In 2004, SIDS accounted for 4.5% of deaths in infants aged less than 1 year in New South Wales. Evidence suggests the most common age of death from SIDS is 2-5 months, with a peak incidence at around 3-4 months.
Leigh Wilson; Susan Quine; Milton Lewis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant, Newborn
New South Wales / epidemiology
Physicians, Family*
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology,  prevention & control*

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