Sudden Death syndrome in infants

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  1. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    elevated level of Serum serotonin associated with SIDS


    It’s new parents’ worst nightmare: Their child dies suddenly in his or her sleep, and doctors can’t pinpoint a cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, approximately 1,600 children in the U.S. died in 2015 from this so-called sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which doctors believe is a range of disorders. Now a team led by Robin L. Haynes and Hannah C. Kinney of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reports . .

    http://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i28/...s-elevated-cases.html?type=paidArticleContent
     
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  5. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    On rare occasions it's just one of the family members themselves pinching the nostrils of the infant shut intermittently when it's asleep; or other sleep practices that are unsafe but usually non-deliberate if they cause death.

    Whether the nostril-pinching behavior is just sadistic play or the applicable parent (slash household member slash relative slash caregiver) is suffering from some compulsion disorder was never quite sorted out by the research conducted years ago, which is apparently now almost forgotten. It's regarded "rare" purely from the standpoint that verifying it requires 24/7 recorded video monitoring of an infant, and tedious regular viewing of that footage, so as to catch those sporadic deeds.

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  7. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Here we demonstrate increased serum serotonin levels in a subset (31%) of SIDS infants compared with control infants.

    http://m.pnas.org/content/114/29/7695.full

    This seems to be a good article

    No idea how nose pinching fits into the thread

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