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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302787/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-in-taiwan-clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-associated-with-mortality
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An-Lun Wu, Lai-Chu See, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Hui-Tzu Tu, Nan-Kai Wang, Jing-Long Huang, Yih-Shiou Hwang, Chi-Chun Lai, Wei-Chi Wu
PURPOSE: To report the clinical characteristics of abusive head trauma (AHT) in Taiwan and identify the risk factors associated with mortality of these patients. METHODS: Children with clinically diagnosed AHT from January 1, 2000, to October 31, 2015 were reviewed. The demographic data, clinical features, and associated retinal and radiologic findings were analyzed. The multivariable logistic regression model analysis was performed to identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality...
January 4, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294792/clinician-response-to-child-abuse-presentations-in-the-vietnamese-hospital-emergency-setting
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Tara Flemington, Cathrine Fowler, Quang Nhat Tran, Jennifer Fraser
Ongoing fiscal stability has enabled the National Assembly in Vietnam to turn its attention to improving the health and well-being of women and children. Training pediatric health care professionals in the recognition and response to child abuse presentations in the emergency setting has the potential to improve outcomes for the disproportionate number of vulnerable children presenting to the emergency setting with nonaccidental injuries. This study explored the training needs and expectations of the staff preparing to undertake such a clinical training program...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294733/perception-of-physical-child-abuse-among-parents-and-professionals-in-a-french-emergency-department
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Marion Bailhache, Ahmadou Alioum, Louis-Rachid Salmi
France has not prohibited all forms of corporal punishment, and the point at which an act is regarded as physical abuse is not clearly determined. The aim of our study was to compare perception of a caregiver's violent behavior toward his child by professionals and parents in an emergency department and determine characteristics associated with that perception. A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2013 to October 2014 in the emergency department of the pediatric university hospital in Bordeaux, France...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246523/-child-protection-pediatricians-knowledge-and-practices-in-brittany
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C Ayou, E Gauducheau, A Arrieta, M Roussey, M Marichal, N Vabres, M Balençon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: On 5 March 2007, the law concerning the child protection system was reformed. Since then, child protection services have been responsible for the management of child abuse and neglect. Reporting and asking for child protection is now easier for every physician by submitting a "preoccupying information" form. A study conducted in 2014 in the general practitioners (GP) in the Ille-et-Vilaine department showed that they were quite unfamiliar with the child protection updates and that they needed special training...
December 12, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244703/the-risk-of-assuming-abuse-in-an-infant-with-an-isolated-metaphyseal-lesion-a-case-report
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Kirsten Norrell, William Hennrikus
CASE: The classic metaphyseal lesion, or corner fracture, is considered a strong indicator of nonaccidental trauma. In the present case, the parents brought their 8-month-old boy to a community hospital after he stopped crawling on the right leg. A knee radiograph demonstrated an isolated metaphyseal lesion, which prompted concern for child abuse. The patient was transferred to the nearest academic medical center; the pediatric radiology expert in child abuse determined that the lesion was a normal variant and not the result of abuse...
July 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232618/pediatric-medicolegal-autopsy-in-france-a-forensic-histopathological-approach
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Clémence Delteil, Lucile Tuchtan, Julia Torrents, Caroline Capuani, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti
The aim of postmortem medicolegal examination in pediatric death is primarily to establish the circumstances and causes of death and to exclude child abuse. In France, pediatric death is systematically documented by medicolegal or medical autopsy. In case of medicolegal autopsy, the complementary examinations, requested and financed by justice, are rarely limited to a histopathological examination. However in medical autopsies other tools are available to the pathologist as toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology...
January 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230341/pancreatic-laceration-in-a-pediatric-patient-an-unexpected-diagnosis
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Michelle J Hong, Lauren M Porter, Debra D Esernio-Jenssen, Andrew C Miller, Marna Rayl Greenberg
Pediatric pancreatic injuries are rare. We present an atypical case that occurred in a 4-year-old male. The child presented with a twenty-four-hour history of vomiting that had progressed to right lower quadrant abdominal pain on examination in the emergency department. The initial differential was gastroenteritis versus appendicitis. An abnormality on the ultrasonography and an elevated lipase level eventually led to an MRI showing a complete transection through the posterior margin of the pancreas. The patient was admitted to pediatric surgery and underwent a successful distal pancreatectomy with preservation of the spleen...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227517/intimate-partner-violence-and-pediatric-practice
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M Denise Dowd
Millions of parents, most of them mothers, are abused by an intimate partner each year in the United States. Intimate partner violence is all too common in homes with children; it's estimated that 15 million children are exposed each year. The short- and long-term impacts to child health and well-being are profound. Pediatric clinical practice represents an underutilized venue for assessment and intervention in the abuse of parents. This article summarizes the basic elements of an approach in practice. [Pediatr Ann...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195174/abusive-fracture-incidence-over-three-decades-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center
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Melinda S Sharkey, Katherine E Buesser, Julie R Gaither, Victoria Tate, Daniel R Cooperman, Rebecca L Moles, Cicero T Silva, Lauren J Ehrlich, John M Leventhal
Few studies have examined the incidence of abusive fractures in children. Only one study to date, from a single pediatric trauma center,has reported on the incidence of abusive fractures over time. That study showed a decrease in abusive fractures over a 24-year period. Our objective for this current study was to compare these published data with recent data from this same trauma center, allowing for a detailed comparison of the incidence of abusive fractures over a 30-year period. We included children <36months of age who presented to the emergency department of a level 1 pediatric trauma center (2007-2010) with≥1 fracture...
November 28, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179363/oral-and-dental-aspects-of-child-abuse-and-neglect
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In all 50 states, health care providers (including dentists) are mandated to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this report is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and sexual abuse and dental neglect in children and the role of pediatric care providers and dental providers in evaluating such conditions. This report addresses the evaluation of bite marks as well as perioral and intraoral injuries, infections, and diseases that may raise suspicion for child abuse or neglect...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166505/anogenital-warts-in-pediatric-population
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Miguel Costa-Silva, Inês Fernandes, Acácio Gonçalves Rodrigues, Carmen Lisboa
The approach to children with anogenital warts in the context of sexual abuse is a challenge in clinical practice. This study aims to review the current knowledge of anogenital warts in children, the forms of transmission, and the association with sexual abuse and to propose a cross-sectional approach involving all medical specialties. A systematic review of the literature was conducted in Portuguese and English from January 2000 to June 2016 using the ISI Web of Knowledge and PubMed databases. Children aged 12 years or younger were included...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155486/toxic-stress-and-child-refugees
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John S Murray
The purpose of this article was to describe the phenomenon of toxic stress and its impact on the physical and mental health of child refugees. Almost two decades ago, researchers found that recurring adverse childhood events (ACEs; e.g., physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction such as substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal behavior) were associated with a significant increase in serious illnesses during adulthood. Illnesses include heart, lung, and liver disease, cancer, and bone fractures...
November 20, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154020/skeletal-surveys-in-young-injured-children-a-systematic-review
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Christine W Paine, Joanne N Wood
Skeletal surveys (SSs) have been identified as a key component of the evaluation for suspected abuse in young children, but variability in SS utilization has been reported. Thus, we aimed to describe the utilization patterns, yield, and risks of obtaining SS in young children through a systematic literature review. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE and CINAHL databases for articles published between 1990 and 2016 on SS. We calculated study-specific percentages of SS utilization and detection of occult fractures and examined the likelihoods that patient characteristics predict SS utilization and detection of occult fractures...
November 15, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127017/the-educational-opportunities-provided-by-a-pediatric-orthopedic-urgent-case-review-conference-keep-score-to-provide-a-better-experience
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Eric D Shirley, Radu Gheorghe, Kevin M Neal, Gary Kiebzak, Steven L Frick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of conditions presented at a case conference to assess resident educational exposure to acute pediatric orthopedic conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective review of emergency department and inpatient consultations presented at a daily pediatric orthopedic case conference over a 3-year period. Consultations were divided into 3-month resident rotation blocks for analysis. SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital in the southern United States which host residents from 2 orthopedic surgery residency programs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122066/oral-and-dental-aspects-of-child-abuse-and-neglect
#15
Susan A Fisher-Owens, James L Lukefahr, Anupama Rao Tate
In all 50 states, health care providers (including dentists) are mandated to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this report is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and sexual abuse and dental neglect in children and the role of pediatric care providers and dental providers in evaluating such conditions. This report addresses the evaluation of bite marks as well as perioral and intraoral injuries, infections, and diseases that may raise suspicion for child abuse or neglect...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111300/ano-genital-findings-in-3569-pediatric-examinations-for-sexual-abuse-assault
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Tanya D Smith, Sudha R Raman, Sheri Madigan, Judy Waldman, Michelle Shouldice
OBJECTIVES: Accurate interpretation of ano-genital examination findings in the context of suspected child and adolescent sexual abuse/assault is essential, as misinterpretation has significant child protection and criminal justice implications. A consensus approach to the interpretation of ano-genital examination findings is widely utilized to support accurate diagnosis; however, a large-scale study using this standardized approach is lacking. The objectives of this study are to: 1) determine the proportion of ano-genital examinations for sexual abuse concerns with findings diagnostic of trauma and/or sexual contact; 2) determine whether frequency of diagnostic findings varies by age, gender, timing of examination; and 3) characterize diagnostic findings...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099352/evaluations-for-abuse-in-young-children-with-subdural-hemorrhages-findings-based-on-symptom-severity-and-benign-enlargement-of-the-subarachnoid-spaces
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Jennifer B Hansen, Terra Frazier, Mary Moffatt, Timothy Zinkus, James D Anderst
OBJECTIVE Children who have subdural hematomas (SDHs) with no or minimal neurological symptoms (SDH-mild symptoms) often present a forensic challenge. Nonabusive causes of SDH, including birth-related SDH, benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces (BESS), and other proposed causes have been offered as etiologies. These alternative causes do not provide explanations for concomitant suspicious injuries (CSIs). If SDH with mild symptoms in young children are frequently caused by these alternative causes, children with SDH-mild symptoms should be more likely to have no other CSIs than those who have SDH with severe symptoms (SDH-severe symptoms)...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068874/prevalence-of-nonaccidental-trauma-among-children-at-american-college-of-surgeons-verified-pediatric-trauma-centers
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David D A Bogumil, Natalie E Demeter, Karen Kay Imagawa, Jeffrey S Upperman, Rita V Burke
BACKGROUND: Child abuse remains a national epidemic that has detrimental effects if unnoticed in the clinical setting. Extreme cases of child abuse, or nonaccidental trauma (NAT), have large financial burdens associated with them due to treatment costs and long-term effects of abuse. Clinicians who have additional training and experience with pediatric trauma are better equipped to detect signs of NAT and have more experience reporting it. This additional training and experience can be measured by using the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Pediatric Trauma verification...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035141/usual-care-for-maltreatment-related-pediatric-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-germany
#19
Annika Münzer, Rita Rosner, Helene Gertrud Ganser, Alexander Naumann, Paul Lukas Plener, Andreas Witt, Lutz Goldbeck
Child maltreatment represents a major risk factor for the development of emotional and behavioral problems, especially posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While effective trauma-focused treatments are available, little is known about the usual mental healthcare for abused youths in Germany. The present study compared the utilization of mental healthcare in abused youths who had developed a PTSD (N = 95) with a group presenting other mental disorders (N = 146). Semistructured interviews were used to assess maltreatment histories, current mental health, and healthcare utilization...
October 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977323/degradation-of-parental-bonding-and-violence-against-children-the-use-of-family-genogram-in-the-pediatric-clinic
#20
Égle Thomaz Leoncio, Sonia Regina Pereira de Souza, José Lúcio Martins Machado
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the importance of using the family genogram in pediatric consultation, as an analysis tool to evaluate the degradation of parental bonding and also violence against children. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in 2011 wherein 63 children, aged between 2 and 6 years, enrolled in a slum nursery, was studied. In order to construct the genogram, data were collected in four stages: pediatric evaluation at nursery; interview with caregivers; interview with teachers; and interview with the nursery coordinator...
April 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
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