EBN Twitter Journal Club– Session 8

EBN Twitter Club #ebnjc – Session 8

The incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the sudden death of an infant that is not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained after autopsy, has reduced since the world wide ‘back to sleep’ initiative implemented during the early 1990’s.  While it has been established that placing infants supine for sleep significantly decreases the risk of sudden infant death, theories explaining the physiological reasons the supine sleep position remain speculative.  Sleep position does not appear to influence the risk of extreme cardiorespiratory events in vulnerable infants.

Questions to consider:

  1. Sleep position does not appear to influence the risk of extreme cardiorespiratory events in infants, yet the study recommends continued advocating of supine sleeping position, why is this?
  2. What do you think are the limitations to this case-control study?
  3. Why is it difficult to find explanations for the physiological reasons for SIDS?

Article for discussion:

Lister G, Rybin DV, Colton T, et al. (2012) Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation

(CHIME) Study Group. Relationship between sleep position and risk of extreme cardio respiratory events. J Pediatr;161:22-5. http://bit.ly/11pPdy3

EBN Commentary at: http://bit.ly/ZRMkVl

The discussion will take place Wednesday, May 1 (14.00 UK time) to Friday, May 3 (16.00 Eastern Canadian time), 2013.  Be sure to tweet your messages and include #ebnjc to be part of the discussion.

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