The Research Programme on Shaken Baby Syndrome in Edinburgh is internationally recognised for its prominent ongoing research into the epidemiology, bio-mechanics, primary and secondary brain insults, neuroradiological aspects, medical-social aspects, and neurodevelopmental and neuropsychometric sequelae of shaking a baby. In this book, a highly distinguished team of experts from the programme present the clinician with the latest findings on the 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 will be invaluable reading for all professionals concerned with diagnosing and treating this syndrome.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 162
1. NEUROLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY AND WHIPLASH/SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME: AN OVERVIEW
Robert A Minns and J Keith Brown
2. THE BIOMECHANICS OF SHAKING
Chris N Morison and Robert A Minns
3. THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY
John H Livingston and Anne-Marie Childs
4. NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY IN SCOTLAND: THE SCOTTISH DATABASE
Robert A Minns, Caroline Millar, Fiona C Minns, TY Milly Lo, Patricia A Jones and Karen M Barlow
5. HAEMORRHAGIC RETINOPATHY OF SHAKING INJURY: CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Kristina May, M Andrew Parsons and Robert Doran
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-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ACUTE ENCEPHALOPATHIES
K Kamath Tallur, Robert A Minns and J Keith Brown
11. THE NEUROPATHOLOGY OF NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY
Jeanne E Bell
12. OUTCOME AND PROGNOSIS OF NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY IN INFANTS
Robert A Minns, Patricia A Jones and Karen M Barlow
13. CHILD PROTECTION AND THE PREVENTION OF ABUSE
Jacqueline YQ Mok
14. SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME AND POLICE PROCEDURE
15. LEGAL ASPECTS OF SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
16. ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING IN NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY CASES: A SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE
'Head injuries are predominantly a problem for babies: particularly very young babies. We know that babies are especially vulnerable in other ways too, and if returned home after abuse they are often at high risk of further abuse. This book provides important information for protecting such vulnerable children.'
Jo Sibert, The Lancet
'This is a brave and timely addition to the literature regarding an emotive and ofdten controversial area of paediatrics which encompasses many disciplines: medical, paramedical, social and legal. It represents the result of collaborative work by a dedicated team over a considerable period of time. It succeeds in explaining complex issues very clearly.'
Neil Stoodley, Journal of Neurology
'Involvement of cases of non-accidental head injury and shaken baby syndrome is invariably challenging for all concerned, but this book will undoubtedly serve as an excellent and reassuring reference for clinicians who have to weigh up clinical findings in what can often be emotive and contentious circumstances. This is a ‘state of art’ collection of evidence and it would be hard not to recommend a copy finding its way onto the shelves of every paediatric department.'
David Watkins, Archives of Disease in Childhood