Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Second Edition

Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Second Edition

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Child abuse and suspicious child deaths are very complicated matters for clinicians, pathologists, law enforcement officials and legal professionals to investigate. Meanwhile, the evidence base for forensic pathology, especially in paediatrics, is steadily growing. In Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, two internationally acclaimed editors have brought together a first class author team who provide an up-to-date, comprehensive, and thorough review of the contemporary problems encountered in practice today. Individual chapters explore the emerging role of imaging in the diagnosis of non-accidental injury and compare recent evidence contrasting sudden infant death and SIDS; the head and neck injury chapter carefully explores the 'shaken baby syndrome' and similar patterns of injury that have recently gained widespread media attention. Special emphasis is given to interview and assessment procedures, and useful clinical forms are included throughout the book. Whether in a clinical, laboratory, or legal setting, readers dealing with forensic inquiries or who are in preparation for court will find the comprehensive background and evidence base necessary to support their investigations. Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology is an invaluable resource for forensic pathologists, paediatric pathologists, and paediatricians, as well as all practitioners in the judicial and legal, criminal investigation and social services systems that have to deal with such cases.Bass82 reported 13 infant deaths on water beds and drew attention to the water bed design (free flow, both original and modified designs). ... Other unsafe sleeping environments are some types of swing-cradles87 and cots with ill-fitting mattresses, 88a€“90 which may ... 12 years later because families still used old or broken cots.93 The use of bedside cots, with bars along only one long side of the cot, anbsp;...

Title:Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Second Edition
Author:Anthony Busuttil, Jean Keeling
Publisher:CRC Press - 2008-11-28


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