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.
Table of Contents
Preface Martin Bax; 1. Epidemiology John Livingston; 2. Mechanisms and clinical presentation Robert Minns; 3. Haemorrhagic retinopathy of shaken injury: clinical and pathological aspects Andrew Parsons, Kristina May and Robert Doran; 4. Neuroimaging in acute and subacute non-accidental head injury: ultrasound and CT Tim Jaspen; 5. Initial and sequential MRI in non-accidental injury Maeve McPhillips; 6. Skeletal injuries in non-accidental injury Stephanie McKenzie; 7. Secondary brain insults Peter Andrews; 8. Early post-traumatic seizures Karen Barlow and Robert Minns; 9. Mechanism and management of subdural haemorrhage Jonathan Punt; 10. Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological outcome Karen Barlow; 11. Neuropathology of non-accidental head injury Jeanne Bell; 12. Child protection and prevention Jacqueline Mok; 13. Conclusions Robert Minns and Keith Brown; Glossary of terms Nina Punt; Index.