Navigation Links
Retinal Hemorrhage: No More a Sure Sign of Child Abuse

A new study has now found out that retinal examination of a child, to determine the location and number of hemorrhages may not be a sure sign of abuse. // This was discussed in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual meeting held in Seattle recently.

Retina is a light sensitive tissue located behind the eye. Any rupture in the retinal surface can damage the tiny blood vessels and the result is bleeding or retinal hemorrhage.

A wide variety of conditions such as falls, car wrecks, gunshot wounds, drug overdose, meningitis and ruptured aneurysms may result in retinal hemorrhage, making it an unreliable indicator of child abuse. The study was conducted on nearly than 700 cases that had presented for autopsy examination.

Other conditions where retinal damage may be manifested include suffocation, SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), head injury, stroke, brain tumor, hypertension, diabetes and bleeding disorders.

The first step undertaken by doctors when there is a suspicion of abuse is to examine the child’s eye for damage (hemorrhage and other changes). The presence of damage is considered to be a proof of child abuse. The absence of a history of a high-speed car crash or fall is a strong indication for establishment of child abuse diagnosis.

The medical literature says that retinal hemorrhages in children are rare expect on occasions of child abuse. The result of the study is however in marked contrast to the above statement. May be it is time for pathologists and forensic experts to look more closely into other possibilities before a child abuse diagnosis is established.

'Many doctors have been taught to look for the hemorrhages when they suspect child abuse and often will diagnose child abuse without considering other possibilities. Our research shows that you see the hemorrhages in a variety of different situations in infants, children and adults,' said Dr. Lantz, senior researcher involved in th
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants
2. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
3. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
4. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
5. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
6. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
7. Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer
8. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
9. Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C
10. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
11. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Retinal Hemorrhage More Sure Sign Child Abuse

(Date:12/26/2014)... 26, 2014 India Network Foundation, a ... the USA, announced today a new version of “ ... choosing the right plan for their visiting parents. The ... of the selection process when choosing an insurance plan ... with only a few clicks. Many elderly Asian Indian ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... Parker & Sons, Inc. a ... heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout Arizona ... in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. Residential ... known for its incredibly hot summers. Working with ... and details of a wide variety of systems ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The click strand woven bamboo ... durability. Today, the business announces a click strand ... Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand woven bamboo ... is a well-known brand in the bamboo industry. ... a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , “We are ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Product liability lawsuits filed in the ... http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio ... conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul G. ... Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to begin ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online ... its collection of discounted prom dresses, most of which ... spokesman of the company, the promotion is valid until ... to expand the UK market. , The prom dresses ... lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:India Network Health Insurance Announces new Comprehensive Pre-existing Condition Coverage policy for Visitors to the United States 2Health News:India Network Health Insurance Announces new Comprehensive Pre-existing Condition Coverage policy for Visitors to the United States 3Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2
... says , , HOUSTON, June 5 Noted Houston trial lawyer ... Firm says "useless trick science" is the basis for a ... (NYSE: GSK ) about the side effects caused by the ... linked to heart problems in thousands of patients. , , Mr. ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ), the leader in antisense ... the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 11, ... , , A live audio webcast of the ... Company,s Web site, www.isispharm.com . A replay ...
... ... System (VHS) announced today they have mutually decided to terminate their contractual relationship. Effective ... but will be retained to provide ongoing group purchasing and supply chain management services. ... Brentwood, Tenn. ...
... , ... has partnered with Piedmont Community College to offer training to individuals interested in pursing ... ... Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, has partnered with Piedmont Community College ...
... ... its new website, bestpills.co.uk/- the new online pharmacology website, serving the privacy minded individual. ... London, England ... launching of their new, widely prescribed prescription drug website - bestpills.co.uk., , ,The site ...
... Steps They Would During Any Flu Outbreak , , HARRISBURG, ... 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 was reported today in Berks County. Currently, ... illness due to this virus. Nationally, there are 11,054 confirmed cases ... of this 55-year-old woman is a sad reminder of the complications ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Avandia Attorney Says Study Based on 'Useless Trick Science' 2Health News:Avandia Attorney Says Study Based on 'Useless Trick Science' 3Health News:QHR and Valley Health Amicably Part Ways 2Health News:Career Step Partners with Piedmont Community College to Help Students Gain Careers in Growing Healthcare Industry 2Health News:Bestpills Launchs its New Online Pharmacy 2Health News:Health Department Reports Pennsylvania's First Death Due to 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 Virus 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat Pharmacy, ... independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer ... quality at Diplomat, will take office as the president ... The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, ... will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation ("AMIC") (OTCQB: ADMD), a ... development of brachytherapy devices and medical isotopes for ... has filed a de novo submission ... marketing clearance for its patented Y-90 RadioGel(TM) device ... Drug and Cosmetic Act (the "Act").  ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the ... Companies, announced the addition of Vice President ... Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. ... industry experience to the position.  Most recently, she ... at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she has held ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2
... Counting calories is not the answer to sustained ... the nation,s leading experts in natural health and medicine. ... response, one of the country,s largest health and fitness ... has partnered with LaValle and his company, Integrative Health ...
... N.J., May 19, 2011 Verizon Wireless and Medco ... announced a mobile application that can instantly guide patients ... meet their health needs and help them identify potentially ... handsets and BlackBerry devices, the new Medco Pharmacy mobile ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Counting Calories Inadequate for Sustained Weight Loss 2Verizon Wireless and Medco Unveil First Mobile Medication App with Real-Time Patient-Specific Drug Safety and Savings Information 2Verizon Wireless and Medco Unveil First Mobile Medication App with Real-Time Patient-Specific Drug Safety and Savings Information 3Verizon Wireless and Medco Unveil First Mobile Medication App with Real-Time Patient-Specific Drug Safety and Savings Information 4
Straight shafts with fine Pierse type tips on a 5mm platform; In Titanium...
Smooth colibri tip; In Titanium....
Gently curved 5mm Platform With 12, 0.12mm Teeth; In Titanium....
Angled tip, 0.3mm triangular grasping tips; In Titanium....
Medicine Products: