- Currently the relationships between apnea, bradycardia, hypoxia and
sudden death is unclear.
- This larger study corroborates previous small studies showing that
repeat events occur within 6 weeks of initial event.2
- CHIME monitor more sensitive in measuring obstructive apnea than standard
monitoring devices. This may have played a role in number of events
recorded by healthy infants although this would not change the relative
- Ramanathan R, Corwin MJ, Hunt CE, et al. Cardiorespiratory events
recorded on home monitors: comparison of healthy infants withthose at
increased risk for SIDS. JAMA 2001;285:2199-2207.
- Cote A, Hum C, Brouillette RT, Themens M. Frequency and timing of
recurrent events in infants using home cardiorespiratory monitors. J
Pediatrics 1998; 132:783-98.
- Weese-Mayer DE, Corwin MJ, Peucker MR, et al, and the CHIME Study
Group. Accuracy of the respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP)
Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation monitor in identifying
obstructed breaths. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2000; 162:471-480.
- Michigan Association of Apnea Professionals Consensus Statement of
Infantile Apnea and Home Monitoring Fourth Edition. 1998.
- Dr. Nancy McIntosh RN, PhD. University of Michigan. Personal communication.