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Female Facial Trauma of Undetermined Origin Points to Partner Violence

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Objective: To determine whether defined screening questions combined with injury location provides a set of markers with better specificity toward interpersonal violence in females. Design: A prospective study of patients with facial trauma of undetermined origin. Participants/Methods: 300 patients reporting to the emergency department with trauma of unknown origin were entered into the study. Injury to the facial area combined with a positive response to specific questions (whethe more...
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