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
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
Non-nutritive suction (NNS) is a reflexive oro-motor behavior that follows a specific developmental trajectory: from the early fetal period of 16-18 weeks of gestational age through the first year of life.
NNS follows a stable…Read more
“Periventricular leukomalacia” (PVL) which literally means, “softening of the white matter around the ventricles”, is a typical type of brain injury encountered in preterm newborns. The name of the disease comes from the 1962…Read more
Thanks to the medical advances premature infants are increasingly able to survive. With every day neuroscientists are developing the increasingly sophisticated picture of premature infants’ brains that could help to inform medical decisions and…Read more