Intracervical lakes as a sonographic marker of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) in patients with previa and low-lying placenta.
sca T Abstract OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) has been associated with reduced maternal morbidity. The introduction of new imaging signs is crucial in identifying women affected by this condition. The aim of our study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new ultrasound sign, which it has been named "intracervical lakes", in predicting presence and outcome of PAS disorders. METHODS: retrospective multicentric study conducted in three Italian tertiary units from January 2015 to September 2018 including all women with placenta previa. The primary aim was to exp...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: di Pasquo E, Ghi T, Calì G, D'Antonio F, Fratelli N, Forlani F, Prefumo F, Kaihura CT, Volpe N, Dall'Asta A, Frusca T Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Early delivery in fetal gastroschisis: a randomized controlled trial of elective 34-week delivery vs routine obstetrical care.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates no benefit of elective late preterm delivery of fetuses with gastroschisis when postnatal gastroschisis management is similar to that used in routine care. Rather, the data suggest that elective preterm delivery is detrimental to infants with gastroschisis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31503365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Shamshirsaz AA, Lee TC, Hair AB, Erfani H, Espinoza J, Shamshirsaz AA, Fox KA, Gandhi M, Nassr AA, Abrams SA, Mccullough LB, Chervenak FA, Olutoye OO, Belfort MA Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Impact of the new definition of pre-eclampsia on the incidence and performance of first-trimester screening for the disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The traditional definition of preeclampsia (PE) is based on the development of hypertension and proteinuria. This has recently been revised to include cases without proteinuria but with evidence of renal, hepatic or hematological dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of the new definition of PE on first, the incidence and severity of the disease, and second, the performance of the competing risks model for first-trimester assessment of risk for PE. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 66,964 singleton pregnancies that were classified as PE, gestational hypertension (GH)...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Khan N, Andrade W, de Castro H, Wright A, Wright D, Nicolaides KH Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

From first-trimester screening to risk stratification of evolving pre-eclampsia in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy: a comprehensive approach.
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Poon LC, Galindo A, Surbek D, Chantraine F, Stepan H, Hyett J, Tan KH, Verlohren S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Sex-specific reference ranges of cerebroplacental and umbilicocerebral ratios: A longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: We have established longitudinal reference ranges for CPR and UCR suitable for serial monitoring with possibilities to refine the assessment by fetal sex-specific ranges and the conditioning by a previous measurement. The clinical significance of such refinements needs further evaluation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31503378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Acharya G, Ebbing C, Karlsen HO, Kiserud T, Rasmussen S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

The IDEAL study: MRI for suspected deep endometriosis assessment prior to laparoscopy is equally reliable as radiological imaging as a complement to transvaginal ultrasonography.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, complementary to an expert transvaginal ultrasound (TV-US) a 'one-stop' magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) predicts the intra-operative findings equally well as the standard radiological imaging (IVU and DCBE) in patients referred for endometriosis surgery in a tertiary care academic center. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31503381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Bielen D, Tomassetti C, Van Schoubroeck D, Vanbeckevoort D, De Wever L, Vanden Bosch T, D'Hooghe T, Bourne T, D'hoore A, Wolthuis A, Van Cleynenbreughel B, Meuleman C, Timmerman D Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

The natural history of pregnancy-related enhanced myometrial vascularity following miscarriage.
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests EMV is an uncommon finding following miscarriage and associated with the presence of retained products of conception (confirmed histologically in all cases surgically managed). Expectant management is a safe option in our cohort, with minimal bleeding, although associated with protracted time to resolution. When patients opt for surgery the maximum blood loss was 300mls, but no patient required a blood transfusion or embolization. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31503383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Grewal K, Al-Memar M, Fourie H, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP): first-trimester intervention.
CONCLUSION: Our results support first-trimester interstitial laser therapy resulting in 92% live births. The results of a randomized controlled trial are yet to be awaited. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31486133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tavares de Sousa M, Glosemeyer P, Diemert A, Bamberg C, Hecher K Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Impact of Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At Near Term-I (HYPITAT-I) on obstetric management and outcome in The Netherlands.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT-I) randomized controlled trial showed that, in women with gestational hypertension or mild pre-eclampsia at term, induction of labor, compared with expectant management, was associated with improved maternal outcome without compromising neonatal outcome. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of these findings on obstetric management and maternal and perinatal outcomes in The Netherlands. METHODS: We retrieved data for the period 2000-2014 from the Dutch National Perinatal Registry, including 143&...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: de Sonnaville CMW, Hukkelhoven CW, Vlemmix F, Groen H, Schutte JM, Mol BW, van Pampus MG Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

3D ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor: impact of a theoretical and practical course on caregiver's accuracy.
PMID: 31483892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Youssef A, Idris O, Dodaro MG, Badr I, Di Donna G, Kamel R Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Middle cerebral artery pulsatility index as a possible predictive marker for neonatal death in fetuses with tricuspid valve malformations.
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Asoglu MR, Turan OM, Seger L, Kochan M, Turan S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Intrauterine haematomas in the first trimester and pregnancy complications.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrates no association between the presence of intrauterine haematoma in the first trimester and first trimester miscarriage. However, a relationship with preterm birth independent of the presence of symptoms of pain and bleeding is evident. These women should be counseled about their increased risk of preterm birth and possibly be offered increased surveillance during their pregnancies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31483898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Al-Memar M, Vaulet T, Fourie H, Bobdiwala S, Farren J, Saso S, Bracewell-Milnes T, De Moor B, Sur S, Stalder C, Bennett P, Timmerman D, Bourne T Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

The impact of low-dose aspirin on adverse perinatal outcomes: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, low birthweight and preterm birth whilst its effect on adverse perinatal outcomes (including 5-minute Apgar score 16 weeks and meta-regression was used to assess the impact on outcomes independent of the reduction in pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and low birthweight. RESULTS: Forty studies containing 34,807 participants were included. When low dose aspirin was commenced 16 weeks gestation there was a significant reduction in 5-minute Apgar score
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Turner JM, Robertson NT, Hartel G, Kumar S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Re: ISUOG Practice Guidelines on ultrasound assessment of fetal biometry and growth: clarification required.
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Shen O Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Reply.
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Salomon LJ, authors Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

ISUOG Practice Guidelines for intrapartum ultrasound: application in obstetric practice and medicolegal issues.
PMID: 31483081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Malvasi A, Marinelli E, Ghi T, Zaami S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Re: ISUOG Practice Guidelines on ultrasound assessment of fetal biometry and growth: time to pay attention to bias in Doppler studies.
PMID: 31483082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - September 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Ruiz-Martinez S, Oros D Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

T2* weighted placental MRI: basic research tool or an emerging clinical test of placental dysfunction?
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sørensen A, Hutter J, Seed M, Grant PE, Gowland P Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Prediction of adverse perinatal outcomes by serum placental growth factor and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase in women undergoing induction of labor.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the additive value of serum placental growth factor (PLGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1), measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, on the performance of screening for adverse perinatal outcome provided by maternal risk factors and the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in 795 singleton pregnancies undergoing induction of labor at ≥ 37 weeks' gestation. Before induction of labor Doppler ultrasound was used to measure the pulsatility index (PI) in the umbilical artery (UA) and fetal middle...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Fiolna M, Machuca M, Karampitsakos T, Akolekar R, Nicolaides KH Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Risk factors for Cesarean delivery in pregnancies with a small-for-gestational-age fetus undergoing induction of labor.
CONCLUSION: We identified several significant risk factors for cesarean delivery and NRFHT among SGA fetuses undergoing induction of labor. Clinicians may use these risk factors to guide patient counseling and to help anticipate the potential need for operative delivery. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31441151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Nwabuobi C, Gowda N, Schmitz J, Wood N, Pargas A, Bagiardi L, Odibo L, Camisasca-Lopina H, Kuznicki M, Sinkey R, Odibo A Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Effect of sildenafil on maternal hemodynamics in pregnancies complicated by severe early-onset fetal growth restriction: planned subgroup analysis from a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Sildenafil in a dose of 25 mg three times daily increases HR, reduces BP and reduces arterial stiffness in pregnancies complicated by FGR. These changes are modest, consistent with the anticipated vasodilatory effect and their clinical impact on the mother and baby, in both the short- and long-term, remains uncertain. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31432556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Khalil A, Sharp A, Cornforth C, Jackson R, Mousa H, Stock S, Harrold J, Turner MA, Kenny LC, Baker PN, Johnstone ED, von Dadelszen P, Magee L, Papageorghiou AT, Alfirevic Z Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Early and late selective fetal growth restriction in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies: natural history and diagnostic criteria.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural history and outcome of selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies, according to the gestational age at onset and the various reported diagnostic criteria, and to quantify the risk of superimposed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: This is a cohort study of MCDA twin pregnancies that had their routine antenatal care from the first trimester at St George's Hospital, London. These pregnancies had ultrasound scans every 2 weeks at 16-24 weeks, and then every 2-3&t...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Curado J, Sileo F, Bhide A, Thilaganathan B, Khalil A Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Cervical pessary vs vaginal progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in women with twin pregnancies and a short cervix: an economic analysis alongside a randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the costs and effects of cervical pessary versus vaginal progesterone in women with twin pregnancies and a short cervix. METHODS: We performed an economic analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial that compared cervical pessary to vaginal progesterone in women with twin pregnancy and a cervical length
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Dang Khoa L, Nguyen LK, Nguyen LMT, Mol BWJ, Dang VQ Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Ultrasound evaluation of left ventricular and aortic fibrosis after HELLP syndrome.
PMID: 31432565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sciatti E, Orabona R, Prefumo F, Frusca T Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

High risk of long-term impairment in donor twins with spontaneous twin anemia polycythemia sequence.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental and behavioural outcome in survivors of twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS). METHODS: Neurological, motor, cognitive, and behavioural development was assessed in a consecutive cohort of spontaneous TAPS survivors born between 2005 and 2017 at the Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands. The primary outcome was neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI), a composite outcome including: cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness and motor and/or cognitive delay. NDI was subdivided into two grades of severity: mild-to-mode...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tollenaar LSA, Lopriore E, Slaghekke F, Oepkes D, Middeldorp JM, Haak MC, Klumper FJCM, Tan RNGB, Rijken M, Van Klink JMM Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Congenital Uterine Malformation by Experts (CUME): T-shaped uterus.
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnostic of T-shaped uterus is not easy and the agreement among top-experts is only moderate, and single expert judgment is commonly insufficient for accurate diagnosis. The study has identified three measurements with cut-offs that had good diagnostic test accuracy and fair to moderate reliability (lateral indentation depth ≥ 7 mm, lateral indentation angle ≤ 130° and T-angle ≤ 40°), and when applicated together they have provided high post-test probability of this condition. Based on the CUME criteria of T-shaped uterus, the prevalence, clinical implication ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Ludwin A, Coelho Neto MA, Ludwin I, Nastri CO, Costa W, Acién M, Alcazar JL, Benacerraf B, Condous G, DeCherney A, De Wilde RL, Diamond MP, Emanuel MH, Guerriero S, Hurd W, Levine D, Lindheim S, Pellicer A, Petraglia F, Saridogan E, Martins WP Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Diagnosis of fetal non-chromosomal abnormalities on routine ultrasound examination at 11-13 weeks' gestation.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the performance of the routine 11-13 weeks scan in detecting fetal non-chromosomal abnormalities. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected data from 100,997 singleton pregnancies attending for a routine ultrasound examination for fetal anatomy, according to a standardized protocol, at 11-13 weeks' gestation. All continuing pregnancies had an additional scan at 18-24 weeks and 71,754 had a scan at either 30-34 or 35-37 weeks. The final diagnosis of fetal abnormalities was based on the results of postnatal examination in the case of livebirths and on the ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Syngelaki A, Hammami A, Bower S, Zidere V, Akolekar R, Nicolaides KH Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Long-term outcome of postmenopausal women with non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia on endometrial sampling.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term outcome of post-menopausal women diagnosed with non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia (NEH). METHODS: It is a retrospective study of women aged 55 and older who underwent endometrial sampling in our large academic medical center between 1997 and 2008. Women diagnosed with NEH were included in the study group and were compared to women diagnosed with atrophic endometrium on endometrial sampling. Outcome data was obtained through February 2018. The main outcomes were the risk of progression to endometrial carcinoma and the risk of persistent endometrial hyperplasia (EH...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Rotenberg O, Fridman D, Doulaveris G, Renz M, Kaplan J, Gebb J, Xie X, Goldberg GL, Dar P Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Development and validation of prediction models for the QUiPP App v.2: a tool for predicting preterm birth in women with symptoms of threatened preterm labor.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop enhanced prediction models to update the QUiPP app, a tool for predicting spontaneous preterm birth in women with symptoms of threatened preterm labour (TPTL), incorporating risk factors, transvaginal ultrasound assessment of cervical length (CL, mm) and cervicovaginal fluid quantitative fetal fibronectin test results (qfFN). METHODS: Participants were pregnant women between 23+0 and 34+6 weeks' gestation with symptoms of TPTL, recruited as part of four prospective cohort studies carried out at 16 UK hospitals between October 2010 and October 2017. The training set comprised all...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Carter J, Seed PT, Watson HA, David AL, Sandall J, Shennan AH, Tribe RM Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Triaging women with a pregnancy of unknown location using a two-step triage protocol including the M6 model: a clinical implementation study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has shown that the two-step protocol incorporating the M6 model effectively triaged a majority of women with a PUL as being at low-risk of an EP, minimizing the follow-up required for these patients after just two visits. There were few misclassified EP and none of these women came to significant clinical harm or suffered a serious adverse clinical event. The two-step protocol, incorporating the M6 model, is an effective and clinically safe way of rationalizing the management of women with a PUL. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31385381 [PubMed - as supplied b...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Bobdiwala S, Christodoulou E, Farren J, Mitchell-Jones N, Kyriacou C, Al-Memar M, Ayim F, Chohan B, Kirk E, Abughazza O, Guruwadahyarhalli B, Guha S, Vathanan V, Bottomley C, Gould D, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Van Calster B, Bourne T Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Are maternal hemodynamic indices markers of fetal growth restriction in pregnancies with a small-for-gestational-age fetus?
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR) have worse outcomes than pregnancies with a small for gestational age (SGA) fetus. There is increasing evidence of a maternal cardiovascular role in the pathophysiology. We aimed to compare the maternal hemodynamic indices (cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance) in pregnancies complicated by FGR and pregnancies with an SGA fetus using a non-invasive device (USCOM-1A®). METHODS: This was a prospective study of normotensive pregnancies complicated by FGR (defined as pregnancies with a birthweight
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Perry H, Lehmann H, Mantovani E, Thilaganathan B, Khalil A Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Intrauterine transfusions for red blood cell maternofetal incompatibility in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy.
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Maisonneuve E, Sauvee C, Mailloux A, Cortey A, Jouannic JM Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of chromosomal microarray in fetuses with isolated hypoplastic nasal bone.
PMID: 31381239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Gu YZ, Nisbet DL, Reidy KL, Palma-Dias R Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 31381240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Performance of different fetal weight charts in the prediction of large-for gestational age and associated neonatal morbidity in a multi-ethnic, obese population.
CONCLUSIONS: In our obese population all charts performed well at predicting LGA and associated morbidity. However, the choice of fetal reference chart is likely to affect intervention rates. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31364195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Verger C, Moraitis AA, Barnfield L, Sovio U, Bamfo JEAK Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Antenatal detection of fetal growth restriction and stillbirth risk: a population-based case-control study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Antenatal surveillance of intrauterine growth aims to detect growth restricted fetuses who face higher risks of stillbirth. Improving detection could be an effective strategy for stillbirth prevention. The REPERE study was conducted to estimate the association between antenatal detection of small for gestational age (SGA) and stillbirth risk in France. METHODS: REPERE is a case-control study performed in 3 French districts with approximately 30,000 births annually. Cases were singleton SGA stillbirths at ≥24 weeks of gestational age (GA) without severe congenital anomalies from ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Ego A, Monier I, Skaare K, Zeitlin J Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Antenatal sildenafil treatment improves neonatal pulmonary hemodynamics and gas exchange in lambs with diaphragmatic hernia.
CONCLUSIONS: Sustained maternal antenatal sildenafil infusion reduced pulmonary arterial pressure and increased pulmonary blood flow in DH lambs for the first 120 min after birth. These findings of improved pulmonary vascular function are consistent with improved pulmonary vascular structure seen in two previous animal models. The data support the rationale for a clinical trial with antenatal sildenafil to reduce the risk of neonatal pulmonary hypertension in infants with CDH. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31364206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Kashyap AJ, DeKoninck PLJ, Rodgers KA, Thio M, McGillick EV, Amberg BJ, Skinner SM, Moxham AM, Russo FM, Deprest JA, Hooper SB, Crossley KJ, Hodges RJ Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Revised competing-risks model in screening for pre-eclampsia in twin pregnancy by maternal characteristics and medical history.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We have previously proposed that the competing risk model for prediction of preeclampsia (PE) based on maternal characteristics and medical history (prior model), developed in singleton pregnancies, can be extended to risk assessment for twins; in dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies with the same characteristics as singleton pregnancies the distribution of gestational age of delivery with PE was shifted to the left by 8 and 10 weeks, respectively. However, in a subsequent validation study we found that in both the training and validation datasets the observed incide...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Benkő Z, Chaveeva P, de Paco Matallana C, Zingler E, Wright D, Nicolaides KH Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Systematic analysis of copy-number variations associated with early pregnancy loss.
CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate the importance of CNVs in the etiology of miscarriage, identify miscarriage candidate CNVs and genes, and highlight the importance of ongoing analysis of CNVs in the study of miscarriage. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31364215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Wang Y, Li Y, Chen Y, Zhou R, Sang Z, Meng L, Tan J, Qiao F, Bao Q, Luo D, Peng C, Wang Y, Luo C, Hu P, Xu Z Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Non-invasive cell-free fetal DNA testing: a multicenter follow-up study of 31515 singleton pregnancies in southeastern China.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To follow up the noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) results of 31515 singleton pregnancies in Fujian province, southeastern China and assess its performance in low-, moderate- and high-risk pregnancies. METHODS: Cell-free plasma DNA was subjected to low-coverage whole-genome sequencing. Standard Z-score analysis of the mapped sequencing reads was used to call fetal aneuploidies, including trisomies 21, 18 and 13 (T21, T18, T13) and sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs). NIPT positive results were confirmed by amniocentesis and karyotyping. RESULTS: In the study population, the positive ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Xu L, Huang H, Lin N, Wang Y, He D, Zhang M, Chen M, Chen L, Lin Y Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Reduced coronary flow velocity reserve in women with previous pre-eclampsia: the link to increased cardiovascular disease risk?
This study evaluates differences in coronary microvascular function between women with early onset preeclampsia (EOPE) and late onset preeclampsia (LOPE) and age-matched normotensive controls approximately 12 years after index pregnancy and the relation between microvascular function and myocardial deformation in these subjects. METHODS: We evaluated the coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) by Doppler echocardiography in 88 women who gave birth at Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Randers Regional Hospital between 1998-2008. The women were grouped as EOPE (n=29), LOPE (n=20) and previous normotensive pr...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Clemmensen TS, Christensen M, Løgstrup BB, Kronborg CJS, Knudsen UB Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Role of Doppler ultrasound in predicting perinatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by late-onset fetal growth restriction at the time of diagnosis: a prospective cohort study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pregnancies complicated by late-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) are at increased risk of short- and long-term morbidities. Despite this, identification of cases at higher risk of adverse perinatal outcome when FGR is diagnosed is challenging. The aims of this study were to elucidate the strength of association and predictive accuracy of maternal and fetal Dopplers in predicting perinatal outcome of fetuses affected by late-onset FGR at the time of diagnosis. METHODS: Prospective study of consecutive singleton pregnancies complicated by late-onset FGR. Estimated fetal weight (EFW), pul...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Rizzo G, Mappa I, Bitsadze V, Słodki M, Khizroeva J, Makatsarya A, D'Antonio F Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Role of first-trimester umbilical vein flow in predicting fetal macrosomia: a matched case-control study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe umbilical vein (UV) hemodynamic in macrosomic fetuses at 11+0 13+6 weeks of gestation and to build a multiparametric prediction model including pregnancy and ultrasound characteristics able to detect fetal macrosomia in the first trimester. METHODS: Matched case-control study including pregnancies who underwent ultrasound examination at 11+0 to 13+6 weeks for aneuploidy screening at a single centre over a four years period. Cases were women who gave birth a newborn with a BW>90th centile for gestational age and sex according to local birthweight standards, while controls tho...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Rizzo G, Mappa I, Bitsadze V, Słodki M, Khizroeva J, Makatsarya A, D'Antonio F Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

The utility of ultrasound assessment in the management of preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of ultrasound markers in the management of pregnancies complicated with PPROM between 230/7 and 336/7 weeks of gestation, and to assess their predictability of adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all patients with PPROM between 230/7 and 336/7 weeks of gestation and latency period> 24 hours, who were admitted to a tertiary referral center between 2005 and 2017. All patients had an NST daily, and an ultrasound scan twice a week for assessment of amniotic fluid volume, biophysical profile and umbilical artery pulsatility inde...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Aviram A, Quaglietta P, Warshafsky C, Zaltz A, Weiner E, Melamed N, Ng E, Barrett J, Ronzoni S Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Malmstr öm's vacuum or Kielland's forceps: what causes more damage to the pelvic floor?
CONCLUSIONS: We failed to find a significantly different avulsion rate [adjusted OR: 2.14 (95%CI: 0.95, 4.85) (p=0.068) between KFD and MVD when the characteristics of instrumentation are considered in the evaluation This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31332857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: García-Mejido JA, Martín-Martínez A, González-Diaz E, Fernández-Fernández C, Ortega I, Medina M, Fernández-Corona A, Fernández-Palacín A, Sainz JA Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Development and validation of the predictive models for the QUiPP App v.2: a tool for predicting preterm birth in high-risk asymptomatic women.
CONCLUSION: QUiPP app version 2 is a highly accurate prediction tool for prematurity, based on a unique combination of biomarkers, symptoms and statistical algorithm. It can reliably be used in the context of discussing risk. Whilst further work is required to determine its role in identifying women requiring prophylactic interventions, it is a reliable and convenient screening tool for planning follow-up or hospitalisation for high risk women. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31325332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Watson HA, Seed PT, Carter J, Hezelgrave NL, Kuhrt K, Tribe RM, Shennan AH Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Intraoperative sonographic detection of ureteral jets during uncomplicated Cesarean delivery is feasible and safe.
CONCLUSIONS: Depiction of ureteral jets on intra-operative trans-vesical sonography during uncomplicated elective cesarean delivery is feasible and safe. The procedure may verify the intactness of the ureter. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31325334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Shen O, Mazaki E, Ioscovich A, Sela HY, Samueloff A, Reichman O Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Comparing antral follicle count and serum anti-Mullerian hormone level for determination of gonadotrophin dosing in in-vitro fertilisation: a randomized trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Gonadotrophin dosing algorithms based on either AFC or serum AMH result in no significant difference in the proportion achieving desired ovarian response. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31325336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Li HWR, Ko JKY, Lee VCY, Yung SSF, Lau EYL, Yeung WSB, Ho PC, Ng EHY Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Can cell-free DNA testing be used in pregnancies with increased nuchal translucency?
CONCLUSION: cfDNA does not appear to be the appropriate genetic test in fetuses with a NT above the 99th centile, given that 12-19% of the genetic anomalies were undetectable with the current tests. Additionally, 6.6% of fetuses will have a major structural abnormality identifiable using first-trimester ultrasound. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31301176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Miranda J, Paz Y Miño F, Borobio V, Badenas C, Rodriguez-Revenga L, Pauta M, Borrell A Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Visualization of fetal tongue circulation using Doppler ultrasound.
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31294506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Hernandez-Andrade E, Romero R Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research