Abusive Head Trauma in Turkey and Impact of Multidisciplinary Team Establishment Efforts on Case Finding and Management: Preliminary Findings

YAYLACI S., Dallar Y., Sayar Y., Tasar M. A., Tiras U., TEKİN D., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.15, no.1, pp.24-29, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eajem.2016.52386
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-29
  • Keywords: Abusive head trauma, multidisciplinary team, diagnostic workup, SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME, YOUNG-CHILDREN, RETINAL HEMORRHAGES, PHYSICAL ABUSE, BRAIN-INJURY, INFANTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the most common cause of death as the result of child abuse. A task force is planned to provide training on AHT to professionals in different disciplines on clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and organization of multidisciplinary evaluation at the hospital and community levels. This study reports on the preliminary findings of the pre-intervention phase of a larger study.