The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an article on the available evidence regarding intrauterine vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, studies on the cost-effectiveness of prenatal screening strategies for congenital heart defects and reasons for a missed diagnosis, with an accompanying Editorial, a study on the role of Doppler ultrasound at the time of diagnosis of late-onset fetal growth restriction in predicting adverse perinatal outcome, a study presenting diagnostic criteria for T-shaped uterus, and updated ISUOG Interim Guidance on COVID-19 during pregnancy and puerperium.
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.
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.
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 February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review on the impact of low-dose aspirin on adverse perinatal outcome, a study on non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy in 31 515 singleton pregnancies, a study on the value of routine ultrasound examination at 35–37 weeks in the diagnosis of non-cephalic presentation, and a study on the learning curve for detection of the pelvic parts of the ureters on transvaginal sonography.
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 December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes an article outlining the top 10 global research priorities for multiple pregnancy, a systematic review on the performance of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity for the prediction of anemia in transfused and untransfused fetuses, a study describing a new first-trimester sonographic marker of spina bifida, and a study on the impact of three definitions of septate uterus. Also out this month is a new video abstract accompanying a randomized controlled trial of elective delivery vs routine obstetric care in fetal gastroschisis.
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.
The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology contains the latest research on the procedure-related risk of miscarriage following amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, including a cohort study and Systematic Review providing updated estimates of this risk. Articles on other topics include studies on the effect of sildenafil treatment on neonatal pulmonary hemodynamics and lung function in lambs with diaphragmatic hernia, the value of assessment of fetal head descent during active pushing before operative vaginal delivery, and the association between early-pregnancy events and subsequent antenatal, delivery and neonatal outcomes.
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology contains the latest research on fetal macrosomia, including articles on the associated maternal and neonatal complications and its prediction by third-trimester ultrasound. Articles on other topics include a study on cardiac maladaptation in obese pregnant women at term and a study on hemoperitoneum as a precursor of deep pelvic endometriosis. Also out this month are a new Virtual Issue on non-invasive prenatal testing and a study on the impact of the HYPITAT-I trial on obstetric management and outcome in pregnancies complicated by gestational hypertension or mild pre-eclampsia in The Netherlands, which has an accompanying press release.
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.
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes ISUOG Guidelines on ultrasound assessment of fetal biometry and growth, an article on how to assess the ureters during pelvic ultrasound, a Systematic Review on cell-free DNA analysis for trisomy screening in twins, a study assessing a prenatal ultrasound staging system for placenta accreta spectrum disorders, a study on routine ultrasound at 32 vs 36 weeks’ gestation in the prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates, and a Consortium Report on the proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the International Fetoscopic Myelomeningocele Repair Consortium.
The May issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study presenting a sonographic classification and reporting system for diagnosing adenomyosis, a Randomized Controlled Trial on the impact of exercise during pregnancy on maternal weight gain and fetal cardiac function, a Systematic Review on the additional value of chromosomal microarray analysis over conventional karyotyping in stillbirth, and a study investigating premature placental aging in term small-for-gestational-age and growth-restricted fetuses.
The April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of papers on cerebroplacental ratio values and their use in the management of labor. Articles on other topics include a Randomized Controlled Trial on the association between Cesarean hysterotomy level and large uterine scars, a Systematic Review on delivery or expectant management for prevention of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and studies on the contribution of maternal factors and growth velocity in predicting a small-for-gestational-age neonate and whether phenotype of a previous preterm birth should influence the management of a subsequent pregnancy in women with a short cervix.
The March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has a special focus on management of prenatally diagnosed spina bifida, with relevant articles on neurodevelopmental outcome following prenatal vs postnatal closure, insufflation of heated and humidified, rather than cold and dry, CO2 in fetoscopic repair of spina bifida, and prenatal brain imaging for predicting the need for postnatal hydrocephalus treatment following prenatal repair of a neural tube defect.
The February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has a special focus on twin pregnancy, including a series of papers on the management of monoamniotic twin pregnancy, with an accompanying Editorial addressing pitfalls in this area of research. Also included in this issue are studies on two-dimensional ultrasound for postmortem examination, the cost-effectiveness of first-trimester screening and early aspirin initiation for early-onset pre-eclampsia, and the association between pelvic floor muscle trauma and contraction in parous women.
The January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology is completely free to access and includes ISUOG Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in screening for and follow-up of pre-eclampsia, a Systematic Review on outcome after elective induction of labor at 39 weeks in uncomplicated singleton pregnancy, an Original Article on a fetal fraction-based risk algorithm for aneuploidy screening in women with low cell-free fetal DNA, and an Original Article presenting guidance for sonographic evaluation of uterine niche in non-pregnant women.
The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a Randomized Controlled Trial on the sonographic diagnosis of fetal head position before vacuum extraction, a Systematic Review on metformin for the prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in women with gestational diabetes or obesity, an Original Article on the diagnostic yield of chromosomal microarray analysis in fetuses with isolated increased nuchal translucency, and an Original Article on maternal blood-pressure trends throughout pregnancy and development of pre-eclampsia in women receiving first-trimester aspirin prophylaxis.
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a Systematic Review on outcome reporting in studies evaluating treatments for twin–twin transfusion syndrome, and Original Articles on the association between birth-weight discordance and neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancy, longitudinal change of sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in singleton pregnancy with early-onset fetal growth restriction, and the ‘sliding sign’ of the uterus as a simple sonographic marker for the prediction of intra-abdominal adhesions in women undergoing repeat Cesarean section.