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New Research Identifies Impact of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma Injuries on Quality of Life


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NCSBS LogoThe National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) Leads Team Researching the Impact of SBS/AHT Injuries on Victims' Quality of Life


Pediatrics published an NCSBS-led study identifying the severe impact of SBS/AHT-related injuries upon victims' lives, concluding that injuries often result in severe physical damage or death.

The U.S. News and World Report story on the research describes SBS/AHT-related injuries' impact as 'half of children who experience severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21...among those who survive severe injuries, quality of life will be cut in half.' You can read the coverage on the U.S. News and World Report's website by clicking here. You can read the study's abstract on Pediatrics' website by clicking here.