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The Quarterly UpdateSummer 2019 • VOL. XXVI NO. 3

Related Disease States

Fracture incidence in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - a population-based case-control study. Rolfes MC, Deyle DR, King KS, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 91: 95-101. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.03.008

Evaluation of a temporal association between vaccination and subdural hematoma in infants. Fleury J, Scherdel P, Frampas E, et al. J Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.01.044

Interpreting osteogenesis imperfecta variants of uncertain significance in the context of physical abuse: a case series. Canter J, Rao VB, Palusci VJ, et al. J Pediatr Genet. 2019; 8: 63-68. http://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1672135

Retinal findings in young children with increased intracranial pressure from nontraumatic causes. Shi A, Kulkarni A, Feldman KW, et al. Pediatr. 2019; 143: e20181182. http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-1182


Playground equipment-related head injuries requiring hospitalization in children. Ono H, Sase T, Takasuna H, Tanaka Y. Pediatr Int. 2019; 61: 293-297. http://doi.org/10.1111/ped.13765

Child Fatalities

Characteristics that distinguish abusive from nonabusive causes of sudden unexpected infant deaths. Bechtel K, Derbyshire M, Gaither JR, Leventhal JM. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001787

Domestic Violence

A follow-up study on the continuity and spillover effects of intimate partner violence during pregnancy on postnatal child abuse. Kita S, Chan KL, Tobe H, et al. J Interpers Violence. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518821460


Contribution of illicit/non-prescribed marijuana and hard-drug use to child-abuse and neglect potential while considering social desirability. Donohue B, Plant CP, Chow G, et al. Br J Soc Work. 2019; 49: 77-95. http://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy027

Newborn risk factors for subsequent physical abuse hospitalizations. Puls HT, Anderst JD, Bettenhausen JL et al. Pediatr. 2019; 143: e20182108. http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2108

Foster Children

Placement disruption in foster care: children's behavior, foster parent support, and parenting experiences. Leathers SJ, Spielfogel JE, Geiger J, Barnett J, Vande Boort BL. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 91: 147-159. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.03.012

Imaging and Laboratory

Is the visibility of standardized inflicted bruises improved by using an alternate ('forensic') light source?. Jnojs HGT, De Groot R, Van Velthoven MFAM, Steol RD. Forensic Sci Int. 2019; 294: 34-38. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.10.029

Radiation doses in diagnostic imaging for suspected physical abuse. Rao R, Browne D, Lunt B, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-316286

Ultrasound findings in classic metaphyseal lesions: emphasis on the metaphyseal bone collar and zone of provisional calcification. Marine MB, Hibbard RA, Jennings SG, Karmazyn B. Pediatr Radiol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04373-w


Child neglect and the broader context of child victimization. Turner HA, Vanerminden J, Finkelhor D, Hamby S. Child Maltreat. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559518825312

Food neglect and infant development. Helton JJ, Cross TP, Vaughn MG, Gochez-Kerr. Infant Ment Health J. 2018; 39: 231-241. http://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21694

Hair analysis of more than 140 families with drug consuming parents. Comparison between hair results from adults and their children. Pragst F, Krumbiegel F, Thurmann D, et al. Forensic Sci Int. 2019; 297: 161-170. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.01.039

Rates of neglect in a national sample: child and family characteristics and psychological impact. Venderminden J, Hamby S, David-Ferdon C, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 88: 256-265. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.11.014

Other Items of Interest

Frequency of macroscopic intradural hemorrhage with and without subdural hemorrhage in early childhood autopsies. Cheshire EC, Biggs MJP, Hollingbury FE, et al. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019; 15: 184-190. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-00103-8

Modeling of inflicted head injury by shaking trauma in children: what can we learn? : Part I: a systematic review of animal models. Vester MEM, Bila RAC, Loeve AJ, vanRijn RR, van Zandwijk JP. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-0082-3

Modeling of inflicted head injury by shaking trauma in children: what can we learn? : Part II: a systematic review of mathematical and physical models. van Zandwijk JP, Vester MEM, Bilo RA, vanRijn RR, Loeve AJ. Forensic Sci  Med Pathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-00093-7

Transformational change in parenting practices after child interpersonal trauma: a grounded theory examination of parental response. Cummings JA. Child Abuse Negl. 2018; 76: 117-128. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.10.005


Adverse childhood experiences, epigenetics and telomere length variation in childhood and beyond: a systematic review of the literature. Lang J, McKie J, Smith H, et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-019-01329-1

Physical Abuse

Characteristics of accidental versus abusive pediatric burn injuries in an urban burn center over a 14 year period. Rosado N, Charleston E, Gregg M, Lorenz D. J Burn Care Res. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irz032.

Do data from child protective services and the police enhance modelling of perinatal risk for paediatric abusive head trauma? A retrospective case control study. Kelly P, Thompson JMD, Rungan S, et al. BMJ Open. 2019; 9: e024199. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024199

Histological aging of fractures in infants: a practical algorithm for assessing infants suspected of accidental or non-accidental injury. Naqvi A, Raynor I, Fremont A. Histopathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1111/his.13850

Multicentre study of physical abuse and limb fractures in young children in the East Anglia Region, UK. Mitchell PD, Brown R, Wang T, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-315035

Spine injuries in child abuse. Jauregui JJ, Perfetti DC, Cautela BS, et al. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019; 39: 85-89. http://doi.org/10.1097/BPO.0000000000000877

Systematic review of the patterns of orofacial injuries in physically abused children and adolescents. Sarkar R, Ozanne-Smith J, Bassed R. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1524838019827617

Professional and Systems Issues

Burnout among forensic interviewers, how they cope, and what agencies can do to help. Fansher AK, Sedaker SB, Brady PQ. Child Maltreatment. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519843596

Plunging into a dark sea of emotions: professionals' emotional experiences addressing child abuse in interviews with children. Albaek AU, Binder PE, Milde AM. Qual Health Res. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1049732318825145

Compliance with skeletal surveys for child abuse in general hospitals: a statewide quality improvement process. Wanner MR, Marine MB, Hibbard RA, et al. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.18.20701

Impact of child abuse clinical pathways on skeletal survey performance in high risk infants. Stavas N, Paine D, Song L, Shlts J, Wood J. Acad Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.02.012

Early involvement of the child protection team in the care of injured infants in a pediatric emergency department. Powers E, Tiyyagura G, Asnes AG, et al. J Emerg Med. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.01.030

Pediatric sexual abuse: an interprofessional approach to optimizing emergency care. Jordan KS, Steelman SH, Leary M, et al. J Forensic Nurs. 2019; 15: 18-25. http://doi.org/10.1097/JFN.0000000000000232

Public Policy

Child health care coverage and reductions in child physical abuse. McCray N. Heliyon. 2018; 4: e00945. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00945

Sexual abuse

Risk factors for child sexual abuse victimization: a meta-analytic review. Assink M, van der Put CE, Meeuwsen MWCM, et al. Psychol Bull. 2019; 145: 459-489. http://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000188