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The Quarterly UpdateAutumn 2018 • VOL. XXV NO. 4

Professional and Systems Issues

FROM THE FIRST ISSUE: Classic Reviews of Classic Literature
Fatal falls in childhood. Reiber GD. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1993; 14: 201-207...p. 4

Classical metaphyseal lesions thought to be pathognomonic of child abuse are often artifacts or indicative of metabolic bone disease. Miller M, Mirkin LD. Medical Hypothesis. 2018; 115: 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.03.017...p. 4

Clinical prediction rules for abusive head trauma: a systematic review. Pfeiffer H, Crowe L, Kemp AM, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2018; 103: 776-783. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-313748...p. 5

External validation of the PediBIRN clinical prediction rule for abusive head trauma. Pfeiffer H, Smith A, Kemp AM et al. Pediatr. 2018; 141: e20173674. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-3674...p. 6

Infant abuse diagnosis associated with abusive head trauma criteria: incidence increase due to overdiagnosis?. Hogberg U, Lampa E, Hogberg G, et al. Eur J Public Health. 2018; 28: 641-646. https://doi.org/10.1093/e+A17urpub/cky062...p. 6

Pathology of perimacular folds due to vitreoretinal traction in abusive head trauma. Abed Alnabi W, Tang GJ, Eagle RC, et al. Retina. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0000000000002273...p. 8

Seizure severity is correlated with severity of hypoxic-ischemic injury in abusive head trauma. Dingman AL, Stence NV, O'Neill BR, Sillau SH, Chapman KE. Pediatric Neurol. 2018; 82: 29-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.12.003...p. 9


Traumatic brain injury in high versus low falls in young children and adolescents: a retrospective analysis. Bandte A, Puschel K, Krajewski K. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018; https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.2.PEDS17714...p. 9

Domestic Violence

Co occurrence of witnessed parental violence and child physical abuse from a national sample of adolescents. Jobe-Shields L, Moreland AD, Handon RF, et al. J Child Adol Trauma. 2018; 11: 129-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-015-0057-9...p. 10

Intimate partner violence victimization and parenting: a systematic review. Chiesa AE, Kallechey L, Harlaar N, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 80: 285-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.03.028...p. 11


Risk factors for maltreatment-related infant hospitalizations in New York City, 1995-2004. Mason SM, Schnitzer PG, Danilack VA, Elston B Savitz DA. Annals Epidemiol. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.05.010...p. 12

Foster Children

Secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in foster carers. Hannah B, Woolgar M. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104518778327...p. 13

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

40 years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians?  Paper1: epidemiology and definition of FII. Davis P, Murtagh U, Glaser D. Arch Dis Child. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-314319...p. 13

For debate: Forty years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians?  Paper2: management of perplexing presentations including FII. Glaser D, Davis P. Arch Dis Child. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2016-311326...p. 13

Munchausen by proxy special issue. . APSAC Advisor. 2018; March...p. 14

Medically unexplained symptoms and the diagnosis of medical child abuse. Eichner M. Am J Bioethics. 2018; 18: 24-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2018.1447047...p. 14


Child abuse and neglect experts' determination of when a child being left home alone constitutes child neglect. Jennisen CA, Evans E, Oral R, Denning G. Injury Epidemiol. 2018; 5(suppl 1): 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40621-018-0144-0...p. 15

What is neglect? State legal definitions in the United States. Rebbe R. Child Maltreat. 2018; 23: 303-315. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559518767337...p. 15

Other Items of Interest

Child abuse and neglect re-report rates for young children with developmental delays. Perrigo JL, Berkovits LD, Cederbaum JA, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 83: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.05.029...p. 15

Development of a model of hemispheric hypodensity ("big black brain"). Costine-Bartell BA, McGuone D, Price G, et al. J Neurotrauma. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2018.5736...p. 16

Mechanical properties of infant bone. Ambrose CG, Soto Martinez M, Bi Z, et al. Bone. 2018; 113: 151-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2018.05.015...p. 17

Prevention and Resilience

A mixed methods evaluation of early childhood abuse prevention within evidence-based home visiting programs. Matone M, Kellom K, Griffis H, et al. Matern Child Health J. 2018; https://doi.org//10.1007/s10995-018-2530-1...p. 18

Professional and Systems Issues

Acceptability of the predicting abusive head trauma (PredAHT) clinical prediction tool: a qualitative study with child protection professionals. Cowley LE, Maguire S, Farewell DM, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 81: 192-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.04.022...p. 19

A cost analysis of a validated screening tool for pediatric abusive head trauma. Cohrs A, Agbese E, Leslie DL, Hymel KP. J Child Fam Studies. 2018; 27: 750-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0925-z...p. 19

Integration of physical abuse clinical decision support into the electronic health record at a tertiary care children's hospital. Suresh S, Saladino RA, Fromkin J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018; 25: 833-840. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocy025...p. 20

Factors influencing child protection professionals' decision-making and multidisciplinary collaboration in suspected abusive head trauma cases: a qualitative study. Cowley LE, Maguire S, Farewell DM, Quinn-Scoggins HD, Flynn MO, Kemp AM. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 82: 178-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.06.009...p.22

Implementation of a comprehensive program to improve child physical abuse screening and detection in the emergency department. Carson SM. J Emerg Nurs. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2018.04.003...p. 22

Mandated reporters' experiences with reporting child maltreatment: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. McTavish JR, Kimber M, Devries K, et al. BMJ Open. 2017; 7: e013942. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013942...p. 23

Policies on bruises in premobile children: Why we need improved standards for policymaking. Bilson A. Child Fam Social Work. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12463...p. 23

Related Disease States

Decreased levels of circulating carboxylated osteocalcin in children with low energy fractures: a pilot study. Popko J, Karpinski M, Chojnowska S, et al. Nutrients. 2018; 10: E734. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10060734...p. 24

Relevance of abusive head trauma to intracranial hemorrhages and bleeding disorders. Anderst JD, Carpenter SL, Presley R, et al. Pediatr. 2018; 141: e20173485. https://doi.org/10. 1542/ peds.2017-3485...p. 25

Sexual Abuse

A short screening tool to identify victims of child sex trafficking in the health care setting. Greenbaum VJ, Dodd M, McCracken C. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018; 34: 33-37. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000000602...p. 25

Domestic minor sex trafficking: Medical follow-up for victimized and high-risk youth. Kaplan DM, Moore JL, Barron CE, Goldberg AP. Rhode Island Med J. 2018; 101: 25-27....p. 26

Child sexual abuse: description of a French population having consulted in a forensic medical service between 2011 and 2015. Hauet-Wiedemann M, Wiedemann A, Gatin A, et al. Arch Pediatr. 2018; 25: 247-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arcped.2018.03.004...p. 27

"I know it because it happened to me!" Confrontations of children within forensic investigations. Katz C, Barnetz Z. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 82: 124-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.06.002...p. 27

Media-facilitated sexual assault in children and teens. MacPherson S, Brown EC, Herold B, Narayan A. Clin Pediatr. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922818775...p. 28

The diagnostic utility of the child sexual behavior inventory for sexual abuse: a systematic review. Vrolijk-Bosschaart TF, Verlinden E, Langendam MW, et al. J Child Sex Abuse. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2018.1477215...p. 28

The frequency of false allegations of child sexual abuse: a critical review. O'Donohue W, Cummings C, Willis B. J Child Sex Abuse. 2018; 27: 459-475. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2018.1477224...p. 29