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 December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study on the outcome of monochorionic twin pregnancies with selective fetal growth restriction according to the new Delphi definition, a study on the impact of measurement of the outflow tracts in the prediction of coarctation of the aorta, a study and accompanying video abstract on transperineal ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor at term and fetal head engagement, a study and accompanying video abstract on the prevalence of a negative sliding sign representing pouch of Douglas obliteration during pelvic transvaginal ultrasound for any indication, and an acknowledgment of the essential contributors to UOG’s peer-review process in 2020.
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.
The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a State-of-the-Art Review on artificial intelligence in ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, a study on the survival outcome in severe left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia with and without FETO in a country with suboptimal neonatal management, a study on translabial ultrasound for grading of obstetric anal sphincter injury, and a study on the utility of lung ultrasound assessment for probable SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and universal screening of asymptomatic individuals.
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.
The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a series of papers on fetal cerebral Doppler assessment in the context of fetal growth restriction, including the TRUFFLE-2 feasibility study, as well as a study on the contribution of single-gene defects to congenital cardiac left-sided lesions in the prenatal setting, a study on serial endometrial thickness and the risk of non-endometrial hormone-dependent cancers in postmenopausal women, and new ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of small-for-gestational-age fetus and fetal growth restriction.
The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review on the effect of COVID-19 on maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcome, a randomized controlled trial on the effect of pelvic floor muscle training on pelvic floor muscle contraction and symptomatic and anatomical pelvic organ prolapse after surgery, a study on the effectiveness of a rapid lung ultrasound training program for gynecologists and obstetricians managing pregnant women with suspected COVID-19, and ISUOG Practice Guidelines on the role of ultrasound in congenital infection.
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.