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Pediatric Trauma Surgery Newsletter, Spring 2015: Imaging in Pediatric Abuse

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Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Thu, 12/31/20
Credits: 1
Description: In the United States, non‐accidental trauma (NAT) as a result of physical abuse/neglect is the leading cause of childhood traumatic injury and death resulting in an estimated 2.07 per 100,000 childhood deaths per year. In 2010, approximately 695,000 children were identified as first‐time victims of child abuse. While physical abuse/neglect can happen to a child of any age, it is more common in children ages 0‐3 years. In this age group, symptoms of physical abuse are mostly nonspecific, often confounding the diagnosis, and can range from irritability and fussiness to seizures or coma. Prompt identification of the abused child is paramount as many of these patients, if not removed from their offending caregiver, may become repeat victims of abuse and potentially may die as a result of abuse.

Radiology plays an important role in identifying patterns of abusive head trauma on neuroimaging, and highly specific fracture patterns on radiographs that have been described extensively in the literature.
Target Audience: Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Accreditation Information: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: January 2015
Termination Date: May 2021

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in 2018, and availability of CME credit continued.
Additional Info: Authors:
Jessica R. Leschied, MD
Peter J. Strouse, MD

Educational Planner:
Peter Ehrlich, MD

Financial Disclosure Information:
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to disclose for this activity.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00