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The Quarterly UpdateSpring 2020 • VOL. XXVII, NO. 2

Physical Abuse

Characteristics associated with spine injury on magnetic resonance imaging in children evaluated for abusive head trauma. Rabbitt AL, Kelly TG, Yan K, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; 50: 83-97. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04517-y

Characteristics of rib fractures in young abused children. Kriss S, Thompson A, Bertocci G, Currie M, Martich V. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04599-8

Estimating the relevance of historical red flags in the diagnosis of abusive head trauma. Hymel KP, Lee G, Boos S, et al. J Pediatr. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.11.010

Paediatric abusive head trauma in the emergency department: a multicentre prospective cohort study. Babl FE, Pfeiffer H, Kelly P, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14700

Validation of the PredAHT-2 prediction tool for abusive head trauma. Pfeiffer H, Cowley LE, Kemp AM, et al. Emerg Med J. 2020; http://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2019-208893


Identifying populations at risk for child abuse: a nationwide analysis. Quiroz HJ, Parreco J, Easwaran L, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2020; 55: 135-139. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.069

Sexual abuse and assault in a larger national sample of children and adolescents. Gewirtz-Meydan A, Finkelhor D. Child Maltreat. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519873975

Trends in US physician diagnosis of child physical abuse and neglect injuries, 2006-2014. Zins ZP, Wheeler KK, Brink F, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 98: 104179. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104179

Emergency department admissions for child sexual abuse in the United States from 2010 to 2016. Helton JJ, Carbone JT, Vaughn MG, Cross TP. JAMA Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3988

Other items of Interest

Costs for physical and mental health hospitalizations in the first 13 years of life among children engaged with Child Protection Services. Neil AL, Islam F, Kariuki M. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 99: 104280. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104280

The true cost of child abuse at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. Shahi N, Phillips R, Meier M, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2020; 55: 335-340. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.10.024

Thresholds for the assessment of inflicted head injury by shaking trauma in infants: a systematic review. Schiks LAH, Dankelman J, Loeve AJ. Forens Sci Int. 2020; 306: 110060. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.110060

Foster Children

Predictors of placement disruptions in foster care. Vreeland A, Ebert JS, Kuhn TM, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 99: 104283. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104283

Imaging and Laboratory

Growth recovery lines: a specific indicator of child abuse and neglect?. Spiller LR, Kellogg ND, Mercado-Deane MG, Zarka AI, Gelfond JAL. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; 50: 207-215. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04526-x

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Unintentional symptom intensification by doctors. Schechter NL, Nurko S. Pediatr. 2019; 144: e20183808. http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3808

Prevention and Resilience

Maternal stress and anxiety disorders and the longitudinal risk of fracture in children. Auger N, Low N, Lee GE, Ayoub A, Luu TM. Bone. 2020; 130: 115143. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2019.115143

Perinatal mental health and risk of child maltreatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ayers S, Bond R, Webb R, Miller P, Bateson K. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 98: 104172. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104172

Parents perceptions of infant crying: a possible path to preventing abusive head trauma. Wiley M, Shulthei A, Francis B, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.10.009

Professional and Systems Issues

A novel scale to communicate perceived likelihood of child sexual abuse. Melville JD, Lindberg DM. Academ Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.12.010

Human papilloma virus vaccination after pediatric sexual abuse evaluations in the outpatient child sexual abuse subspecialty clinic: a quality improvement project. Goodman EA, Goodpasture M. J Forensic Nurs. 2020; 16: 16-21. http://doi.org/10.1097/JFN.0000000000000251

Lessons from the field: an evidence-informed resiliency model for child abuse organizations. Kalergis KI, Anderson D. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104266

The German evidence-based child protection guideline - imaging in suspected child abuse. Born M, Schwier F, Stoever B, Mentzel HJ, Freiberg J. Rofo. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1055/a-1019-8018

Related Disease States

Findings of metabolic bone disease in infants with unexplained fractures in contested child abuse investigations: a case series of 75 infants. Miller M, Stolfi A, Ayoub D. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2019; 32: 1103-1120. http://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2019-0093

Subdural hemorrhage rebleeding in abused children: frequency, associations and clinical presentation. Wright JN, Feyma TJ, Ishak GE, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2019; 49: 1762-1772. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04483-5

Sexual Abuse

Barriers to the access and utilization of healthcare for trafficked youth: a systematic review. Garg A, Panda P, Neudecker M, Lee S. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 100: 104137. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104137

Systematic review of facilitators of, barriers to, and recommendations for healthcare services for child survivors of human trafficking globally. Albright K, Greenbaum J, Edwards SA, Tsai C. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 100: 104289. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104289