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Prof. Anna Maria Lavezzi

“Lino Rossi” Research Center

Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
Associate Professor


Email: anna.lavezzi@unimi.it


Qualifications

M.D., University of Milan, Italy

B.Sc., University of Milan, Italy

Research interests:
study and prevention of the unexpected perinatal death and SIDS
pathology
neuropathology


Publications (selected)

  1. Lavezzi AM, Mehboob R, Alfonsi G, Ferrero S. Substantia Nigra abnormalities provide new insight on the neural mechanisms underlying the sleep-arousal phase dysfunctions in SIDS. ASN Neuro 2020, doi: 10.1177/1759091420962695 .
  2. Lavezzi AM. Altered expression of nicotinic receptors i n perinatal l ife related to prenatal exposure to toxics—An overview of the research carried out on this topic at the “Lino Rossi” Research Center of the Milan University. J Behav Brain Sci 2020; 10: 420-431.
  3. Lavezzi AM, Piscioli F, Pusiol T, Jorizzo GF, Ferrero S. Sudden i ntrauterine unexplained death: time to adopt uniform postmortem i nvestigative guidelines? BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2019; 19: 526.
  4. Lavezzi, AM, Poloniato A, Rovelli R, Lorioli L, Iasi GA, Pusiol T , Barera G, Ferrero S. Massive amniotic fluid aspiration i n a case of sudden neonatal death with severe hypoplasia of the retrotrapezoid/parafacial respiratory group. Front Pediatr 2019; 7:116.
  5. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S. Paradiso B, Chamitava L, Piscioli F, Pusiol T. 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. Am J Perinatol 2019; 36: 460-471. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1669398.
  6. Lavezzi AM. Toxic Effect of Cigarette Smoke on Brainstem Nicotinic Receptor Expression: Primary Cause of Sudden Unexplained Perinatal Death. Toxics 2018 Oct 18;6(4). pii: E63. doi: 10.3390/toxics6040063.
  7. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S. Paradiso B, Chamitava L, Piscioli F, Pusiol T. 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. Am J Perinatol, 2018 Aug 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1669398.
  8. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S, Lattuada D, Piscioli F, Alfonsi G, Matturri L. Pathobiological expression of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) i n cerebellar cortex of sudden fetal and i nfant death victims. Int J Dev Neurosci 2018; 66: 9–17.
  9. Lavezzi AM, Johanson CE, eds. EBook: “New Approaches to the Pathogenesis of Sudden Intrauterine Unexplained Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome”. Frontiers in Neurology & Frontiers i n Pediatrics. Lausanne, Frontiers Media 2017.
  10. Lavezzi AM, Piscioli F, Pusiol T. Sudden unexpected postnatal collapse of healthy newborn i nfant after skin to skin contact: neuropathological study. Med Medical J 2017 32:270-271.
  11. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S, Roncati L, Piscioli F, Pusiol T, Matturri L. Nicotinic receptor abnormalities i n the cerebellar cortex of sudden unexplained fetal and infant death victims-Possible correlation with maternal smoking. ASN Neuro 2017; 9(4): 1-10.
  12. Lavezzi AM, Piscioli F, Pusiol T. Sudden unexpected postnatal collapse at 20 hours from birth during skin-to- skin care related to brainstem developmental alterations - First case report. Folia Neuropathol 2017; 55: 235-241.Lavezzi AM.
  13. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S, Matturri L, Roncati L, Pusiol T. Developmental neuropathology of brainstem respiratory centers i n unexplained stillbirth: What's the meaning? Int J Dev Neurosci 2016; 53: 99-106.
  14. Lavezzi AM, Ferrero S, Roncati L, Pusiol T, Matturri L. Impaired orexin receptor expression i n the Kölliker-Fuse nucleus i n sudden i nfant death syndrome: possible involvement of this nucleus i n arousal pathophysiology. Neurol Res. 2016; 38:706-716.
  15. Lavezzi AM, Alfonsi G, Pusiol T, Matturri L. Decreased argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region (AgNOR) expression i n Purkinje cells: first signal of neuronal damage in sudden fetal and i nfant death. J Clin Pathol 2016; 69:58-63.
  16. Lavezzi AM. A new theory to explain the underlying pathogenetic mechanism of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Front Neurol, 2015; 6:220. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00220.
  17. Lavezzi AM, Ottaviani G, Matturri L. De velopmental alterations of the auditory brainstem centers - Pathogenetic i mplications i n Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. J Neurol Sci, 2015; 357: 257-263.
  18. Lavezzi AM, Cappiello A, Termopoli V, Bonoldi E, Matturri L. Sudden i nfant death with area postrema l esion l ikely due to i nsecticide wrong use. A Case Report. Pediatrics, 2015; Sep 14. pii: peds.2015-0425.
  19. Lavezzi AM, Pusiol T, Matturri L. Cytoarchitectural and functional abnormalities of the inferior colliculus i n sudden unexplained perinatal death. Medicine 2015; 94(6):e487.
  20. Lavezzi AM, Cappiello A, Pusiol T, Corna MF, Termopoli V, Matturri L. Pesticide exposure during pregnancy, l ike nicotine, affects the brainstem a7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expression, i ncreasing the risk of sudden unexplained perinatal death.J Neurol Sci 2015; 348: 94-100 - doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2014.11.014.
  21. Lavezzi AM, Corna MF, Matturri L. Disruption of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) i mmunoreactivity i n the human Kölliker-Fuse nucleus i n victims of unexplained fetal and i nfant death. Front Hum Neurosci, 2014; 8:648.
  22. Lavezzi AM, Corna MF, Alfonsi G, Matturri L. Possible role of the a7 nicotinic receptors in mediating nicotine’s effect on developing l ung – Implications i n unexplained human perinatal death. BMC Pulmonary Med, 2014; 14:11.
  23. Lavezzi AM, Corna MF, Repetti ML, Matturri L. Cerebellar Purkinje cell vulnerability to prenatal nicotine exposure i n sudden unexplained perinatal death. Folia Neuropathol, 2013; 51: 290-301.
  24. Lavezzi AM, Matturri L, Del Corno G, Johanson CE. Vulnerability of fourth ventricle choroid plexus i n sudden unexplained fetal and i nfant death syndromes related to smoking mothers. Int J Dev Neurosci, 2013; 31:319-327.
  25. Lavezzi AM, Weese-Mayer DE, Yu MY, Jennings LJ, Corna MF, Casale V, Oneda R, Matturri L. Developmental alterations of the respiratory human retrotrapezoid nucleus i n sudden unexplained fetal and i nfant death. Auton Neurosci 2012; 170: 12-19.
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