Child Abuse Prevention Research

Lurie Children’s advocates research and clinical trials to further knowledge about child abuse. Clinical trials are studies to develop, produce, and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases. 

​Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma Accepted as Valid Diagnoses

Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study led by Sandeep Narang, MD, JD, Division Head of Child Abuse Pediatrics.

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