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.


Goldwater PN. Infection: the neglected paradigm in SIDS research. Arch Dis Child Online First [published January 23, 2017] doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-312327


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


Andrisani G, Andrisani G. The mesencephalic nucleus of the trigeminal nerve and the SIDS. Medical Hypotheses 2015; 84 (1): 8-10. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2014.11.005

Blair PS. Co-sleeping and suffocation. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2015; 11 (2): 281-282. doi:10.1007/s12024-015-9658-8

Fleming PJ, Blair PS. Making informed choices on co-sleeping with your baby. BMJ 2015; 350: h563. doi:10.1136/bmj.h563

Fleming PJ, Blair PS, Pease A. Sudden unexpected death in infancy: aetiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology and prevention in 2015. Arch Dis Child 2015; 100 (10): 984-988. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-306424

Fleming P, Pease A, Blair P. Bed-sharing and unexpected infant deaths: what is the relationship? Paediatr Respir Rev 2015; 16 (1): 62-67. doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2014.10.008

Goldwater PN. Gut microbiota and immunity: possible role in sudden infant death syndrome. Front Immunol 2015; 6: 269. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2015.00269

Hunt CE, Darnall RA, McEntire BL, Hyma BA. Assigning cause for sudden unexpected infant death. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2015; 11 (2): 283-288. doi:10.1007/s12024-014-9650-8

Mage DT, Donner EM. An explanation of the 25% male excess mortality for all children under 5. Scand J Forens Sci 2015; 21 (2): 99-102. doi:10.1515/sjfs-2015-0001

Waite AJ, Coombs RC, McKenzie A, Daman-Willems Ch, Cohen MC, Campbell MJ, Carpenter RG. Mortality of babies enrolled on a community-based support programme: CONI PLUS (Care of Next Infant Plus). Arch Dis Child 2015; 100: 637-642. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307232

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