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Minerva Pediatrica 2018 Feb 19

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.18.04971-X


language: English

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): the role of multidisciplinary teams experience of the SIDS-ALTE Center of Regione Liguria

Antonella PALMIERI 1 , Ezio FULCHERI 2, Paolo NOZZA 3, Paola CERIOLO 3, Chiara AIELLO 4, Alberto FERRANDO 5, Simona COSTABEL 6, Stefania MORASSO 7, Sergio CAGLIERIS 8, Francesco VENTURA 9

1 Centro SIDS-ALTE Regione Liguria, Dipartimento di Emergenza DEA, Istituto G. Gaslini IRCCS, Genoa, Italy; 2 Anatomia Patologica, UOSD Patologia Feto-Placentare, Istituto G. Gaslini IRCCS, Università di Genova, Genoa, Italy; 3 Anatomia Patologica, Istituto G. Gaslini IRCCS, Centro SIDS-ALTE, Genoa, Italy; 4 Scuola Italiana Biosistemica, Università di Padova, Padua, Italy; 5 Private Practitioner, Padua, Italy; 6 U.O.C. Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d’Urgenza, Istituto G. Gaslini IRCCS, Genoa, Italy; 7 Associazione Volontariato Stella in Cielo (Luce sulla SIDS/ALTE), Genoa, Italy; 8 Emergenza Territoriale Liguria, Genoa, Italy; 9 DISSAL, Sezione di Medicina Legale, Università di Genova, Centro SIDS-ALTE, Genoa, Italy


Aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional management of SIDS for a complete approach to this tragic event. Both biomedical and psychosocial aspects are evaluated, focusing on the impact of SIDS diagnosis on the family. The paper describes the organization of our team, composed of a network of specialists involved in both prevention and management of SIDS. A protocol is proposed to improve SIDS diagnosis and management. In our team, the clinical pediatrician is the coordinator of specialists and the mediator between the family and the other specialists, thanks to his direct relationship with parents.

KEY WORDS: Sudden Infant Death Sindrome - SIDS

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Article first published online: February 19, 2018
Manuscript accepted: January 30, 2018
Manuscript revised: January 15, 2018
Manuscript received: April 9, 2017

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Palmieri A, Fulcheri E, Nozza P, Ceriolo P, Aiello C, Ferrando A, et al. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): the role of multidisciplinary teams experience of the SIDS-ALTE Center of Regione Liguria. Minerva Pediatr 2018 Feb 19. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.18.04971-X

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