[NFIMR] Ambient environmental factors related to SIDS?
ptackitt at comcast.net
Tue Jun 21 16:03:46 EDT 2011
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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