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Child Abuse (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Editor: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Steven C Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA; Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California, Sacramento, CA.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.


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NICE Clinical Guidelines. When to Suspect Child Maltreatment; 2009.

Pandya, N.K, et al. "Unexplained Fractures: child abuse or bone disease? A systematic Review." Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 469.3 Mar. 2011: 805-812. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service: Administration for Children and Families. 2010 Child Maltreatment Report)

Wilson, C.A. "Special issue of child maltreatment on implementation; some key developments in evidence-based models for the treatment of child maltreatment." Child Maltreatment 17.1 Feb. 2012: 102-106.

Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2012

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