Navigation Links
New research shows overheating newborns can increase the risk of SIDS
Date:5/30/2008

New research at the University of Calgary shows that smoking while pregnant, as well as thermal stress, can lead to an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Increased ambient temperature such as over-wrapping a baby at night time or increasing the room temperature can affect the baby's pattern of breathing.

Other known contributing factors to SIDS include babies sleeping in a belly-down position and exposure to cigarette smoke. Combining any of these factors with thermal stress may put babies at greater risk.

"Addressing these risk factors through tobacco reduction programs as well as better infant care practices could potentially decrease the incidence of SIDS," says Dr. Shabih Hasan, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine who led the study.

To investigate the effects of thermal stress and cigarette smoke exposure researchers exposed pregnant rat pups to increased ambient temperatures as well as cigarette smoke. This is also the first study involving animals to observe the effects of cigarette smoke rather then just nicotine, which is only one of 4,700 known toxins in cigarettes.

The research will be published in the June 1st edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The SIDS Calgary Society is greatly encouraged by the study.

"This finding truly takes us one step closer to medically understanding the mystery of the mechanisms that cause SIDS. We want to encourage Dr. Hasan and others with research focused on these mechanisms to continue their work as there are many parents of SIDS babies that are really looking for medical answers," says George Dalekos, chair of the SIDS Calgary Society.

In 1999, Jackie Sillner's seven-month old daughter Brianne died as a result of SIDS. "It can happen to anyone," she says, "research in this area can answer questions and help parents understand what happened."


'/>"/>

Contact: Marta Cyperling
marta.cyperling@ucalgary.ca
403-210-3835
University of Calgary
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
3. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
4. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
5. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
6. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
7. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
8. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
9. HIVs impact in Zimbabwe explored in new research
10. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
11. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Center for Autism ... caregivers of those affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The ... Maine, will give parents and other caregivers the opportunity to share stories and advice, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet’s newest campaign, ... standing as living proof that attitude and determination can combine into the most ... spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer patients a new-found hope, by ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... CloudLIMS.com, a class-leading provider of ... Lite. CloudLIMS Lite helps biobanks, clinical, research and testing laboratories keep track of ... new version is a faster and a more efficient product, allowing batch processing ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Rijuven Corp launches rejiva ( http://www.rejiva.com ), a unique wearable technology that measures ... on the market can deliver all that rejiva can. , “Rejiva promotes relaxation and ... than the usual heart rate and steps taken”, adds Evens Augustin, CEO of Rijuven. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, Thanksgiving morning, ... different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery ... Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... , , The global ultrasound ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2016-2022. Based ... during the forecast period, a CAGR of 8.8% in the global market. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ATLANTA , Dec. 2, 2016 Quantum ... screening and expert radiologist interpretation directly to women at ... partners with corporations, such as Delta Air Lines and ... cancer screening as a component of wellness initiatives. ... women of SunTrust. It enables them to have a ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- In the first ever attempt to include phytocannabinoids ... C. sativa, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University ... , the Universita` del Piemonte Orientale and Phytoplant Research ... unified inventory of phytocannabinoids of different botanical origin. ... chemical and structural diversity of phytocannabinoids. As a result ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: