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Table 2 Final analysis

From: A perspective on SIDS pathogenesis. The hypotheses: plausibility and evidence

Hypothesis 1. Does the hypothesis take into account the key pathological findings? 2. Is the hypothesis congruent with the key epidemiological risk factors? 3. Does the hypothesis link 1 and 2?
Brainstem control of respiratory function No No No
Brainstem control of cardiac function Partly Yes Partly
Respiratory obstruction/unintentional asphyxia No Partly No
Common bacterial toxins Yes Yes Yes
Shock including anaphylaxis Yes Yes Partly
Thermal stress Partly Yes No
Diaphragm failure Partly Yes Partly
CO2 rebreathing No No No
toxic gases emitted from fungally colonized mattresses No No No
Abuse No No No