Very helpful and detailed information can be obtained from an extensive variety of child abuse related review monographs obtainable via Lane Medical Library Online (SUNet ID required):

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Reports and Technical Reports
  • UpToDate


Kellogg N 
Oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect.
Pediatrics. 2005 Dec;116(6):1565-8.
PMID: 16322187

Cairns AM, Mok JY, Welbury RR. 
Injuries to the head, face, mouth and neck in physically abused children in a community setting.
Int J Paediatr Dent. 2005 Sep;15(5):310-8.
PMID: 16128994


Sinclair KA, Woods CR, Kirse DJ, Sinal SH. 
Anogenital and respiratory tract human papillomavirus infections among children: age, gender, and potential transmission through sexual abuse.
Pediatrics. 2005 Oct;116(4):815-25.
PMID: 16199688

Maguire S, Mann MK, Sibert J, Kemp A. 
Are there patterns of bruising in childhood which are diagnostic or suggestive of abuse? A systematic review.
Arch Dis Child. 2005 Feb;90(2):182-6. 
PMID: 15665178

Emergency Medicine

King WK, Kiesel EL, Simon HK. 
Child abuse fatalities: are we missing opportunities for intervention?
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Apr;22(4):211-4.
PMID: 16651907

Hymel KP. 
Distinguishing sudden infant death syndrome from child abuse fatalities. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):421-7. 
PMID: 16818592


Block RW, Krebs NF 
Failure to thrive as a manifestation of child neglect.
Pediatrics. 2005 Nov;116(5):1234-7.
PMID: 16264015

Nyweide K, Feldman KW, Gunther DF, Done S, Lewis C, Van Eenwyk C. 
Hypocalciuric hypercalcemia presenting as neonatal rib fractures: a newly described mutation of the calcium-sensing receptor gene.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Nov;22(11):722-4.
PMID: 17110864

Tarullo AR, Gunnar MR. 
Child maltreatment and the developing HPA axis.
Horm Behav. 2006 Nov;50(4):632-9. Epub 2006 Jul 28. 
PMID: 16876168

Haviland MG, et al. 
Thyroid hormone levels and psychological symptoms in sexually abused adolescent girls.
Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Jun;30(6):589-98. Epub 2006 Jun 16.
PMID: 16781773


de Ridder L, Hoekstra JH. 
Manifestations of Munchausen syndrome by proxy in pediatric gastroenterology. 
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Aug;31(2):208-11. 
PMID: 10941982


Khair K, Liesner R. 
Bruising and bleeding in infants and children--a practical approach.
Br J Haematol. 2006 May;133(3):221-31. 
PMID: 16643424

Liesner R, Hann I, Khair K. 
Non-accidental injury and the haematologist: the causes and investigation of easy bruising. 
Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2004 May;15 Suppl 1:S41-8. 
PMID: 15166934

Brousseau TJ, Kissoon N, McIntosh B. 
Vitamin K deficiency mimicking child abuse.
J Emerg Med. 2005 Oct;29(3):283-8.
PMID: 16183447

Medical Training

Block RW, Palusci VJ.
Child abuse pediatrics: a new pediatric subspecialty.
J Pediatr. 2006 Jun;148(6):711-2.
PMID: 16769370

Narayan AP, Socolar RR, St Claire K. 
Pediatric residency training in child abuse and neglect in the United States.
Pediatrics. 2006 Jun;117(6):2215-21.
PMID: 16740867

Flaherty EG, Sege R. 
Barriers to physician identification and reporting of child abuse.
Pediatr Ann. 2005 May;34(5):349-56.
PMID: 15948346

Augustyn M, Groves BM. 
Training clinicians to identify the hidden victims: children and adolescents who witness violence.
Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec;29(5 Suppl 2):272-8.
PMID: 16376730


Hagele DM. 
The impact of maltreatment on the developing child.
N C Med J. 2005 Sep-Oct;66(5):356-9. 
PMID: 16323582


Hymel KP, Hall CA. 
Diagnosing pediatric head trauma.
Pediatr Ann. 2005 May;34(5):358-70. 
PMID: 15948347


McDowell BM. 
Caring for child victims: countering the effects of domestic violence.
J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Apr;11(2):129-32. 
PMID: 16635192

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Renker PR. 
Perinatal violence assessment: teenagers' rationale for denying violence when asked.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006 Jan-Feb;35(1):56-67.
PMID: 16466353

Merritt DF. 
Vulvar and genital trauma in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct;16(5):371-81. 
PMID: 15353945


Olson RJ. 
Recognizing signs of child abuse for eye care professionals.
Insight. 2006 Jan-Mar;31(1):16-8; quiz 19-20. 
PMID: 16817569

Aryan HE, Ghosheh FR, Jandial R, Levy ML. 
Retinal hemorrhage and pediatric brain injury: etiology and review of the literature. 
J Clin Neurosci. 2005 Aug;12(6):624-31.
PMID: 16115547

Ong T, Hodgkins P, Marsh C, Taylor D. 
Blinding keratoconjunctivitis and child abuse.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan;139(1):190-1.
PMID: 15652850


Jenny C
Evaluating infants and young children with multiple fractures.
Pediatrics. 2006 Sep;118(3):1299-303. 
PMID: 16951031

Pierce MC, Bertocci GE, Vogeley E, Moreland MS. 
Evaluating long bone fractures in children: a biomechanical approach with illustrative cases.
Child Abuse Negl. 2004 May;28(5):505-24. 
PMID: 15206413

Barsness KA, et al. 
The positive predictive value of rib fractures as an indicator of nonaccidental trauma in children. 
J Trauma. 2003 Jun;54(6):1107-10. 
PMID: 12813330


Dolinak D, Reichard R.
An overview of inflicted head injury in infants and young children, with a review of beta-amyloid precursor protein immunohistochemistry.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 May;130(5):712-7.
PMID: 16683890

Knight LD, Collins KA. 
A 25-year retrospective review of deaths due to pediatric neglect.
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2005 Sep;26(3):221-8.
PMID: 16121076

Newton AW, Vandeven AM. 
Unexplained infant and child death: a review of sudden infant death syndrome, sudden unexplained infant death, and child maltreatment fatalities including shaken baby syndrome.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Apr;18(2):196-200.
PMID: 16601503


Thompson S. 
Accidental or inflicted? Evaluating cutaneous, skeletal, and abdominal trauma in children
Pediatr Ann. 2005 May;34(5):372-81. 
PMID: 15948348

Cahill L, Sherman P. 
Child abuse and domestic violence.
Pediatr Rev. 2006 Sep;27(9):339-45. 
PMID: 16950939

Parkinson GW, Adams RC, Emerling FG. 
Maternal domestic violence screening in an office-based pediatric practice.
Pediatrics. 2001 Sep;108(3):E43. 
PMID: 11533361

Levi BH, Brown G. 
Reasonable suspicion: a study of Pennsylvania pediatricians regarding child abuse.
Pediatrics. 2005 Jul;116(1):e5-12.
PMID: 15995018

Dubowitz H.
Preventing child neglect and physical abuse: a role for pediatricians.
Pediatr Rev. 2002 Jun;23(6):191-6. 
PMID: 12042593

Hudson M, Kaplan R. 
Clinical response to child abuse. 
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Feb;53(1):27-39.
PMID: 16487783

Plastic Surgery

Greenbaum AR, Horton JB, Williams CJ, Shah M, Dunn KW. 
Burn injuries inflicted on children or the elderly: a framework for clinical and forensic assessment.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Aug;118(2):46e-58e. 
PMID: 16874190

Greenbaum AR, Donne J, Wilson D, Dunn KW. 
Intentional burn injury: an evidence-based, clinical and forensic review. 
Burns. 2004 Nov;30(7):628-42. 
PMID: 15475134

Primary Care

Pressel DM. 
Evaluation of physical abuse in children.
Am Fam Physician. 2000 May 15;61(10):3057-64.
PMID: 10839555

Spencer N, et al. 
Disabling conditions and registration for child abuse and neglect: a population-based study.
Pediatrics. 2005 Sep;116(3):609-13.
PMID: 16140700

Maker AH, Shah PV, Agha Z. 
Child physical abuse: prevalence, characteristics, predictors, and beliefs about parent-child violence in South Asian, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Latina women in the United States.
J Interpers Violence. 2005 Nov;20(11):1406-28.
PMID: 16210733


Bogat GA, DeJonghe E, Levendosky AA, Davidson WS, von Eye A. 
Trauma symptoms among infants exposed to intimate partner violence.
Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Feb;30(2):109-25.
PMID: 16466789

Rivett M, Howarth E, Harold G. 
'Watching from the stairs': towards an evidence-based practice in work with child witnesses of domestic violence.
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Jan;11(1):103-25.
PMID: 17087489

Turner HA, Finkelhor D, Ormrod R.
The effect of lifetime victimization on the mental health of children and adolescents.
Soc Sci Med. 2006 Jan;62(1):13-27. Epub 2005 Jul 5.
PMID: 16002198

Mandell DS, Walrath CM, Manteuffel B, Sgro G, Pinto-Martin JA. 
The prevalence and correlates of abuse among children with autism served in comprehensive community-based mental health settings.
Child Abuse Negl. 2005 Dec;29(12):1359-72. Epub 2005 Nov 15.
PMID: 16293306

Staller KM, Nelson-Gardell D. 
"A burden in your heart": lessons of disclosure from female preadolescent and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse.
Child Abuse Negl. 2005 Dec;29(12):1415-32. Epub 2005 Nov 14.
PMID: 16289689

McFarlane JM, Groff JY, O'Brien JA, Watson K. 
Behaviors of children who are exposed and not exposed to intimate partner violence: an analysis of 330 black, white, and Hispanic children.
Pediatrics. 2003 Sep;112(3 Pt 1):e202-7.
PMID: 12949313


Kemp AM, et al
Which radiological investigations should be performed to identify fractures in suspected child abuse?
Clin Radiol. 2006 Sep;61(9):723-36. 
PMID: 16905379

Zimmerman S, Makoroff K, Care M, Thomas A, Shapiro R. 
Utility of follow-up skeletal surveys in suspected child physical abuse evaluations.
Child Abuse Negl. 2005 Oct;29(10):1075-83.
PMID: 16315349

Tung GA, Kumar M, Richardson RC, Jenny C, Brown WD. 
Comparison of accidental and nonaccidental traumatic head injury in children on noncontrast computed tomography.
Pediatrics. 2006 Aug;118(2):626-33.
PMID: 16882816

Prosser I, Maguire S, Harrison SK, Mann M, Sibert JR, Kemp AM. 
How old is this fracture? Radiologic dating of fractures in children: a systematic review.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Apr;184(4):1282-6. 
PMID: 15788611


Wood J, Rubin DM, Nance ML, Christian CW. 
Distinguishing inflicted versus accidental abdominal injuries in young children.
J Trauma. 2005 Nov;59(5):1203-8.
PMID: 16385300

Barnes PM, Norton CM, Dunstan FD, Kemp AM, Yates DW, Sibert JR. 
Abdominal injury due to child abuse.
Lancet. 2005 Jul 16-22;366(9481):234-5.
PMID: 16023514


Warlick CA, Mathews R, Gerson AC. 
Keeping childhood sexual abuse on the urologic radar screen.
Urology. 2005 Dec;66(6):1143-9. 
PMID: 16360429