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Quarterly UpdateSummer 2022 • VOL. XXIXNo. 3

Public Policy

The perils of child "protection" for children of color: lessons from history. Raz M, Dettlaff A, Edwards F. Pediatrics. 2021; 148: e2021050237. https://doi.org/doi.10.1542/peds.2021-050237

It is not a broken system, it is a system that needs to be broken: the upEND movement to abolish the child welfare system. Dettlaff AJ, Weber K, Pendleton M, et al. J Public Child Welf. 2020; 14: 500-517. https://doi.org/doi.10.1080/15548732.2020.1814542

Causal effects of cannabis legalization on parents, parenting, and children: a systematic revew. Wilson S, Rhee SH. Prev Med. 2022; 156: 106956. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.106956

Evidence for investing in parenting interventions aiming to improve child health: a systematic review of economic evaluations. Sampaio F, Nystrand C, Feldman I Mihalopoulos C. Eur Child Adolesc Psych. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1007/s00787-022-01969-w


Comparison of same and different level height falls on subsequent midline shift in pediatric traumatic brain injury. Sullivan BG, Grigorian A, Lekawa M, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; 38: e1262-e1265. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/PEC.0000000000002588


Rates and predictors of child maltreatment re-perpetration against new victims and prior victims. Potter MH, Kennedy RS, Font SA. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 123: 105419. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105419

Community disadvantage, family socioeconomic status, and racial/ethnic differences in maltreatment reporting risk during infancy. Putnam-Hornstein E, Prindle JJ, Rebbe R. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105446

The relative influence of family and neighborhood factors on child maltreatment at critical stages of child development. Maguire-Jack K, Yoon S, Chang Y, Hong S. Children (Basel). 2022; 9: 163. https://doi.org/doi.10.3390/children9020163

Caregiver reports of infant distress and injury in abused infants. Rabbitt AL, Olson NL, Nugent Liegl , Simpson P, Sheets LK. J Pediatr. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.02.056

Imaging and Laboratory

Whole-spine MRI in children with suspected abusive head trauma. Boaz K, Reher TA, Supakul N, et al. Am J Roentgen. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.2214/AJR.21.26674

Value of additional lateral radiographs in paediatric skeletal surveys for suspected physical abuse. Meshaka R, Garbera DM, Arthurs OJ, Shemerdine SC. Clin Radiol. 2021; 77: e40-e47. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.crad.2021.09.019

Multi-modality imaging characteristics of costochondral fractures, a highly specific rib fracture for child abuse. Forbes-Amrhein MM, Gensel AJ, Cooper ML, Carmazyn B. Pediatr Radiol. 2022; 52: 910-923. https://doi.org/doi.10.1007/s00247-021-05247-w

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

Gastrointestinal problems and non-oral feeding in children evaluated for medical child abuse (fabricated and induced illness). Feldman KW, Ambartsumayan L, Goldin A, et al. Child Abuse Rev. 2022; 31: e2749. https://doi.org/doi.10.1002/car.2746

Other Items of Interest

A biomechanical assessment of shaken baby syndrome: what about the spine?. Davidson MA, Butto KD, Benzel EC, Weaver BT, Rundell SA. World Neurosurg. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.wneu.2022.03.104

Physical Abuse

Extra-axial haemorrhages in young children with skull fractures: abuse or accident?. Wallace J, Metz JB, Otjen J, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1136/archdischild-2021-322327

Cranial suture evaluation in pediatric head trauma: importance in differentiating abusive from accidental injury. Kriss S, Morris J, Martich V. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; 38: e703-e708. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/PEC.0000000000002461

Early diagnosis of abusive head trauma to avoid repetitive shaking events. Depallens S, Favrod C, Maeder P, San Millan D, Cheseaux JJ. Global Pediatr Health. 2022; 9: 2333794X211067037. https://doi.org/doi.10.1177/2333794X211067037

External validation of the PediBIRN screening tool for abusive head trauma in pediatric emergency department settings. Hymel KP, Fingarson AK, Pierce MC, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/PEC.0000000000002670

Nonaccidental trauma in pediatric elbow fractures: when you should be worried. Tadepalli V, Schultz JD, Rees AB, et al. J Pediatr Orthop. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/BPO.0000000000002145

Understanding bilateral skull fractures in infancy: a retrospective multicenter case review. O'Hara MA, Valvano TJ, Kahyap M, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/PEC.0000000000002704

Prevention and Resilience

The effectiveness of home visiting programs for the prevention of child maltreatment recurrence at home: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Han K, Oh S. Child Health Nurs Res. 2022; 28: 41-50. https://doi.org/doi.10.4094/chnr.2022.28.1.41

Professional and Systems Issues

Hospital costs, revenue, and abuse detection associated with occult injury screening. Deutsch SA, Zomorrodi A, Zent J, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.acap.2022.03.017

Implementation of a screening tool for child sex trafficking among youth presenting to the emergency department -- a quality improvement initiative. Peterson LJ, Foell R, Lunos S, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 125: 105506. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105506

Screening tools for child abuse used by healthcare providers: a systematic review. Chen CJ, Chen YW, Chang HY, Feng JY. J Nurs Res. 2022; 30: e193. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/jnr.0000000000000475

Emergency medicine physicians' screening practices for physical child abuse in infants with skull fractures. Lee MO, Fang A, Nuno M, et al. Chld Abuse Rev. 2021; 31: e2726. https://doi.org/doi.10.1002/car.2726

Prioritizing personal and team well-being: lessns learned during the pandemic. Asnes AG, Kazmir S, Leventhal JM. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105593

Electronic health record tools to identify child maltreatment: scoping literature review and key informant interviews. Stilwell L, Golonka M, Ankoma-Sey K, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.acap.2022.01.017

The role of retinal imaging in the management of abusive head trauma cases. Oliva A, Grassi S, Cazzato F, et al. Int J Legal Med. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1007/s00414-021-02750-5

Related Disease States

Retinal hemorrhage after pediatric neurosurgical procedures. Ching CW, Levin AV, Forbes BJ, Binenbaum G. JAAPOS. 2022; 26: e1-e74.e5. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.11.010.

Metabolic bone disease of infancy in the offspring of mothers with bariatric surgery: a series of 5 infants in contested cases of child abuse. Miller M, Ayoub D. Clin Nutrition ESPEN. 2022; 48: 227-233. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.clnesp.2022.02.009

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation induced posterior rib fractures in nontraumatic pediatric deaths. Love JC, Austin D, Giese KW, Roe SJ. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2022; 43: 55-59. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/PAF.0000000000000743

Does the skeletal phenotype of osteogenesis imperfecta differ for patients with non-COL1A1/2 mutations? A retrospective study in 113 patients. Zerfu T, Yong B, Harrington J, Howard A. J Pediatr Orthop. 2022; 42: e507-514. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/BPO.0000000000002116

Non-collagen pathogenic variants resulting in the osteogenesis imperfecta phenotype in children: a single-country observational cohort study. Thornley P, Bishop N, Baker D, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2022; 107: 486-490. https://doi.org/doi.10.1136/archdischild-2021-322911

Metaphyseal and posterior rib fractures in osteogenesis imperfecta: case report and review of the literature. Bobyn A, Jetha M, Frohlich B, et al. Bone Rep. 2022; 16: 101171. https://doi.org/doi.10.1016/j.bonr.2022.101171

Is external hydrocephalus a possible differential diagnosis when child abuse is suspected?. Scheller J, Wester K. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022; 164: 1161-1172. https://doi.org/doi.10.1007/s00701-021-04786-3

Hypoxia and reperfusion injury are not associated with subdural haemorrhages in young children: a restrospective study of drowning victims, with and without return of spontaneous circulation. Lopez N,Quan L, Feldman K. Child Abus Rev. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1002/car.2755

Sexual Abuse

Polyembolokoilamania in child sexual abuse: physical examination findings after abusive foreign body insertion and literature summary. Donaruma-Kwoh MM, Weary CE, Cruz AT. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1136/bcr-2020-239461

Pediatric forensic analysis: the benefits of DNA collection beyond 24 hours. Hornor G, Benzinger E, Doughty K, Hollar J, Wolf K. J Forens Nurs. 2022; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/doi.10.1097/JFN.0000000000000370