Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SIDS and altitude

Babies born at a higher altitude faced a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to the results of a large population-based study.

David Katz, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, and colleagues found an adjusted increased risk of SIDS (odds ratio 2.30, 95% CI 1.01-5.24) for babies born where the mother resided at an altitude >8,000 feet compared with those born at <6,000 feet of mother's residence


Katz D, Shore S, Bandle B, Niermeyer S, Bol KA, Khanna A. Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome and Residential Altitude. Pediatrics. 2015 May 25. pii: peds.2014-2697.
[Epub ahead of print]

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