Current Issue Content

The Quarterly UpdateAutumn 2020 • VOL. XXVII, NO. 4

Professional and Systems Issues

Identifying predictors of physical abuse evaluation of injured infants: opportunities to improve recognition. Eismann EA, Shapiro RA, Makoroff KL, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020;

GPs' suspicion of child abuse: how does it arise and what is the follow-up? Stolper E, Verdenius JP, Dinant GJ, van de Wiel M. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2020; 38: 117-123.

Children's and caregivers' perspectives about mandatory reporting of child maltreatment: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. McTavish JR, Kimber M, Devries K, et al. BMJ Open. 2019; 9: e025741.

Factors associated with child-welfare involvement among prenatally substance-exposed infants. Deutsch SA, Donahue J, Parker T, Hossain J, De Jong A. J Pediatr. 2020; 222: 35-44.e1.

Hospital injury encounters of children identified by a predictive risk model for screening child maltreatment referrals; evidence from the Allegheny family screening tool. Vaithianathan R, Putnam-Hornstein E, Chouldechova A, Benavides-Prado D, Berger R. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;

Identification of abusive head trauma in high-risk infants: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Noorbachsh KA, Berger RP, Smith KJ. J Pediatr. 2020;

Moral distress in pediatric residents and pediatric hospitalists: sources and association with burnout. Beck J, Randall CL, Bassett HK, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2020;

Assessing, consulting, reporting heuristics in professional decision-making regarding suspected child maltreatment in community healthcare services. Enosh G, Alfandari R, Nouman H, Dolev L, Dascal-Weichhendler H. Child Maltreat. 2020; : .

Pediatric femur fractures-the value of contextual information on judgement in possible child abuse cases: are we bias? Loos MHJ, Allema WM, Bakx R, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2020;


Sink bathing burns: a unique opportunity for an injury prevention initiative. Borg BA, Durgham M, Shanti CM, Klein JD. Burns. 2020;


Difference in incidence and case fatality of abusive head trauma. Nuno M, Shelly CD, Ugiliweneza B, Schmidt AJ, Magana JN. Child Abuse Negl. 2020; 104: 104488.

Identification of infant victims of abusive head trauma hospitalised in France from 2015 to 2017. Paget LM, Gilard-Pioc S, Cottenet  J, Beltzer N, Quantin C. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 182-194.

Incidence and risk factors for abusive head trauma: a population-based study. Rebbe R, Mienko JA, Martinson ML. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 195-207.

Medical visits from birth to 6 months predict child maltreatment diagnoses up to age 5. Negriff S, DiGangi MJ, Sharp AL, Wu J. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020;

Child Fatalities

Recurrent sudden unexpected death in infancy: a case series of sibling deaths. Garstang JJ, Campbell MJ, Cohen MC, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020;

Foster Children

Secondary traumatic stress in foster carers: risk factors and implications for intervention. Bridger KM, Binder JF, Kellezi B. J Child Fam Stud. 2020; 29: 482-492.

Imaging and Laboratory

Accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of classic metaphyseal lesions using radiographs as the gold standard. Karmazyn B, Marine MB, Wanner MR, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2020; 50: 1123-1130.

Prevalence and distribution of occult fractures on skeletal surveys in children with suspected non-accidental trauma imaged or reviewed in a tertiary Dutch hospital. Loos MHJ, Ahmed T, Bakx R, van Rijn RR. Pediatr Surg Int. 2020; 36: 1009-1017.


The relationship between household chaos and child, parent, and family outcomes: a systematic scoping review. Marsh S, Dobson R, Maddison R. BMC Public Health. 2020; 20: 513.

Household chaos: a risk factor for adverse child outcomes gains attention in public health. Emond JA. BMC Public Health. 2020; 20: 596.

Other Items of Interest

"Please, help me!": children's perceptions of parental dispute as shared in forensic interviews following alleged maltreatment. Katz C, Glucklich T. Fam Process. 2020;

Determining the tractional forces on vitreoretinal interface using computer simulation model in abusive head trauma. Suh DW, Song HH, Mozafari H, Thoreson WB. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020;

Physical Abuse

Abusive head trauma and a delay in presentation for care. Kennedy JM, Ma J, Lyden ER, Haney SB. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020;

Contact burns: the influence of agents and mechanisms of injury on anatomical burn locations in children <5 years old and associations with child protection referrals. Ali Javaid A, Bennett V, Hollen L, Kemp AM. Arch Dis Child. 2020; 105: 580-586.

Intracranial injury among children with abuse-related long bone fractures. Chahla S, Ortega H. J Emerg Med. 2020;

Pediatric rib fractures identified by child radiograph: a comparison between accidental and nonaccidental trauma. Ruest S, Kanaan G, Moore JL, Goldberg AP. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020;

The presence of anemia in children with abusive head trauma. Even KM, Subrmanian S, Berger RP, et al. J Pediatr. 2020; 223: 148-155e2.

What do confessions reveal about abusive head trauma? A systematic review. Edwards GA, Maguire SA, Gaither JR, Leventhal JM. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 253-268.

Prevention and Resilience

Evaluation of the Period of PURPLE Crying: an abusive head trauma prevention programme. Groisberg S, Hashmi SS, Girardet R. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 291-300.

Impact of the Take 5 Safety Plan for Crying on the occurrence of abusive head trauma in infants. Bechtel K, Gaither JR, Leventhal JM. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 282-290.

Which mothers know that all babies cry? A randomized controlled trial of a child abuse prevention program for low-income new mothers. Cala Cala LF, Kelly CL, Ramos E, VanVleet M, High P. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020; 59: 865-873.

Related Disease States

Perineal groove: an anorectal malformation network, consortium study. Samuk I, Amerstorfer EE, Fanjul M, et al. J Pediatr. 2020; 222: 207-212.

Diagnosis and management of pediatric metabolic bone disease associated with skeletal fragility. Charoenngam N, Cevik MB, Holick MF. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020; 32: 560-573.

Sexual Abuse

What helps children tell? A qualitative meta-analysis of child sexual abuse disclosure. Brennan E, McElvaney R. Child Abuse Rev. 2020; 29: 97-113.