To mark Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month, the May issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of research papers investigating the impact of pre-eclampsia on maternal health and potential biomarkers of the disorder. The issue also includes a systematic review and a retrospective study on the outcome of patients with aortic stenosis following fetal aortic valvuloplasty, a prospective study evaluating genetic causes of skeletal system abnormalities and a study validating IOTA models and O-RADS tool for preoperative assessment of adnexal lesions in a North American population.
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 January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology is completely free to read! The issue includes a systematic review evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound examination in the detection of fetal cardiac abnormalities, a study reporting on clinical experience with non-invasive prenatal screening for single-gene disorders, a study developing and validating a model for prediction of placental dysfunction-related stillbirth from maternal factors, fetal weight and uterine artery Doppler at mid-gestation, an analysis of 13,062 SARS-CoV-2-positive pregnancies evaluating comorbidities and social vulnerability as risk factors of maternal death in Mexico, and a prospective study assessing first-trimester screening for placenta accreta spectrum in women with prior Cesarean delivery using transvaginal ultrasound assessment of the lower uterine segment scar.
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 October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a mini-series of papers on first-trimester screening for pre-eclampsia, a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis demonstrating the substantial incremental yield of exome sequencing over CMA or karyotyping in fetal hydrops, a study confirming the benefit of valacyclovir administration from the first trimester for secondary prevention of congenital CMV infection, a study evaluating which maneuver for managing umbilical cord prolapse provides the greatest effect on fetal head elevation, a study demonstrating the anatomical features that prevent reliable assessment of endometrial thickness on transvaginal ultrasound, and a study showing that long-term neurological outcomes after percutaneous fetoscopic open spina bifida repair are similar to those after hysterotomy-assisted repair.
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on the impact of crown–rump measurement error on assessment of fetal growth, a study on the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women, a study presenting reference ranges and calculators for fetal cardiac relative size and geometry parameters, and a study assessing the combination of the Proactive Molecular Risk Classifier for Endometrial cancer (ProMisE) with sonographic and demographic characteristics in the preoperative prediction of recurrence or progression of endometrial cancer.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an updated cohort study and meta-analysis on cell-free DNA testing in screening for trisomies in twins, a study longitudinally evaluating motor function in prenatally vs postnatally repaired open neural tube defect cases, a study on cervical electrical impedance spectroscopy to predict spontaneous preterm delivery in asymptomatic women, a study on the association between vaginal birth after Cesarean section and levator ani muscle avulsion, and newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the use of Doppler velocimetry in obstetrics.
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.
A leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide, 22nd May is World Pre-eclampsia Day
ISUOG is participating in the World Pre-eclampsia Day to bring greater awareness to the prevention, diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia.
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 March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review on the definition, prevalence, clinical relevance and treatment of T-shaped uterus, a European multicenter study on the outcome of right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia according to prenatal severity indicators and antenatal management, a study on fetal cardiac function at 35–37 weeks’ gestation in pregnancies that subsequently develop pre-eclampsia, and a study on the 2-year outcomes of infants born to women with a short cervix treated with progesterone.
COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study in over 4000 pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
The February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes State-of-the-Art Reviews on pharmacologic considerations for COVID-19 in pregnancy and the technique and diagnostic potential of first-trimester fetal neurosonography, an individual participant data meta-analysis of Foley catheter vs oral misoprostol for induction of labor, a propensity score matched analysis of the risk of COVID-19-related outcomes in pregnant vs non-pregnant women, a study on the prediction of pre-eclampsia in twin pregnancy by maternal factors and biomarkers at 11–13 weeks’ gestation using data from the EVENTS trial, and a study on vessel morphology depicted by 3D power Doppler ultrasound as a second-stage test in adnexal tumors that are difficult to classify.
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.
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on a new approach for estimating the risk of miscarriage after chorionic villus sampling, a study on the trend in ventricle size during pregnancy and its use for prediction of ventriculoperitoneal shunt in fetal open neural tube defect, a study on ophthalmic artery Doppler in the prediction of pre-eclampsia at 35–37 weeks’ gestation, a study and accompanying video abstract on follow-up ultrasound in second-trimester low-positioned anterior and posterior placentae, and a study finding that transvaginal sonography accurately measures lesion-to-anal-verge distance in women with deep endometriosis of the rectosigmoid.