Alberto was born on February 12, 2019, in the United States from a healthy full-term pregnancy and uncomplicated delivery. But at only 2 weeks of life, after 10 perfect days at… Read more
“What does my baby see”?
It’s one of the most frequently asked questions that arise with regards to a newborn and often parents don’t expect their baby to lock eyes and… Read more
Each of us has a guardian angel. Some believe, some don’t. I am convinced that my guardian angel lives… Read more
Kernicterus is a neurological syndrome secondary to bilirubin’s deposition at basal nuclei and cranial nerves nuclei, due to neonatal icterus. Let’s start from the beginning: what is the icterus? Icterus is a skin… Read more
Andrea was born in Genova at Gaslini Hospital in August 2016, at 25 week and 5 days of gestational age, after a troubleless pregnancy. Doctors told us that prognosis was unpredictable and… Read more
Human milk is a nourishment that is not only species-specific; it could also be defined individual-specific: a result of millenary selection process aimed to answer at best to nutritional, biological and psychological… Read more
Here we are: finally at home, after months in hospital we’ve been released !! But, wait a moment.. we got a bunch of appointments !! And what’s this “global functional assessment” we… Read more
One of the most interesting phenomena of the very first cerebral development is the neuronal migration’s process. Yes, that’s right, even among neurons there are some not satisfied by their place of… Read more
An unexpected birth, or one that does not reflect the expectation of every couple and the subsequent hospitalization of the newborn in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, can result in an interaction with sensory stimuli… Read more
Definition of infantile cerebral palsy: a long history
In 1964, Bax published the first definition of Infantile Cerebral Palsy: “chronic disorder of movement and posture caused by a… Read more
The cerebellum, as we would say attending an anatomy lesson, is an “unequal median organ contained in the posterior cranial ditch which is separated from the… Read more
The word Hydrocephalus derives from the Greek “idrokefalon” which can be translated as (disease of) “liquid in the head”. The first to use this term was precisely the most famous doctor of… Read more
What is intelligence? How does learning work? What if a child is born before time? What are the risks and consequences of a brain injury?
For a long time,… Read more
Eu-Brain, at the SIMP congress that was held in Catania in March 2018, awarded the best two scientific contributes on perinatal and neonatal neurology. Here is a summary of one of these interesting studies.
Infants life…Read more
This is the initial story of Silvia born many years ago at Mangiagalli Hospital in Milan and suffering a very rare and severe condition.
Silvia had an intracerebral bleed in the posterior fossa (where the…Read more
Oral and perioral sensorimotor stimulation to optimize feeding in preterm infants: parent and health professionals role in neonatal intensive care unit
Pre-term infants, due to their neurological, respiratory and oral-gastrointestinal immaturity, are often unable to…Read more
My name is Francesco and I am the father of Tommaso, a lively boy who is always ready to crack up. Tommi (spelt with “i” ) is two years old and suffers from a…Read more