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Effect of prone sleeping on circulatory control in infants
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    Re: Prone sleeping and circulatory control in infants

    I believe that Dr Narchi's worries about Chong et al's paper are unjustified.

    The t test is known to be in the technical sense robust to non- Normality, meaning that unless the departure from Normality is severe the t table p values are very close to the correct ones. From general experience the variables studied in the paper are likely to have distributions that are close to Normality.

    Choing et al st...

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    Prone sleeping and circulatory control in infants

    Editor,

    I read with interest the article by Chong et al, in which they studied the variations in blood pressure, heart rate, shin and abdominal wall skin temperature in 44 term infants during sleep, in 4 different positions, prone and supine, horizontal and with a 600 head up tilt respectively. They concluded that the variations observed in the 4 different positions, due to vasomotor tone, may have a role in su...

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