Q Masthead

Current Issue Content

Q CoverWinter 2022 • VOL. XXIXNo. 1

Professional Systems Issues

On racial disparities in child abuse reports: exploratory mapping the 2018 NCANDS. Luken A, Nair R, Fix RL. Child Maltreat. 2021; 26: 267-281. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211001926

A system-wide hospital child maltreatment patient safety program. Hansen J, Terreros A, Sherman A, Donaldson A, Anderst J. Pediatrics. 2021; 148: e2021050555. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-050555

Child abuse pediatricians assess a low likelihood of abuse in half of 2890 physical abuse consults. Johnson KL, Brown EDB, Feldman KW, Qu P, Lindberg DM, ExSTRA Investigators. Child Maltreat. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211041974

Measurement of adverse childhood experiences: it matters. Reidy DE, Niolon PH, Estefan LF, et al. Am J Prev Med. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.05.043

Trauma-informed care for children involved with the child welfare system: a meta-analysis. Shang S, Conner A, Lim Y, Lefmann T. Child Abuse Negl. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105296


Risk of traumatic brain injuries in infants younger than 3 months with minor blunt head trauma. Abod A, Kuppermann N, Tancredi DJ, Dayan PS. Ann Emerg Med. 2021; 78: 321-330.e.1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.04.015

The epidemiology of infant shaft fracture of femur or humerus by incidence, birth, accidents, and other causes. von Heideken J, Thiblin I, Hogberg U. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020; 21: 840. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03856-4

Child Fatalities

Common factors in serious case reviews of child maltreatment where there is a medical cause of death: qualitative thematic analysis. Garstang J, Eatwell D, Sidebotham P, Taylor J. BMJ Open. 2021; 11: e048689. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-048689

Child maltreatment and mortality in young adults. Segal L, Armfield JM, Gnanamanickam ES, et al. Pediatrics. 2020; 147: e2020023416. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-023416

Imaging and Laboratory

Rapid-sequence MRI for evaluation of pediatric traumatic brain injury: a systematic review. Kessler BA, Goh JL, Pajer HB, et al. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.3171/2021.2.PEDS20852

Using computed tomography skeletal surveys to evaluated for bone injury in suspected non-accidental injury cases - a preliminary experience. Lawson M, Tully J, Ditchfield M, et al. J Med Imaging Rad Oncol. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1111/1754-9485.13271

Whole-body MR imaging in suspected physical child abuse: comparison with skeletal survey and bone scintigraphy findings from the PEDIMA prospective multicentre study. Proisy M, Vivier PH, Morel B, et al. Europ Radiol. 2021; 31: 8069-8080. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-021-.07896-9


Developing and validating a new scale to assess signs of neglect of infants and caregivers. Arimoto A, Tadaka E. J Interpers Violence. 2021; 36: 8960-8983. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519863724

Other items of interest

Pediatric hanging and strangulation: is vascular injury a true risk?. Kline-Fath BM, Seman JM, Shang B, Care MM. Pediatr Radiol. 2021; 51: 1889-1894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-021-05056-1

Underlying mechanisms for racial disparities in parent-child physical and psychological aggression and child abuse risk. Rodriguez CM, Lee SJ, Ward KP. Child Abuse Negl. 2021; 117: 105089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105089


A systematic review of the biological correlates and consequences of childhood maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences. Cooke EM, Connolly EJ, Boisvert DL, Hayes BE. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211021613

Understanding the five-year outcomes of abusive head trauma in children: a retrospective cohort study. Manfield J, Oakley K, Macey JA, Waugh MC. Developmental Neurorehabil. 2021; 24: 361-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2020.1869340

Disability and visual outcomes following suspected abusive head trauma in children under 2 years. Wright J, Painter S, Kodagali SS, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2021; 106: 590-593. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2019-318638

Outcome of abusive head trauma in children less than 2 years: a single center study from a middle-income country. Ang SC, Marret MJ, Jayanth S, Khoo WV, Takwir MFM. Child Abuse Negl. 2021; 120: 105187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105187

What happens after the hospital? An analysis of longitudinal care needs in children treated for child physical abuse. Johnson BL, Gerzina EA, Naik-Mathuria B, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2021; 56: 1696-1700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.05.019

Physical Abuse

Confessed versus denied inflicted head injuries in infants: similarities and differences. Vinchon M, Karnoub MA, Noule N, Lampin ME. Childs Nerv Syst. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-021-05381-8

Does the BuRN-Tool score correctly predict cases of maltreatment in children referred for a child protection medical assessment?. Evans EJ, Bennett CV, Hollen L, et al. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2668

Identification and characterization of oral injury in suspected child abuse cases: onehealth system's experience. George CLS, Theesfeld SSN, Wang Q, Hudson MJ, Harper NS. Pediatr Emer Care. 2021; 37: 494-497. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001715

Is a parry fracture-an isolated fracture of the ulnar shaft-associated with the probability of abuse in children between 2 and 16 years old?. Hermans K, Fransz D, Walbeehm-Hol L, Hustinx P, Staal H. Children (Basel). 2021; 8: 650. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8080650

Occult injury screening among infants with subconjunctival hemorrhage. Koti AS, Crichton KG, Liker K, Hashmi Z, Thackeray JD. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2021; 58: 213-217. https://doi.org/10.3928/01913913-20210201-02

Predictive value of non-ocular findings for retinal haemorrhage in children evaluated for non-accidental trauma. Giannakakos VP, Dosakayala N, Huang D, Yazdanyar M. Acta Opthalmolog. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1111/aos.14936

Prevalence of injuries among medicaid enrolled infants prior to child abuse and neglect. Shanahan ME, Austin AE, Berkoff MC. Child Maltreat. 2021; : Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211031651

Re-evaluation of medical findings in alleged shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma in Norwegian courts fails to support abuse diagnoses. Wexter K, Stridbeck U, Syse A, Wikstrom J. Acta Paediatr. 2021; 26: 267-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15956

Public Policy

Impact of Medicaid expansion on reported incidents of child neglect and physical abuse. McGinty EE, Nair R, Assini-Meytin LC, Stuart EA, Letourneau EJ. Am J Prev Med. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.06.010

The effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansions on foster care admissions. Beland LP, Huh J, Kim D. Health Econ. 2021; 30: 2943-2951. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4419

Related Disease States

Bone fractures in children with cholestatic liver disease may mimic those seen in child abuse. Goldner D, Vittorio J, Barrios DM, et al. Pediatr Emer Care. 2021; 37: e636-e639. https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001740

External hydrocephalus as a cause of infants subdural haematoma; epidemiological and radiological investigations of infants suspected of being abused. Andersson J, Wikstrom J, Hogberg U, et al. Pediatr Neurol. 2021; Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2021.09.018

Fetal fractures in an infant with maternal Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, CCDC134 Pathogenic mutation and a negative genetic test for osteogenesis imperfecta. Holick MF, Shirvani A, Charoenngam N. Children (Basel). 2021; 8: 512. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060512

Retinal changes in febrile seizures in children: a retrospective analysis in Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Halilbašić M, Nadarević Vodenčarević A,  Međedović A, et al. Med Glas (Zenica). 2021; 18: 427-431. https://doi.org/10.17392/1366-21

Rib histology after unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants suffering sudden death from natural causes; implications for injury mechanism and timing. James R. Histopathology. 2021; 78: 373-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/his.14270

Severe rare bleeding disorders: a single-center experience. Oner N, Ozek G,. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021; 43: e652-e654. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000002019

Sexual Abuse

Acquired syphilis by nonsexual contact in childhood. Moscatelli G, Moroni S, Garcia-Bournissen F, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis. 2021; 40: 892-898. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000003215