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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/29649020/autologous-bone-flap-resorption-years-after-subtemporal-craniotomy
#2
John Oladapo Obafunwa, Emily Hammerl, David Jaskierny, Livia Taylor, Lynette Russell, Karl Reinhard
In Spring of 2012, the partially undressed and skeletonized remains of a homeless adult Hispanic male was found in a fairly open wooded area in Nebraska. The remains showed evidence of extensive pathologies, which included healed traumas and surgeries. Examination of the decedent's medical records revealed that he had a history of kidney and liver problems, alcohol abuse, several traumas including a major head injury that necessitated a craniotomy, and radiological features of neurocysticercosis. The autologous bone flap, which was replaced after the craniotomy, had resorbed significantly away from the edges of the injury...
April 11, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629228/cranial-autologous-bone-flap-resorption-after-a-cranioplasty-a-case-report
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Sabrina A de França, Thales B Nepomuceno, Wellingson S Paiva, Almir F Andrade, Manoel J Teixeira, Wagner M Tavares
Background: Craniectomies and cranioplasty are common neurosurgical procedures performed after brain trauma, ischemia, tumor resection, or infection. Post-cranioplasty autologous bone flap resorption may occur in patients after delayed cranial reconstruction. The occurrence is usually low when bone flaps are stored in subcutaneous abdominal tissue. We report a unique case of post-cranioplasty cranial bone flap. Case Description: We report a total autologous bone flap resorption in a 28-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625848/seizure-severity-is-correlated-with-severity-of-hypoxic-ischemic-injury-in-abusive-head-trauma
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Andra L Dingman, Nicholas V Stence, Brent R O'Neill, Stefan H Sillau, Kevin E Chapman
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to characterize hypoxic-ischemic injury and seizures in abusive head trauma. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 58 children with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury due to abusive head trauma. Continuous electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance images were scored. RESULTS: Electrographic seizures (51.2%) and hypoxic-ischemic injury (77.4%) were common in our cohort. Younger age was associated with electrographic seizures (no seizures: median age 13...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
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/29606408/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-and-bias-in-the-evaluation-and-reporting-of-abusive-head-trauma
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Kent P Hymel, Antoinette L Laskey, Kathryn R Crowell, Ming Wang, Veronica Armijo-Garcia, Terra N Frazier, Kelly S Tieves, Robin Foster, Kerri Weeks
OBJECTIVE: To characterize racial and ethnic disparities in the evaluation and reporting of suspected abusive head trauma (AHT) across the 18 participating sites of the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN). We hypothesized that such disparities would be confirmed at multiple sites and occur more frequently in patients with a lower risk for AHT. STUDY DESIGN: Aggregate and site-specific analysis of the cross-sectional PediBIRN dataset, comparing AHT evaluation and reporting frequencies in subpopulations of white/non-Hispanic and minority race/ethnicity patients with lower vs higher risk for AHT...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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/29564546/sports-psychiatry-mental-health-and-mental-disorders-in-athletes-and-exercise-treatment-of-mental-disorders
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Andreas Ströhle
Sports psychiatry has developed for the past 3 decades as an emerging field within psychiatry and sports medicine. An International society has been established in 1994 and also national interest groups were implemented, mostly within the national organizations for psychiatry, some also containing the topic of exercise treatment of mental disorders. Where are we now 30 years later? We systematically but also selectively review the medical literature on exercise, sport, psychiatry, mental health and mental disorders and related topics...
March 21, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
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...
March 13, 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...
February 10, 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...
March 6, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476389/age-and-mortality-in-pediatric-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-from-an-international-study
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Ajit Sarnaik, Nikki Miller Ferguson, A M Iqbal O'Meara, Shruti Agrawal, Akash Deep, Sandra Buttram, Michael J Bell, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Adam L Hartman, Monica S Vavilala
BACKGROUND: Although small series have suggested that younger age is associated with less favorable outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), confounders and biases have limited our understanding of this relationship. We hypothesized that there would be an association between age and mortality in children within an ongoing observational, cohort study. METHODS: The first 200 subjects from the Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI trial were eligible for this analysis (inclusion criteria: severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score ≤ 8], age 18 years, and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor placed; exclusion: pregnancy)...
February 23, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475430/systematic-review-of-pediatric-health-outcomes-associated-with-childhood-adversity
#14
Debora Lee Oh, Petra Jerman, Sara Silvério Marques, Kadiatou Koita, Sukhdip Kaur Purewal Boparai, Nadine Burke Harris, Monica Bucci
BACKGROUND: Early detection of and intervention in childhood adversity has powerful potential to improve the health and well-being of children. A systematic review was conducted to better understand the pediatric health outcomes associated with childhood adversity. METHODS: PubMed, PsycArticles, and CINAHL were searched for relevant articles. Longitudinal studies examining various adverse childhood experiences and biological health outcomes occurring prior to age 20 were selected...
February 23, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472753/autopsy-proven-mirtazapine-withdrawal-induced-mania-hypomania-associated-with-sudden-death
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Rena Pombo, Etta Johnson, Alejandra Gamboa, Bennet Omalu
Manic episodes induced by antidepressant withdrawal are rarely reported. Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic, piperazinoazepine compound and is a noradrenergic, adrenergic, serotonergic, histaminergic, and muscarinic-antagonist antidepressant that is used for the treatment of major depression and other psychiatric illnesses. There are several reported cases of manic/hypomanic episodes induced by mirtazapine withdrawal based on suspected clinical symptoms that were not confirmed by autopsy and toxicology. We present the first reported case of mirtazapine withdrawal-induced mania/hypomania associated with sudden death and confirmed by autopsy and toxicology...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461428/cervical-spine-imaging-and-injuries-in-young-children-with-non-motor-vehicle-crash-associated-traumatic-brain-injury
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M Katherine Henry, Benjamin French, Chris Feudtner, Mark R Zonfrillo, Daniel M Lindberg, James D Anderst, Rachel P Berger, Joanne N Wood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) practices and cervical spine injuries among young children with non-motor vehicle crash (MVC)-associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of a stratified, systematic random sample of 328 children younger than 2 years with non-MVC-associated TBI at 4 urban children's hospitals from 2008 to 2012. We defined TBI etiology as accidental, indeterminate, or abuse...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
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...
January 1, 2018: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437240/comparison-of-characteristics-of-female-drivers-with-single-and-multiple-dui-convictions
#18
Annah K Bender, Kathleen K Bucholz, Andrew C Heath, Vivia V McCutcheon
BACKGROUND: Women are increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes, yet except for the screening performed in criminal justice settings, little is known about their life context, psychiatric histories, and family backgrounds. This study describes a sample of women with histories of arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) who were interviewed outside a criminal justice setting and contrasts women with single versus multiple DUI convictions. METHODS: Women with recent documented histories of DUI participated in a study of women's health behaviors...
February 13, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429858/-neuropathology-of-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-and-proposal-of-a-protocol-for-neuropathological-examination
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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...
February 8, 2018: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413527/the-role-of-serine-racemase-in-the-pathophysiology-of-brain-disorders
#20
Joseph T Coyle, Darrick T Balu
The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is unique in requiring two agonists to bind simultaneously to open its cation channel: the neurotransmitter, glutamate, and the coagonists, glycine, or d-serine. The Snyder laboratory was the first to clone serine racemase (SR), the enzyme that synthesizes d-serine, and to localize it immunocytochemically. Our laboratory has focused on the role of d-serine in brain disorders. Silencing the expression of SR, a risk gene for schizophrenia (SCZ), in mice (SR-/-), results in a phenotype that closely resembles SCZ including: cortical atrophy, reduced dendritic spine density and complexity, downregulation of parvalbumin-positive cortical GABAergic neurons, and cognitive impairments...
2018: Advances in Pharmacology
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