Death Risk From Shaken Baby Syndrome Could Be ID'd With New Tool, Cardiff University Study

Study leader Prof. Alison Kemp, of the School of Medicine at Cardiff University in the UK, and colleagues say the test - called PredAHT - could help doctors recognize children who are at risk of abusive head trauma (AHT), or shaken baby syndrome (SBS) - a leading cause of child abuse deaths in the US.

AHT is the violent shaking of an infant by the shoulders, arms or legs, resulting in severe head injury.

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