"Lino Rossi"

Research Center

for the study and prevention of the unexpected perinatal death and the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)


The Publisher MDPI in collaboration with the Centro Lino Rossi has published two Special Collections of scientific contributions:

a "Special Issue" for the journal Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418) entitled "Autopsy for Medical Diagnostics", edited by Giulia Ottaviani, Anna Maria Lavezzi and Simone Gusmao Ramos and one for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601) entitled "Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants and Health Implications", edited by Anna Maria Lavezzi, and Malarvannan Govindan.

ASN Neuro (Sage Publications) has activated a "Special Collection" entitled: “Updates on the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Breathing Control.
Deadline for submitting manuscripts:
December 31, 2022.
The objectives of this special collection are: 1) to collect contributions aimed at expanding current knowledge on the neurological mechanism of breathing control and 2) to investigate the neuropathology of syndromes related to sleep abnormalities, such as OSAS and SIDS. Authors are encouraged to submit original research articles relating to the above goals. Comments and short reports are also welcome.

Frontiers published an eBook that includes all contributions to the Research Topic “Updates on the Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders”, edited by Anna Maria Lavezzi, Ana Paula Abdala and William Fifer. The papers are grouped into two main sections, according to the purposes of the Research Topic: 1) Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death 2) Neuropathology of Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304) has published the Special Issue "Prenatal Exposure to Toxics and Risks in Infants", edited by Anna M. Lavezzi and Hui Chen.
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:

  1. which exogenous risk factors are able to alter so seriously the intrauterine environment to cause troubles in infancy;

  2. 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 to 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 appears in a special eBook available for download on Frontiers. The articles have been subdivided in two sections: 1) Original hypotheses; 2) Guidelines.

Latest publications

  • Mitochondrial DNA content: a new potential biomarker for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

  • Acute Heart Failure, 90-Day Mortality, and Gravitational Ischemia in the Brain.

  • Harmful Effect of Intrauterine Smoke Exposure on Neuronal Control of "Fetal Breathing System" in Stillbirths.

  • Novel chemical-physical autopsy investigation in sudden infant death and sudden intrauterine unexplained death syndromes.

  • Why Should Clinical Autopsies Continue to Exist?

  • Sudden Unexpected Death Associated with Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: Study of the Cardiac Conduction System.

  • Editorial: Updates on the Neuropathology of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death and Other Neurodevelopmental Disordersin the fetal brain - New perspectives in understanding the pathogenesis of unexplained stillbirths.

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