ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

Recent Scientific Publications on Sudden Infant Death

Please find below a reference list of recently published, peer-reviewed papers relating to SIDS or SUDI. The references have kindly been supplied by members of ISPID and may include papers in press. Any publication will be listed here for no longer than 2 years.


Duncan JR, Byard RW (eds). SIDS – Sudden infant and early childhood death: The past, the present and the future. Adelaide, Australia: University of Adelaide Press; 2018. doi:10.20851/sids

Goldwater PN. Why mainstream SIDS research is not achieving its goal. Am J Pediatr 2018; 4 (4): 104-109. doi:10.11648/j.ajp.20180404.16


Baddock SA, Tipene-Leach D, Williams SM, Tangiora A, Jones R, Iosua E, Macleod EC, Taylor BJ. Wahakura versus bassinet for safe infant sleep: a randomized trial. Pediatrics 2017; 139 (2). doi:10.1542/peds.2016-0162

Bright FM, Byard RW, Vink R, Paterson DS. Medullary serotonin neuron abnormalities in an Australian cohort of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2017; 76 (10): 864-873. doi:10.1093/jnen/nlx071

Byard RW, Bright F, Vink R. Why is a prone sleeping position dangerous for certain infants? Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2017. doi:10.1007/s12024-017-9941-y

Cohen E, Wong FY, Wallace EM, Mockler JC, Odoi A, Hollis S, Horne RSC, Yiallourou SR. Fetal-growth-restricted preterm infants display compromised autonomic cardiovascular control on the first postnatal day but not during infancy. Pediatr Res 2017; 82 (3): 474-482. doi:10.1038/pr.2017.105

Goldwater PN. Infection: the neglected paradigm in SIDS research. Arch Dis Child 2017; 102: 767-772. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312327

Goldwater PN. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, infection, prone sleep position, and vagal neuroimmunology. Front Pediatr 2017; 5: 223. doi:10.3389/fped.2017.00223

Hauck FR, McEntire BL, Raven LK, Bates FL, Lyus LA, Willett AM, Blair PS. Research priorities in sudden unexpected infant death: an international consensus. Pediatrics 2017; 140 (2): e20163514. doi:10.1542/peds.2016-3514

Horne RS, Fung AC, NcNeil S, Fyfe KL, Odoi A, Wong FY. The longitudinal effects of persistent apnea on cerebral oxygenation in infants born preterm. J Pediatr 2017; 182: 79-84. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.081

Mage DT, Donner EM. Epidemiology of sudden unexpected death in infancy: evidence from the London metropolitan police project Indigo Investigation. J Paediatr Neonat Dis 2017; 2 (1): 101. Paper

Yiallourou SR, Wallace EM, Whatley C, Odoi A, Hollis S, Weichard AJ, Muthusamy JS, Varma S, Cameron J, Narayan O, Horne RSC. Sleep: A window into autonomic control in children born preterm and growth restricted. Sleep 2017; 40 (5). doi:10.1093/sleep/zsx048


Horne RS, Fyfe KL, Odoi A, Athukoralage A, Yiallourou SR, Wong FY. Dummy/ pacifier use in preterm infants increases blood pressure and improves heart rate control. Pediatr Res 2016; 79 (2): 325-332. doi:10.1038/pr.2015.212

Mage DT. A chemical engineer looks at SIDS. Editorial. Scand J For Sci 2016; 22 (1): II-III. [PDF available here to logged-in members]

Mage DT, Latorre ML, Jenik AG, Donner EM. The role of respiratory infection in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Scand J For Sci 2016; 22 (1): 15-20. doi:10.1515/sjfs-2016-0004

Mathews A, Joyner BL, Oden RP, He J, McCarter R, Moon RY. Messaging affects the behavior of african american parents with regards to soft bedding in the infant sleep environment: a randomized controlled trial. J Pediatr 2016; 175: 79-85. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.004

Pease AS, Fleming PJ, Hauck FR, Moon RY, Horne RSC, PhD, L'Hoir MP, Ponsonby AL, Blair PS. Swaddling and the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: a meta- analysis. Pediatrics 2016; 137 (6): e20153275. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-3275

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