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  • year
  • It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1 year old. (nkch.org)
  • National Center on Shaken Baby Syn
  • The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States. (healthfinder.gov)
  • The CMAJ study involved 1279 mothers in a randomized controlled trial in Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada who were provided materials from the Period of PURPLE Crying program, an 11-page booklet and DVD developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome in Ogden, Utah. (emaxhealth.com)
  • evidence for shaken baby syn
  • 2 Their conclusions are remarkably similar to those of Donohoe, who found that "the evidence for shaken baby syndrome appears analogous to an inverted pyramid, with a very small database (most of it poor quality original research, retrospective in nature, and without appropriate control groups) spreading to a broad body of somewhat divergent opinions. (bmj.com)
  • However on examining the available evidence for the theory more closely, she has come to believe that there is no evidence for shaken baby syndrome and that it does not exist. (wikipedia.org)
  • infant
  • Since the mid-1980s when she helped develop the Cotwatch breathing monitor for babies at risk of cot death (sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS), she has done extensive research into vaccines and vaccinations and in 1993 published her book, Vaccination: The Medical Assault on the Immune System. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • If the concept of shaken baby syndrome is scientifically uncertain, we have a duty to re-examine the validity of other beliefs in the field of infant injury. (bmj.com)
  • Educational materials on how to deal with crying newborns lead to increased knowledge about infant crying and behaviours that are important to preventing shaken baby syndrome, found two new studies being published online March 2 in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/do-barr.pdf and Pediatrics. (emaxhealth.com)
  • When Jeremy Yerger was arrested, police say the father gave a conflicting statement, first admitting then denying he shook his infant son, adding, "I'm sure I did something to hurt him. (mynorthwest.com)
  • Infant and toddler safety are those actions and modifications put into place to keep babies and toddlers safe from accidental injury and death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sudden infant death syndrome can cause the death of an infant and often no cause is found. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shaken baby syndrome can often result in serious and permanent brain damage to an infant or toddler. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was the first physician to make a connection between shaking an infant and subsequent brain injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • She claimed that this was proof of a causal link between vaccination and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (wikipedia.org)
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term SUDI is now often used instead of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) because some coroners prefer to use the term 'undetermined' for a death previously considered to be SIDS. (wikipedia.org)
  • A biomechanical analysis published in 2005 reported that "forceful shaking can severely injure or kill an infant, this is because the cervical spine would be severely injured and not because subdural hematomas would be caused by high head rotational accelerations. (wikipedia.org)
  • caregivers
  • In other words, parents or caregivers often won't say that the child has a shaking injury, so doctors don't know to look for subtle or physical signs. (kidshealth.org)
  • Without a suspicion of child abuse and any resulting intervention with the parents or caregivers, these children may be shaken again, worsening any brain injury or damage. (kidshealth.org)
  • If there are other explanations and if shaken baby syndrome isn't as common as we think, then there are parents and caregivers who have been falsely convicted, who have spent time in prison for harming a baby -- maybe their baby -- whom they never hurt. (cafemom.com)
  • Anticipating the development of the baby and toddler aids caregivers in identifying hazards before they are discovered by the child. (wikipedia.org)
  • Guthkelch
  • In an interview earlier this week with NPR, Guthkelch spoke out for the first time about his worries that doctors and other medical experts are too quick to diagnose shaken baby syndrome when there's suspicion of child abuse, without considering other possibilities. (npr.org)
  • In 1971, Guthkelch, a neurosurgeon, hypothesized that such shaking can result in a subdural hematoma, in the absence of any detectable external signs of injury to the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • Her club worked with Fort Bend Independent School District teachers and counselors to begin classroom presentations about shaken baby syndrome in April 2000 at eight schools. (chron.com)
  • cause
  • After the shaking, swelling in the brain can cause enormous pressure within the skull, compressing blood vessels and increasing overall injury to the brain's delicate structure. (kidshealth.org)
  • Naturally, no matter how angry a father, he will not want to cause harm to his child on purpose, and he shakes the baby without knowing what impact this will have. (indiaparenting.com)
  • It is thus important to be aware of the fact that shaking your baby hard may cause serious injury like retardation, paralysis, blindness, or death. (indiaparenting.com)
  • 6 w2 A biomechanical analysis validates that serious injury or death from a low level fall is possible and casts doubt on the idea that shaking can directly cause retinal or subdural haemorrhages. (bmj.com)
  • It is inconclusive - whatever research model is used, that shaking can cause any component of the triad without impact unless the weak link is injured," said Dr. Patrick Barnes with Stanford Medical Center. (mynorthwest.com)
  • Shaking movements can cause the brain to move back and forth inside their skulls. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Contrecoup, which may occur in shaken baby syndrome and vehicle accidents, can cause diffuse axonal injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cause may be blunt trauma or vigorous shaking. (wikipedia.org)
  • doctors
  • Retinal haemorrhage is one of the criteria used, and many doctors consider retinal haemorrhage with specific characteristics pathognomonic of shaking. (bmj.com)
  • A new study suggests that babies can die by violent shaking alone, but not in the way doctors have thought. (npr.org)
  • A new study suggests that babies can die by violent shaking alone - but not in the way doctors have previously thought. (npr.org)
  • causes
  • Although many sources indicate that shaking causes characteristic RH, there is also contrary evidence showing that so-called characteristic RH can have causes other than shaking. (springer.com)
  • But it also says skeptics were right to suggest it's not the head injury that causes death and that shaking deaths are likely rare. (npr.org)
  • Studies performed don't support the theory that maternal (or paternal) personality or anxiety causes colic, nor that it is a consequence of a difficult temperament of the baby, but families with colicky children may eventually develop anxiety, fatigue and problems with family functioning as a result. (wikipedia.org)
  • dangers
  • Tell anyone who cares for your child about the dangers of shaking a baby. (ct.gov)
  • Dorothy Nall , former district president for the Fort Bend Exchange Club , will tell the Katy group today about a program she created to educate high school and middle school students on the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. (chron.com)
  • head
  • It can be caused by direct blows to the head, dropping or throwing a child, or shaking a child. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Can Happen to a Baby With Head Trauma? (kidshealth.org)
  • But babies have big heads and their neck muscles are too weak to support the head. (ufl.edu)
  • They claim that the force involved in shaking a baby differs only slightly from the forces to which an infant's head is subjected in normal activities and accidental injury. (mynorthwest.com)
  • Calming measures may be used and include: swaddling with the legs flexed, holding the baby on its side or stomach, swinging the baby side to side or back and forth while supporting the head, making a shushing sound, and breast feeding or the use of a pacifier. (wikipedia.org)
  • Headbanging is violently shaking one's head in time with music, most commonly in the rock, punk, and heavy metal music genres. (wikipedia.org)
  • vaccine
  • However, a great number of babies now die within days or within two to four weeks of birth after hepatitis B vaccination, as documented by the records of the VAERS [ Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ] in the USA. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • It has also been criticised for harassing the parents of a victim of vaccine-preventable disease, and for promoting the false idea that shaken baby syndrome is actually vaccine injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Definition
  • 4 Having reviewed the evidence base for the belief that perimacular folds with retinal haemorrhages are diagnostic of shaking, Lantz et al were able to find only two flawed case-control studies, much of the published work displaying "an absence of… precise and reproducible case definition, and interpretations or conclusions that overstep the data. (bmj.com)
  • Less than 10% of babies who would meet the definition of colic based on the amount they cry have an identifiable underlying disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • injury
  • w1 The website of the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that if the retinal haemorrhages have specific characteristics "shaking injury can be diagnosed with confidence regardless of other circumstances. (bmj.com)
  • children
  • Parents like Erin Whitmer , whose son's babysitter was convicted of shaking him when he was a baby, have lived with the guilt that comes from putting their children in harm's way. (cafemom.com)
  • Food for young children, including formula and baby food can contain pathogens that can make the child very ill and even die. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2009 he began reviewing cases in which people have been charged with injuring children by shaking. (wikipedia.org)
  • abuse
  • An eye examination by a trained examiner is part of an overall evaluation of a baby when abuse is suspected. (aapos.org)
  • year
  • It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1 year old. (nkch.org)
  • injuries
  • ORLANDO, Florida -- Mohammed Al-Bayati, Ph.D., recently published a report that identifies the cause of the injuries that led to the 1997 death of Baby Alan. (proliberty.com)
  • Children, however, may experience head injuries from accidental falls or intentional causes (such as being struck or shaken) leading to hospitalization. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medical professionals strongly suspect shaking as the cause of injuries when a young child presents with retinal bleed, fractures, soft tissue injuries or subdural hematoma, that cannot be explained by accidental trauma or other medical conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The injuries were believed to occur because shaking the child subjected the head to acceleration-deceleration and rotational forces. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1987, this theory was queried in a biomechanical study which concluded that isolated shaking, in the absence of direct violence, is probably not of sufficient force to cause the injuries described as part of the triad. (wikipedia.org)
  • head
  • Abusive head trauma (AHT), commonly known as shaken baby syndrome (SBS), is an injury to a child's head caused by someone else. (wikipedia.org)
  • A biomechanical analysis published in 2005 reported that "forceful shaking can severely injure or kill an infant, this is because the cervical spine would be severely injured and not because subdural hematomas would be caused by high head rotational accelerations. (wikipedia.org)
  • injury
  • In 1971, Guthkelch, a neurosurgeon, hypothesized that such shaking can result in a subdural hematoma, in the absence of any detectable external signs of injury to the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • And now I'm going to go nurse my baby, then get back into my gym so I can finish up leg day and I am not going to care one bit if my shorts ride up and my cellulite shows, because that does not define ME anymore. (mollygalbraith.com)
  • take
  • I debated stopping breastfeeding this beautiful new baby JUST so I could diet hard-core, take supplements that would rev my metabolism, and pump myself full of pre-workouts. (mollygalbraith.com)