Unexplained Infant Deaths to be Recorded in New Database
In recent years, the number of reported cases of sudden infant death syndrome has declined, and the number of reported cases has dropped by 50% since 1990. While this is good news on the surface, researchers now want to determine whether this is due to a real public health improvement or just a difference in the death record by creating a new database. Detailed information on how the database is called the registry of sudden infant deaths cases will help researchers answer questions around SIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the researchers today described these problems in an article. \"Now, when we want to do monitoring and actually monitor trends in SIDS and other infant deaths . . . . . . We are limited by the data collected in the United States [S. \"Death Record\", Joint article Author Kelly Shapiro Mendoza, a senior scientist at CDC. She explained that the records may lack information about the death of the baby, such as the sleeping environment, whether the baby is sleeping in the back or abdomen, and whether the baby is in an adult bed, is there any soft bedding where the baby sleeps. Shapiro- Mendoza said the new database will build on existing mortality records and add more information about infant deaths, \"so that it can inform prevention efforts. \"The Mystery of Sidsresearch has begun to use the word\" sudden accidental infant death \"to describe any situation that does not directly explain healthy death --seeming baby. After investigation, the cause of death can be determined. \"Poisoning, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure Or low body temperature, neglect and killing, and suffocation are the causes of suicide. But death can also be classified as either from SIDS or \"unknown cause \". \"By compiling medical history data for infants and mothers, information such as caregiver education and criminal records, and information on infant sleep status and crib, this database can be used to help researchers figure out what\'s going on in this \"unknown cause\" situation. Shapiro: \"It is difficult to distinguish between SIDS and the death of choking infants of unknown causesMendoza said. \"I believe that determining the cause of death of an unknown infant may sometimes be based on comprehensive information provided by on-site investigations and autopsy, as well as professional training and experience by forensic or coroner. \"Is public health information valid? Part of the new SUID database is designed to provide researchers with more information to assess the effectiveness of public health programs. For example, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new guide in November, which included the use of a firm sleeping surface (I. e. \"Crib mattress, covered with fitted sheets\"), let parents and babies sleep in one room but not in the same bed, remove the soft items and loose bedding from the crib. \"Shapiro- Mendoza is a consultant to these guidelines recognized by CDC. With the new database, it is hoped that researchers will be able to find out which guidelines have not been followed, or whether other factors that should be added to the guidelines can be determined and targeted at any new public health information. Pilot programs for registration have been started in Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey and New Mexico. \"We hope that if states and other public health researchers want to use this data to inform their research, the database will be available to them,\" Shapiro-Mendoza said. \"We also want to use this data to improve the investigation of these deaths. \"Papers on registration are published online today (January. In the Journal of Pediatrics. Pass it on: a new registry can help researchers better understand the situation of accidental infant deaths.