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The shaken baby syndrome: an odyssey. II Origins and further hypotheses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18434692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subdural bleeding in the so-called "shaken baby syndrome" is recognized as a hallmark of this syndrome, and is often noted as chronic in nature, indicating an earlier time of origin than clinical presentation. In infants and neonates, the timeframe for generating such chronic intracranial bleeding is therefore limited. Neurosurgical, obstetric, and pediatric literature all recognize the significance of birth trauma in the generation of intracranial bleeding. This possibility is explored further here, with emphasis on features peculiar to Homo sapiens predisposing to intracranial bleeding during this timeframe. Encephalization and bipedalism combine to render the infant and mother susceptible to injury at birth.
Ronald H Uscinski; Dennis K McBride
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1349-8029     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-24     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-5; discussion 155-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Shaken Baby Syndrome / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy

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