Newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines: performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging
Read the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the performance of fetal MRI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 2022 UOG Highlights
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis presenting unexpected findings regarding the relationship between severe smallness and perinatal outcome, a State-of-the-Art Review that collates the most up-to-date evidence on diagnostic tools for endometriosis, and a multicenter, prospective study demonstrating the value of third-trimester ultrasound for diagnosing clinically significant placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Additionally, the new issue features two novel studies on North American populations and an accompanying Editorial shedding light on the sociodemographic barriers to prenatal detection of congenital heart disease and their impact on women’s reproductive choices and perinatal outcome.
August 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
New ISUOG Practice Guidelines: role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth
Read the new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth.
July 2022 UOG Highlights
The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating perinatal outcome of triplet pregnancies following fetoscopic laser surgery for twin–twin transfusion syndrome, a new study exploring the role of ophthalmic artery Doppler in the prediction of pregnancy complications, a prospective study comparing fetal growth in IVF/ICSI pregnancies following frozen–thawed vs fresh blastocyst transfer and a Delphi study providing revised definitions of the MUSA features of adenomyosis. This issue also includes an Opinion providing an overview of our current understanding of monkeypox infection in pregnancy and recommendations for the management of suspected or confirmed cases.
June 2022 UOG Highlights
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the diagnostic performance of exome sequencing in fetuses with multisystem malformations, a comprehensive study evaluating the cost-effectiveness of strategies for prevention of preterm birth and a study presenting a new algorithm for stratification of monochorionic twin pregnancies with Type-III sFGR according to fetal death risk. Also in the issue are a nationwide study on postnatal outcome of late-preterm twins in South Korea and an accompanying Editorial on the optimal timing of delivery in twin pregnancies. Finally, in this issue, look out for the newly updated ISUOG Guidelines for the performance of the routine mid-trimester fetal scan and an Opinion providing recommendations for fetal cardiac imaging in patients with degraded acoustic windows.
May 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
April 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
March 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
February 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
January 2022 UOG Highlights
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.
December 2021 UOG Highlights
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.
November 2021 UOG Highlights
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.
Baby Loss Awareness
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