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The Quarterly UpdateWinter 2020 • VOL. XXVII, NO. 1

Professional and Systems Issues

Availability and utility of peer review and emotional support for paediatricians involved in safeguarding in the UK. Richardson M, Josty T. Child Abuse Rev. 2019; 28: 152-158. http://doi.org/10.1002/car.2553

Effects of a computerised guideline support tool on child healthcare professionals' response to suspicions of child abuse and neglect: a community-based intervention trial. Konijnendijk AA, Boere-Boonekamp MM, Haasnoot ME, Need A. BMC Medical Informatics Decision Making. 2019; 19: 161. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-019-0884-y

Enhancing capacity for trauma-informed care in child welfare: impact of a statewide systems change initiative. Connell CM, Lang JM, Zorba B, Stevens K. Am J Community Psychol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12375

Implementation of the Dutch expertise centre for child abuse: descriptive data from the first 4 years. van Rijn RR, Affourtit MJ, Karst WA, et al. BMJ Open. 2019; 9: e031008. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031008

Quality improvement initiative to improve abuse screening among infants with extremity fractures. Deutsch SA, Henry MK, Lin W, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019; 35: 643-650. http://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001671


Traumatic brain injuries in a paediatric neurosurgical unit: a Queensland experience. Stephens S, Camptbell R, Chaseling R, Ma N. J Clin Neurosci. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2019.09.008

Child Fatalities

Noncardiac genetic predisposition in sudden infant death syndrome. Gray B, Tester DJ, Wong LC, et al. Genet Med. 2019; 21: 641-649. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-018-0131-4

Domestic Violence

Improving the healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse in primary care: protocol for a mixed method evaluation of the implementation of a complex intervention. Sohal AH, Feder F, Barbosa E, et al. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18: 971. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5865-z


Medical diagnoses among infants at entry in out-of-home care: a Swedish population-register study. Hogberg U, Sennerstam R, Wester K, et al. Health Sci Rep. 2019; 2: e133. http://doi.org/10.1002/hsr2.133

Foster Children

Child, family, and case characteristics associated with reentry into out-of-home care among children and youth involved with child protection services. Brown SM, Orsi R, Chen PCB. Child Maltreat. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519869395

Imaging and Laboratory

Feasibility and accuracy of fast MRI versus CT for traumatic brain injury in young children. Lindberg DM, Stence NV, Grubenhoff JA, et al. Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-0419

Pediatric postmortem computed tomography: initial experience at a children's hospital in the United States. Gould SW, Harty MP, Givler NE, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2019; 49: 1113-1129. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-019-04433-1


Evaluation of drug-endangered children: the yield of toxicology and skeletal survey screening. Howell S, Bailey L, Coffman J. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 96: 104081. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104081

Other Items of Interest

Self-reported medical and nonmedical cannabis use among pregnant women in the United States. Volkow ND, Han B, Compton WM, McCance-Katz EF. JAMA. 2019; 322: 167-169. http://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.7982

Types of substance use and punitive parenting: a preliminary exploration. Freisthler B, Kepple NJ. J Soc Work Pract Addict. 2019; 19: 262-283. http://doi.org/10.1080/1533256X.2019.1640019

An intergenerational investigation of the associations between parental marijuana use trajectories and child functioning. Epstein M, Bailey JA, Furlong M, Steeger CM, Hill KG. Psychol Addict Behav. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000510

Histological dating of subarachnoid hemorrhage and retinal hemorrhage in infants. Delteil C, Kolopp M, Capuani C, et al. Forensci Sci Int. 2019; 303: 109952. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.109952

Physical Abuse

Infant burns: a single institution retrospective review. Brink C, Isaacs Q, Scriba MF, et al. Burns. 2019; 45: 1518-1527. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2018.11.005

Prevention and Resilience

National risk factors for child maltreatment after trauma: failure to prevent. Parreco J, Quiroz HJ, Willobee BA, et al. Am Surg. 2019; 85: 700-707

Systematic review of community- and home-based interventions to support parenting and reduce risk of child maltreatment among families with substance-exposed newborns. West AL, Dauber S, Gagliardi L, et al. Child Maltreat. 2019; 144: e20190419. http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519866272

The lifetime costs of pediatric abusive head trauma and a cost-effectiveness analysis of the Period of Purple crying program in British Columbia, Canada. Beaulieu E, Rajabali F, Zheng A, Pike I. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 97: 104133. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104133

What are the optimal combinations of parenting intervention components to reduce physical child abuse recurrence? Reanalysis of a systematic review using qualitative comparative analysis. Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Gardner F. Child Abuse Rev. 2019; 28: 181-197. http://doi.org/10.1002/car.2561

Public Policy

We have all been working in our own little silos forever: exploring a cross-sector response to child maltreatment. Campbell KA, Quthrich AA, Norlin C. Acad Pediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.06.004

Related Disease States

Skin lesions and traditional folk practices: a medico-legal perspective. Viero A, Amadasi A, Blandino A, et al. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-00115-4

Child abuse and traditional medicine practices. Lupariello F. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-00160-z

Differential diagnosis between physical maltreatment and cupping practices in a suspected child abuse case. Lupariello F, Coppo E, Cavacchia I, et al. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-019-00155-w

Developing pathways to clarify pathogenicity of unclassified variants in osteogenesis imperfecta genetic analysis. Balasubramanion M, Hobson E, Skae M, McCaughey J, Stephens DJ. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1002/mgg3.912

Examining perinatal subdural haematoma as an aetiology of extra-axial hygroma and chronic subdural haematoma. Zahl SM, Wester K, Gabaeff S. Acta Paediatr. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15072

Sexual Abuse

Adherence to HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for children/adolescents who have been sexually assaulted: a systematic review of barriers, enablers, and interventions. Shubber Z, Ford N. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104143

Children's sexual behavior problems: an ecological model using the LONGSCAN data. Wamser-Nanney R, Campbell CL. Child Abuse Negl. 2019; 96: 104085. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104085

Preadolescent peer sexual abuse: a systematic literature review. Tener D, Katz C. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1177/1524838019869103

Sexual abuse and violence against people with intellectual disability and physical impairments: characteristics of police-investigated cases in a Norwegian national sample. Aker TH, Johnson MS. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2019; http://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12656