It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the newly published peer reviewed literature. It’s also time for this year’s virtual gift exchange sign-up (what? already?!) But more on that in a minute. First, the nerdy stuff–which is to say, plenty of excellent and useful research in the pubs. As always, most links take you to abstracts over at PubMed, unless otherwise specified. I’d like to point out a couple particularly good selections: Naumann, et al. and their meta-analysis of anogenital injury following both consensual and nonconsensual sexual intercourse; Kellogg, et al. and their 2023 update on interpreting medical findings in child sex abuse; and a trio of articles by Karr and colleagues on head trauma and IPV.
As for the virtual gift exchange, this will be the fourth year, and each year it gets bigger and more fun. Please consider joining us. All the instructions are over on the Elfster site, where you can sign up to participate. It’s a $25 max; anyone in the world can participate, you just have to add your name by November 17th. You are welcome to forward the link on to others, as well. Sign up here. It’s always a blast seeing what comes in the mail and from whom. It’s a very low-threat way to bring some holiday cheer to a colleague, and get a bit back in return.
Happy reading. See you back here next month.