Navigation Links
Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence
Date:1/22/2009

Broken jaws, cheekbones a hint for doctors to get help for victim, researcher says

THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Distinct patterns of facial injury occur in women who suffer domestic violence, U.S. researchers report.

The findings could help health-care workers identify victims of intimate partner violence, they added.

Dr. Oneida A. Arosarena, of the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and colleagues reviewed the medical and dental records of 326 women (average age 35) treated for facial trauma. Of the 45 (13.8 percent) patients who were assault victims, 18 were documented victims of domestic abuse, while 24 of the 26 remaining assault victims could not or did not identify their attackers.

Other common causes of facial injuries among the women in the study included motor vehicle crashes (42.6 percent), falls (21.5 percent), and unknown or undocumented causes (10.7 percent).

The researchers found that assault was typically associated with jaw (mandible) fractures, complicated cheekbone fractures (zygomatic complex fractures), cracks or breaks in bones surrounding the eyes (orbital blow-out fractures), and brain injury.

"Specfically, higher than expected numbers of zygomatic complex fractures, orbital blow-out fractures and intracranial injuries were found in intimate partner violence," the study authors wrote. "Victims assaulted by unknown or unidentified assailants were more likely to have mandible fractures than were other assault victims."

The study was published in the January/February issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Between 88 percent and 94 percent of domestic violence victims seek medical attention for injuries to the head and neck, and 56 percent of them those have facial fractures.

"Because intimate partner violence accounts for 34 percent to 73 percent of all facial injuries in women, facial plastic surgeo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Use of certain lipid measures not more effective in predicting coronary heart disease
2. Class Settlement Could Result in Considerable Savings for Certain Consumers of Prescription Pharmaceuticals
3. MU researchers studying model to learn why certain cancers become resistant to drugs
4. New All-Natural Dietary Supplement Made from Muscadine Grape Skins Helps Inhibit Growth of Certain Cancers
5. Effectiveness of most PTSD therapies is uncertain
6. Value of Most Post-Traumatic Stress Treatments Uncertain
7. Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan
8. Ipsen and Debiopharm Extend Their Agreement for the Exclusive Commercialization of Decapeptyl(R) (triptorelin pamoate) in Europe and Certain Other Territories
9. Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits
10. ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas
11. Stress hormone may hasten the progression of certain blood cancers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog ... dismemberment insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death and ... advantageous. This type of rider provides benefits if the insured ... considered a lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science ... L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) ... 1 , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne ... highest annual revenues in the past three years. Today, the ... dresses. , According to the sales manager of the company, ... them in 2015. This point can be reflected on the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut ... the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are ... for release through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , ... sacred path available to all of us to walk out of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4
... tissue cultures suggests, that a pain killing medication helps by ... a common form of breast cancer. The name of the ... experiments on breast cancer cells, scientists found that derivatives of ... estrogen-dependent breast cancer. This form of cancer is the most ...
... aid efforts by identifying more than 70 bodies that ... natural disaster, which hit Louisiana and Mississippi on August ... of victims were identified by their families and buried, ... experience gained in DNA analysis of human remains after ...
... in the online edition of Lancet, that HIV in southern ... the year 2000. // This drop in the HIV rates ... visiting sex-workers. , ,The study monitored the HIV prevalence ... the Southern and Northern part of India. The basis of ...
... the cancer treatment center in Houston stated yesterday that ultrasound ... breast cancer in pregnant woman. // ,Dr. ... they are hoping to educate young women that the symptomatic ... and treated while pregnant, and so they should not wait ...
... felt elated using the tanning beds and cannot seem to ... elation than just the look good factor of the tan. ... have researched the background of the ‘feel good’ factor ... could also be igniting euphoric sensations, akin to the effects ...
... 15 die of AIDS every year - most having contacted ... highlighting concerns about the low access to antiretroviral treatment (ART).// ... the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows the ... income countries more than tripled to 1.3 million in December ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pain-killer Drug Can Help Fight Breast Cancer 2Health News:Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims 2Health News:Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims 3Health News:Rates of HIV infection shows a sharp decline in south India 2Health News:Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts 2Health News:AIDS Deaths On The Rise Due To Low Access To Antiretroviral Treatment 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  Today the U.S. Food and Drug ... the prevention of serogroup B meningococcal disease ... vaccine Trumenba®, which received FDA approval in October, represent ... disease. "I have heard over and ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dh22x/urinary_catheters ... Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... At present, the global market for urinary catheters is ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BETHESDA, Md. , Jan. 23, 2015  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. ... developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for operable and inoperable solid ... will present at the 7 th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy ... NW Bio,s presentation at Phacilitate will take place on January ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3
... 2011 ChromaDex® Corp. (OTCBB: CDXC) today announced ... ChromaDex® the exclusive rights to a joint patent ... the method of inducing UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) activity using ... found in blueberries and demonstrated to have multiple ...
... Sept. 8, 2011 Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a ... today that Clint Serverson, chief executive officer,  will present ... Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:20 a.m. ET at ... AbaxisAbaxis develops, manufactures, markets and sells portable blood analysis ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ChromaDex®'s Novel Ingredient pTeroPure® to be Studied as Potential Treatment for Fighting Skin Cancers 2ChromaDex®'s Novel Ingredient pTeroPure® to be Studied as Potential Treatment for Fighting Skin Cancers 3Abaxis to Present at 2011 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: