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Articles of Note: June 2024 Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. I’m checking in from Norfolk, where I am working this week, in between trips to Japan and Albuquerque. The long-haul flights gave me plenty of time to read, and there are some fascinating things on this list. I point you toward Khurana et al. and their examination of anoxia and neck injuries; Theodorou et al. on burn injuries; and Bauer et al. and the use of MRI in strangulation (as a start).

As always, links lead to PubMed abstracts unless otherwise noted. If you’re having trouble finding articles, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do to assist.

Happy reading–see you back here next month.

Jen

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And We’re Back!

I know this joint doesn’t actually look any different, but under the hood, we’ve done a total refurb. I’m pleased to be back in time for the summer travel season. I am still tinkering a bit, but I was getting emails it was time to come back from hiatus. I’m trying to update the old clinical guides and may update some of the store docs soon. I am also in hard-core editing mode for a different project. First things first.

But for now, it’s time for Articles of Note, our renewed monthly romp through the newly published, peer-reviewed literature. Quite a bit of child abuse lit in the list, plus some interesting items: for example, Oke’s article on improving the exams of trans and gender-diverse patients, and Walsh and colleague’s telemedicine and sexual assault article. Plenty to keep you occupied for awhile. See, just like old times.

Happy reading–see you back here next month.

Jen

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Articles of Note: 15th Anniversary Edition (+a Hiatus)

January 2024 marks 15 years of this nerdy little website and with the anniversary, I am going to be taking a break to reevaluate where this site is going. The truth is, 1.) the money I bring in from the research compilations doesn’t really cover the time and expenses it requires to keep this site going; and 2.) more importantly, I cannot keep the research compilations current the way I would like. So I need to figure out how to revamp the site to make the science widely accessible to the field (always the mission here), but also create some revenue that will support me doing deeper dives for those that want it, in a way that I can maintain. If you have ideas about what you would like to see, or how you think I should tackle that, I am absolutely open to suggestions. For now, I am shutting down for a bit while I regroup (and also finish a major project and some extensive international travel during the 1st quarter).

For now, I leave you with one more Articles of Note, because it would be wrong not to.

Happy reading. See you back here later in 2024.

Jen

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Articles of Note: December 2023 Edition (Peace Out)

Good morning from San Diego, where I am waiting for a flight back to DC after a few days teaching here for the Army. One more work trip (down to Huntsville) next week and then I can call it for 2023. With almost a third of the year spent on the road, it was a busy, but satisfying one. I am glad to put it to bed, though.

We end with one last Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the peer-reviewed literature. It’s short(er), but sweet, with plenty for readers. I am particularly interested in reading Oke’s article on improving forensic genital exams for trans patients, and Kane’s series of articles (with various co-authors) in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

As I sign off for the year, a heartfelt thank you–hundreds of you continue to show up here every month to read this nerdy, niche-y little site, and many of you have been doing so for years. I love the connectedness I have to so many of you through this space. It gives me incredible joy when this site is the impetus for real life introductions, which happens with mind-boggling frequency. So thanks for being part of the FHO community, happiest of holidays to you and yours, and peace and health in this new year.

Happy reading friends. Jen

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Articles of Note: November 2023

Good morning from Germany, where I am sitting in the Frankfurt airport after a very abbreviated trip over here. No worries, I come right back after Thanksgiving, so if I didn’t get my fix of schnitzel on this go-round, there’s more to be had in about 10 days. Regardless, there’s a really good crop of articles to get to this month, so here’s your Articles of Note for November, our regular romp through what’s new in the peer-reviewed literature. As always, links lead to PubMed abstracts unless otherwise noted. I point you toward several strangulation articles in the mix, as those are always among the most frequently requested. And Rakoff & Liu’s interesting piece about what judges think about the current state of forensic science, which is a quick read.

Don’t forget: we are in the last days of sign-up for this year’s virtual gift exchange so if you want to participate, you must register by 17 November. Once we hit the 17th, people are automatically matched so there’s no way to add people later. I hope you’ll join us–it’s a lot of fun every year. And easy.

Happy reading. See you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: October 2023 (and This Year’s Gift Exchange)

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.

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Articles of Note: September 2023 Edition

It’s time for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published and peer-reviewed. Our offering is a bit briefer, but still worth your time. While there wasn’t a ton that caught my eye in the sexual assault realm this go-round, I point you toward a few articles that contribute to our understanding of imaging after strangulation and hanging–see Swendiman, et al., Hopkins, et al., and Heimer, et al. Several articles in here related to IPV and head trauma, as well.

I’m well into the fall travel, and look forward to seeing so many of you in a few weeks out in Phoenix. Work on my most recent writing project prohibited me from being able to pull together an actual gathering, but I appreciate everyone who got back to me expressing an interest. If we can make something informal happen, I am game. And please come find me and say hello while you’re there. All of my talks are on Thursday (except the testimony post-con). But I’ll be around the whole week.

Happy reading. See you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: August 2023 Edition

Greetings from my home in the DMV, where I am (not so) surprised to find myself after a last-minute continuance that gives me two gloriously unscheduled weeks working from my dining room table. No trial means plenty of writing time before a quick vacation that is the line of demarcation between summer travel season and fall travel season. Which right now looks–intense. So be it.

But it’s time once again for Articles of Note, our regular romp through the peer-reviewed and mostly newly published literature. [I tossed in a few things I missed earlier in the year, since the list is light.] A couple things particularly worth your attention: Khatlani, et al. examining the relationship between IPV and stillbirths; and Liden, et al., on reducing bias in forensic medical expert opinions (related: one of the co-authors of that article is giving a webinar for AAFS on cognitive bias in forensic decisions that will be free for members, $35 for everyone else). As always, links lead to PubMed except where otherwise indicated.

Happy reading. See you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: July 2023 Edition

Greetings from somewhere above the continental US, where I am making my way home for a brief period of time before I head to California, then Germany, then California again. There’s a lot of work this summer (thank you to the employment gods), and I have gotten the chance to see some of you on the road. The real prize comes at the end of September, though, when we get to convene in PHX for conference.

But here we are again, already time for July’s Articles of Note. Unless you’re brand new here, you are aware it’s our monthly romp through the monthly peer-reviewed literature. A shorter list, because let’s face it, a bunch of you are on vacation, and the rest of you are picking up shifts for everyone else who is on vacation. Links lead to PubMed abstracts except for the few that are free full text. A couple this month on pediatric nonaccidental burns that look particularly interesting. I’d also like to point out the social media and the law article I stuck in here. It’s written for neurologists, but most of it is generalizable to a larger healthcare audience.

Happy reading, see you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: June 2023 Edition

Greetings from Korea, where I am working for a few weeks. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to check out the new IPV National Protocol by now; if you haven’t seen the interactive version, please also spend some time with that one. My understanding is that the kinks are still being worked out of the tablet version so that it is easier to view (last I checked, there was a lot of white space, making it hard to see everything), but the mobile and desktop versions both look great.

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published and peer-reviewed literature. Some interesting articles on gender-affirming care in the mix (Mackler, et al.; Alcock, et al.); I can’t wait to read the article by Carthy and colleagues on male IPV victims. And the Brady, et al. article on racial disparities in strangulation is topping my reading list (once I track the article down–that’s one I seem to be having trouble getting if someone has it and wants to send it to me). As always, links go to PubMed unless otherwise indicated.

Registration for the IAFN conference in Phoenix recently opened–I hope to see people there. Some exciting stuff will be happening, and for once, I won’t be completely overloaded with my own sessions. I’m thinking about putting together an informal mentoring breakfast while we’re out there, pairing veterans of the work with newer nurses. If this sounds like something you might want to be a part of, let me know. If I have enough interest, I will definitely make it happen. There’s never enough time for networking and connecting with others doing the work, so this may be a fun and relaxed way to have time with folks in the field. Plus, breakfast.

Happy reading, see you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: May 2023 Edition

Welcome, friends, to our monthly round-up, Articles of Note, where we attempt to corral what’s new and noteworthy in a single location. This one is, I admit, a bit rushed, as I am hardly in one spot long enough to compile this list. We are bouncing between time zones in a significant way this month (just back from Ireland; popping down to Maxwell AFB next week; San Diego the following). In between flights–somehow–we are graduating this kid of mine from college (what?!). And that just gets us to the Memorial Day weekend. Time has no meaning in this household. But it is good and meaningful travel. I will miss seeing many of you at CCAW–lucky people, that’s always a good conference, so enjoy your time and the big brains down there.

Take note of a few things among the articles–the new JFN editorial by Burton and Draughon Moret that I have downloaded and waiting for my flight Monday; PettyJohn and colleague’s article on institutional betrayal (for all of you who have been doing campus work); and several articles looking at the pandemic’s impact on violence and victimization among different populations. As always, links take you to PubMed abstracts, unless otherwise specified.

Happy reading–see you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: April 2023 Edition

Greetings from the DMV, where I am firmly in place for an entire two weeks. It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the newly-published peer-reviewed literature. Although the list is a bit lighter this month, its pretty heavy on child abuse articles. I’d also like to point you to a couple of other items worth your attention: two strangulation articles (Swendiman, et al. in a peds-focused review, and Sharman, et al., looking at prosecution-related issues). Also nice to see several friends with publications here.

As always, links lead to PubMed, unless otherwise noted. Many free pubs listed this month. Let me know if you can’t access an article and I will see if I can assist.

Happy reading–see you back here next month.

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Articles of Note: March 2023 Edition

Hello, friends, and happy Spring (here in the northern hemisphere, at least). It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I am heading back on the road (Tuscon, AZ; Eagle, CO), and as always, there’s no shortage of reading material to take with me. This month there is an abundance of work focused on imaging, both in IPV and child abuse cases (including the International Consensus Statement on the Radiological Screening of Contact Children in the Context of Suspected Child Physical Abuse). Also, adjacently, brain injury. A good selection on teleSANE, as well.

As always, most links lead to PubMed abstracts except where indicated. Happy reading!

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Articles of Note: February 2023 Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Just a reminder, this is not an exhaustive list, only a list of articles that have caught my attention. Yes, I know other articles were published in the last 30 days that don’t appear here. I assure you if I listed everything, this list would be at least three times what it is now. If there is an article you really feel needs to be included, add a comment with the citation. No need to email me with it (you’re welcome to, but I don’t edit these once they’re published). I would love to crowd-source more of this, so happy to have anyone’s additions in the comments.

All links go to PubMed, except where otherwise indicated (unfortunately, there were very few free full-text options this month). Of particular note in this round, Brady, et al., “The Darker the Skin, the Greater the Disparity? Why a Reliance on Visible Injuries Fosters Health, Legal, and Racial Disparities in Domestic Violence Complaints Involving Strangulation”. Its premise is an interesting one I am still chewing on.

Happy reading. See you next month…

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Articles of Note: January 2023 Edition

Happy New Year! It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly traipse through the newly peer-reviewed science. A somewhat manageable list today, but a couple of items that I’d like to point out–particularly two different articles on capacity/consent (Mientkiewicz, L., & Grover, P.; Factora, R., & Hashmi, A. Z.) and an array of brain injury articles focusing on strangulation, IPV, and child abuse. As always, most articles lead to PubMed abstracts, although there are a decent number of free full-text articles this month.

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased the newest FHO publication, Injury Following Penetrative Sexual Contact. I appreciate all of the interest. If you would like your own copy and haven’t yet purchased one, you can find it here.

Off to Hawaii for the Marines–the first of this year’s road trips and a welcome change from the frigid DC temps. We’ll talk again next month. Jen

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Articles of Note: December 2022 Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. I know it’s the holiday season, but publishing doesn’t rest. It’s the usual robust list for us. A few of the items are free full-text, but the rest of the links will take you to PubMed abstracts. If you are having trouble getting a hold of articles, let me know, and I will see what I can do to assist. A few things that may be of particular interest: Shaw and colleagues’ article on the move to teleSANE in response to the pandemic; Santa-Rosa and colleagues’ examination of consent issues in sexual assault patients; and Muir and colleagues’ examination of neuropsychological and balance issues in IPV-related strangulation victims.

I am personally winding down here at FHO headquarters. The last thing to do is put the final edits on the newest research compilation now that peer review is completed. It will be released the first week of the new year, so keep your eyes open for that. I hope all of you have a happy, restful, and relaxed holiday season, however you celebrate. Thanks, as always, for being FHO readers. See you back here in the new year.

Peace and health, Jen

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Articles of Note: November 2022 Edition

It’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. Let me first apologize for missing October’s edition–I lost my brother last month, and as you can imagine, a lot of things got missed. But we are back, we have a full complement of articles for you to peruse and some other business to take care of, as well.

As always, almost all articles link to PubMed abstracts (I think we have just a few full text articles this month). Please let me know if you’re having trouble accessing anything and I’ll see what I can do to assist.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, it’s also time for our annual virtual gift exchange over on Elfster. There is still time to join us–you can register until November 26th. After that, picks are randomly assigned, so there’s no late join-up. We have a ton of fun every year, so please consider participating. You can see how the whole thing works here.

And finally, the newest FHO research compilation is ready for peer review, which means I could use a few readers. This compilation is on injury from both consensual and nonconsensual sexual contact (so it is, in part, an update to my very 1st research compilation, plus an entirely new compilation, all in one). I’m looking for readers who are detail-oriented and able to provide specific and actionable feedback. If you are interested, please drop me a line: jenifer.markowitz@gmail.com.

For my US readers, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Hug your people tight…

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Articles of Note: September 2022 Edition

Stopping in quickly to post this month’s Articles of Note and tell you all I can’t wait to see those of you who are going to be at IAFN in Dallas. I am on the road through the end of October, so there’s not much time to chat today, but please find me if you’re going to be there. I will have a few goodies to help offset the location, and if you’re attending one of my sessions, know we will have some excellent and lively discussions.

Safe travels!

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Articles of Note: August 2022 Edition

Good morning from the DMV, where I am about to be ping-ponging around the globe. I am happily typing this from my dining room table (office) before I trot off to the Army JAG School in Charlottesville for a quick trip. I will then make my way to Chicago, and from there go straight to Italy before we chat again. The Fall travel push is in full effect. I have a fresh supply of Clorox wipes and N95 masks for the planes/trains/cabs, plus a relatively new Away carry-on that will fit a full two weeks’ worth of work clothes (for my travel peeps, I cannot recommend that bag enough). Your girl is prepared.

But we’re here because it’s time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published, peer-reviewed literature. This month, a few things to point out: several articles on men as victims of intimate partner and sexual violence, and a couple on students: preparing healthcare students to address intimate partner violence in their practices (Sawyer, et al.) and looking at nursing students knowledge about and readiness to address IPV (Shaqiqi, et al). Also, a nice showing of pubs by friends, which you have to like because we love to see friends doing great things. Links lead to PubMed abstracts, except where indicated. Let me know if you have trouble running something down and I’ll see what I can do.

Happy reading. Don’t forget to register for the IAFN conference if you haven’t already. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Articles of Note: July 2022 Edition

Good morning from a swampy Washington, DC. I’m a bit late getting this month’s Articles of Note posted, but I have been on the road pretty much nonstop since I last posted, so I cut myself some slack on Friday when I got back to town. I head to Colorado for a week in Eagle County on Saturday, but this week is fairly light, which means I will have some reading time on my hands. I will also finally get a chance to really dig into the next offering for the FHO shop.

But for now, here’s what we’re looking at for July’s Articles of Note: quite a bit of free full text for those of you who don’t have library access. And in particular, quite a bit of human trafficking-focused work published in this round-up. You’ll notice that most of those are freely available, but if there are others you cannot access, reach out and I’ll see what I can do to assist.

Happy reading, and stay safe–that new variant is a beast, and I feel like trying to avoid it is like being a kid playing the floor is lava (for those of you who remember that one). This sh*t is everywhere.

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