SIDS publications archive

American Academy of Pediatrics, Task Force on Infant Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. "Changing Concepts of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Implications for Infant Sleeping Environment and Sleep Position." Pediatrics 2000 March; 105 (No.3):650–6.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care Back to Sleep Campaign, 2003. www.healthychildcare.org.

Arnold, J., McClain, M.E., and Shaefer, S.J.M. "Reaching Out to the Family of a SIDS Baby." In: Woods, J.R., and Woods, J.L.E. (Eds.). Loss During Pregnancy or in the Newborn Period: Principles of Care with Clinical Cases and Analysis. Pitman (NJ): Jannetti Publications, Inc., 1997.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Guidelines for Death Scene Investigation of Sudden, Unexplained Infant Deaths: Recommendations of the Interagency Panel on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 1996; 45 (No. RR-10).

Corr, C.A., Fuller, H., Barnickol, C.A., and Corr, D.M. (Eds.). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Who Can Help and How. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1991.

Filiano, J.J., and Kinney, H.C. "A Perspective on Neuropathologic Findings in Infants of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: The Triple Risk Model." Biology of the Neonate 1994; 65(3–4):194–7.

Hauck, F.R., Moore, C.M., Herman, S.M., Donovan, M., Kalelkar, M., Christoffel, K.K., Hoffman, H.J., and Rowley, D. "The Contribution of Prone Sleeping Position to the Racial Disparity in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: The Chicago Infant Mortality Study." Pediatrics 2002 Oct; 110(4):772–80.

Hauck, F.R., Herman, S.M., Donovan, M., Iyasu, S., Moore, C.M., Donoghue, E., Kirschner, R.H., and Willinger, M. "Sleep Environment and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in an Urban Population: The Chicago Infant Mortality Study." Pediatrics 2003; 111(5), 1207–1214.

Hoffman, H.J., Damus, K., Hillman, L., and Krongrad, E. "Risk Factors for SIDS. Results of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development SIDS Cooperative Epidemiological Study." In: Schwartz, P.J., Southall, D.P., and Valdes-Dapena, M. (Eds). The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Cardiac and Respiratory Mechanisms and Interventions. New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1988.

Hoffman, H.J., Willinger, M., Gloeckner, C., Wu, K-T., and Hillman, L.S. "Risk Factors by Race/Ethnicity in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) SIDS Cooperative Epidemiological Study." Paper presented at the Fourth SIDS International Conference, June 23–26, 1996.

Li, D.K., Petitti, D.B., Willinger, M., McMahon, R., Odouli, R., Vu, H., and Hoffman, H.J. "Infant Sleeping Position and the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in California, 1997–2000." American Journal of Epidemiology 2003 March 1; 157(5):446–55.

Mathews, T.J., Menacker, F., and MacDorman, M.F. "Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2002 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set." National Vital Statistics Reports November 24, 2004; 53(10).

Moon, R.Y., and Biliter, W.M. "Infant Sleep Position Policies in Licensed Child Care Centers after Back to Sleep Campaign." Pediatrics 2000; 106:576–580.

Moon, R.Y., Patel, K.M., and Shaefer, S.J.M. "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Child Care Settings." Pediatrics 2000; 106 (2) 295–300.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. From Cells to Selves. Targeting Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): A Strategic Plan. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2001.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. NICHD-funded Researchers Uncover Abnormal Brain Pathways in SIDS Victims. News Release. Rockville (MD): May 14, 2000.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Public Information and Communications Branch. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1997.

Panigrahy, A., Filiano, J., Sleeper, L.A., Mandell, F., Valdes-Dapena, M., et al. "Decreased Serotonergic Receptor Binding in Rhombic Lip-Derived Regions of the Medulla Oblongata in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome." Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2000 May; 59(5): 377–84.

Scheers, N.J., Dayton, C.M. Kemp, J.S. "Sudden Infant Death with External Airways Covered." Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine 1998; 152:540–547.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Information and Public Affairs. Recommendations Revised to Prevent Infant Deaths from Soft Bedding. News Release #99-091. Washington, DC. April 8, 1999.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Information and Public Affairs. Retailers Join CPSC in Promoting Safe Bedding Practices for Babies–Each Year 900 SIDS Deaths May be Caused by Soft Bedding. News Release #00-078. Washington, DC. March 14, 2000.

Willinger, M., Hoffman, H.J., Wu, K-T., et al. "Factors Associated with the Transition to Nonprone Sleep Positions of Infants in the United States: The National Infant Sleep Position Study." Journal of the American Medical Association 1998; 280:329–335.

Willinger, M., James, L.S., and Catz, C. "Defining the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Deliberations of an Expert Panel Convened by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development." Pediatric Pathology September–October 1991; 11(5): 677–84.

Valdes-Dapena, M. "The Postmortem Examination." Pediatric Annals 1995 July; 24(7): 365–372.