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Nov 5, 2019 Journal highlights

November 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Oct 4, 2019 Journal highlights

October 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Sep 5, 2019 Journal highlights

September 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Aug 5, 2019 Journal highlights

August 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Jul 10, 2019 Journal highlights

July 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Jun 6, 2019 Journal highlights

June 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

May 8, 2019 Journal highlights

May 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Apr 3, 2019 Journal highlights

April 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Mar 5, 2019 Journal highlights

March 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Feb 6, 2019 Journal highlights

February 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Jan 4, 2019 Journal highlights

January 2019 UOG Highlights

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.

Dec 5, 2018 Journal highlights

December 2018 UOG Highlights

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.

Nov 5, 2018 Journal highlights

November 2018 UOG Highlights

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.

Oct 4, 2018 Journal highlights

October 2018 UOG Highlights

The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a Systematic Review on the predictive accuracy of the cerebroplacental ratio for adverse outcome in suspected fetal growth restriction (FGR), a Systematic Review on the prediction of preterm delivery using biomarker tests, and Original Articles on percutaneous fetoscopic closure of large open spina bifida, maternal hemodynamics, fetal biometry and Doppler indices in pregnancies with suspected FGR, and the effect of the freeze-all policy on in-vitro fertilization outcome in poor ovarian responders.

Sep 5, 2018 Journal highlights

September 2018 UOG Highlights

The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a Physician Alert in which the STRIDER Consortium address the recent suspension of the Dutch sildenafil trial, a Review of microRNA expression patterns in cardiac remodeling and pre-eclampsia, an Original Article on longitudinal growth assessment for prediction of adverse perinatal outcome in suspected small-for-gestational-age fetuses, and a Case Series assessing fetal blood-gas values during fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair performed under carbon dioxide insufflation.

Aug 3, 2018 Journal highlights

August 2018 UOG Highlights

The August issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes two Original Articles and accompanying Opinion pieces on the outcome of fetuses with aortic stenosis following fetal aortic valvuloplasty, articles on obstetric and gynecological ultrasound training, and a Systematic Review on the outcome of fetuses with a prenatal diagnosis of isolated severe bilateral ventriculomegaly.

Jul 5, 2018 Journal highlights

July 2018 UOG Highlights

The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has a special focus on fetal weight, with relevant articles on the accuracy of estimated fetal weight formulae, a new birth-weight reference chart that includes fetuses still in utero, and the screening and management of small-for-gestational-age fetuses. Also included in this issue is an ISUOG Guideline on intrapartum ultrasound providing guidance to practitioners on when ultrasound in labor is clinically indicated and how sonographic findings may affect labor management.

Jun 11, 2018 Journal highlights

June 2018 UOG Highlights

The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has a special focus on pre-eclampsia, with relevant articles on the prediction of pre-eclampsia using serum biomarkers, maternal hemodynamic indices, and models combining these with maternal factors. Other articles in this issue include an Editorial describing a new app for interactive multiplanar navigation through the fetal brain.

May 10, 2018 Journal highlights

New Virtual Issue: Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth

This new Virtual Issue from UOG presents a series of papers reporting on predictive tests and interventions for preterm birth, as well as on how best to integrate them into clinical practice. These papers are free to read for a limited period of 2 months. 

May 4, 2018 Journal highlights

May 2018 UOG Highlights

The May issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has a special focus on preterm birth, with relevant articles on the effectiveness of established and emerging screening methods and their implementation in clinical practice, as well as preventative methods such as pessary or cervical cerclage.

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