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Jan 9, 2024 Journal news

New ISUOG Practice Guidelines: performance of third-trimester obstetric ultrasound scan

Read the new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of third-trimester obstetric ultrasound scan.

Jan 3, 2024 Journal highlights

January 2024 UOG Highlights

The January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review exploring the value of whole-genome sequencing in the diagnosis of congenital anomalies, a randomized controlled trial investigating the utility of visual biofeedback during the second stage of labor in facilitating maternal pushing, a study on the diagnosis of superficial endometriosis using transvaginal ultrasound, and a study demonstrating the potential of deep learning in improving fetal heart screening. This issue also features the new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of third-trimester obstetric ultrasound scan.

Jan 2, 2024 ISUOG news

VISUOG's chapter on Cesarean scar pregnancy is free to access this January

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.

Dec 5, 2023 Journal highlights

December 2023 UOG Highlights

The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review collating the current evidence on prenatal diagnosis and perinatal outcome of congenital knee dislocation, a multicenter study proposing a new model for prediction of adverse outcome in extremely preterm growth-restricted fetuses requiring early delivery, a large regional study evaluating the role of SARS-CoV-2 infection as a cause of fetal death, a study assessing the impact of choroid plexus size in cases with an abnormal closure of the fourth ventricle, and a prospective study demonstrating the potential of photoacoustic imaging in improving O-RADS risk assessment of adnexal lesions. Also in the issue, we celebrate the award winners announced at the 33rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and thank all contributors to the Journal’s peer-review process in 2023.

Nov 29, 2023 ISUOG news

Register now and join the debate on cesarean scar pregnancy

Post-cesarean delivery niche: treatment and prevention of CSP. Co-chaired by Prof. Ilan E. Timor-Tritsch and Prof. Simon Meagher. Livestreaming: Sunday, 21 January 2024, 12:00 – 19:00 (GMT)

Nov 16, 2023 ISUOG news

World Prematurity Day: Ultrasound plays its part

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.  

Nov 1, 2023 Journal highlights

November 2023 UOG Highlights

The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review evaluating the incidence of urological complications in women undergoing Cesarean section for placenta accreta spectrum disorders, a study proposing a new marker to facilitate identification of fetuses with agenesis of the corpus callosum, and two studies providing evidence of an association between epidural analgesia and increased risk of emergency delivery for fetal compromise. The potentially significant impact of the findings of the latter two studies are countered in an accompanying Editorial by Cavoretto and colleagues and in a series of Correspondence articles.

Oct 5, 2023 Journal highlights

October 2023 UOG Highlights

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.

Sep 1, 2023 Journal highlights

September 2023 UOG Highlights

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.

Aug 2, 2023 ISUOG news

Early bird registration fees end soon

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.

Jun 2, 2023 Journal highlights

June 2023 UOG Highlights

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.

Apr 3, 2023 Journal highlights

April 2023 UOG Highlights

The April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review evaluating the safety and effectiveness of prenatal valacyclovir therapy in prevention and treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus infection, a large population-based study investigating the link between birth-weight centile and school performance, a prospective longitudinal study providing reference ranges for uterine artery pulsatility index across gestation and a Delphi consensus study focusing on ultrasound in the prenatal evaluation and management of patients at high risk of placenta accreta spectrum at delivery.

Mar 1, 2023 Journal highlights

March 2023 UOG Highlights

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.

Feb 13, 2023 Journal news

Newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines: performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging

Read the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of fetal MRI.

Feb 1, 2023 Journal highlights

February 2023 UOG Highlights

The February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating neonatal and long-term outcomes of pregnancies with cytomegalovirus infection and negative amniocentesis, a national cohort study exploring the association of cerebral palsy with placental and umbilical cord disorders, and a systematic review of studies reporting on maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by poxvirus infections, including monkeypox. Also in the issue are a new study from the IOTA collaboration describing a novel strategy allowing to reliably discriminate between benign and malignant ovarian tumors and an accompanying Editorial on the topic by Prof. Davor Jurkovic. Finally, the February issue includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging.

Jan 3, 2023 Journal highlights

January 2023 UOG Highlights

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.

Dec 1, 2022 Journal highlights

December 2022 UOG Highlights

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.

Dec 1, 2022 ISUOG news

VISUOG chapter on Cervical Teratomas is open access now

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.

Nov 2, 2022 Journal highlights

November 2022 UOG Highlights

The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis collating evidence on the performance of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in detecting cervical and deep myometrial invasion in endometrial cancer, a multicenter study reporting on the incidence, clinical features and perinatal outcome of anomalous fetuses with late-onset growth restriction, and two studies on open spina bifida, focusing on prenatal treatment and the relationship between white matter development and motor deficits in the affected cases.

Oct 3, 2022 Journal highlights

October 2022 UOG Highlights

The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis providing the most up-to-date evidence on the performance of the sliding sign for detecting pouch of Douglas obliteration and bowel involvement in patients with endometriosis, the first study to investigate the diagnostic yield of whole-genome sequencing for non-immune hydrops fetalis, a study investigating the optimal method for selective fetal reduction in complicated monochorionic pregnancies, and a study evaluating the diagnostic test accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and pelvic floor ultrasound for diagnosis of levator ani muscle avulsion. Additionally, the October issue features the latest research on the impact of pre-eclampsia on the maternal brain, including its detrimental effects on functional organization of the brain and integrity of the blood–brain barrier, detectable years after the complicated pregnancy.

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