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The Quarterly UpdateSummer 2020 • VOL. XXVII, NO. 3

Public Policy

Income inequality and child maltreatment risk during economic recession. Schenck-Fontaine A, Gassman-Pines A. Children and Youth Services Review. 2020; 112: 104926. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104926

Child abuse-related deaths, child mortality (0-4 years) and income inequality in the USA and other developed nations 1989-91 v 2013-15: speaking truth to power. Pritchard C, Williams R, Rosenhorn-Lanng E. Child Abuse Rev. 2019; 28: 339-352. http://doi.org/10.1002/car.2599

Reducing the number of children entering foster care: effects of state earned income tax credits. Rostad WL, Ports KA, Tang S, Klevens J. Child Maltreat. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519900922

Preventing infant maltreatment with predictive analytics: applying ethical principles to evidence-based child welfare policy. Lanier P, Rodriguez M, Verbiest S, et al. J Fam Violence. 2020; 35: 1-13. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00074-y


Improving measurement of child abuse and neglect: A systematic review and analysis of national prevalence studies. Mathews B, Pacella R, Dunne MP, Simunovic M, Marston C. PLoS-One. 2020; 15: e0227884. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227884

Foster Children

Providing health care to maltreated children receiving child welfare services. Cheng TC, Lo CC. Health Soc Work. 2020; 45: 31-39. http://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlz035

Imaging and Laboratory

Bruise detection and visibility under alternate light during the first three days post-trauma. Scafide KN, Sharma S, Tripp NE, Hayat MJ. J Forensic Leg Med. 2020; 69: 101893. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2019.101893

Establishing signs for acute and healing phases of distal tibial classic metaphyseal lesions. Karmazyn B, Marine MB, Wanner MR, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; 50: 715-725. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-020-04615-2

Implementation of a brain injury screen MRI for infants at risk for abusive head trauma. Berger RP, Furtado AD, Flom LL, Fromkin JB, Panigrahy A. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; 50: 75-82. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04506-1

Occult head injuries in infants evaluated for physical abuse. Henry KM, Feudtner C, Fortin K, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 103: 104431. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104431

Radiographic timelines for pediatric healing fractures: a systematic review. Messer DL, Adler BH, Brink FW, Xiang H, Agnew AM. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-020-04648-7

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Second opinions, multiple physician appointments, and overlapping prescriptions in the paediatric population: a systematic literature review. Biernikiewicz M, Germain N, Toumi M. J Eval Clin Pract. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13365


Rates of neglect in a national sample: child and family characteristics and psychological impact. Vanderminden J, Hamby S, David-Ferdon C, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 88: 256-265. http://doi.org/0.1016/j.chiabu.2018.11.014

Other Items of Interest

Cerebrospinal fluid interaction with cerebral cortex during pediatric abusive head trauma. Toma M, Dehesa-Baeza A, Chan-Akaley R, Nguyen PDH, Swibel H. J Pediatr Neurol. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1708495

Child protection reports and removals of infants diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure. Rebbe R, Mienko JA, Brown E, Rowhani-Rahbar A. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 88: 28-36. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.11.001

Intrauterine substance exposure and the risk for subsequent physical abuse hospitalizations. Puls HT, Anderst JD, Farst K, Hall M. Acad Pediatr. 2020; 20: 468-474. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.02.002

Morphological analysis of retinal microvasculature to improve understanding of retinal hemorrhage mechanics in infants. Byrne MP, McMillan KR, Coats B. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2020; 61: 16. http://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.61.3.16

Parents' experiences of seeking health care and encountering allegations of shaken baby syndrome: a qualitative study. Hogberg U, Eriksson G, Hogberg G, Wahlberg A. PLoS-One. 2020; 15: e0228911. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228911

Predictions of neonatal porcine bridging vein rupture and extra-axial hemorrhage during rapid head rotation. Pasquesi SA, Seidi M, Hajiaghamermar M, Margulies SS. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2020; 106: 103740. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103740

Physical Abuse

A review on four different paths to respiratory arrest from brain injury in children: implications for child abuse. Paek D, Kwon DI. J Forensic Leg Med. 2020; 71: 101938. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2020.101938

Differences in facial fracture patterns in pediatric nonaccidental trauma. Wasicek P, Gebran SG, Elegbede A, et al. J Craniofac Surg. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000006294

Incidence and characteristics of non-accdiental burns in children: a systematic review. Loos MHJ, Almekinders CAN, Heymans MW, de Vries A, Bakx R. Burns. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2020.01.008

Non-accidental and accidental eye injuries in children in Western Australia. Clark A, Sinkar S, Barnes K, et al. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1111/ceo.13741

Prevalence of abuse and additional injury in young children with rib fractures as their presenting injury. Brennan B, Henry MK, Altaffer A, Wood JN. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000002071

Prevention and Resilience

Effectiveness of using an educational video simulating the anatomical mechanism of shaking and smothering in a home-visit program to prevent self-reported infant abuse: a population-based quasi-experimental study in Japan. Fujiwara T, Isumi A, Sampei M, Yamada F, Miyazaki Y. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 101: 104359. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104359

The association between perceived injunctive norms toward corporal punishment, parenting support, and risk for child physical abuse. Fleckman JM, Taylor CA, Theall KP, Andrinopoulos K. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 88: 246-255. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.11.023

Professional and Systems Issues

Child abuse taking its toll on the emotional well-being of pediatricians. O'Hara MA, McCann TA, Fan W, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020; 59: 450-457. http://doi.org/10.1177/0009922820905865

Identifying children exposed to maltreatment: a systematic review update. McTavish JR, Gonzalez A, Santesso N, et al. BMC Pediatr. 2020; 20: 113. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-2015-4

The implementation of a pediatric nonaccidental trauma evaluation protocol: a qualtiy improvement analysis. Esquivel A, Pastrana I, Marshal V, Lukefahr JL, Mitchell I. Pediatric Emerg Care. 2020; 36: e61-e65. http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001981

Related Disease States

Difficult birth is the main contributor to birth related fracture and accidents to other neonatal fractures. Hogberg U, Fellman V, Thiblin I, Karlsson R, Wester K. Acta Paediatrica. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15217

Long bone fracture characteristics in children with medical conditions linked to bone health. Fortin K, Bertocci G, Nicholas JL, Lorenz DJ, Pierce MC. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 103: 104396. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104396

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and fractures in offspring: national register based sibling comparison study. Brand JS, Hiyoshi A, Cao Y, et al. BMJ. 2020; 368: 17057. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l7057

Mongolian spots as a finding in forensic examinations of possible child abuse-implications for case work. Kettner M, Birngruber CG, Niess C, et al. Int J Legal Med. 2020; 134: 1141-1148. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-019-02208-9

Nutritional rickets under 16 years: UK surveillance results. Julies P, Lynn RM, Pall K, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020; 105: 587-592. http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2019-317934