June 2023 UOG Highlights
The June issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a prospective study investigating the applicability of the Fetal Medicine Foundation screening algorithm to pre-eclampsia screening in Denmark, a study evaluating the clinical value of expanded non-invasive prenatal screening compared with chromosomal microarray analysis, a systematic review examining the impact of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion in cases with congenital diaphragmatic hernia according to disease severity, and a study comparing the outcome following selective termination of the presenting twin vs non-presenting twin. This issue also includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of fetal cardiac screening.
May 2023 UOG Highlights
The May issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review investigating the outcome following early vs late selective termination in dichorionic twin pregnancies, a prospective study aiming to estimate the prevalence of endometriosis using transvaginal ultrasound, a study proposing new criteria for predicting outcome in cases of tricuspid valve dysplasia and Ebstein’s anomaly using fetal tricuspid regurgitation waveform analysis, and a large prospective midgestation study examining cardiac function and morphology of fetuses conceived via in-vitro fertilization. The May issue also features a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of predictive information regarding the likely outcome of pregnancy on psychological wellbeing of women with a pregnancy of uncertain viability during the waiting period to final diagnosis.
April 2023 UOG Highlights
The April issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review evaluating the safety and effectiveness of prenatal valacyclovir therapy in prevention and treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus infection, a large population-based study investigating the link between birth-weight centile and school performance, a prospective longitudinal study providing reference ranges for uterine artery pulsatility index across gestation and a Delphi consensus study focusing on ultrasound in the prenatal evaluation and management of patients at high risk of placenta accreta spectrum at delivery.
March 2023 UOG Highlights
The March issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a study evaluating the cost-effectiveness of performing an ultrasound assessment before cell-free DNA analysis for fetal aneuploidy screening, a study investigating the impact of prenatal exome sequencing on perinatal outcome, a prospective study assessing the potential of lower uterine segment thickness in identifying women at risk of Cesarean delivery following labor induction, and a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the diagnostic accuracy of individual ultrasound signs for detecting adnexal torsion.
February 2023 UOG Highlights
The February issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating neonatal and long-term outcomes of pregnancies with cytomegalovirus infection and negative amniocentesis, a national cohort study exploring the association of cerebral palsy with placental and umbilical cord disorders, and a systematic review of studies reporting on maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by poxvirus infections, including monkeypox. Also in the issue are a new study from the IOTA collaboration describing a novel strategy allowing to reliably discriminate between benign and malignant ovarian tumors and an accompanying Editorial on the topic by Prof. Davor Jurkovic. Finally, the February issue includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging.
January 2023 UOG Highlights
The January issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating perinatal outcome following blastocyst- vs cleavage-stage embryo transfer, two multicenter studies on cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy, and a follow-up study of a multicenter trial, which is the first to report on the long-term mortality and morbidity of cases receiving transplacental treatment for fetal supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. This issue also includes the newly updated ISUOG Practice Guideline on the performance of first-trimester ultrasound scan.
December 2022 UOG Highlights
The December issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a prospective study investigating the utility of a machine-learning-based model for predicting pre-eclampsia, two studies on anal sphincter trauma and a study comparing fetal and neonatal sonographic parameters of brain ventricular size. Also in the issue are the first systematic review and meta-analysis to report on the incidence of congenital heart disease in fetuses with premature atrial contractions and an accompanying Editorial by Julene Carvalho proposing a systematic management protocol for cases with rhythm irregularities.
November 2022 UOG Highlights
The November issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis collating evidence on the performance of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in detecting cervical and deep myometrial invasion in endometrial cancer, a multicenter study reporting on the incidence, clinical features and perinatal outcome of anomalous fetuses with late-onset growth restriction, and two studies on open spina bifida, focusing on prenatal treatment and the relationship between white matter development and motor deficits in the affected cases.
October 2022 UOG Highlights
The October issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis providing the most up-to-date evidence on the performance of the sliding sign for detecting pouch of Douglas obliteration and bowel involvement in patients with endometriosis, the first study to investigate the diagnostic yield of whole-genome sequencing for non-immune hydrops fetalis, a study investigating the optimal method for selective fetal reduction in complicated monochorionic pregnancies, and a study evaluating the diagnostic test accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and pelvic floor ultrasound for diagnosis of levator ani muscle avulsion. Additionally, the October issue features the latest research on the impact of pre-eclampsia on the maternal brain, including its detrimental effects on functional organization of the brain and integrity of the blood–brain barrier, detectable years after the complicated pregnancy.
September 2022 UOG Highlights
The September issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology includes a systematic review and meta-analysis presenting unexpected findings regarding the relationship between severe smallness and perinatal outcome, a State-of-the-Art Review that collates the most up-to-date evidence on diagnostic tools for endometriosis, and a multicenter, prospective study demonstrating the value of third-trimester ultrasound for diagnosing clinically significant placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Additionally, the new issue features two novel studies on North American populations and an accompanying Editorial shedding light on the sociodemographic barriers to prenatal detection of congenital heart disease and their impact on women’s reproductive choices and perinatal outcome.