August Week 1


Peds In Review: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: An Update, July 2012

Case and Discussion:

You are counseling the family of a two-week old on the risk of SIDS.

1) What is the definition of SIDS?
2) What are the risk factors?
3) What are some proposed mechanisms?
4) The baby’s mother states that her baby has reflux and is hesitant to put her baby on its back. What should you say? Should she use a wedge positioning device for reflux?
5) What influence do pacifiers and immunizations have in SIDS?

by Marie Reilly, PGY3