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.
Diagnostico de defectos fetales en embarazos gemelares al examen ultrasonográfico de rutina a las 11–13 semanas
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.
Diagnosis of fetal defects in twin pregnancies at routine 11–13-week ultrasound examination
The March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a randomized trial comparing antral follicle count with serum anti-Müllerian hormone level for determination of gonadotropin dosing in in-vitro fertilization, studies on development and validation of the QUiPP App v.2 for prediction of spontaneous preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women and women with symptoms of threatened preterm labor, and a study on expected-value bias in routine third-trimester growth scans.
The January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology is completely free to access and includes a randomized controlled trial on elective delivery at 34 weeks vs routine obstetric care in fetal gastroschisis, a study on the outcome of twin pregnancy with two live fetuses at 11–13 weeks, a comparative analysis of the of the 2-year outcomes in the GRIT and TRUFFLE trials, a study on the ratio of fetal choroid plexus to head size as a first-trimester sonographic marker of open spina bifida, a study comparing brain microstructure after prenatal spina bifida repair by either laparotopy-assisted fetoscopic or open approach, and an analysis of copy-number variations associated with early pregnancy loss.
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review on the outcome of non-visualization of the fetal gallbladder on second-trimester ultrasound, a cost-effectiveness analysis of five prenatal screening strategies for trisomies and other unbalanced chromosomal abnormalities, a study on the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome by serum placental growth factor and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 in women undergoing induction of labor, and a study on the impact of placenta previa with placenta accreta spectrum disorder on fetal growth.
Complicaciones maternas y neonatales por macrosomia fetal: estudio cohorte
Maternal and neonatal complications of fetal macrosomia: cohort study
This lecture was delivered as part of the Basic Training course at CUSP, in Chennai, India, in 2018.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of papers on different aspects of fetal brain imaging, including studies on neurodevelopmental outcome and the role of magnetic resonance imaging in fetal isolated mild ventriculomegaly, and the sonographic assessment of the Slyvian fissures and their development in fetuses with cortical maldevelopment. Articles on other topics include a systematic review, with an accompanying video abstract, on the effectiveness on fertility outcome of tubal flushing using different contrast media, and a study on core principles for parental engagement in the perinatal mortality review process.
The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a Systematic Review on the accuracy of saline contrast sonohysterography in detecting endometrial polyps in women with postmenopausal bleeding, an Expert Consensus on methods and considerations concerning cardiac output measurement in pregnant women, a study on echocardiography, clinical outcome and genetic analysis in 53 cases of fetal cardiac tumor, and a study on the application of artificial intelligence to amniotic fluid metabolomics and proteomics in the prediction of perinatal outcome in asymptomatic pregnant women with short cervical length.
This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Singapore, in 2018.