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Quarterly CoverSpring 2023 • VOL. XXXNo. 2


Childhood exposure to physical and emotional violence over a 57-year period in Sweden. Lucas S, Janson S. Scand J Public Health. 2022; 50: 1172-1178. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211023634

Child abuse-related homicides precipitated by caregiver use of harsh physical punishment. Wilson RF, Afifi TO, Yuan K, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 135: 105953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105953


Falls of newborn infants in a New Zealand Hospital: a case series. Mitchell EA, Rajay A, Freeman L, McIntosh C. J Paediatr Child Health. 2022; 59: 253-257. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.16275

Child Fatalities

Social and demographic characteristics of child maltreatment fatalities among children ages 5-17 years. Palusci VJ, Schnitzer PG, Collier A. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 136: 106002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.106002

Foster Children

Description of audiologic, developmental, ophthalmologic, and neurologic diagnoses at a primary care clinic for children in foster care. Reynoso M, McLeigh J, Malthaner LQ, Stone KE. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022; 43: 511-520. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0000000000001126

Imaging and Laboratory

Magnetic resonance imaging findings in infants with severe traumatic brain injury and associations with abusive head trauma. Ferguson NM, Rebsamen S, Field AS, et al. Children (Basel). 2022; 9: 1092. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9071092

Skull fracture healing in children up to 36 months - a cohort analysis. Lzsiecka ZM, Pitot M, Chern BJ, Chern JJ, Kadom N. Cur Prob Diagnost Radiol. 2022; Online ahead of print: . https://doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2022.11.008

Selective skeletal surveys for infants with skull fractures: Examining the rates of return to medical care for concern of physical abuse. Dominguez MM, Moore JL, Cook M et al. Pedatr Emer Care. 2022; 38: e1678-e1683. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000002877


Medical child welfare task force: a multidisciplinary approach to identifying medical child abuse. Vega S, Nienow SM, Huang MZ, Stover LB. Pediatrics. 2023; 151: e2022058926. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-058926

Other Items of Interest

An autopsy case report of tramline bruises with various shapes - histological and mechanistic considerations. Shinkawa N, Kakizaki E, Sonoda A, Yukawa N. J Forensic Leg Med. 2022; 92: 102452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2022.102452

Age-related skull fracture patterns in infants after low-height falls. Ruiz Maldonado TM, Alsanea Y, Coats B. Pediatr Res. 2022; Online ahead of print: . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-022-02345-9

Blood proteome of acute intracranial hemorrhage in infant victims of abusive head trauma. Wiskott K, Gilardi F, Hainard A, et al. Proteomics. 2022; 23: e2200078. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmic.202200078


Outcomes after child physical abuse and association with community-level social determinants of health. Ruffolo LI, Gaba H, Dale BS, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2022; 235: 810-818. https://doi.org/10.1097/XCS.0000000000000302

Developmental outcomes following abusive head trauma in infancy: a systematic review. Sarmiento CA, Wyrwa JM, Chambliss AV, et al. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022; Online ahead of pring: . https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000808

Physical Abuse

The association of subcortical brain injury and abusive head trauma. Even KM, Hymel KP, Armijo-Garcia V, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 134: 105917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105917

Evidence for significant misdiagnosis of abusive head trauma in pediBIRN data. Brook C. Forensic Sci Int Synerg. 2023; 6: 100314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsisyn.2023.100314

Unexplained mechanism of subdural hematoma with convulsions suggests nonaccidental head trauma: a multicenter, retrospective sudy by the Japanese Head injury of Infants and Toddlers study (J-HITS) group. Narisawa A, Nonaka M, Akutsu N, et al. PLOS One. 2022; 17: e0277103. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277103

Diagnostic testing for and detection of physical abuse in infants with brief resolved unexplained events. Doswell, A, Anderst J, Tieder JS, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2023; 135: 105952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105952

Prevention and Resilience

Pediatric abusive head trauma: ThinkFirst national injury prevention foundation. Wilson TA, Gospodarev V, Hendris X, Minasian T. Surg Neurol Int. 2021; 12: 526. https://doi.org/10.25259/SNI_194_2021

Protective factors against child neglect among families in poverty. Sattler KMP. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 124: 105438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105438

Educational interventions to prevent paediatric abusive head trauma in babies younger than one year old: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scott LJ, Wilson R, Davies P, et al. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 134: 105935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105935

Professional and Systems Issues

Creation and evaluation of a participatory child abuse and neglect workshop for medical students. Giannakas C, Manta A, Livanou ME, et al. BMC Med Educ. 2022; 22: 797. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-022-03837-2

What do child abuse and neglect medical evaluation consultation notes tell researchers and clinicians. Golonka M, Liu Y, Rohrs R, et al. Child Maltreat. 2022; Online ahead of print: . https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595221134537

Public Policy

State child maltreatment policies and disparities in substantiation: a study of state-administered child welfare systems in the U.S.. LaBrenz C, Kim Y, Baiden P, et al. Child Maltreat. 2022; Online ahead of print: . https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595221143136

Factors contributing to level and type of child welfare involvement following prenatal substance exposure: a scoping review. Peddireddy SR, Austin AE, Gottfredson NC. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 125: 105484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022.105484

Related Disease States

Fracture incidence in children after developing atopic dermatitis: a Korean nationwide birth cohort study. Lee, SW, Shin YH, Shin JI, et al. Allergy. 2022; Online ahead of print: . https://doi.org/10.1111/all.15577

Sexual Abuse

Application of a child sex trafficking screening tool in patients with abuse: a retrospective chart review in the pediatric emergency department. Ellis AS, Brown AM, Martini AI, et al. J Pediatr Health Care. 2022; 36: 330-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2022.01.002

Patterns of disclosure and perceived societal responses after child sexual abuse. Landberg A, Svedin CG, Jonsson LS. Child Abuse Negl. 2022; 134: 105914. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2022

Prevalence of online sexual offenses against children in the US. Finkelhor D, Turner H, Colburn D. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5: e2234471. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.34471

Sexually transmitted infections in suspected child sexual abuse. Driscoll SJ, Fidler KJ, Shears A, Whetham J, White A. Arch Dis Child. 2023; 108: 53-55. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2021-323028