To mark International Cesarean Awareness Month, the April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of research papers and expert opinions on the topics of abnormally adherent placenta and Cesarean scar pregnancy. The issue also includes a study investigating predictors of fetal cerebral ischemic injury in monochorionic twin pregnancy complicated by spontaneous single intrauterine demise, a large prospective study reporting ophthalmic artery Doppler findings in non-hypertensive pregnancies with small-for-gestational-age or growth-restricted fetus, a multicenter study on the use of clinical phenotypes of small-for-gestational age for risk stratification and a short report demonstrating the positive impact of vaccination on maternal outcome during the Omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study validating a novel artificial intelligence tool for detecting CNS abnormalities and a study evaluating fetal growth patterns in monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by Type-III selective fetal growth restriction. To coincide with Endometriosis Awareness Month, this issue also features a large prospective multicenter study evaluating the accuracy of ultrasound for detection of ovarian and deep endometriosis using #Enzian classification. Also, look out for the recently accepted State-of-the-Art Review on the strengths and limitations of diagnostic tools for endometriosis by an international group of experts in the field of endometriosis research.
The February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review evaluating the postnatal outcome of fetuses with a rare diagnosis of apparently isolated agenesis of the septum pellucidum, an intriguing study assessing the risk of miscarriage in twin pregnancy following chorionic villus sampling using a statistical approach that simulates a RCT and a new study on COVID-19, investigating predictors of adverse outcome in affected pregnancies. The issue also includes the first prospective study to compare ultrasound, CT and a novel technique, whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI, for preoperative assessment of advanced ovarian cancer and an updated meta-analysis on the efficacy of vaginal progesterone for the prevention of adverse outcome in women with twin pregnancy and a short cervix.
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.
The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on the risk of fetal loss after chorionic villus sampling in twin pregnancy, a study on the prenatal sonographic manifestation of esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, a study on the effect of elective induction of labor at 39 weeks on children’s educational outcomes, and a Consensus Statement from ESGO/ISUOG/IOTA/ESGE on the preoperative diagnosis of ovarian tumors.
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a consensus opinion from the VITA group on terms, definitions and measurements to describe the sonographic features of lymph nodes, a debate on the relative merits of the SMFM and ISUOG guidelines for diagnosing and managing fetal growth restriction, a State-of-the-Art Review on controversies in the management of twin pregnancy, and a RCT on routine third-trimester ultrasound for the detection of small-for-gestational age in low-risk pregnancies.
The April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a State-of-the-Art Review on ultrasound imaging of slings and meshes in urogynecology, a study finding that women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse and levator ani muscle avulsion would benefit from mesh repair surgery, a registry study on the pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of COVID-19, a study on perinatal outcome after planned vaginal delivery in monochorionic compared with dichorionic twin pregnancy, and newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines (Part 2) on the performance of targeted neurosonography.
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.
Diagnostico de defectos fetales en embarazos gemelares al examen ultrasonográfico de rutina a las 11–13 semanas
Diagnosis of fetal defects in twin pregnancies at routine 11–13-week ultrasound examination
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 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.
Mortalidad perinatal, tiempo de evacuación y manejo prenatal de embarazo gemelar monoamniótico: revisión sistemática y meta-análisis
Perinatal mortality, timing of delivery and prenatal management of monoamniotic twin pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis
The accuracy of sonographic assessment of Head Circumference in twin pregnancies: difference between twins A and B
This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Singapore, in 2018.
This lecture was delivered by Dr Caterina Bilardo at ISUOG's Basic Training Programme in Singapore, in October 2018.