[NFIMR] Ambient environmental factors related to SIDS?
BConnal at aol.com
BConnal at aol.com
Tue Jun 21 16:19:07 EDT 2011
Agreed. That is exactly what we see in Virginia
PO Box 799
Haymarket VA 20168
The morning glory blooms but for an hour, and yet it differs not at heart
from the giant pine that lives for a thousand years.
Teitoku Matsunaga, Japanese Poet
In a message dated 6/21/2011 4:12:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
ptackitt at comcast.net writes:
Hi Kelly and Anne,
I appreciate Kelley's wisdom. We've been seeing the same thing, for
We had 5 babies die in a 2 day period in Wayne Co, MI in July either
last year, or maybe it was 2009. When we finished the investigations
the risks were 4 - unsafe sleep in bedsharing situations with mom and
sibs, and one died in soft bedding, in adult bed, prone, alone.
Sleeping baby supine, in a safety approved crib, with nothing in the
crib but the baby and a pacifier - saves lives. We totally support
room sharing, but not bedsharing.
I work on FIMR in Michigan, in Wayne Co and on CDRT in Wayne Co and
Detroit. We do not find SIDS deaths and have not for over 8 years,
We find suffocations, some accidental manners and some homicide.
Pat Tackitt RN, MS
WCMEO - Pediatric Mortality Investigations
FIMR - Detroit, MI
On Jun 20, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Kelley Bowden wrote:
> I am not aware of other factors. We are looking at the issues
> related to SUID, as we have also had several deaths while bed-
> sharing with an adult. We have done extensive literature reviews
> and have not found any environmental factors (other than the usual
> cigarette smoking, over-heating).
> People often quote Japan as having the lowest SIDS rates, but I
> recently learned that their bed sharing deaths are classified as
> suffocation deaths, not SIDS deaths.
> We are continuing to critique these deaths. At this point it looks
> like bed sharing in an adult bed is a high risk situation and should
> be avoided.
> Kelley Bowden, MS, RN
> Perinatal Outreach Education
> Maine Medical Center
> 22 Bramhall Street
> Portland, ME 04102
> bowdek at mmc.org
> 207-662-2696 or 662-2167
>>>> "Packham, Anne" <Anne.Packham at cincinnati-oh.gov> 6/15/2011 2:27
>>>> PM >>>
> We recently had three otherwise healthy babies died of SUID within
> days within about a two mile radius. Granted, all of them were
> co-sleeping in an adult bed. But I wondered if anyone is aware of any
> research on possible environmental (ambient) factors that could be
> related to sudden infant death.
> Anne Packham MPH
> Fetal and Infant Mortality Review
> Cincinnati Health Department
> 3101 Burnet Ave., Rm. 202
> Cincinnati, OH 45229
> phone (513) 357-7266
> fax (513) 357-7434
> anne.packham at cincinnati-oh.gov
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