Latest Shaken Baby Syndrome Stories

2013-06-25 13:30:13

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT...

2013-04-07 23:01:35

South Florida-based children´s charity Bright Steps Forward has partnered with popular crowdfunding website ClickStartMe to provide a much-needed therapeutic device, the Pediasuit, to Joshua Stewart-True, one of the nation´s few survivors of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Joshua´s development has remarkably progressed since he started receiving therapy using a Pediasuit at Ft. Lauderdale´s Therapies4Kids, and this crowdfunding project will allow Joshua to continue to make progress...

2013-01-01 10:54:52

New imaging findings Physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Northwest Radiology Network (Indianapolis, Indiana) report the case of a 17-year-old high school football player with second impact syndrome (SIS). A rare and devastating traumatic brain injury, SIS occurs when a person, most often a teenager, sustains a second head injury before recovery from an earlier head injury is complete. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case in which...

2011-11-08 10:36:24

A new study found that spinal bleeding is found often in young children who are victims of abusive trauma. The findings support performing complete spine imaging for children undergoing brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for moderate or severe traumatic brain injury and suggest a pathway for distinguishing between abusive and accidental injury. The study is published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, abusive head trauma is the leading cause of significant...

Recession Linked To Increase In Child Abuse
2011-09-19 10:48:18

  According to new research from Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, the recession is linked to an increase in child abuse. The researchers studied 422 abused children from lower-income families in 74 counties in four states. Lead author Dr. Rachel Berger of the hospital said the results confirm anecdotal reports from many pediatricians who have seen increasing numbers of shaken baby cases and other forms of brain-injuring abuse. She decided to study the type of injury after...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 28th, Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor at the USC School of Medicine, will present the keynote address on the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome at the 25th Annual Conference of Prevent Child Abuse Texas, in Dallas. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the #1 cause of child abuse deaths with 1300 babies severely shaken every year. Average Age - 4 Months Main Trigger - Infant Crying Brain Damage - 80% Health and other Costs -...

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