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Infant abusive head trauma - Incidence, outcomes and awareness.
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PMID:  23210110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background Abusive head trauma of infants is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The incidence in Australia has been estimated at 29.6 cases of abusive head trauma for which hospital admission is required per 100 000 infants aged 0-24 months and under per year; more frequent than low speed runovers, drowning and childhood neoplasms. Objective This article provides a review of the significant incidence and outcomes of abusive head trauma and seeks to raise awareness of the potential of evidence based interventions to reduce infant injury and its consequences in the community. Discussion An evidence based program, the Period of PURPLE Crying®, has been shown to reduce infant injury. An evaluation of the suitability of program materials for different cultural groups in Australia needs to be assessed. Such a scoping project is proposed as a necessary prerequisite to a pilot clinical intervention.
William Liley; Anne Stephens; Melissa Kaltner; Sarah Larkins; Richard C Franklin; Komla Tsey; Rebecca Stewart; Simon Stewart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  823-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
MBBS, BPhty, DipEdSt(counsel), Integrated Women's Health Unit, Cairns Base Hospital, Queensland.
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