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CONCLUSIONS: The scoring system was easy to use. A score of ≥1 could be used to counsel women who have a high likelihood of viable pregnancy beyond the first trimester. PMID: 32245913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To construct international ultrasound-based standards for cerebellar growth and Sylvian fissure maturation. METHODS: Healthy, well-nourished pregnant women, enrolled at
CONCLUSIONS: Earlier GA at diagnosis was associated with an increased risk of aneuploidy and worse pregnancy outcomes, including higher risk of perinatal loss. Fetal therapy was significantly associated with lower perinatal mortality. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32196790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article collates and simplifies the main points to the level of detail needed by a team manager. It also points to more in-depth resources for those who might need them. Background on Ultrasound Physics Firstly, letâs talk a bit about what an ultrasound machine actually does. Most ultrasound machines are diagnosticâthey are intended to inform a healthcare practitioner of internal health issues not visible from the outside. Fun fact: the first ultrasound machines were actually developed for identifying flaws within metal beams, and medical applications came later. Whether used for he...
ConclusionsNIPT has been widely adopted throughout Europe, Australia and the USA, but only some countries/states have a national policy on the use of NIPT. The variation in NIPT utilization is considerable.
CONCLUSION: After implementing the new guideline, the re-audit demonstrates a reduction in the number of requested ultrasound scans without any compromise on the perinatal outcome. PMID: 32203823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is performed by a physician at the bedside and is standard practice in obstetric, emergency, and musculoskeletal medicine. When compared with formal sonography, POCUS is equivalent in screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and as accurate in diagnosing deep venous thrombosis. POCUS has high accuracy for diagnosing pneumonia and detecting acute decompensated heart failure but is less accurate than computed tomography for identifying pulmonary embolism. POCUS confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy rules out an ectopic pregnancy. In the third trimester of high-risk preg...
ConclusionsThe highest incidence of poor neonatal outcome among women with reduced fetal movement was found in the groups with small for gestational age fetuses in nulliparous and multiparous women. A routine ultrasound assessment for fetal growth in third trimester is supposedly most efficient to identify undiagnosed small for gestational age.
AbstractPurposeThe shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists has intensified in developed countries. Our long-term goal is to develop a robotic prenatal care platform for automatic ultrasound (US) scanning to improve the workflow efficiency of obstetricians and gynecologists. This paper develops a hardware platform for the positioning of the US probe to obtain diagnostic US images while satisfying safety requirements of the fetus and pregnant woman.MethodThe proposed system includes a mechanism that maintains the contact force in a certain range and passively adjusts the US probe posture relative to the body surface. The...
ConclusionsFor women with previous OASI, a subsequent vaginal birth is suitable for those with no bowel symptoms and normal EAUS and caesarean section is reasonable for women who do not have normal bowel functionand/or normal EAUS findings; however, for some of these women bowel symptoms and QoL may be worsened.