Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

From Pathophysiological Prospects

  • Toshiko Sawaguchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yuri Ozawa, Sachio Takashima, Hiroko Nonaka, Naoki Uga
    Pages 15-25
  3. P. Franco, B. Kugener, S. Scaillet, J. Groswasser, I. Kato, E. Montemitro et al.
    Pages 27-49
  4. P. Franco, J. Groswasser, S. Scaillet, B. Dan, T. Sawaguchi, I. Kato et al.
    Pages 51-64
  5. P. Franco, E. Montemitro, J. Groswasser, S. Scaillet, T. Sawaguchi, I. Kato et al.
    Pages 65-80
  6. Toshiko Sawaguchi, Patricia Franco, Hazim Kadhim, Tomohisa Mori, Shinobu Ito, Takashi Taki et al.
    Pages 81-105

About this book


Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is characterised by the sudden death of an infant that is not predicted by prior medical history and it is still responsible for a large percentage of infant mortalities. The exact causes have long remained unknown, though some risk factors such as including exposure to tobacco smoke, no breast feeding, and prone sleeping position, have been identified. However an analysis linking neurophysiological and neuropathological aspects in a prospective study of SIDS suggests that one of the causes of SIDS is arousal deficiency. This unique book provides the latest, comprehensive information on SIDS research from epidemiology to physiology.​


Arousal deficiency Sleep apnea Sudden infant death synrdome

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiko Sawaguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst of Advanced Biomedical Engineering Tokyo Women's Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54314-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54315-2
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