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Jul 9, 2018 Journal news

Out now: the July issue of UOG

The July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology is out now. This issue 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.

Jul 5, 2018 Journal news

Prof. Stuart Campbell on the new UOG impact factor of 5.65

Hear what the Founding Editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has to say about our outstanding new impact factor of 5.65. The UOG Journal is now ranked third out of 82 journals in obstetrics and gynecology.

Jul 5, 2018 Journal news

Prediction and prevention of small‐for‐gestational‐age neonates: evidence from SPREE and ASPRE

Watch the new UOG Journal video abstract on a study by Tan and colleagues from Prof. Nicolaides’ group, showing that first-trimester screening for pre-eclampsia by maternal factors and biomarkers identifies a high proportion of cases of preterm SGA that can be prevented by the prophylactic use of aspirin.

Jul 5, 2018 Journal news

New Editor in Chief for UOG

ISUOG and the UOG team warmly welcome their new Editor-in-Chief, Anthony Odibo. After 8 years of service, Basky Thilaganathan has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anthony Odibo has been appointed to take over the leadership role. About his new role, Anthony said: “I am honored by the opportunity and welcome the challenge”. We look forward to working with Tony to continue the Journal’s longstanding success.

Jun 27, 2018 Journal news

The Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (UOG) Journal impact factor has increased from 4.71 to 5.654!

The Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (UOG) Journal impact factor has increased from 4.71 to 5.654, making UOG the second highest ranked obstetric journal! The White Journal includes a stimulating mixture of original research papers, randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews.

Mar 14, 2018 Journal news

Pre-eclampsia Screening Method Found Superior to Current Tests in a new UOG study

New research highlights a more accurate way to screen for pre-eclampsia in pregnant women than currently recommended methods. Published online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study challenges the UK’s current guidelines on the management of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy.

Feb 22, 2018 Journal news

Pregnant Women with Hypertension Can Safely Monitor their Blood Pressure at Home

A new Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology study provides evidence that pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home instead of going into a hospital or clinic. This reduces the number of hospital visits without compromising their health or the health of their babies. The study included 108 women who were taught how to measure and record their blood pressure using a validated machine at home. A control group of 58 women was monitored in a clinic. There were no differences in adverse maternal, fetal, or neonatal outcomes.

Nov 23, 2017 Journal news

In vitro fertilization linked with increased risk of congenital heart defects

A new analysis of published studies found a 50% increased risk of congenital heart defects in newborns when women become pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) than through spontaneous conception.

Nov 21, 2017 Journal news

In vitro fertilization linked with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth

A new analysis of published studies found an approximate 80% increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth (both before 37 and 34 weeks of gestation) when women become pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF) compared with through spontaneous conception.

Mar 7, 2017 Journal news

Press release: vaginal progesterone reduces rate of preterm birth in twins

Vaginal progesterone decreases preterm birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality in women with a twin gestation and a short cervix: An updated meta-analysis of individual patient data

Oct 26, 2016 Journal news

Press release: majority of stillbirths remain unexplained

Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained, suggesting postmortem investigation needs to be refined

Mar 10, 2016 Journal news

Press release: pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial

The EVERREST consortium aims to carry out the first trial of a novel maternal growth factor gene therapy for severe early-onset FGR.

Jan 18, 2016 Journal news

Press release: new app can help doctors predict the risk of preterm birth

Development and validation of a tool incorporating cervical length and quantitative fetal fibronectin to predict spontaneous preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women

Dec 2, 2015 Journal news

Press release: 11 key research priorities to reduce stillbirths

Priority Setting Partnership publish 11 key research questions to reduce the number of stillbirths

Oct 26, 2015 Journal news

Press release: DNA test for Down’s syndrome on the NHS could save lives

Clinical implementation of routine Down-syndrome screening by NIPT

Apr 11, 2014 Journal news

Press release: pelvic floor imaging can identify women likely to benefit from vaginal mesh surgery

Critical trial identifies women most likely to benefit from vaginal mesh surgery

Oct 6, 2013 Journal news

Press release: IVF scratching technique improves clinical pregnancy rates

Performing endometrial ‘scratching’ once during IVF treatment can increase clinical pregnancy by 20%

Sep 23, 2013 Journal news

Press release: improved antenatal management protocols impacts survival in growth-restricted pregnancies

Early results from a large European-wide clinical trial that aims to optimize delivery dates for women with high-risk pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction reports an increase in survival rates and a reduction in severe mortality compared with similar studies