VISUOG is a comprehensive visual encyclopedia for ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology. Detailed anatomical visualisations, case studies and expert commentary have collectively contributed to enhancing clinical decision-making and diagnostic accuracy.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 13 million babies are born prematurely every year. That’s roughly 25 preterm babies every minute – around the world.
The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review evaluating the incidence and predictive factors of obstetric anal sphincter injury in primiparous women, a study providing preliminary evidence supporting the feasibility and efficacy of prenatal open spina bifida repair in twin pregnancy and two studies assessing the utility of glycosylated fibronectin as a new biomarker for pre-eclampsia screening in mixed and Asian populations. The issue also features a study demonstrating the efficacy and safety of in-utero treatment of sustained fetal supraventricular arrhythmia in late preterm and term fetuses and an accompanying Editorial on the topic.
Read the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of fetal cardiac screening.
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review examining the impact of concurrent selective fetal growth restriction on the outcome of pregnancies with twin–twin transfusion syndrome following laser surgery, a study investigating the prevalence, pathophysiology and impact of a midline cystic structure recently reported in some fetuses with open spina bifida, a prospective study aiming to determine the best strategy for prediction of hypertensive disorders at 36 weeks’ gestation, and a large study of 25,329 patients evaluating the effect of reproductive history on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization.
Don't miss your chance to get reduced registration fees for our flagship World Congress event in Seoul this October. There are only two weeks left to register before the early bird deadline on August 16th.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review of studies developing reference charts for fetal biometry of the corpus callosum, a large study investigating the implication of third-trimester screening accuracy for small-for-gestational age and additive value of third-trimester growth-trajectory indicators in predicting severe adverse perinatal outcome in low-risk pregnancies, a study on diagnostic sonographic features and management of intramural pregnancy, and a study proposing markers for first-trimester prediction of ventriculomegaly.
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a prospective study investigating the applicability of the Fetal Medicine Foundation screening algorithm to pre-eclampsia screening in Denmark, a study evaluating the clinical value of expanded non-invasive prenatal screening compared with chromosomal microarray analysis, a systematic review examining the impact of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion in cases with congenital diaphragmatic hernia according to disease severity, and a study comparing the outcome following selective termination of the presenting twin vs non-presenting twin. This issue also includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of fetal cardiac screening.
The March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study evaluating the cost-effectiveness of performing an ultrasound assessment before cell-free DNA analysis for fetal aneuploidy screening, a study investigating the impact of prenatal exome sequencing on perinatal outcome, a prospective study assessing the potential of lower uterine segment thickness in identifying women at risk of Cesarean delivery following labor induction, and a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the diagnostic accuracy of individual ultrasound signs for detecting adnexal torsion.
Read the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of fetal MRI.
The January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating perinatal outcome following blastocyst- vs cleavage-stage embryo transfer, two multicenter studies on cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy, and a follow-up study of a multicenter trial, which is the first to report on the long-term mortality and morbidity of cases receiving transplacental treatment for fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. This issue also includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of first-trimester ultrasound scan.
The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a prospective study investigating the utility of a machine-learning-based model for predicting pre-eclampsia, two studies on anal sphincter trauma and a study comparing fetal and neonatal sonographic parameters of brain ventricular size. Also in the issue are the first systematic review and meta-analysis to report on the incidence of congenital heart disease in fetuses with premature atrial contractions and an accompanying Editorial by Julene Carvalho proposing a systematic management protocol for cases with rhythm irregularities.
ISUOG's Visual Encyclopedia (VISUOG) chapter on Cervical Teratomas is open access this December. This month we have a discount code to become an ISUOG member and view VISUOG for an entire year.
ISUOG's Visual Encyclopedia (VISUOG) chapter on Normal Early Pregnancy is open access this November. This month we have a discount code to become an ISUOG member and view VISUOG for an entire year.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a multicenter study developing and validating radiomics models to predict high-risk endometrial cancer, a prospective study providing insight into ultrasound features observed in asymptomatic women with endometrial pathology, and a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the true incidence and outcomes of brain abnormality in surviving children following laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. The August issue also features two novel studies providing complementary evidence supporting the role of uteroplacental dysfunction in preterm birth and discussing the potential of placental biomarkers in the prediction of preterm delivery in the first trimester. This month also sees the release of an Early View version of ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth.
The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a State-of-the-Art Review discussing the rationale for fetoscopic repair of complex gastroschisis, a study demonstrating evidence of SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission according to the WHO criteria, a study showing similar characteristics of ectopic pregnancies prior to vs during the COVID-19 pandemic and a study finding that transvaginal sonography determines accurately the extent of infiltration of rectosigmoid deep endometriosis. Also in the issue, find out who were the all-important contributors to UOG’s peer-review process in 2021.
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review identifying perinatal risk factors for neurodevelopmental impairment after laser surgery for twin–twin transfusion syndrome, a study showing a reduction in the rate of preterm birth during COVID-19 pandemic restriction measures in Melbourne, Australia, a cost-effectiveness analysis demonstrating a reduction in disease prevalence and health-service costs associated with a model of first-trimester prediction and prevention of preterm pre-eclampsia, and a secondary analysis of a RCT finding no difference in psychological response to early miscarriage and treatment satisfaction after expectant management vs misoprostol treatment.
Our President, Professor Tom Bourne, considers the psychological impact of baby loss: Baby loss is often a taboo subject. It is estimated, that 23 million miscarriage take place every year worldwide with 44 couples losing their pregnancy every minute. For Baby Loss Awareness 2021, ISUOG is asking our community to recognise the psychological impact and extend their care beyond “diagnosis and treatment” for couples experiencing baby loss
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.