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The following is a list of SIDS and SUID related publications authored by CDC's Division of Reproductive Health. These publications are only a few of the scientific and technical materials available. We recommend that you review abstracts of our reports and other publications by using the resources of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service. PubMed is a searchable database that provides abstracts of biomedical articles and reports. Free and subscription-only full-text articles are also available.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Colson ER, Willinger M, Rybin DV, Camperlengo L, Corwin MJ. Trends in infant bedding use: National Infant Sleep Position study, 1993-2010. Pediatrics. 2015; 135(1): 10-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1793.

Camperlengo L, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Gibbs F. Improving sudden unexplained infant death investigation practices: an evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's SUID Investigation Training Academies. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2014; 35(4): 278-82. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000123.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Camperlengo LT, Ludvigsen R, et al. Classification system for the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry and its application. Pediatrics. 2014;134(1):e210-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0180. Free access to article available through PubMed Central®.

Hirai AH, Sappenfield WM, Kogan MD, et al. Contributors to excess infant mortality in the U.S. South. Am J Prev Med. 2014;46(3):219-27.

Sauber-Schatz EK, Sappenfield WM, Shapiro-Mendoza CK. Comprehensive review of sleep-related sudden unexpected infant deaths and their investigations: Florida 2008. Maternal Child Health Journal. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1520-1.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Camperlengo LT, Kim SY, Covington T. The sudden unexpected infant death case registry: a method to improve surveillance. Pediatrics. 2012;129(2):e486-493.

Kim SY, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Chu SY, Camperlengo LT, Anderson RN. Differentiating cause-of-death terminology for deaths coded as sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation, and unknown cause: an investigation using US death certificates, 2003-2004. J Forensic Sci. 2012;57(2):364-369.

Carlberg MM, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Goodman M. Maternal and infant characteristics associated with accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed in US infants. Maternal Child Health Journal. 2012;16(8):1594-1601.

Camperlengo LT, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kim SY. Sudden infant death syndrome: diagnostic practices and investigative policies, 2004. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2012;33(3):197-201.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital signs: Unintentional injury deaths among persons aged 0-19 years - United States, 2000-2009. MMWR. 2012;61:270-6.

Kaltman JR, Thompson PD, Lantos J, et al. Screening for sudden cardiac death in the young: report from a national heart, lung, and blood institute working group. Circulation. 2011;123(17):1911-1918.

Dietz PM, England LJ, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tong VT, Farr SL, Callaghan WM. Infant morbidity and mortality attributable to prenatal smoking in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2010;39(1):45-52.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kim SY, Chu SY, Kahn E, Anderson RN. Using death certificates to characterize sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): opportunities and limitations. J Pediatr. 2010;156(1):38-43.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kimball M, Tomashek KM, Anderson RN, Blanding S. US infant mortality trends attributable to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed from 1984 through 2004: are rates increasing? Pediatrics. 2009;123(2):533-539.

Tomashek KM, Qin C, Hsia J, Iyasu S, Barfield WD, Flowers LM. Infant mortality trends and differences between American Indian/Alaska Native infants and white infants in the United States, 1989-1991 and 1998-2000. Am J Public Health. 2006;96(12):2222-2227.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tomashek KM, Anderson RN, Wingo J. Recent national trends in sudden, unexpected infant deaths: more evidence supporting a change in classification or reporting. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;163(8):762-769.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tomashek KM, Davis TW, Blanding SL. Importance of the infant death scene investigation for accurate and reliable reporting of SIDS. Arch Dis Child. 2006;91(4):373. Free access to article available through PubMed Central®.

Tomashek KM, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Davis TW. Commentary on investigation of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. Forensic Sci Int. 2005;155(2-3):231-232.

Tomashek KM, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Wingo J, Davis TW. National standard for Death-Scene Investigation of Sudden, Unexpected Infant Deaths in the United States. Pediatrics. 2005;115(3):823-824.

Kinney HC, Randall LL, Sleeper LA, et al. Serotonergic brainstem abnormalities in Northern Plains Indians with the sudden infant death syndrome. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2003;62(11):1178-1191.

Hauck FR, Herman SM, Donovan M, et al. Sleep environment and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in an urban population: the Chicago Infant Mortality Study. Pediatrics. 2003;111 (5 Part 2):1207-1214.

Iyasu S, Randall LL, Welty TK, et al. Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome among northern plains Indians. JAMA. 2002;288(21):2717-2723.

Hauck FR, Moore CM, Herman SM, et al. The contribution of prone sleeping position to the racial disparity in sudden infant death syndrome: The Chicago Infant Mortality Study. Pediatrics. 2002;110(4):772-780.

Randall LL, Krogh C, Welty TK, Willinger M, Iyasu S. The Aberdeen Indian Health Service infant mortality study: design, methodology, and implementation. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2001;10(1):1-20.

Adams EJ, Chavez GF, Steen D, Shah R, Iyasu S, Krous HF. Changes in the epidemiologic profile of sudden infant death syndrome as rates decline among California infants: 1990-1995. Pediatrics. 1998;102(6):1445-1451.

Carmichael SL, Iyasu S. Changes in the black-white infant mortality gap from 1983 to 1991 in the United States. Am J Prev Med. 1998;15(3):220-227.

Saraiya M, Serbanescu F, Rochat R, Berg CJ, Iyasu S, Gargiullo PM. Trends and predictors of infant sleep positions in Georgia, 1990 to 1995. Pediatrics. 1998;102(3):E33.

Scott CL, Iyasu S, Rowley D, Atrash HK. Postneonatal mortality surveillance—United States, 1980-1994. MMWR. 1998;47(2):15-30.

Carmichael SL, Iyasu S, Hatfield-Timajchy K. Cause-specific trends in neonatal mortality among black and white infants, United States, 1980-1995. Matern Child Health J. 1998;2(2):67-76.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sudden infant death syndrome--United States, 1983-1994. MMWR. 1996;45(40):859-863.

Iyasu S, Hanzlick R, Rowley D, Willinger M. Proceedings of "Workshop on guidelines for scene investigation of sudden unexplained infant deaths"—July 12-13, 1993. J Forensic Sci. 1994;39(4):1126-1136.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980-1988. MMWR. 1992;41(28):515-517.

Iyasu S, Lynberg MC, Rowley D, Saftlas AF, Atrash HK. Surveillance of postneonatal mortality, United States, 1980-1987. MMWR. 1991;40(2):43-55.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seasonality in sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980-1987. MMWR. 1990;39(49):891-895.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden infant death syndrome as a cause of premature mortality—United States, 1984 and 1985. MMWR. 1988;37(42):644-646, 652.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature mortality due to sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980-1986. MMWR. 1987; 36(15):236-238.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature mortality due to sudden infant death syndrome. MMWR. 1986;35(11):169-170.