Patricio Peirano

Adjunct Faculty, UC San Diego
Professor and Chief, Sleep and Functional Neurobiology Lab, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile

 

Contact Information

Email: ppeirano@inta.uchile.cl

Clinical, Research, Teaching Interests

Dr. Patricio Peirano’s research focuses on sleep medicine and child neurophysiology. His interests include sleep/wake patterns, neurofunctional development, and its interactions with nutrition. Dr. Peirano is also interested in iron deficiency anemia in infancy and its long-lasting effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Education


1973 – 1980

University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, Doctor of Medicine

1983 – 1985

University of Paris, Paris, France, MS in Neurophysiology

1985 – 1987

University of Paris, Paris, France, D.E.A. in Neurobiology

1987 – 1989

University of Paris, Paris, France, PhD in Neurobiology

Honors and Awards


2008

Research award, Hospes/Spanish Sleep Society, Spain

Most Recent Publications

Peirano P, Algarín C, Chamorro R, Garrido M, Lozoff B: Sleep and neurofunctions throughout child development:lasting effects of early iron deficiency. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 48:S8-S15, 2009.

Peirano P, Algarín C. Sleep in brain development. Biol Res, 40: 471-478, 2007.

Peirano P, Algarín C, Garrido M, Lozoff B. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in infancy is associated with altered sleep states organization in childhood. Pediatr Res;62:1-5, 2007.

Rocca Rivarola M, Lahorgue Nunes M, Jenik A, Follett F, Borghini M, Mazzola ME, Silveira Pinho AP, Algarin C, Peirano P, Olivera JE, Camarasa Piquer F, Matturri L, Piumelli R, Martinez DRM, Martínez MA, Rodríguez RS, Rodríguez A, Scavone C, Rubio I, Kanopa V: Consenso para o manejo e seguimento de pacientes com episódios de possível ameaça a vida (ALTE) e abordagem do diagnóstico diferencial de ALTE com primeira crise convulsiva. J Epilepsy Clin Neurophysiol. 2007; 13:51-57.

Held CM, Heiss JE, Estévez PA, Perez CA, Garrido M, Algarín C, Peirano P: Extracting fuzzy rules from polysomnographic recordings for infant sleep classification. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 53: 1954-1962, 2006.

Ariagno R, Bentele K, Bardini MR, Brouillette R, Bruni O, Challamel MJ, Curzi-Dascalova L, Dalmaz Y,Donzelli G, Dubru JM, Fagioli I, Ferber R, Ficca G, Franco P, François G, Gaultier C, Gingras J, Groswasser J, Guilleminault C, Hoppenbrouwers T, Horne R, Hunt K, Jorch G, Kahn A, Katz-Salomon M, Keens T, Lagercrantz H, Lecendreu x M, Marcus C, Milrad J, Mirmiran M, Mitchell E, Navelet Y, Peirano P, Piumelli R, Plouin P, Poets C, Ravet F, Rocca-Rivarola M, Ronchetti M, Salzarulo P, Taylor B, Thach B, Urschitz M, Veccherini MF, Villa Maria P, Wulbrand H, Zotter H [The International Pediatric Work Group on Arousals] : The scoring of arousals in healthy term infants (between the ages of 1 and 6 months). J. Sleep Res.;14:37-41, 2005.

Peirano, P., Algarín, C. & Uauy, R.: Sleep-wake states and its regulatory mechanisms throughout early human development. J. Pediat.;143:70S -79S, 2003.