The January 30th anniversary special issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology is completely free to access. The issue includes a number of insightful Opinions from leaders in the field, including Stuart Campbell’s recollections of how ISUOG and the Journal were born, Katia Bilardo’s reflections on how the Society has evolved, Kurt Hecher’s account of how intrauterine surgery has advanced over the last three decades and Roberto Romero’s commentary on the prediction and prevention of preterm birth. Also included are high-impact research papers from influential groups which highlight the breadth of topics in which ultrasound plays an instrumental or supporting role. In addition, find out who won our cover-image competition and admire the shortlisted images in our Gallery.
The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on the outcome of monochorionic twin pregnancies with selective fetal growth restriction according to the new Delphi definition, a study on the impact of measurement of the outflow tracts in the prediction of coarctation of the aorta, a study and accompanying video abstract on transperineal ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor at term and fetal head engagement, a study and accompanying video abstract on the prevalence of a negative sliding sign representing pouch of Douglas obliteration during pelvic transvaginal ultrasound for any indication, and an acknowledgment of the essential contributors to UOG’s peer-review process in 2020.
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on a new approach for estimating the risk of miscarriage after chorionic villus sampling, a study on the trend in ventricle size during pregnancy and its use for prediction of ventriculoperitoneal shunt in fetal open neural tube defect, a study on ophthalmic artery Doppler in the prediction of pre-eclampsia at 35–37 weeks’ gestation, a study and accompanying video abstract on follow-up ultrasound in second-trimester low-positioned anterior and posterior placentae, and a study finding that transvaginal sonography accurately measures lesion-to-anal-verge distance in women with deep endometriosis of the rectosigmoid.
The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a State-of-the-Art Review on artificial intelligence in ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, a study on the survival outcome in severe left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia with and without FETO in a country with suboptimal neonatal management, a study on translabial ultrasound for grading of obstetric anal sphincter injury, and a study on the utility of lung ultrasound assessment for probable SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and universal screening of asymptomatic individuals.
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of papers on the fetal brain, including a study on the role of prenatal magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses with isolated mild or moderate ventriculomegaly and updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the sonographic examination of the fetal central nervous system (Part 1), as well as a study and accompanying video abstract on the treatment and outcome of 370 cases with spontaneous or post-laser twin anemia–polycythemia sequence managed in 17 fetal therapy centers, a study on the use of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, placental growth factor or both for first-trimester pre-eclampsia screening, and a study on transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound for management of rectosigmoid deep infiltrating endometriosis.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of papers on fetal cerebral Doppler assessment in the context of fetal growth restriction, including the TRUFFLE-2 feasibility study, as well as a study on the contribution of single-gene defects to congenital cardiac left-sided lesions in the prenatal setting, a study on serial endometrial thickness and the risk of non-endometrial hormone-dependent cancers in postmenopausal women, and new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of small-for-gestational-age fetus and fetal growth restriction.
The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review on the effect of COVID-19 on maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcome, a randomized controlled trial on the effect of pelvic floor muscle training on pelvic floor muscle contraction and symptomatic and anatomical pelvic organ prolapse after surgery, a study on the effectiveness of a rapid lung ultrasound training program for gynecologists and obstetricians managing pregnant women with suspected COVID-19, and ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in congenital infection.
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an article on the available evidence regarding intrauterine vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, studies on the cost-effectiveness of prenatal screening strategies for congenital heart defects and reasons for a missed diagnosis, with an accompanying Editorial, a study on the role of Doppler ultrasound at the time of diagnosis of late-onset fetal growth restriction in predicting adverse perinatal outcome, a study presenting diagnostic criteria for T-shaped uterus, and updated ISUOG Interim Guidance on COVID-19 during pregnancy and puerperium.
The May issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an Opinion presenting ultrasound images of fetal abnormalities before 11 weeks, a ‘How to’ article on performing lung ultrasound in pregnant women with suspected COVID-19, a study assessing the impact of the Growth Assessment Protocol program on stillbirth rate in over 11 million births, and a study on whether cell-free DNA testing should be used in pregnancy with increased fetal nuchal translucency. Also online this month are new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of congenital infection, and updated Interim Guidance on COVID-19 during pregnancy and puerperium.
The April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an overview of the available clinical and research data on COVID-19 infection in pregnancy, a study on the value of first-trimester ultrasound in the prediction of third-trimester sonographic stage of placenta accreta spectrum disorder and surgical outcome, a study on diagnosis of fetal defects in twin pregnancies at routine 11–13-week ultrasound examination, and a study on the effect of one fetal death on pregnancy outcome in twin pregnancy with two live fetuses at 11–13 weeks.