Study: In 96% of Shaken Baby Syndrome Cases Analyzed Infants Had Metabolic Bone Disorders
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
A new study just published in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that over 96% of the cases analyzed where child abuse was claimed to be the cause of “multiple unexplained fractures” in young children, the children had an underlying metabolic bone disease that would explain the multiple fractures.
The study was conducted by three medical doctors: Marvin Miller, MD, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Department of Medical Genetics; Adrienne Stolfi, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine; and David Ayoub, Clinical Radiologists, SC.
The study is significant because it suggests that many parents and caregivers have been wrongly accused of child abuse based only on x-rays of broken bones interpreted by Child Abuse Pediatricians as being caused by child abuse. The false accusations frequently result in the parents being tried as criminals, and losing their children.
Radiologist Dr. David Ayoub, one of the authors of the study, has previously stated that he believes there are “tens of thousands” of innocent parents incarcerated today due to false child abuse charges.
And given the fact that Child Protective Service agencies all across the U.S. frequently remove children from their homes with no formal charges ever filed against the parents, the number of children medically kidnapped from their parents, usually by the testimony of a Child Abuse pediatrician, could easily be in the hundreds of thousands.
This is a national crisis.
There are over 400,000 children in the formal U.S. foster care system, and according to law professor Josh Gupta-Kagan, at least that many in the “hidden foster care” system.
The evidence today is overwhelming that the vast majority of these children, close to one million children, never should have been removed from their families in the first place.
Causes of Brittle Bone Disorders
The authors of this study state that when infants show “multiple unexplained fractures” (MUFs), medical reasons other than child abuse need to be explored. From the study:
When cases of infants with MUF are critically evaluated for explanations other than child abuse, predisposing factors for metabolic bone disease, mostly fetal in origin, are often noted. These factors are consistent with the contemporary model of bone physiology, the Utah Paradigm as shown in Figure 1, and include the following 7 risk factors:
1. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in pregnancy
2. Decreased fetal bone loading
4. Maternal use of acid lowering drugs during pregnancy that can decrease calcium absorption
5. Maternal use of phosphate binding drugs during pregnancy that can decrease phosphate absorption
6. Gestational diabetes
7. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/joint hypermobility in parents and/or infant
Child Abuse Pediatricians: A Medical Profession Dependent on Finding Child Abuse
As we have reported numerous times over the years, the relatively new pediatric specialty of “Child Abuse Specialist” has resulted in an increase in medical kidnappings. These doctors usually make accusations of child abuse simply on the basis of radiology tests, and often never examine the child, nor interview the parents or the family pediatrician who cares for the family.
Their job is dependent on finding child abuse and putting children into the lucrative multi-billion dollar child trafficking business known today as “foster care.”
All across the country today, judges and courts are over-turning convictions of child abuse against parents who were convicted solely based on the testimony of a Child Abuse doctor. If other testimony exploring medical reasons for why a child may exhibit signs such as multiple unexplained fractures was not presented during the trial, the case is almost always overturned today.
The problem is so widespread, that laws schools across the country, as well as the American Bar Association, is providing training to attorneys on how to fight against charges of Shaken Baby Syndrome, or Child Abuse, in cases where the testimony of a Child Abuse Specialist is used to take children away from their parents and accuse the parents of child abuse.
Legal Experts: Shaken Baby Diagnosis Leads to “Destruction of Families Beyond Anything Comparable in the Modern History of the American Justice System”
History of Shaken Baby Theories Exposed: How an Elite Group of Pediatric Radiologists Started Medical Kidnapping in the 1940s
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Opens the Legal Door to Retry All Shaken Baby Syndrome Convictions
Attorney: Child Abuse Pediatricians Aligned with Child Protective Services Destroy Innocent Families
* Doctors in the image
Top row left to right:
Dr. Alice Newton, Medical Director of the Child Protection Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Stacy Wood Thomas, Assistant Professor Pediatrics – Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2nd Row left to right:
3rd row left to right:
Dr. Kathryn R. Crowell – Child Abuse Pediatrics – Penn State Center For The Protection of Children Penn State TLC Clinic – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Dr. Terra Nicole Frazier – Child Abuse Pediatrician – The Safety, Care & Nurturing (SCAN) program, part of the Division of Child Adversity and Resilience at Children’s Mercy Hosptial – Kansas City, Missouri