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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Could osteogenesis imperfecta look similar to shaken baby syndrome in a deceased infant?

Could osteogenesis imperfecta look similar to shaken baby syndrome in a deceased infant?

Location/type of fx: Oi has several sub forms and the type & location of their fx are often used to help classify their subgroup. That said, the type and pattern of intentional trauma is recognizable. Breaks that show symetrical shoulder fx from shaking of a child lifted by his upper arms/ circumferential skull fx, etc. I believe a sub-board of pediatrics recognises those with the added training to sort these out. ...Read more

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Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Can an infant survive shaken baby syndrome?

Yes: Many fairly severe head injuries in children are recoverable. Current research suggests that the brain has remarkable ability to recover and is considered to be more and more "plastic" than we previously thought. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that result due to shaken baby syndrome?

What are the symptoms that result due to shaken baby syndrome?

Traumatic brain inju: Shaken baby syndrome results in traumatic brain injury, involving the poles of the brain, both front and back. The result can be anywhere from mental retardation, motor handicaps, vision problems and even death. ...Read more

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Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

Can a baby get shaken baby syndrome if he likes being rocked to sleep fast in a bouncer/rocker?

NO: This pattern of injury requires a significant inertial force generated by rapid acceleration/deceleration. It is not possible in the venue you describe.The most I would expect is the kid throwing up all over. ...Read more

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Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Perhaps: Shaken baby syndrome can cause a chemical menningitis if there is bleeding into the cerebral spinal fluid outside the brain. Best discuss this with the childs doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an adult version of shaken baby syndrome? Is that what happens when a roadside bomb goes off?

Is there an adult version of shaken baby syndrome?  Is that what happens when a roadside bomb goes off?

CHILD ABUSE: Shaken baby syndrome happens when the caregiver deliberately traumatized the child or abuse due to impatience of child' behavior like excessive crying episodes. Child can die of trauma. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Is it possible for my baby to get shaken baby syndrome while in womb? During pregnancy? People tend to shake my belly to try to get my baby to move

Unlikely : Shaken baby syndrome occurs when significant forces are applied to a baby after birth. Your body's uterus and fluids are quite effective for prevention of most traumatic injuries to your unborn baby. Best wishes ...Read more

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What causes shaken baby syndrome ? Can activities such as dancing , having sex or exercising while pregnant cause this ? Can u shake a baby in womb?

No: Any sort of reasonable activity will not "shake" your baby; this obviously does not extend to extreme sports or to falls (falling.) Good wishes. ...Read more

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What causes shaken baby syndrome ? Can activities such as dancing , having sex or exercising while pregnant cause this ? Can u shake a baby in womb?

What causes shaken baby syndrome ? Can activities such as dancing , having sex or exercising while pregnant cause this ? Can u shake a baby in womb?

Physical contact: SBS generally occurs when a frustrated parent or caregiver holds a baby by the chest with both hands and shakes it in a fit of rage.This can result in broken blood vessels in the eyes and brain, brain hemorrhage, subtle bone fractures and more. The fluid of the womb cushions the fetus, SBS cannot happen in the womb. ...Read more

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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more