shaken baby syndrome

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shaken baby syndrome

also shaken infant syndrome
n.
Brain injury in an infant caused by being violently shaken or tossed, resulting in intracranial swelling and bleeding and subsequent symptoms such as lethargy, seizures, loss of consciousness and often permanent brain damage or death.

shaken baby syndrome

n
(Pathology) a combination of physical injuries and conditions such as brain damage and broken bones, sometimes leading to death, caused by the vigorous shaking of an infant or young child

shak′en ba′by syn`drome


n.
a condition occurring in infants less than one year old, caused by a violent shaking by the arms and shoulders that makes the brain whip back and forth in the skull, causing subdural hematomas and bleeding in the eyes.
[1990–95]
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Dr Stoodley said Elsie's injures could all be explained as "due to an episode of abusive head trauma that involved a shaking mechanism" and were "a very typical picture of babies of children who have sustained injury as a result of shaking".
Shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, and actual innocence: getting it right.
Hosted by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, the Master Class covered a vast range of topics including preventing child abuse and child maltreatment across the lifespan of a child; preventing bullying in schools; adolescent dating violence; the prevention of abusive head trauma through the Shaken baby Syndrome; empowering communities to protect babies and young children; child sexual abuse prevention and education; promoting positive parenting; and the effects of early adversity on brain development, learning and health of children/adolescents.
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They cover unintentional head injuries, abusive head trauma, associated injuries like accidental trauma and burns, injuries related to ophthalmology, oral injuries, medical mimics, neuroradiology for hemorrhages and other injuries, neurosurgical aspects, outcomes after injury, pathology evaluation, and investigation.
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a type of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) and the leading cause of child abuse death.
Abusive head trauma is a serious form of child abuse and mostly seen in infants below the age of two years as a result of a strong shaking by the caregiver who aims to stop the infant's crying.
The clinical tool Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (PredAHT) can support medical professionals in determining the likelihood that a pediatric head trauma case is abusive given its validation in a recent study.
The clinical tool Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (Pred-AHT) can support medical professionals in determining the likelihood that a pediatric head trauma case is abusive given its validation in a recent study.
Shaken baby syndrome is, a subset of the broader form of child abuse termed abusive head trauma.
Frustration with infant crying is the leading cause of shaken baby syndrome/ abusive head trauma, a devastating form of child maltreatment caused from the violent shaking of a baby or young child.