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.
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.
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.
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.
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.