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), Sergio Bernasconi (Parma, Italy), 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 listed in ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources); 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 Abstracts of the 20th National Congress of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine


We are glad to inform you that the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM) is going to publish the Selected Abstracts of the 20th National Congress of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine (Società Italiana di Medicina Perinatale, SIMP), which will be held in Catania (Italy) from 22 to 24 March 2018.

Congress website:

To read the scientific program, please click here

To submit your abstract, please click here

Selected Abstracts of the 20th National Congress of the Italian Society of Perinatal Medicine

Posted: 2017-12-24 More...

Selected Abstracts of the Intensive Care of the Newborn – 2nd Interactive Workshop, 2018


We are glad to inform you that the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM) is going to publish the Selected Abstracts of the Intensive Care of the Newborn – 2nd Interactive Workshop, which will be held in Verona (Italy) from 9 to 10 March 2018.

Congress website:

To read the scientific program, please click here

To submit your abstract, please click here

Intensive Care of the Newborn – 2nd Interactive Workshop

Posted: 2017-11-20 More...

Selected Abstracts of the 8th International Congress of UENPS, 2018


We are glad to inform you that the Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM) is going to publish the Selected Abstracts of the 8th International Congress of UENPS, which will be held in Bucharest (Romania) from 3 to 5 October 2018.

Congress website:

To read the scientific program, please click here

To submit your abstract, please click here

UENPS 2018

Posted: 2017-11-15 More...

European Congress of Perinatal Medicine 2018


We would like to drive your attention to the XXVI European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, which will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) from 5 to 8 September 2018. It is organized by the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM), in cooperation with the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI).

Congress website:

To read the Congress Program, click here

2018 ECPM Congress

Posted: 2017-11-15 More...
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Vol 7, No 1 (2018): Advance Publication

Table of Contents


Neonates exposed to excipients: concern about safety PDF
Laura Cuzzolin e070112
Soft tissue tumors occurring in the perinatal/infancy setting: 1st part PDF
Gavino Faa, Raf Sciot e070114
Soft tissue tumors occurring in the perinatal/infancy setting: 2nd part PDF
Gavino Faa, Raf Sciot e070115
Cystic lesion of posterior cranial fossa: is it Dandy-Walker? PDF
Stella De Nardi, Carmela Porcu, Pier Luigi di Paolo, Daniela Longo, Melania Puddu, Francesca Santoro, Luca Saba e070104
Prevalence of fetal macrosomia and neonatal complications in a Nigerian suburban hospital: a five year study PDF
Babatunde Kayode-Adedeji, Osayuwamen Egharevba, Hilda Omoregbee e070120
How to manage fetomaternal hemorrhage? Description of five cases and literature review PDF
Alessandra Marciano, Luisa Di Luca, Eugenia Maranella, Emanuela Conte, Cecilia Di Natale, Veronica Pannone, Sandra Di Fabio e070101
Impact of mydriatic eye drops on neonatal cerebral blood flow PDF
Atef Alshafei, Mahmoud Ahmed, Shymaa Farouk, Ahmed Gouda, Anwar Khan, Rashid Mustafa e070102
One-time needle aspiration: a safe and effective treatment for neonatal spontaneous pneumoperitoneum PDF
Kamal Nain Rattan, Alka Yadav, Poonam Dalal, Jasbir Singh, Ananta Rattan e070103
Urinary protein markers of renal dysfunction in full-term newborns with disorders of early neonatal period PDF
Juliya Hodovanets, Anastasiya Babintseva, Nicholas Tibor Longford, Ludmila Agafonova e070109
Survey on the use of Homeopathy among Pediatricians of the Italian Federation of Pediatric Physicians (FIMP) [Article in English and Italian] • [Indagine sull’utilizzo dell’Omeopatia tra i Pediatri della Federazione Italiana Medici Pediatri (FIMP)] PDF
Gianfranco Trapani, Tiziana Di Giampietro, Luisella Zanino, Domenico Careddu e070113
Incidence, risk factors, clinico-microbiological profile, change in ventilator settings needed and outcome of 135 ventilator associated pneumonia cases in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care centre in Eastern India PDF
Manonita Manjhi, Suman Das, Moukoli Pal, Indraneel Saha, Srinath Reddy A. e070122
Prader-Willi Syndrome: an under-recognized cause of hypotonia? PDF
Marlene Rodrigues, Miguel Costa, Joana Teixeira, Carla Sá, Liliana Pinheiro, Eduarda Abreu, Albina Silva, Nicole Silva, Matos Marques, Miguel Rocha, Almerinda Pereira e070107
Metabolic alkalosis with multiple salt unbalance: an atypical onset of cystic fibrosis in a child PDF
Dimitri Poddighe, Lucia Castelli, Elena Virginia Comi, Ilaria Brambilla, Paola Bruni e070105
Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia. A case report PDF
Georgios Mitsiakos, Eftychia Drogouti, Maria Drogouti, Charalampos Doitsidis, Elisabeth Pazarli, Ioannis Spyridakis e070106
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in an extremely preterm newborn exposed to chemotherapy in utero PDF
Clara Preto, Henrique Soares, Angelina Martins, Hercília Guimarães, Jorge Spratley, Margarida Tavares e070111
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma in a child presenting as a popliteal fossa swelling PDF
Suraj Gandhi, Charu Sharma, Pankaj Dwivedi, Neha Sisodiya Shenoy, Hemanshi Shah e070108
Hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome secondary to renal ischemia – Case report PDF
Joana Cunha Oliveira, Mariana Matos Martins, Esmeralda Martins, Gustavo Rocha, Cláudia Moura, Helena Pinto, Ana Teixeira e070110
Atypical pleomorphic adenoma with chronic sialoadenitis of the submandibular gland: a case report in a child PDF
Andrea Satta, Filippo Carta, Carlo Ripoli, Anna Maria Nurchi, Roberto Puxeddu, Gavino Faa, Clara Gerosa e070116
Cholestatic hepatitis: atypical presentation of Epstein-Barr virus infection PDF
Carolina Guimarães, Raquel Garrido, Margarida Chaves, Sara Martins e070118
Early treatment of congenital syngnathia. A case report PDF
Eduardo Alfredo Duro, Stella Maris Benitez, Albano del Cristo Barreto Paternina e070119


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