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Articles of Note: November 2013

Time once again for this month’s Articles of Note, a look at what’s new in the peer-reviewed literature. Naturally this isn’t a comprehensive overview, but simply the research that has caught my eye recently. What follows is a list of articles with links; contact me if you’d like the information in a word doc.

Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2013 Oct-Dec;35(4):314-27. doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3182aa05d3.

Strangulation forensic examination: best practice for health care providers.

Faugno D, Waszak D, Strack GB, Brooks MA, Gwinn CG.


Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):2098-105. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301409. Epub 2013 Sep 12.

The relationship between gun ownership and firearm homicide rates in the United States, 1981-2010.

Siegel M, Ross CS, King C 3rd.


Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;57(3):243-9. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Jul 20.

The process of validation of a three-dimensional model for the identification of abuse in older adults.

Cohen M.


Brain Inj. 2013 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Paediatric patients with abusive head trauma treated in US Emergency Departments, 2006-2009.

Xiang J, Shi J, Wheeler KK, Yeates KO, Taylor HG, Smith GA.


Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Oct;37(10):771-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.04.011.

Association of perpetrator relationship to abusive head trauma clinical outcomes.

Scribano PV, Makoroff KL, Feldman KW, Berger RP.


Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Oct 1. pii: S0145-2134(13)00245-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Child maltreatment deaths in the U.S. National Child Death Review Case Reporting System.

Palusci VJ, Covington TM.


CMAJ. 2013 Nov 5;185(16):E743-4. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.109-4609.

New WHO guidelines on intimate-partner violence.

Eggertson L.


Contemp Nurse. 2013 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Impacts, risk factors and responses.

Wong J, Mellor D.


Fam Pract. 2013 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Support by trained mentor mothers for abused women: a promising intervention in primary care.

Prosman GJ, Lo Fo Wong SH, Lagro-Janssen AL.


Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013 Dec;9(4):534-42. doi: 10.1007/s12024-013-9476-9.

Tattoos: forensic considerations.

Byard RW.


Inj Prev. 2013 Oct 28. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-040924. [Epub ahead of print]

Assessing the accuracy of the International Classification of Diseases codes to identify abusive head trauma: a feasibility study.

Berger RP, Parks S, Fromkin J, Rubin P, Pecora PJ.


JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep 26. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5073. [Epub ahead of print]

Shaken Adult Syndrome: Report of 2 Cases.

Azari AA, Kanavi MR, Saipe NB, Potter HD, Albert DM, Stier MA.


J Child Sex Abus. 2013 Oct;22(7):777-95. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2013.830665.

The seven pillars of quality care in a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program.

Meunier-Sham J, Cross TP, Zuniga L.


J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2013 Oct 5. pii: S1055-3290(13)00125-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2013.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Nonoccupational Postexposure HIV Prophylaxis in Sexual Assault Programs: A Survey of SANE and FNE Program Coordinators.

Draughon JE, Anderson JC, Hansen BR, Sheridan DJ.


J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Nov-Dec;28(6):E1-8. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318279e372.

Abuse as a gendered risk factor for cardiovascular disease: a conceptual model.

Scott-Storey KA.


J Community Health. 2013 Oct;38(5):856-63. doi: 10.1007/s10900-013-9690-0.

How you screen is as important as whether you screen: a qualitative analysis of violence screening practices in reproductive health clinics.

Ramachandran DV, Covarrubias L, Watson C, Decker MR.


J Community Health. 2013 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Intimate Partner Violence Screening Among Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker Women and Healthcare: A Policy Brief.

Wilson JB, Rappleyea DL, Hodgson JL, Hall TL, White MB.


J Fam Psychol. 2013 Oct;27(5):754-61. doi: 10.1037/a0034283. Epub 2013 Sep 9.

Spouse abuse among United States Air Force personnel who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom.

Rabenhorst MM, McCarthy RJ, Thomsen CJ, Milner JS, Travis WJ, Foster RE, Copeland CW.


J Forensic Leg Med. 2013 Oct;20(7):884-901. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2013.06.025.

Macroscopically detected female genital injury after consensual and non-consensual vaginal penetration: A prospective comparison study.

Lincoln C, Perera R, Jacobs I, Ward A. (ED: Read this one carefully, folks—this is an excellent example of why it’s critical to not stop with the abstract)


J Interpers Violence. 2013 Nov;28(16):3186-204. doi: 10.1177/0886260513496904.

Measuring abusive behaviors: is economic abuse a unique form of abuse?

Stylianou AM, Postmus JL, McMahon S.


J Interpers Violence. 2013 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Police Reporting Practices for Sexual Assault Cases in Which “The Victim Does Not Wish to Pursue Charges”

Murphy SB, Edwards KM, Bennett S, Bibeau SJ, Sichelstiel J.


J Interpers Violence. 2013 Dec;28(18):3400-17. doi: 10.1177/0886260513504496.

Predicting sexual assault kit submission among adolescent rape cases treated in forensic nurse examiner programs.

Shaw J, Campbell R.


J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct;48(10):2106-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.05.009.

Base deficit correlates with mortality in pediatric abusive head trauma.

Stewart CL, Holscher CM, Moore EE, Bronsert M, Moulton SL, Partrick DA, Bensard DD.


J Public Health Policy. 2013 Nov;34(4):549-59. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2013.29.

The need to include animal protection in public health policies.

Akhtar A.


J Urban Health. 2013 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]

An International Comparative Public Health Analysis of Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Eight Cities: Achieving a More Effective Health Sector Response.

Macias Konstantopoulos W, Ahn R, Alpert EJ, Cafferty E, McGahan A, Williams TP, Castor JP, Wolferstan N, Purcell G, Burke TF.


J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Nov;22(11):947-52. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.4222. Epub 2013 Jun 29.

Association between intimate partner violence and preventive screening among women.

Brown MJ, Weitzen S, Lapane KL.


Matern Child Health J. 2013 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Discussions About Intimate Partner Violence During Prenatal Care in the United States: The Role of Race/Ethnicity and Insurance Status.

Cha S, Masho SW.


N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 31;369(18):1673-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1307643.

Silent victims–an epidemic of childhood exposure to domestic violence.

Bair-Merritt M, Zuckerman B, Augustyn M, Cronholm PF.


Nurse Pract. 2013 Oct 10;38(10):8-11. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000434229.32241.e1.

Stepping up to be an expert witness.

Phillips E, Stark SW.


Pediatr Ann. 2013 Nov 1;42(11):236-43. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20131022-11.

Skeletal trauma in child abuse.

Swoboda SL, Feldman KW.


Pediatrics. 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Child Exposure to Parental Violence and Psychological Distress Associated With Delayed Milestones.

Gilbert AL, Bauer NS, Carroll AE, Downs SM.


Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):668-76. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0168.

Infant abusive head trauma in a military cohort.

Gumbs GR, Keenan HT, Sevick CJ, Conlin AM, Lloyd DW, Runyan DK, Ryan MA, Smith TC.