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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29988617/characteristics-distinguishing-abusive-head-trauma-from-accidental-head-trauma-in-infants-with-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-japan
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Shunsuke Amagasa, Hikoro Matsui, Satoshi Tsuji, Satoko Uematsu, Takashi Moriya, Kosaku Kinoshita
Aim: To identify markers for detecting abusive head trauma (AHT) and its characteristics in the Japanese population. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 166 infants with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage between 2002 and 2013 in three tertiary institutions in Japan. The infants were classified into AHT (57), suspected AHT (24), and accidental (85) group based on the defined criteria. We compared clinical presentations and computed tomography findings among these three groups and also compared age distribution of infants with AHT in our study to those in the USA...
July 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903429/simulation-based-research-to-improve-infant-health-outcomes-using-the-infant-simulator-to-prevent-infant-shaking
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Kirsten Bechtel
Simulation is a technique that creates a situation or environment to allow persons to experience a representation of a real event for the purpose of practice, learning, evaluation, testing, or to gain understanding of systems or human actions. We will first provide an introduction to simulation in healthcare and describe the two types of simulation-based research (SBR) in the pediatric population. We will then provide an overview of the use of SBR to improve health outcomes for infants in health care settings and to improve parent-child interactions using the infant simulator...
June 11, 2018: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29801909/infantile-traumatic-brain-injury-with-a-biphasic-clinical-course-and-late-reduced-diffusion
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Nanako Takase, Noboru Igarashi, Hiromichi Taneichi, Kumi Yasukawa, Takafumi Honda, Hiromichi Hamada, Jun-Ichi Takanashi
Reduced diffusion in the subcortical white matter has been reported in some infants with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including abusive head trauma. However, the pathomechanisms of the lesions and clinical features are uncertain. We herein report two infants with TBI who presented with biphasic clinical courses and late reduced diffusion in the subcortical white matter, and reviewed seven clinically and radiologically similar patients with TBI. Their clinical features (secondary neurological symptoms on days 3 to 6) and radiological findings (normal diffusion on days 1 to 2, followed by reduced diffusion on days 3 to 6) are very similar to those observed in patients with acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion (AESD)...
July 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29796797/consensus-statement-on-abusive-head-trauma-in-infants-and-young-children
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REVIEW
Arabinda Kumar Choudhary, Sabah Servaes, Thomas L Slovis, Vincent J Palusci, Gary L Hedlund, Sandeep K Narang, Joëlle Anne Moreno, Mark S Dias, Cindy W Christian, Marvin D Nelson, V Michelle Silvera, Susan Palasis, Maria Raissaki, Andrea Rossi, Amaka C Offiah
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of fatal head injuries in children younger than 2 years. A multidisciplinary team bases this diagnosis on history, physical examination, imaging and laboratory findings. Because the etiology of the injury is multifactorial (shaking, shaking and impact, impact, etc.) the current best and inclusive term is AHT. There is no controversy concerning the medical validity of the existence of AHT, with multiple components including subdural hematoma, intracranial and spinal changes, complex retinal hemorrhages, and rib and other fractures that are inconsistent with the provided mechanism of trauma...
May 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725561/endoscopic-lavage-of-extensive-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-an-infant-after-abusive-head-trauma-adaptation-of-a-technique-from-ventricular-neuroendoscopy
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Thomas Beez, Ann Kristin Schmitz, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Christopher Munoz-Bendix
Subdural fluid collections are frequently encountered in young children after non-accidental injury. In a subset of patients, these collections progress in size and ultimately require permanent drainage, which is commonly achieved with subdural-peritoneal shunts. However, excessive protein and cellular contents in the fluid are potential risk factors for shunt failure. Here, we describe the adaptation of an endoscopic lavage technique established for ventricular endoscopy with the aim of improving fluid condition prior to shunting...
March 2, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672696/infant-abuse-diagnosis-associated-with-abusive-head-trauma-criteria-incidence-increase-due-to-overdiagnosis
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Ulf Högberg, Erik Lampa, Göran Högberg, Peter Aspelin, Fredrik Serenius, Ingemar Thiblin
Background: The hypothesis of this study is that the diagnosis of infant abuse is associated with criteria for shaken baby syndrome (SBS)/abusive head trauma (AHT), and that that changes in incidence of abuse diagnosis in infants may be due to increased awareness of SBS/AHT criteria. Methods: This was a population-based register study. Setting: Register study using the Swedish Patient Register, Medical Birth Register, and Cause of Death Register. The diagnosis of infant abuse was based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th and 10th revision...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622594/clinical-prediction-rules-for-abusive-head-trauma-a-systematic-review
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Helena Pfeiffer, Louise Crowe, Alison Mary Kemp, Laura Elizabeth Cowley, Anne S Smith, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: Misdiagnosis of abusive head trauma (AHT) has serious consequences for children and families. This systematic review identifies and compares clinical prediction rules (CPredRs) assisting clinicians in assessing suspected AHT. DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed and Cochrane databases (January 1996 to August 2016). Externally validated CPredRs focusing on the detection of AHT in the clinical setting were included. RESULTS: Of 110 potential articles identified, three studies met the inclusion criteria: the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) 4-Variable AHT CPredR, the Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (PredAHT) tool and the Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score (PIBIS)...
April 5, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605229/when-soothing-succeeds-simulating-a-risk-for-repeated-shaking-in-abusive-head-trauma-in-infants
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Mandy Chen, Ronald G Barr, Erica Miller, Nichole Fairbrother, Alissa Antle, Rollin Brant
PURPOSE: To investigate the observation that perpetrators of abusive head trauma engage in repeated shakings because shaking "works" to quiet the infant. METHODS: Sixty first-time parent couples individually cared for a programmable model infant in two consecutive 7-min trials. After six minutes of consolable followed by inconsolable crying, parents selected one of three soothing techniques. For trial one, parents were randomized to a "Successful" or "Failed" Soothing Condition...
March 28, 2018: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548839/comparison-of-the-characteristics-of-retinal-hemorrhages-in-abusive-head-trauma-versus-normal-vaginal-delivery
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So Young Kim, Linda A Morgan, Andrew J Baldwin, Donny W Suh
BACKGROUND: Retinal hemorrhage (RH) is one of the hallmarks of abusive head trauma (AHT); however, RH is also encountered with normal vaginal deliveries (NVD) and thus presents the clinician with a diagnostic dilemma. The purpose of this study was to compare RHs in AHT with those of NVD. METHODS: Records of with AHT and NVD infants with RH evaluated from 2013 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Pattern, size, extent, and severity were compared using RetCam images...
April 2018: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530278/a-15-year-cohort-review-of-in-hospital-pediatric-trauma-center-mortality-a-catalyst-for-injury-prevention-programming
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Shaylan K Govind, Neil H Merritt
BACKGROUND: The objective of our study was to identify the most common mechanisms of injury leading to death in our pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of fatally injured children 0-17 years old treated at our trauma center during 2000-2015. RESULTS: The mortality rate in our population was 8% (n = 103). Fifty-five percent were male. The majority (76%) of fatal injuries were blunt. Overall, motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) were the most common mechanism of injury (61%), followed by assault/abuse (9%)...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523358/injury-patterns-of-child-abuse-experience-of-two-level-1-pediatric-trauma-centers
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Yangyang R Yu, Annalyn S DeMello, Christopher S Greeley, Charles S Cox, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria, David E Wesson
PURPOSE: This study examines non-accidental trauma (NAT) fatalities as a percentage of all injury fatalities and identifies injury patterns in NAT admissions to two level 1 pediatric trauma centers. METHODS: We reviewed all children (<5years old) treated for NAT from 2011 to 2015. Patient demographics, injury sites, and survival were obtained from both institutional trauma registries. RESULTS: Of 4623 trauma admissions, 557 (12%) were due to NAT...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510999/abusive-head-trauma-and-the-triad-a-critique-on-behalf-of-rcpch-of-traumatic-shaking-the-role-of-the-triad-in-medical-investigations-of-suspected-traumatic-shaking
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REVIEW
Geoffrey David Debelle, Sabine Maguire, Patrick Watts, Rosa Nieto Hernandez, Alison Mary Kemp
The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) has recently published what they purported to be a systematic review of the literature on 'isolated traumatic shaking' in infants, concluding that 'there is limited evidence that the so-called triad (encephalopathy, subdural haemorrhage, retinal haemorrhage) and therefore its components can be associated with traumatic shaking'. This flawed report, from a national body, demands a robust response. The conclusions of the original report have the potential to undermine medico-legal practice...
June 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460638/effectiveness-of-a-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-prevention-program-among-spanish-speaking-mothers
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Sarah V Duzinski, Luis M Guevara, Amanda N Barczyk, Nilda M Garcia, Jane L Cassel, Karla A Lawson
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate participants' knowledge of and intent to share key messages of the Period of PURPLE Crying abusive head trauma prevention program among a majority Spanish-speaking population. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of a postintervention survey administered in the perinatal unit of a community birthing hospital. Surveys were administered to mothers of newborns by perinatal nurses as part of routine process evaluation prior to hospital discharge between May 30, 2014, and May 15, 2015...
March 2018: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429858/-neuropathology-of-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-and-proposal-of-a-protocol-for-neuropathological-examination
#14
Clémence Delteil, David Meyronet, Andre Maues de Paula, Anne Jouvet, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti
According to the French High Authority for Health, sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI) is defined as "a sudden death that occurs in an infant, whereas nothing in its known history could have predicted it". This is an exclusion diagnosis. There are great interregional disparities despite the professional recommendations established in February 2007. For the examination of the brain, instructions are not adapted to current and research practice. The role of the pathologist, like anyone involved in SUDI, is to eliminate an abuse head trauma and to determine the cause of death...
April 2018: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410140/nonaccidental-injury-presenting-as-unilateral-retinal-detachment-in-two-infants
#15
Krishanthy Sornalingam, Arundhati Dev Borman, Jane Ashworth
The association between abusive head trauma and retinal hemorrhages is well documented. As such, ophthalmic review in suspected nonaccidental injury has become routine. However, there is a paucity of reports focusing on ocular trauma and retinal detachment presenting as unilateral findings in nonaccidental injury and in the absence of other signs of physical abuse. This report identifies 2 suspected cases of nonaccidental injury in infants presenting to a tertiary care center with retinal detachment presumed secondary to severe unilateral direct ocular trauma...
February 2, 2018: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371238/potential-opportunities-for-prevention-or-earlier-diagnosis-of-child-physical-abuse-in-the-inpatient-setting
#16
Henry T Puls, James D Anderst, Jessica L Bettenhausen, Abbey Masonbrink, Jessica L Markham, Laura Plencner, Molly Krager, Matthew B Johnson, Jacqueline M Walker, Christopher S Greeley, Matthew Hall
OBJECTIVES: To compare rates of previous inpatient visits among children hospitalized with child physical abuse (CPA) with controls as well as between individual abuse types. METHODS: In this study, we used the Pediatric Health Information System administrative database of 44 children's hospitals. Children <6 years of age hospitalized with CPA between January 1, 2011, and September 30, 2015, were identified by discharge codes and propensity matched to accidental injury controls...
January 25, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208736/pathophysiological-and-behavioral-deficits-in-developing-mice-following-rotational-acceleration-deceleration-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Guoxiang Wang, Yi Ping Zhang, Zhongwen Gao, Lisa B E Shields, Fang Li, Tianci Chu, Huayi Lv, Thomas Moriarty, Xiao-Ming Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Christopher B Shields, Jun Cai
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from trauma in infants and young children. An AHT animal model was developed on 12-day-old mice subjected to 90° head extension-flexion sagittal shaking repeated 30, 60, 80 and 100 times. The mortality and time until return of consciousness were dependent on the number of repeats and severity of the injury. Following 60 episodes of repeated head shakings, the pups demonstrated apnea and/or bradycardia immediately after injury. Acute oxygen desaturation was observed by pulse oximetry during respiratory and cardiac suppression...
January 30, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160091/probabilistic-description-of-infant-head-kinematics-in-abusive-head-trauma
#18
T O Lintern, M P Nash, P Kelly, F H Bloomfield, A J Taberner, P M F Nielsen
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a potentially fatal result of child abuse, but the mechanisms by which injury occur are often unclear. To investigate the contention that shaking alone can elicit the injuries observed, effective computational models are necessary. The aim of this study was to develop a probabilistic model describing infant head kinematics in AHT. A deterministic model incorporating an infant's mechanical properties, subjected to different shaking motions, was developed in OpenSim. A Monte Carlo analysis was used to simulate the range of infant kinematics produced as a result of varying both the mechanical properties and the type of shaking motions...
December 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105967/national-study-shows-that-abusive-head-trauma-mortality-in-sweden-was-at-least-10-times-lower-than-in-other-western-countries
#19
Jacob Andersson, Ingemar Thiblin
AIM: The validity of the diagnostic criteria for abusive head trauma (AHT) and its attributes has been widely debated. This national study investigated the possibility of false-positive and false-negative cases of fatal AHT in Sweden. METHOD: This was a retrospective evaluation of the records of 733 deceased infants up to the age of 365 days who were examined during 1994-2013 at the six forensic medicine departments. All the records were scrutinised for possible cases of AHT...
March 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075919/a-systematic-autopsy-survey-of-human-infant-bridging-veins
#20
Emma C Cheshire, Roger D G Malcomson, Peng Sun, Evgeny M Mirkes, Jasmin M Amoroso, Guy N Rutty
In the first years of life, subdural haemorrhage (SDH) within the cranial cavity can occur through accidental and non-accidental mechanisms as well as from birth-related injury. This type of bleeding is the most common finding in victims of abusive head trauma (AHT). Historically, the most frequent cause of SDHs in infancy is suggested to be traumatic damage to bridging veins traversing from the brain to the dural membrane. However, several alternative hypotheses have been suggested for the cause and origin of subdural bleeding...
March 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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