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Munchausen by proxy: a qualitative investigation into online perceptions of medical child abuse - Anderson APA, Feldman MD, Bryce J.
In Munchausen by proxy (MBP) maltreatment, increasingly termed "medical child abuse" (MCA), a caregiver fabricates or induces illness in another. The perpetrator's goal for the behavior is to meet personal emotional needs by forcing unnecessary or misguide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The perpetrators of medical child abuse (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy) - a systematic review of 796 cases - Yates G, Bass C.
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the perpetrators of medical child abuse (MCA) which is often described as "Munchausen's syndrome by proxy" or "factitious disorder imposed on another". The demographic and clinical characteristics of these abusers have y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Munchausen  syndrome by proxy and pediatric nephrology - Bertulli C, Cochat P.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a persistent fabrication of illness done by a person to another. Renal and urologic forms of this syndrome are not as uncommon as can be thought; a review of all the cases of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome reveals that 25% of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical child abuse (Munchausen syndrome by proxy): multidisciplinary approach from a pediatric gastroenterology perspective - Ali-Panzarella AZ, Bryant TJ, Marcovitch H, Lewis JD.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We highlight the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of medical child abuse, also known as factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA) or Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP), and review our experience focusing on the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

An Inside Look at a Hospital Stay From Chest Pain
As a boy, soon after my mom would drop me off at Scranton (Pa.) fire headquarters to ride a shift on the ambulance with my dad, the bell would hit and the fire crews would be sent to a big wreck or two-alarm fire. So, at the age of 13, I was nicknamed "Black Cloud" by the firefighters because s--- happened whenever I showed up. I've had people go into anaphylactic shock on a train as I rode it to work, and once a homeless gentleman wandering on the tracks had both of his legs amputated by a train entering San Diego's main station as I stood there watching. I call it coincidental, but my friends and the JEMS staff...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Alimemazine poisoning as evidence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy: A pediatric case report - Gomila I, L ópez-Corominas V, Pellegrini M, Quesada L, Miravet E, Pichini S, Barceló B.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), also known as fabricated or induced illness in a child by a caretaker, is a form of abuse where a caregiver deliberately produces or feigns illness in a person under his or her care, so that the proxy will receive medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Munchausen Syndrome
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mom Accused Of Poisoning Son With Prescription Drugs For A Year
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munchausen syndrome revealed by subcutaneous limb emphysema: a case report - Koufagued K, Chafry B, Benyass Y, Abissegue Y, Benchebba D, Bouabid S, Belkacem C.
We report the case of an 18-yea... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Opinion: The New Child Abuse Panic
Is it a crime to disagree with your kid’s doctor? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAXINE EICHNER Tags: Child Abuse and Neglect Doctors Munchausen's Syndrome and by Proxy Medicine and Health Boston Children's Hospital Parenting Children and Childhood Source Type: news

CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy
(NaturalNews) If ever there was a story that'll leave you scratching your head and wondering what's wrong with this world, it's the case of Anne Giroux and her teenage son, Kevin.The story begins in 2009 with Kevin having chest pains along with shortness of breath. Despite numerous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munchausen syndrome by proxy: an alarming face of child abuse - Gehlawat P, Gehlawat VK, Singh P, Gupta R.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is emerging as a serious form of child abuse. It is an intentional production of illness in another, usually children by mothers, to assume sick role by proxy. It is poorly understood and a controversial diagnosis. Treat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

More Munchausen Syndrome fraud by medical establishment results in kidnap, death of vaccine-injured child
(NaturalNews) "It never occurred to me that her problems could be linked to the vaccinations." These were the chilling words of U.K. resident Ragna Erlendsdottir, mother of now-deceased Ella who died after being kidnapped and put under the guardianship of the state. Though the child... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munchausen by Proxy: A Case Study of Abuse
(MedPage Today) -- This patient saw doctors in five different states. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 29, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Munchausen syndrome by adult proxy: A review of the literature - Burton MC, Warren MB, Lapid MI, Bostwick JM.
BACKGROUND: Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), more formally known as factitious disorder imposed on another, is a form of abuse in which a caregiver deliberately produces or feigns illness in a person under his or her care so that the proxy will receive... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

How social media fuels Munchausen by proxy
Case of woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son raises concerns about how the Internet may fuel psychiatric condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Leg Pain?
Discussion “Growing pains” of the legs are a common complaint in children. Heterogeneous studies from 1928-2004 have found prevalence rates of 2.6-49.4% in children ages 4-19. The studies are heterogeneous because of time, location, and especially definition of growing pains. A study of 1445, 4-6 year olds in 2004 using a validated tool showed a prevalence rate of 36.9%. The definition of growing pains used by Peterson in the 2004 study is chronic “…intermittent (nonarticular) pains in both legs that generally occur late in the day or at night…” with a normal physical examination and ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Marc Feldman (’84): Deception Perception
Marc Feldman has dedicated his career to little understood and difficult to treat factitious disorders, including Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 5, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Amos Esty Tags: Alumni Dartmouth Medicine News Alumni Album Marc Feldman Munchausen by proxy Munchausen syndrome Source Type: news

Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly
Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Abuse, Parenting (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All Mothers Are Loving and Kind
Mother's Day is a time to honor mothers who give love and support to their children; but that's not everyone's experience. Just because someone gives birth does not mean that they are automatically the loving, maternal kind, as many can attest.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - April 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melody T. McCloud, M.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting adult child adulthood contrary encouragement greeting cards grocery stores human beings loveless loving mothers mommie dearest mother teresa motherhood msp Munchausen psychiatric disorder psychological Source Type: news

Factitious disorders and Munchausen syndrome: The tip of the iceberg - Ferrara P, Vitelli O, Bottaro G, Gatto A, Liberatore P, Binetti P, Stabile A.
This population-based study evaluates the prevalence of factitious disorders, Münchausen syndrome, and Münchausen syndrome by proxy in a clinical setting. All children referred to the Pediatric Unit of the Department of Pediatrics of the Catholic Univers... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news