Burial by Sand: Summer Play Gone Awry
- Accidental Burials in Sand: A Potentially Fatal Summertime Hazard. Zarroug, Abdalla E.; Stavlo, Penny L.; Kays, Greg A.; Rodeberg, David A.; Moir, Christopher R. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2004, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p774
Accidental burial in sand is a tragically unrecognized risk associated with a popular childhood recreational activity. We describe 4 boys, aged 10 to 13 years, who were accidentally buried by sand. One boy died after his self-made tunnel in a sandbox collapsed. In a separate incident at a...
- Fatal asphyxial episodes in the very young: classification and diagnostic issues. Roger Byard; Lisbeth Jensen // Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology;Sep2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p177
AbstractÂ Â Infants and young children are exposed to a relatively limited range of circumstances that may result in accidental or inflicted asphyxial deaths. These usually involve situations that interfere with oxygen uptake by the blood, or that decrease the amount of circulating oxygen....
- Decline in deaths from choking on food in infancy: an association with change in feeding practice? Roper, H. P.; David, T. J. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1987, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p2
The author comments on the association between food choking deaths and change in the feeding practice. The author reviews data in literature about choking as the leading cause of accidental deaths in infants. An explanation to the role of a change in feeding practice in the marked decline in the...
- Accidental mechanical asphyxia of children in Germany between 2000 and 2008. Meyer, F.; Trübner, K.; Schöpfer, J.; Zimmer, G.; Schmidt, E.; Püschel, K.; Vennemann, M.; Bajanowski, T. // International Journal of Legal Medicine;Sep2012, Vol. 126 Issue 5, p765
Accidents constitute one of the greatest risks to children, yet there are few medical reports that discuss the subject of accidental asphyxia. However, a systematic analysis of all documented cases in Germany over the years 2000-2008 has now been conducted, aiming at identifying patterns of...
- Prevent Your Child From Choking. Bren, Linda // FDA Consumer;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p27
Discusses asphyxia in children and the measures to prevent a child from choking. Risk of choking posed by solid foods; Cases of choking deaths in the U.S.; Actions to relieve choking in an infant.
- don't chew on this. // Baby Talk;Mar2005, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p17
Focuses on the results of studies on choking in babies. Food which may choke babies, according to Emory University and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- what to expect. Murkoff, Heidi // Baby Talk;Nov2006, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p30
The article offers tips for mothers on keeping their babies from picking and swallowing unsafe items. Topping the very unhealthy list are damp objects left on the floor such as the day-old teething biscuit he sucked on for hours, the pacifier soaking in a puddle of juice, or the glob of sweet...
- Choking cautions. Johnston, Carden // Baby Talk;Apr2004, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p26
Discusses how parents can protect their babies and children from choking on food. Instances when choking occurs; Implications of choking on babies; Ways of feeding babies; Household items that should be kept away from children; Tips on choosing toys.
- Ingested and aspirated foreign bodies: Making sure that what went in comes out. Arnold, Linda D. // Contemporary Pediatrics;Nov2006, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p32
The article provides information on diagnosing and treating foreign-body ingestion and aspiration in children. In the U.S., 92,166 cases of foreign-body ingestion and aspiration were reported to poison centers in 2003 and ninety-one percent of the calls involved children, most younger than 6...