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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939637/retinal-haemorrhage-in-infants-with-pertussis
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Naz Raoof, Susana Pereira, Shuan Dai, Jocelyn Neutze, Cameron Charles Grant, Patrick Kelly
AIMS: It has been hypothesised that paroxysmal coughing in infantile pertussis (whooping cough) could produce retinal haemorrhages identical to those seen in abusive head trauma. We aimed to test this hypothesis. METHODS: This is a prospective study of infants hospitalised with pertussis in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2009 to 2014. The clinical severity of pertussis was categorised. All infants recruited had retinal examination through dilated pupils by the paediatric ophthalmology service using an indirect ophthalmoscope...
September 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833451/infantile-retinal-haemorrhages-in-the-absence-of-brain-and-bodily-injury
#2
Joseph Scheller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685899/prevention-and-recognition-of-abusive-head-trauma-training-for-healthcare-professionals-in-vietnam
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Jennifer A Fraser, Tara Flemington, Thi Ngoc Diep Doan, Minh Tu Van Hoang, Thi Le Binh Doan, Manh Tuan Ha
AIM: This study presents results from an intervention designed to improve identification and response to abusive head trauma in a tertiary paediatric hospital in Vietnam. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen healthcare professionals (paediatric medical and nursing staff) completed a clinical training programme and participated in its evaluation. A pre-post-test and follow-up design was used to evaluate the outcomes. Questionnaires were used to collect data prior to training, at six weeks and at six months...
July 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605024/a-unique-type-of-birth-trauma-mistaken-for-abuse
#4
Carolyn V Isaac, Jered B Cornelison, Rudolph J Castellani, Joyce L deJong
Pediatric abusive head trauma is a challenging subject across many disciplines. Of particular importance is the identification of mimics of abuse, so cause and manner of death can be properly assigned. We present the case of suspected child abuse involving an infant who presented unresponsive to the hospital with hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and bilateral parietal fractures. An autopsy revealed fractures associated with organizing scalp hemorrhage and gross leptomeningeal congestion and hemorrhage. The fractures were circular with external displacement, rounded margins, and subperiosteal new bone formation indicative of healing...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473090/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-physical-abuse-child
#5
Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Bruno P Soares, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Jeffrey P Blount, Timothy N Booth, Molly E Dempsey, Richard A Falcone, Laura L Hayes, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Sonia Partap, Cynthia K Rigsby, Maura E Ryan, Nabile M Safdar, Andrew T Trout, Roger F Widmann, Boaz K Karmazyn, Susan Palasis
The youngest children, particularly in the first year of life, are the most vulnerable to physical abuse. Skeletal survey is the universal screening examination in children 24 months of age and younger. Fractures occur in over half of abused children. Rib fractures may be the only abnormality in about 30%. A repeat limited skeletal survey after 2 weeks can detect additional fractures and can provide fracture dating information. The type and extent of additional imaging for pediatric patients being evaluated for suspected physical abuse depends on the age of the child, the presence of neurologic signs and symptoms, evidence of thoracic or abdominopelvic injuries, and social considerations...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422325/the-way-forward-in-addressing-abusive-head-trauma-in-infants-current-perspectives-from-sweden
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EDITORIAL
Steven Lucas, Anna Bärtås, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Lisa Törnudd, Peter Wide, Gabriel Otterman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395008/derivation-and-validation-of-a-serum-biomarker-panel-to-identify-infants-with-acute-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Rachel Pardes Berger, Brian J Pak, Mariya D Kolesnikova, Janet Fromkin, Richard Saladino, Bruce E Herman, Mary Clyde Pierce, David Englert, Paul T Smith, Patrick M Kochanek
Importance: Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death from physical abuse. Missing the diagnosis of abusive head trauma, particularly in its mild form, is common and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality. Serum biomarkers may have potential as quantitative point-of-care screening tools to alert physicians to the possibility of intracranial hemorrhage. Objective: To identify and validate a set of biomarkers that could be the basis of a multivariable model to identify intracranial hemorrhage in well-appearing infants using the Ziplex System...
June 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389927/post-mortem-imaging-of-the-infant-and-perinatal-dura-mater-and-superior-sagittal-sinus-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Emma C Cheshire, Roger D G Malcomson, Shiju Joseph, Asif Adnan, David Adlam, Guy N Rutty
Infants and young children are likely to present with subdural haemorrhage (SDH) if they are the victims of abusive head trauma. In these cases, the most accepted theory for the source of bleeding is the bridging veins traversing from the surface of the brain to the dura mater. However, some have suggested that SDH may result from leakage of blood from a dural vascular plexus. As post-mortem examination of the bridging veins and dura is challenging, and imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance and computed tomography do not have the resolution capabilities to image small blood vessels, we have trialled the use of intravascular and benchtop optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for imaging from within the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) and through the dura during five infant/perinatal autopsies...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341000/arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-imaging-of-children-with-subdural-hemorrhage-perfusion-abnormalities-in-abusive-head-trauma
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Alex Mun-Ching Wong, Chih-Hua Yeh, Ho-Ling Liu, Tai-Wei Wu, Kuang-Lin Lin, Huei-Shyong Wang, Cheng-Hong Toh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perfusion abnormalities have not been well described in children with subdural hemorrhage (SDH). We investigated whether patients with abusive head trauma (AHT+) had more perfusion abnormalities than those without (AHT-). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the perfusion MR studies of 12 infants with SDH and 21 controls. The perfusion images were obtained using a pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling sequence with volumetric fast spin-echo readout...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302360/consistent-screening-of-admitted-infants-with-head-injuries-reveals-high-rate-of-nonaccidental-trauma
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Paul T Kim, Jillian McCagg, Ashley Dundon, Zach Ziesler, Suzanne Moody, Richard A Falcone
PURPOSE: Implementation of a nonaccidental trauma (NAT) screening guideline for the evaluation of infants admitted with an unwitnessed head injury has eliminated screening disparities. This study sought to determine the overall NAT rate and key predictive factors using this guideline. METHODS: All infants screened via the guideline from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The overall rate of NAT as determined by our child abuse team was determined. In addition, a logistic regression model was developed to evaluate potential predictors of increased risk of NAT...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245144/cns-injuries-in-abusive-head-trauma
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REVIEW
Jason N Wright
OBJECTIVE: Abusive head trauma (AHT) is one of the most common subtypes of nonaccidental trauma and is a leading cause of traumatic brain injury in young children. Imaging plays a crucial role in the evaluation of children with suspected AHT and can aid in accurate diagnosis because clinical presentation may be nonspecific. In this article, the CNS injuries that are characteristic of AHT are reviewed with an emphasis on pathophysiology and imaging appearance. CONCLUSION: AHT is a frequent cause of neurologic injury in children, particularly in infants in the first year of life...
May 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234351/non-contact-ultra-widefield-retinal-imaging-of-infants-with-suspected-abusive-head-trauma
#12
I H Yusuf, J K Barnes, T H M Fung, J S Elston, C K Patel
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to audit the use of non-contact ultra-widefield retinal imaging in infants with suspected abusive head trauma (AHT) using the Optos P200MA Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope.Patients and methodsA retrospective, observational case series. Ten eyes of five consecutive infants (aged 1-15 months) with suspected (or in 1 case, known) AHT referred for an ophthalmological opinion were included. Each infant underwent non-contact ultra-widefield retinal imaging using the Optos P200MA scanning laser ophthalmoscope...
March 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
#13
Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160241/retinal-haemorrhages-in-a-university-hospital-not-always-abusive-head-injury
#14
M Mattheij, C Venstermans, I de Veuster, I Vanderstraete, T Menovsky, P Jorens, B Ceulemans
Retinal haemorrhages (RH) and subdural haematomas (SDH) are frequently seen in abusive head trauma (AHT). The aim of our study is to show that they are suggestive, but not pathognomonic for AHT. We performed an observational retrospective study on children, aged 1-18 months old, admitted to the Antwerp University Hospital with RH. History, physical examination, medical course, coagulation and metabolic tests, skeletal survey, head circumference, retinal findings, cerebral imaging, and evaluation reports by social services or civil/criminal courts were collected...
February 3, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135348/association-of-a-postnatal-parent-education-program-for-abusive-head-trauma-with-subsequent-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-hospitalization-rates
#15
Mark S Dias, Carroll M Rottmund, Kelly M Cappos, Marie E Reed, Ming Wang, Christina Stetter, Michele L Shaffer, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Ian M Paul, Cindy W Christian, Rachel P Berger, Joanne Klevens
Importance: Studies suggest that a postnatal parental intervention may reduce the incidence of abusive head trauma (AHT) of infants and young children. Objective: To assess the effect of statewide universal AHT education for parents on AHT hospitalization rates in Pennsylvania and on parents' self-reported knowledge gains and parenting behaviors. Design, Setting, and Participants: Changes in AHT hospitalization rates in Pennsylvania before and during the intervention were compared with those in 5 other states lacking universal parental AHT education during the same period...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104500/photographic-assessment-of-retinal-hemorrhages-in-infant-head-injury-the-childhood-hemorrhagic-retinopathy-study
#16
Gaurav Bhardwaj, Mark B Jacobs, Frank J Martin, Kieran T Moran, Kristina Prelog, Craig Donaldson, Ute Vollmer-Conna, Minas T Coroneo
BACKGROUND: Retinal hemorrhages (RH) in babies in the absence of severe trauma or a medical cause have been strongly associated with abusive head trauma (AHT). We examined the pattern of RH in accidental head injury and AHT objectively using widefield retinal imaging. METHODS: A total of 118 infants and children 1-36 months of age admitted with head injuries at two centers were included in this prospective, consecutive, comparative cohort study. Dilated fundus examination was performed with indirect ophthalmoscopy and widefield imaging...
February 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982430/severe-retinal-hemorrhages-with-retinoschisis-in-infants-are-not-pathognomonic-for-abusive-head-trauma
#17
Mark J Shuman, Kenneth D Hutchins
The combination of subdural hemorrhage (SDH), retinal hemorrhage (RH), and encephalopathy, or the presence of severe retinal hemorrhages alone in infants, is often attributed to and has been stated to be pathognomonic for abusive head trauma (AHT) or shaken baby syndrome. These beliefs have been challenged, because the same constellation of findings has been identified in accidental head injuries and natural diseases, and most if not all of the studies that support the concept of diagnostic specificity have serious flaws in their methodology...
May 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864928/classification-of-porcine-cranial-fracture-patterns-using-a-fracture-printing-interface-sup
#18
Feng Wei, Serhat Selçuk Bucak, Jennifer M Vollner, Todd W Fenton, Anil K Jain, Roger C Haut
Distinguishing between accidental and abusive head trauma in children can be difficult, as there is a lack of baseline data for pediatric cranial fracture patterns. A porcine head model has recently been developed and utilized in a series of studies to investigate the effects of impact energy level, surface type, and constraint condition on cranial fracture patterns. In the current study, an automated pattern recognition method, or a fracture printing interface (FPI), was developed to classify cranial fracture patterns that were associated with different impact scenarios documented in previous experiments...
January 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821497/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-prevention-initiatives-a-literature-review
#19
Nahara Rodrigues Laterza Lopes, Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Williams
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a serious form of child maltreatment that needs to be prevented. The aim of this study was to summarize the main AHT prevention strategies described in literature, aiming to identify evidence of their efficiency, as well as strengths and limitations. International databases were reviewed from 2005 to 2015 using the key words Shaken Baby Syndrome or abusive head trauma or nonaccidental head trauma or abusive head injury or nonaccidental head injury and prevention A total of 1,215 articles were found and 34 complete articles were selected for this study...
November 6, 2016: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783389/persistent-retinal-iron-in-abusive-head-trauma
#20
Babette Bais, Wouter A Karst, Bela Kubat, Robert M Verdijk
Retinal hemosiderin deposition is a histologic indicator of sustained hemorrhage but cannot be used to precisely estimate the elapsed time since an episode of trauma. A 5-month-old male infant was admitted to hospital after acute deterioration. Examination revealed encephalopathy, subdural hematomas, and retinal hemorrhages consistent with abusive head trauma (AHT). At the age of 3, he was readmitted to hospital with spontaneous osteopenic fracture of the right femur. The patient deteriorated and died after unsuccessful resuscitation...
November 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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