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Sudden, unexpected and unexplained early neonatal deaths in the North of England
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    Newborn infants in hospital should also benefit from SIDS prevention measures

    Leow et al (1) report the incidence of sudden, unexpected and unexplained early neonatal death in a retrospective population-based study as 0.35/10,000 live births. The authors conclude that such deaths occur more rarely than previously appreciated and as such 'extra intrusive supervision' following birth is not justified.

    Although SUNC and related-death is rare, it is important to highlight aspects which may co...

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