Contains research papers and theories associated with Cot Death (SIDS) and related conditions.
Cot Life 2000
Discusses a theory that cot death is caused by toxic gases released from mattresses and offers suggestions for its prevention.
First Candle: Toxic Gas Theory, Mattresses and SIDS
Summarises results from a number of studies into toxic gas theory, and concludes there is a lack of evidence to support the theory as a cause of SIDS. [PDF]
Lancet: Infection and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a systematic retrospective case review
Research by Weber MA et al suggesting a possible link between bacterial infection and cot death. [Abstract only, Payment required for full paper] (May 31, 2008)
ADC: Electromagnetic fields produced by incubators influence heart rate variability in newborns
Research demonstrating that incubator electromagnetic fields affects heart rate variability in newborn babies. Full paper is available in PDF for a fee. (May 01, 2008)
BBC News: Lung flaw link to cot death risk
Research finding that babies born with specific variants of three key lung genes are 14 times more likely to die from cot death. (August 23, 2006)
New Scientist: Nicotine's double link to cot death
Article discussing research finding that nicotine not only disrupts a baby's breathing, but can also disrupt the early development of neural circuits that guard against breathing cessation during sleep. (September 10, 2002)
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