for the study and prevention of the unexpected perinatal death and the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
A Research Topic titled “Updates on the Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders edited by Anna Maria Lavezzi, of the Milan University (IT), Ana Paula Abdala of the Bristol University (UK) and William Fifer of the Columbia University of New York (USA) has been launched by Frontiers. It is now live in Frontiers in Neurology - Pediatric Neurology. The rationale for this Research Topic and the procedures of submission are available here.
Expert authors are encouraged to submit Original Research Articles aimed to widen the current knowledge on the neuropathological substrates of the mentioned pathologies. Submissions of Hypotheses, Theories, Opinions and General Commentaries also will be welcome. Manuscripts indirectly related to the specific aims of the Research Topic will be considered as well.
The submission deadline for manuscripts is: 15 July 2020.
The aim of this Special Issue was to collect original research articles aimed at widening the current knowledge on this field and in particular to highlight:
- which exogenous risk factors are able to alter so seriously the intrauterine environment to cause troubles in infancy;
- which diseases in the first years of life can be recognized as being of intrauterine origin as a consequence of prenatal exposure to toxics.
The contributions published in the Research Topic "New approaches to the pathogenesis of Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome", edited by Anna M. Lavezzi and Conrad E. Johanson, in collaboration with Frontiers in Neurology, now appear in a special eBook available for download on Frontiers.
The articles have been subdivided in two sections: 1) Original hypotheses; 2) Guidelines.
- Sudden intrauterine unexplained death: time to adopt uniform postmortem investigative guidelines?
- Massive amniotic fluid aspiration in a case of sudden neonatal death with severe hypoplasia of the retrotrapezoid/parafacial respiratory group.
- Neuropathology of early Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – Hypoplasia of the pontine Kölliker-Fuse nucleus: a possible marker of unexpected collapse during Skin-to-Skin Care.
- Variability of the medullary arcuate nucleus in humans.
- Toxic Effect of Cigarette Smoke on Brainstem Nicotinic Receptor Expression: Primary Cause of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death.
- Pathobiological expression of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in cerebellar cortex of sudden fetal and infant death victims.
- EBook: “New Approaches to the Pathogenesis of Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome”.