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Clinical Guide: Strangulation and DV

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This summer, over at the DOVE program, where I still maintain a clinical practice (albeit a sporadic one), we’ve been working on some strangulation research. With a pretty sizeable number of cases in our domestic violence program available for review, we were blessed to have a fantastic young woman (and future physician) named Michelle join our merry band for the summer to collect descriptive data. Michelle whipped through the data collection process in a matter of weeks, and we’re eagerly awaiting the analysis (which she’s sadly not in charge of, or we probably would have had those numbers within about 24 hours of her finishing data collection).

As part of her work this summer, Michelle also did a pretty comprehensive lit search on strangulation. She’s generously agreed to share it with FHO readers, so I thought I would fold it into a clinical guide on the topic. Please note that this clinical guide is specific to strangulation in domestic violence cases, and doesn’t address strangulation in all of it’s other contexts.

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August 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

Articles of Note: August [Mountain] Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the July/August/September issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. All links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.

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Articles of Note: July Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. Most of these are from the June/July/August issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. Most links lead to PubMed abstracts (except for one, which goes to Ingenta); from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.

Just a warning: it’s a lengthy list this month. There’s all kinds of good stuff being published right now…

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Articles of Note: June Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. Most of these are from the June/July issues; I have included a couple articles electronically available now in anticipation of print publication, as well (all from the last 4 weeks). As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. All links lead to PubMed abstracts (unless there isn’t one for that article); from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.

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Articles of Note: April Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. Most of these are from the April/May issues, although I have included a couple March publications that missed me on the 1st pass. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. All links lead to abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.

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The Choking Game, Part II

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Because my last post on the Choking Game was one of the most visited posts yet, I have added a second post on the subject. This is a video made by the folks at GASP. It’s less than 15 minutes and was created for teens and educators (I assume). However, I think there’s great information for us, as well, including a heartbreaking 911 tape that starts it off.

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Written by Jenifer

February 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm

The “Choking” Game

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Also from the CDC website this morning:

It’s called the “choking game,” but it’s no game, and there are no winners. Some kids are choking themselves or each other, by hand or with some form of noose. The intent is to get a high, caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the brain. Tragically, this so-called ‘game’ sometimes goes too far and results in death. In this broadcast, Dr. Robin Toblin discusses this latest activity and steps that can be taken to bring an end to this deadly game.

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Written by Jenifer

February 1, 2009 at 10:36 am