Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM)

Official Journal UENPS (Union of European Neonatal & Perinatal Societies). Read the articles about JPNIM and UENPS here and here.



Official Journal of the Portuguese Neonatal Society (affiliated to the Portuguese Paediatric Society)

Portuguese Neonatal Society

The Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which provides a forum on new perspectives in pediatric and neonatal medicine. The aim is to discuss and to bring readers up to date on the latest in research and clinical pediatrics and neonatology. Special emphasis is on the developmental origin of health and disease, perinatal programming and on the so-called ‘-omics’ sciences. Systems medicine blazes a revolutionary trail from reductionist to holistic medicine, from descriptive medicine to predictive medicine, from an epidemiological perspective to a personalized approach. The journal will be relevant to clinicians and researchers concerned with personalized care for newborns and children. Medical humanities will also be considered in a tailored way.


Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine

Journal Abbreviation: J Pediatr Neonat Individual Med

Journal Initials: JPNIM

Editor-in-Chief: Vassilios Fanos, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Puericulture Institute and Neonatal Section, “Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria” and University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy - Read the Curriculum Vitae of the Editor-in-Chief here

Associate Editors: Jacob V. Aranda (New York, USA), Jaques Belik (Toronto, Canada), Giuseppe Buonocore (Siena, Italy), Gavino Faa (Cagliari, Italy), Enrico Ferrazzi (Milan, Italy), Hercília Guimarães (Porto, Portugal), Amir Lahav (Boston, USA), Michele Mussap (Genoa, Italy), Manuel Sanchez Luna (Madrid, Spain), Umberto Simeoni (Marseille, France), John N. van den Anker (Washington, USA), Murat Yurdakök (Ankara, Turkey)

Editorial Board: Rino Agostiniani (Pistoia, Italy), Carlo Virginio Agostoni (Milan, Italy), Karel Allegaert (Leuven, Belgium), Gamal Samy Aly (Cairo, Egypt), Fani Anatolitou (Athens, Greece), Roberto Antonucci (San Gavino Monreale, Italy), Luigi Atzori (Cagliari, Italy), Georgy Balla (Debrecen, Hungary), Giuseppe Banderali (Milan, Italy), Luigi Barberini (Cagliari, Italy), Pier Paolo Bassareo (Cagliari, Italy), Enrico Bertino (Turin, Italy), Paolo Biban (Verona, Italy), Dorret Irene Boomsma (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Luigi Cataldi (Rome, Italy), Antonina Igorevna Chubarova (Moscow, Russian Federation), Giovanni Corsello (Palermo, Italy), Laura Cuzzolin (Verona, Italy), Ernesto D’Aloja (Cagliari, Italy), Olivier Danhaive (San Francisco, USA), Carlo Dani (Florence, Italy), Antonio Del Vecchio (Bari, Italy), Angelica Dessì (Cagliari, Italy), Gian Paolo Donzelli (Florence, Italy), Armando Faa (Cagliari, Italy), Italo Farnetani (Milan, Italy), Caterina Ferreli (Cagliari, Italy), Boris Filipovic-Grcic (Zagreb, Croatia), Gabriele Finco (Cagliari, Italy), Diego Gazzolo (Alessandria, Italy), Mario Herrera-Marschitz (Santiago, Chile), Egbert Herting (Lübeck, Germany), Nicoletta Iacovidou (Athens, Greece), Neli Gueorgieva Jekova (Sofia, Bulgaria), Georgios Konstantinidis (Novi Sad, Serbia), Peter Krcho (Košice, Slovakia), Sorin Claudiu Man (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Gian Benedetto Melis (Cagliari, Italy), Giovanni Montini (Bologna, Italy), Corrado Moretti (Rome, Italy), Fabio Mosca (Milan, Italy), Antonio Noto (Cagliari, Italy), Giovanni Ottonello (Cagliari, Italy), Eren Özek (Istanbul, Turkey), Memet Metin Özek (Istanbul, Turkey), Piermichele Paolillo (Rome, Italy), Giovanna Perricone (Palermo, Italy), Denis Pisano (Cagliari, Italy), Melania Puddu (Cagliari, Italy), Antonio Ragusa (Milan, Italy), Francesco Raimondi (Naples, Italy), Natella Rakhmanina (Washington, USA), Luca Antonio Ramenghi (Genoa, Italy), Mahmoud Rashad (Al Baha, Saudi Arabia), Kosmas Sarafidis (Thessaloniki, Greece), Mauro Stronati (Pavia, Italy), Darinka Šumanović-Glamuzina (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Jerzy Szczapa (Poznan, Poland), Rasa Tamelienė (Kaunas, Lithuania), Meow-Keong Thong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Bart Van Overmeire (Bruxelles, Belgium), Heili Varendi (Tartu, Estonia), Liliana Susana Voto (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Marco Zaffanello (Verona, Italy), Massimiliano Zonza (Cagliari, Italy)

Serial Publication Number (ISSN online): 2281-0692

Publishing Frequency: six-monthly (2 issues/year)

First Issue's Date: October 2012

Publishing Mode: peer-reviewed, online, fast-track, no-fee and Open Access

Open Access Policy: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In particular, all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute/print a copy for personal and non-commercial use, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is inspired by the BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative) definition of open access.

Academic re-use: Please note that authors have the opportunity to reuse figures, tables and selected text up to 250 words from their articles as finally published, providing that full and accurate credit shall be given to publication in JPNIM and that modifications are noted (otherwise no changes may be made). Translations are subject to the same rules. For all other academic re-use purposes, please send a request for permission to re-use material to; please state “Academic re-use” in the subject line of your email.

Commercial re-use: Whole article re-use or parts of them (in print or electronic copies) can be useful promotional tools at industry-specific exhibitions, workshops, conferences and meetings; they can also be used for commercial and marketing purposes by corporate sales representatives. Commercial re-use includes all uses of JPNIM articles for commercial, promotional, marketing or monetary purposes. Such re-use requires further explicit permission and will be subject to a fee. Commercial re-use includes: all the proactive supplies of multiple print or electronic copies of articles or parts of them taken from JPNIM to third parties on a systematic basis; re-use by a non-author/third party/other publisher of articles or parts of them in another print or electronic publication; re-use by authors of their articles or parts of them, as not otherwise specified in the “Academic re-use” section. Those wishing to re-use parts or all of an article or articles (in print or electronic copies) for commercial purposes are required to pay our commercial rates. Income received helps us to keep our journal freely accessible to readers and not to charge authors any fee for article processing. To request permission and obtain a quotation please contact; please state “Commercial re-use” in the subject line of your email.

Publishing systemOpen Journal Systems (OJS)

Author Guidelines: see this page

How to publish in JPNIM: You can publish in JPNIM free of charge: no payments are required from the Authors. JPNIM doesn’t have article submission charges nor article processing charges (APCs). To know the steps toward publishing in JPNIM in detail, please visit this page.

Indexing: JPNIM articles are indexed in Scopus (coverage begins with Volume 5, Number 1, April 2016); JPNIM articles are indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, which is a new index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (coverage begins with Volume 4, Number 1, April 2015); all JPNIM's articles are indexed in Google Scholar; essential data for each JPNIM's article are indexed by mEDRA (the multilingual European Registration Agency of Digital Object Identifiers - DOIs): DOIs are assigned to all JPNIM contents; JPNIM is listed in the NLM (National Library of Medicine) Catalog; JPNIM is listed and indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals); JPNIM is indexed in BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine); JPNIM is listed and indexed in the Harvard Library; JPNIM is listed and indexed in the Yale University Library; the current number of JPNIM is indexed in JournalTOCs (a database of scholarly journal Tables of Contents created by the Heriot-Watt University); JPNIM is listed in the browsable journals list maintained by HINARI (a programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, that enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature); JPNIM is listed in Ulrichsweb (Ulrich's periodicals database: a global serials directory); JPNIM is indexed in SHERPA/RoMEO (database of publishers' policies on copyright and self-archiving); JPNIM is listed in WorldCat; JPNIM is listed in the list of free medical journals about pediatrics and adolescence of The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER); JPNIM is listed in the list of free journals recommended by the Italian Society of Neonatology (Società Italiana di Neonatologia - SIN); JPNIM is listed in the Electronic Journals Library of the Simon Fraser University; JPNIM is listed in the Library of the University of Hong Kong; JPNIM is listed in the Kyoto Woman University OPAC; JPNIM is listed in the University Library of the University of Saskatchewan; all JPNIM's articles are indexed in CORE – Collective Goods Research & Explore (the Library of Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods); JPNIM is listed in the GIGA Online Catalogue (of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies); JPNIM is listed in the WZB Electronic Journals Library (of the Social Science Research Center Berlin); JPNIM is listed in Universia – Biblioteca de recursos; JPNIM is listed in the British Library.

Archiving: Long-term preservation is ensured by Portico (a digital preservation and electronic archiving service which is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways). Here you can read the Portico Press Release in which Portico announces the collaboration with us for the preservation of JPNIM.

Self-archiving: Authors can archive the published paper, i.e. publisher's version (the PDF published on the official journal's website) must be used; authors can archive it immediately (without any period of embargo); authors can archive it on their personal websites, institutional website and institutional repositories; authors are kindly encouraged to provide a link to the journal's website. Self-archive of preprint and postprint is not permitted instead. JPNIM's self-archiving policy is indexed in SHERPA/RoMEO.



Publisher: Hygeia Press di Corridori Marinella, via Montecatini 53, 09045 Quartu Sant'Elena (CA), Italy -

Contact: JPNIM Staff -

Managing Editor: Eleonora Fanos

Copyright: © Hygeia Press

Authorization under Italian law: Aut. Trib. Cagliari n. 16/12 del 07/06/2012, iscrizione ROC n. 22729 del 10/07/2012


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Selected Lectures of the XXIII National Congress of the Italian Society of Neonatology


The Selected Lectures of the XXIII National Congress of the Italian Society of Neonatology (Società Italiana di Neonatologia, SIN) • Milan (Italy) • September 25-28, 2017 have just been published in the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine.

Guest Editor: Mauro Stronati

Read the Selected Lectures here: Summary - PDF

Congress website:

Posted: 2017-09-25 More...

Selected abstracts of the 13th International Workshop on Neonatology


The Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM) will publish the selected abstracts of the 13th International Workshop on Neonatology ("The power of Epigenetics - Twins: identical but different"), to be held in Cagliari (Italy) from 25 to 28 October 2017 (International Meetings with simultaneous translations: 26 and 27 October; during the International Meeting on 28 October, the sessions will be in Italian only, with slides in English).

25 October 2017

  • Meeting Società Italiana di Neonatologia - Regione Sardegna
  • Convegno Nazionale di Pediatria e Neonatologia
26 October 2017
  • 13th International Workshop on Neonatology in collaboration with the European Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Italian Society of Neonatology (International Meeting with simultaneous translations)
27 October 2017
  • 7th International Conference on Neonatal And Pediatric Laboratory Medicine in collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) (International Meeting with simultaneous translations)
  • XII Convegno Neonatologico Infermieristico “Terra di Sardegna"
28 October 2017
  • 4th International Course on Perinatal Pathology (the sessions will be in Italian only, with slides in English)
  • Corso della Società Italiana Developmental Origins Of Health And Disease (Si-Dohad) - Dalla placenta alla salute del futuro: la potenza della programmazione

To read the programme, please click here

Registration deadline is 5 days prior to the event. To go to the registration page, please click here


Posted: 2017-06-20 More...

Selected Abstracts of the 3rd Edition of Transport of High Risk Infants


The Selected Abstracts of the 3rd Edition of Transport of High Risk Infants • Oxford (UK) • August 31st-September 2nd, 2017 have just been published in the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine.

Read the Selected Abstracts here: Summary - PDF

Congress website:

Posted: 2017-03-14 More...

Selected papers of the 2017 Pediatrics and Neonates Congress


The Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine will publish selected papers of the 2017 Interdisciplinary Congress on Pediatrics & Neonatal Health and Nursing “2017 Pediatrics and Neonates Congress” to be held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on 29th-30th April, 2017.

Congress website:

Posted: 2017-03-01 More...
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Vol 6, No 2 (2017): October 2017 - Advance publication

Table of Contents


Selected Abstracts of the 3rd Edition of Transport of High Risk Infants; Oxford (UK); August 31st-September 2nd, 2017 PDF
--- Various Authors e060214
Selected Lectures of the XXIII National Congress of the Italian Society of Neonatology (Società Italiana di Neonatologia, SIN); Milan (Italy); September 25th-28th, 2017 PDF
--- Various Authors e060222
Miracles and mysteries of breast milk: from Egyptians to the 3 M’s (Metabolomics, Microbiomics, Multipotent stem cells) PDF
Vassilios Fanos, Roberta Pintus, Alessandra Reali, Angelica Dessì e060204
Ancient Greek view of perinatal risk issues: from myth to reality PDF
Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, Despina D. Briana e060223
Promotion and support of breastfeeding: which role for a hospital portal? PDF
Giuseppe Giordano e060202
Permissive hypercapnia in ventilated preterm infants: when is it safe to perform? PDF
Sabina Terzic, Suada Heljic, Naris Pojskic, Edo Hasanbegovic e060215
Perfusion index in preterm newborns during the first week of life and association with neonatal morbimortality: a prospective observational study PDF
Sérgio Costa Monteiro, Liane Correia-Costa, Elisa Proença e060212
Enzyme replacement therapy in paediatric patients affected by Anderson-Fabry disease leads to improvement in arterial elasticity, but not normalization PDF
Pier Paolo Bassareo, Claudio Barbanti, Andrea Raffaele Marras, Giuseppe Mercuro e060211
Impact of changes in perinatal care on bronchopulmonary dysplasia: an overview of the last two decades PDF
Alexandra Azevedo, Filipa Flor-de-Lima, Gustavo Rocha, Carina Rodrigues, Hercília Guimarães e060208
Premature vascular deterioration in young patients affected by Wilson’s disease: a pilot study PDF
Georgios Kouvelas, Pier Paolo Bassareo, Valentina Pisano, Luigi Demelia, Anna Maria Nurchi, Giuseppe Mercuro e060201
Serial serum brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) identifies compromised blood flow in infants with hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus PDF
Yasser Elsayed, Mary Seshia, Ronald J. Baier, Shyamala Dakshinamurti e060213
Perinatal stroke: a six-year experience in a level-III maternity PDF
Joana Teixeira, Carla Sá, Henedina Antunes, Sandra Costa, Célia Barbosa, João Fernandes, Almerinda Pereira e060220
Congenital remnants as a cause of neonatal respiratory impairment PDF
Filippo Carta, Riccardo Antonio Caria, Clara Gerosa, Sara Sionis, Melania Puddu, Giovanni Ottonello, Roberto Puxeddu e060206
Ascariasis masquerading as obstructive jaundice in an infant – a case report PDF
Ishita Majumdar, Joydeep Das, Devdeep Mukherjee e060216
Misleading presentation of staphylococcal pneumonia in an adolescent girl: a case report PDF
Cristian Locci, Antonio Matteo Amadu, Anna Maria Oggiano, Renato Cutrera, Roberto Antonucci e060218
A case report of juvenile Huntington disease PDF
Anita Choudhary, Priyanka Minocha, Sadasivan Sitaraman e060217
Rapidly growing cervical teratoma – fetal death during delivery PDF
Işıl Uzun Cilingir, N. Cenk Sayın, Selen Gursoy Erzincan, Cihan Inan, Havva Sütcü, Sumeyra Doğan, Nuray Can, Elçin Okar, Füsun Varol e060228
Phenylketonuria: central nervous system and microbiome interaction PDF
Demian Arturo Herrera Morban e060207
Critical questions on nutrition of preterm infants PDF
Fabio Mosca, Maria Lorella Giannì, Paola Roggero, Camilla Menis, Laura Morlacchi, Nadia Liotto, Beatrice Bracco e060203
Microbiota and probiotics PDF
Mara Corpino e060205
Cardiac biomarkers in neonatology: BNP/NTproBNP, troponin I/T, CK-MB and myoglobin – a systematic review PDF
Rita P. Teixeira, Ana L. Neves, Hercília Guimarães e060219
Rare lymphatic malformation in an extreme premature infant: question PDF
Veronica Mugarab Samedi, Adel Elsharkawy e060209
Rare lymphatic malformation in an extreme premature infant: answer PDF
Veronica Mugarab Samedi, Adel Elsharkawy e060210


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