The performance of cfDNA testing for trisomy 21 in twin pregnancy is similar to that reported in singleton pregnancy and is superior to that of the first-trimester combined test or second-trimester biochemical testing.
The procedure-related risk of miscarriage following chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis is lower than currently advocated and negligible when compared with controls of similar risk profile, finds free access UOG Journal updated meta-analysis by Salomon et al.
Considerable heterogeneity in studies reporting reference ranges for UA & MCA Doppler indices and CPR
“There is considerable methodological heterogeneity in studies reporting reference ranges for umbilical and middle cerebral artery Doppler indices and cerebroplacental ratio, and the resulting references have important implications for clinical practice” finds new free-access UOG Journal systematic review by Oros and colleagues.
Persistence of hindbrain herniation on MRI after prenatal myelomeningocele repair predicts need for postnatal treatment
Persistence of hindbrain herniation on MRI 6 weeks after prenatal myelomeningocele repair independently predicted the need for postnatal hydrocephalus treatment better than any ultrasound‐ or other MRI‐derived measurements of ventricular characteristics, finds new free-access UOG Journal study by Zarutskie and colleagues.
The incidence of twin pregnancy is rising, due mainly to advanced maternal age and resultant widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques. It is associated with a high risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity, particularly in monochorionic pregnancy, with complications such as selective fetal growth restriction and twin–twin transfusion syndrome contributing to this risk. This new Virtual Issue from Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology presents a selection of recent papers reporting on screening, management and prevention of preterm birth in twin pregnancy. These papers are FREE to read for a limited period.
New UOG study by Fontanella et al proposing a clinical score that combines five antenatal variables for the prospective diagnosis of congenital fetal lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
This score showed good discriminative capacity in predicting LUTO, and better diagnostic accuracy compared with that of the classic ultrasound triad of megacystis, keyhole sign and hydronephrosis.
“Sonographic assessment of fetal head position prior to vacuum extraction did not show any benefit in terms of reduced risk of failed instrumental delivery or maternal and fetal morbidity” shows a prematurely discontinued UOG Journal randomized controlled trial by Ghi and colleagues.
Sliding sign in third‐trimester sonographic evaluation of intra‐abdominal adhesions in women undergoing repeat Cesarean section: a novel technique
New UOG Journal video clip illustrating a simple sonographic marker ‘sliding sign’ of the uterus in 3rd trimester which might be able to discriminate between high and low risk for intra‐abdominal adhesions in patients with a history of Cesarean delivery.
Inducing labor at 39 weeks may benefit pregnant women and their babies, concludes a new UOG Journal meta-analysis
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Watch this video abstract on an article from Lapa and colleagues describing their clinical experience with percutaneous fetoscopic closure of large open spina bifida defects