Abusive head trauma (AHT) of infants and young children has considerable morbidity and economic costs.1,2 Crying is the most often reported trigger for a caregiver to injure an infant.3 To date, most prevention efforts aimed at decreasing the occurrence of AHT have focused on educating parents about how to manage the challenges of infant crying and the dangers of shaking or hurting an infant.
Leventhal JM, Asnes AG, Bechtel K. Prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Time to Rethink Interventions and Reframe Messages. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(3):218–220. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4512
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