Document Detail


Case analysis of brain-injured admittedly shaken infants: 54 cases, 1969-2001.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16121073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The English-language medical case literature was searched for cases of apparent or alleged child abuse between the years 1969 and 2001. Three-hundred and twenty-four cases that contained detailed individual case information were analyzed yielding 54 cases in which someone was recorded as having admitted, in some fashion, to have shaken the injured baby. Individual case findings were tabulated and analyzed with respect to shaking as being the cause for the injuries reported. For all 54 admittedly-shaken-infant cases, the provided details regarding the shaking incidents and other events are reported. Data in the case reports varied widely with respect to important details. Only 11 cases of admittedly shaken babies showed no sign of cranial impact (apparently free-shaken). This small number of cases does not permit valid statistical analysis or support for many of the commonly stated aspects of the so-called shaken baby syndrome.
Authors:
Jan E Leestma
Related Documents :
11429433 - The role of molecular analysis of immunoglobulin and t cell receptor gene rearrangement...
941353 - Indwelling and transrenal splint techniques for pyeloplasty.
22080673 - Reviewers for volume 32.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-25     Completed Date:  2005-12-07     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-212     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60622, USA. Jleestma@aol.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Injuries / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Female
Forensic Pathology
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Shaken Baby Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2006 Dec;27(4):363; author reply 363   [PMID:  17133042 ]

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Transverse sections for diagnosis of alopecia?
Next Document:  Investigation of cardiac troponins in postmortem subjects: comparing antemortem and postmortem level...