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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497263/radiologic-head-ct-interpretation-errors-in-pediatric-abusive-and-non-abusive-head-trauma-patients
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Stephen F Kralik, Whitney Finke, Isaac C Wu, Roberta A Hibbard, Ralph A Hicks, Chang Y Ho
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head trauma, including abusive head trauma, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify and evaluate radiologic interpretation errors of head CTs performed on abusive and non-abusive pediatric head trauma patients from a community setting referred for a secondary interpretation at a tertiary pediatric hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search identified 184 patients <5 years of age with head CT for known or potential head trauma who had a primary interpretation performed at a referring community hospital by a board-certified radiologist...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473090/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-physical-abuse-child
#2
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/28469948/identifying-potential-child-abuse-through-oral-examination
#3
Jillian N Printz, Aaron Baker, Michele Carr
Limited reports of oropharyngeal trauma exist in the literature even though this type of injury is extremely common in pediatric populations. There are no widely agreed upon diagnostic and management tools for such injuries in abuse cases, emphasizing the importance of reporting rare cases of orofacial trauma. This case report of a soft palate laceration demonstrates an instance of initially unrecognized potential child abuse. We aim to clarify understanding of such injuries. Furthermore, the report highlights the need for recognition of oral signs of child abuse in order to promote early detection, reporting, and appropriate management...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463945/epidemiology-of-fractures-in-children-younger-than-12-months
#4
Diana Rodà, Victoria Trenchs, Ana Isabel Curcoy, Anibal Dolores Martínez, Jordi Pou, Carles Luaces
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and characteristics of fractures in young infants attended at the pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: This is a retrospective study for 2 years (2011-2012) of children younger than 12 months attended with a fracture at the PED. Age, sex, site and type of fracture, mechanism of injury, time interval before seeking medical attention, and management were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred one patients were included...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457948/analysis-of-contextual-variables-in-the-evaluation-of-child-abuse-in-the-pediatric-emergency-setting
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Ana Nunes de Almeida, Vasco Ramos, Helena Nunes de Almeida, Carlos Gil Escobar, Catarina Garcia
OBJECTIVE: This article comprises a sample of abuse modalities observed in a pediatric emergency room of a public hospital in the Lisbon metropolitan area and a multifactorial characterization of physical and sexual violence. The objectives are: (1) to discuss the importance of social and family variables in the configuration of both types of violence; (2) to show how physical and sexual violence have subtypes and internal diversity. METHODS: A statistical analysis was carried out in a database (1063 records of child abuse between 2004 and 2013)...
April 27, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456069/child-maltreatment-in-u-s-emergency-departments-imaging-and-admissions
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Krista K Wheeler, Junxin Shi, Henry Xiang, Kathy J Haley, Jonathan I Groner
OBJECTIVE: We report imaging and admission ratios for children with definitive and suggestive maltreatment in a national sample of emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: Using the 2012 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), we generated national estimates of ED visits for children <10 years with both definitive and suggestive maltreatment. Outcomes were admission/transfer ratios for children <10years and screening ratios by skeletal surveys and head computed tomography (CT) for children <2 years with suspected physical abuse...
April 28, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442194/a-child-abuse-research-network-now-what
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Daniel M Lindberg, Philip V Scribano
As foundational work in preparation for a sustainable, multi-center network devoted to child abuse medical research, we recently used a combination of survey and modified Delphi methodologies to determine research priorities for future multi-center studies. Avoiding missed diagnoses, and improving selected/indicated prevention were the topics rated most highly in terms of research priority. Several constructive commentaries in this issue identify the key challenges which must be overcome to ensure a successful network...
April 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434644/research-priorities-for-a-multi-center-child-abuse-network-lessons-learned-from-pediatric-emergency-medicine-networks
#8
Rachel M Stanley, Lise E Nigrovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433205/federal-research-priorities-in-child-abuse-and-neglect-research-a-commentary-on-multi-site-research-networks
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Valerie Maholmes
The National Institutes of Health has a long history of supporting investigator initiated child abuse research, including risk-factor studies on prevalence, course and consequences of child abuse and neglect. These studies laid the ground work for prevention research as well as the development and testing of therapeutic interventions. The newly established Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development represents a new opportunity to call attention to the need for greater collaboration among researchers to build on prior work, pursue complex lines of inquiry, address more medically focused research and new clinical questions that will heighten the awareness of the unique needs for treatment and care of abused children...
April 19, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420492/commentary-on-research-priorities-for-a-multicenter-child-abuse-pediatrics-network-capnet-by-lindberg-d-et-al-2017-need-for-internationally-agreed-definitions-of-child-maltreatment-for-research-purposes
#10
REVIEW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417851/nuclear-medicine-techniques-in-pediatric-bone-imaging
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REVIEW
Laura A Drubach
An important mandate when imaging pediatric patients is the reduction of radiation exposure to the lowest possible level consistent with good quality diagnostic imaging, so individual selection of radiopharmaceutical dosage and imaging technique is essential. Although the logistics of image acquisition and the approach to interpretation mirror the more common use in adults, the challenges of imaging young children typically require greater attention to patient preparation, positioning, and supervision during imaging, with the use of parental or family engagement in the procedure, gentle restraint, and occasionally the need for sedation...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374307/medical-child-abuse-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy-multidisciplinary-approach-from-a-pediatric-gastroenterology-perspective
#12
REVIEW
Andrea Z Ali-Panzarella, Tamika J Bryant, Hannah Marcovitch, Jeffery D Lewis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We highlight the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of medical child abuse, also known as factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA) or Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP), and review our experience focusing on the variety of symptoms that often present to the pediatric gastroenterologist many months before the diagnosis is made. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature on medical child abuse, mostly case reports, is markedly limited, highlighting a need for increased research on this topic...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367043/child-abuse-and-the-eye-in-an-african-population
#13
Michaeline A Isawumi, Modupe Adebayo
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of data on child abuse and the eye in West Africa. Therefore, a need exists to determine the causes and circumstances surrounding these occurrences and their effects on the eye and vision in a pediatric population. METHODS: A 3-year study of consecutive cases of ocular features that presented to an eye clinic following a history suggestive of child abuse along with any associated eye injury was carried out. Socio-demographic characteristics were obtained, as were the presenting and posttreatment visual acuity, and a full clinical eye examination was also done...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350717/missed-fractures-in-infants-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-fussiness
#14
Jamie S Kondis, Jared Muenzer, Janet D Luhmann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence of prior fussy emergency visits in infants with subsequently diagnosed fractures suggestive of abuse. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of infants younger than 6 months who presented to the pediatric emergency department (ED) between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2011. Inclusion criteria included age 0 to 6 months, discharge diagnosis including "fracture," "broken" (or break), or "trauma" or any child abuse diagnosis or chief complaint of "fussy" or "crying" as documented in the electronic medical record by the triage nurse...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325786/impact-on-hospital-resources-of-systematic-evaluation-and-management-of-suspected-nonaccidental-trauma-in-patients-less-than-4-years-of-age
#15
Bethann M Pflugeisen, Mauricio A Escobar, Dustin Haferbecker, Yolanda Duralde, Elizabeth Pohlson
OBJECTIVE: There has been an increasing movement worldwide to create systematic screening and management procedures for atypical injury patterns in children with the hope of better detecting and evaluating nonaccidental trauma (NAT). A legitimate concern for any hospital considering implementation of a systematic evaluation process is the impact on already burdened hospital resources. We hypothesized that implementation of a guideline that uses red flags related to history, physical, or radiologic findings to trigger a standardized NAT evaluation of patients <4 years would not negatively affect resource utilization at our level II pediatric trauma center...
March 21, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320870/clinical-considerations-related-to-the-behavioral-manifestations-of-child-maltreatment
#16
Robert D Sege, Lisa Amaya-Jackson
Children who have suffered early abuse or neglect may later present with significant health and behavior problems that may persist long after the abusive or neglectful environment has been remediated. Neurobiological research suggests that early maltreatment may result in an altered psychological and physiologic response to stressful stimuli, a response that deleteriously affects the child's subsequent development. Pediatricians can assist caregivers by helping them recognize the abused or neglected child's emotional and behavioral responses associated with child maltreatment and guide them in the use of positive parenting strategies, referring the children and families to evidence-based therapeutic treatment and mobilizing available community resources...
March 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275426/child-maltreatment-between-knowledge-attitude-and-beliefs-among-saudi-pediatricians-pediatric-residency-trainees-and-medical-students
#17
Yossef Alnasser, Amani Albijadi, Waad Abdullah, Dana Aldabeeb, Alanoud Alomair, Sara Alsaddiqi, Yara Alsalloum
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is not included in Saudi medical schools and pediatric residency curriculums, which might limit knowledge and spread misconceptions. Additionally, physicians might have different attitudes regarding reporting child abuse and neglect. In this study, we hypothesize that medical students and pediatric trainees have limited knowledge, oblivious attitude and misbeliefs regarding child maltreatment in comparison to experienced pediatricians. But, medical students and trainees might hold higher motives and willingness to learn about child maltreatment and their consequences...
April 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257657/from-classic-child-abuse-and-neglect-to-the-new-era-of-maltreatment
#18
EDITORIAL
Pietro Ferrara, Sergio Bernasconi
The evolution of the concept of child abuse leads to consider new types of maltreatment that in the future will certainly be taken into account with a new era of social pediatrics.Pediatric care has been based on the increased awareness of the importance of meeting the psychosocial and developmental needs of children and of the role of families in promoting the health.
January 28, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242861/care-of-the-adolescent-after-an-acute-sexual-assault
#19
James E Crawford-Jakubiak, Elizabeth M Alderman, John M Leventhal
Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new information to update physicians and focuses on the acute assessment and care of adolescent victims who have experienced a recent sexual assault...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239020/a-pediatric-profile-of-a-homeless-patient-in-san-jose-california
#20
Angela Bymaster, Joyce Chung, Andrea Banke, Hee Jae Choi, Chelsea Laird
The causes of homelessness are complex and poorly understood. This paper describes the homeless population in Santa Clara County, California in terms of Adverse Childhood Events, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and family breakdown. Respondents reported severely traumatic childhoods; 78.7% grew up in a household with a person with drug or alcohol dependence and 64.6% endured psychological abuse as a child. Seventy-six percent of subjects recalled at least one TBI, 58.4% with loss of consciousness. Nineteen percent were in foster care as children and 40...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
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