Critical Appraisal of the Literature | Nonaccidental Injury in Pediatric Patients

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Critical Appraisal of the Literature

A literature search was performed using the PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE® databases as well as the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from their start until 2016. The following keywords were searched: child abusechild maltreatmentnonaccidental trauma, and inflicted injury in various combinations with the key words epidemiologydiagnosisevaluationmanagementprognosisemergency departmentabusive head traumaburnsbruisingintraoral injurysentinel injuryabdominal injurythoracic injuryeye injuryfracturesskeletal injuriessiblings, and domestic violence. References in the bibliographies of relevant review articles were also examined. Together, over 200 articles and websites were reviewed.

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