Shaking and Other Non-Accidental Head Injuries in Children

Shaking and Other Non-Accidental Head Injuries in Children

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In this book, a highly distinguished team of experts present their findings on 'shaken baby syndrome', covering the diagnosis of the syndrome itself and the long-term disability that results, which, unlike other forms of child abuse associated with psychological scars, is also associated with a high degree of life-long physical and intellectual disability. This book is essential reading for all professionals concerned with diagnosing and treating this syndrome and is also an invaluable resource for non-medical professionals. Special chapters focus on police action in cases of non-accidental injury and the current legal situation around what is commonly, but now disputedly, referred to as 'shaken baby syndrome'.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683719
  • 9781898683711

Table of contents

Authors' Appointments; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Neurological perspectives of non-accidental head injury and whiplash/ shaken baby syndrome: an overview; 2. The biomechanics of shaking; 3. The epidemiology of non-accidental head injury; 4. Non-accidental head injury in Scotland; 5. Haemorrhagic retinopathy of shaking injury: clinical and pathological aspects; 6. Ultrasound and computed tomography in the diagnosis of non-accidental head injury; 7. Initial and sequential MRI in non-accidental head injury; 8. Skeletal injuries; 9. Mechanisms and management of subdural haemorrhage; 10. Non-surgiocal treatment of acute encephalopathies; 11. The neuropathology of non-accidental head injury; 12. Outcome and prognosis of non-accidental head injury in infants; 13. Child protection and the prevention of abuse; 14. Shaken baby syndrome and the police procedure; 15. Legal aspects of shaken baby syndrome; 16. Assessment and decision-making in non-accidental head injury cases: a social work perspective.; Glossary; more

About Robert A. Minns

Robert A Minns is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Honorary Consultant Neurologist for Sick Children in Edinburgh. J Keith Brown is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and part-time Senior Lecturer in the Section of Child and Life Health at the University of Edinburgh, more