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Subject: Child Neurology

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 01/01/2005

ISBN: 9781898683353

Edition: 1st

Pages: 528

Shaking and Other Non-accidental Head Injuries in Children

Robert Minns, J. Keith Brown (Editors)

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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

Robert A. Minns

Robert A. Minns is Professor of Paediatric Neurology (Emeritus) at Child Life and Health,
University of Edinburgh. He is also Professor (Emeritus) of Paediatric Neurology,
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and was a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist (Hon) at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

J. Keith Brown

J. Keith Brown served as Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh; and Part-time Senior Lecturer, Section of Child Life and Health, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

AUTHORS’ APPOINTMENTS
FOREWORD
Alan Craft
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
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
Tim Jaspan
7. INITIAL AND SEQUENTIAL MRI IN NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY
Maeve McPhillips
8. SKELETAL INJURIES
Stephanie Mackenzie
9. MECHANISMS AND MANAGEMENT OF SUBDURAL HAEMORRHAGE
Jonathan Punt
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
Philip Wheeler
15. LEGAL ASPECTS OF SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
Cathy Cobley
16. ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING IN NON-ACCIDENTAL HEAD INJURY CASES: A SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE
Elaine Ennis
GLOSSARY
Nina Punt
INDEX

'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