UOG Journal Club


UOG Journal Club Articles 2016Each month the UOG Journal Club introduces a new free-access article together with discussion points to help you to explore the article in more detail and downloadable PowerPoint slides, prepared by one of UOG's Editors for trainees, containing key figures and tables. Aimed at trainees, researchers and clinicians alike, every UOG Journal Club article is specially selected from the latest issue.


Journal Club 2017

September 2017

The QUiPP App: a safe alternative to a treat‐all strategy for threatened preterm labor
H. A. Watson, J. Carter, P. T. Seed, R. M. Tribe, A. H. Shennan
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August 2017

Customized vs population‐based growth charts to identify neonates at risk of adverse outcome: systematic review and Bayesian meta‐analysis of observational studies
G. Chiossi, C. Pedroza, M. M. Costantine, V. T. T. Truong, G. Gargano, G. R. Saade
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July 2017

Accuracy of saline contrast sonohysterography in detection of endometrial polyps and submucosal leiomyomas in women of reproductive age with abnormal uterine bleeding: systematic review and meta‐analysis
C. A. Bittencourt, R. dos Santos Simões, W. M. Bernardo, L. F. P. Fuchs, J. M. Soares Júnior, A. R. Pastore, E. C. Baracat
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June 2017

Multicenter screening for pre-eclampsia by maternal factors and biomarkers at 11–13 weeks' gestation: comparison with NICE guidelines and ACOG recommendations
N. O'Gorman, D. Wright, L. C. Poon, D. L. Rolnik, A. Syngelaki, M. de Alvarado, I. F. Carbone, V. Dutemeyer, M. Fiolna, A. Frick, N. Karagiotis, S. Mastrodima, C. de Paco Matallana, G. Papaioannou, A. Pazos, W. Plasencia, K. H. Nicolaides
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May 2017

Increased nuchal translucency thickness and risk of neurodevelopmental disorders
S. G. Hellmuth, L. H. Pedersen, C. B. Miltoft, O. B. Petersen, S. Kjærgaard, C. Ekelund, A. Tabor
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April 2017

Perinatal and long‐term outcomes in fetuses diagnosed with isolated unilateral ventriculomegaly: systematic review and meta‐analysis
C. Scala, A. Familiari, A. Pinas, A. T. Papageorghiou, A. Bhide, B. Thilaganathan, A. Khalil
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March 2017

Cervical length screening for prevention of preterm birth in singleton pregnancy with threatened preterm labor: systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials using individual patient‐level data
V. Berghella, M. Palacio, A. Ness, Z. Alfirevic, K. H. Nicolaides, G. Saccone
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February 2017

Single‐dose systemic methotrexate vs expectant management for treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy: a placebo‐controlled randomized trial
E. Sawyer, A. N. A. Donaldson, A. Jamil, K. Schramm, Y. Sana, M. Otify, L. Farahani, N. Nunes, et al
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January 2017

Longitudinal hemodynamics in acute phase of treatment with labetalol in hypertensive pregnant women to predict need for vasodilatory therapy
D. Stott, M. Bolten, D. Paraschiv, I. Papastefanou, J. B. Chambers, N. A. Kametas
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Serial haemodynamic monitoring to guide treatment of maternal hypertension leads to a reduction in severe hypertension rates
Daniel Stott, Ioannis Papastefanou, Daniela Paraschiv, Katherine Clark, Nikos A Kametas
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Journal Club 2016

December 2016

Strategies for improving outcome of assisted reproduction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis
M. Kollmann, W. P. Martins, M. L. Lima, L. Craciunas, C. O. Nastri, A. Richardson, N. Raine-Fenning
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November 2016

Organ weights and ratios for postmortem identification of fetal growth restriction: utility and confounding factors
J. Man, J. C. Hutchinson, M. Ashworth, I. Jeffrey, A. E. Heazell, N. J. Sebire
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Effects of intrauterine retention and postmortem interval on body weight following intrauterine death: implications for assessment of fetal growth restriction at autopsy
J. Man, J. C. Hutchinson, M. Ashworth, A. E. Heazell, S. Levine, N. J. Sebire
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October 2016

Surgical treatment for hydrosalpinx prior to in‐vitro fertilization embryo transfer: a network meta‐analysis
A. Tsiami, A. Chaimani, D. Mavridis, M. Siskou, E. Assimakopoulos, A. Sotiriadis 
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September 2016

Large randomized trial comparing transabdominal ultrasound‐guided embryo transfer with a technique based on uterine length measurement before embryo transfer
A. Revelli, V. Rovei, P. Dalmasso, G. Gennarelli, C. Racca, F. Evangelista, C. Benedetto
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Vaginal progesterone decreases preterm birth ≤ 34 weeks of gestation in women with a singleton pregnancy and a short cervix: an updated meta‐analysis including data from the OPPTIMUM study
R. Romero, K. H. Nicolaides, A. Conde‐Agudelo, J. M. O'Brien, E. Cetingoz, E. Da Fonseca, G. W. Creasy, S. S. Hassan
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August 2016

Dydrogesterone versus progesterone for luteal-phase support: systematic review and meta-analysis
M. W. P. Barbosa, L. R. Silva, P. A. Navarro, R. A. Ferriani, C. O. Nastri, W. P. Martins
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July 2016

Ability of a preterm surveillance clinic to triage risk of preterm birth: a prospective cohort study
J. Min, H. A. Watson, N. L. Hezelgrave, P. T. Seed, A. H. Shennan
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June 2016

Single deepest vertical pocket or amniotic fluid index as evaluation test for predicting adverse pregnancy outcome (SAFE trial): a multicenter, open‐label, randomized controlled trial
S. Kehl, A. Schelkle, A. Thomas, A. Puhl, K. Meqdad, B. Tuschy, S. Berlit, C. Weiss, C. Bayer, J. Heimrich, U. Dammer, E. Raabe, M. Winkler, F. Faschingbauer, M. W. Beckmann and M. Sütterlin
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May 2016

Prevention of pre-eclampsia by low-molecular-weight heparin in addition to aspirin: a meta-analysis
S. Roberge, S. Demers, K. H. Nicolaides, M. Bureau, S. Côté and E. Bujold
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April 2016

Impact of adding a second layer to a single unlocked closure of a Cesarean uterine incision: randomized controlled trial
G. Bennich, M. Rudnicki, C. Wilken-Jensen, T. Lousen, P. D. Lassen and K. Wøjdemann
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March 2016

Prediction of large-for-gestational-age neonates: screening by maternal factors and biomarkers in the three trimesters of pregnancy
A. P. Frick, A. Syngelaki, M. Zheng, L. C. Poon and K. H. Nicolaides
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February 2016

GnRH agonist during luteal phase in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
W. P. Martins, R. A. Ferriani, P. A. Navarro and C. O. Nastri
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January 2016

Clinical implementation of routine screening for fetal trisomies in the UK NHS: cell-free DNA test contingent on results from first-trimester combined test
M. M. Gil, R. Revello, L. C. Poon, R. Akolekar and K. H. Nicolaides
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Journal Club 2015

December 2015

Genomic microarray in fetuses with increased nuchal translucency and normal karyotype: a systematic review and meta-analysis
M. Grande, F. A. R. Jansen, Y. J. Blumenfeld, A. Fisher, A. O. Odibo, M. C. Haak and A. Borrell
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November 2015

Prediction of delivery mode by ultrasound-assessed fetal position in nulliparous women with prolonged first stage of labor
T. M. Eggebø, W. A. Hassan, K. Å. Salvesen, E. A. Torkildsen, T. B. Østborg and C. C. Lees
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Influence of ultrasound determination of fetal head position on mode of delivery: a pragmatic randomized trial
T. Popowski, R. Porcher, J. Fort, S. Javoise and P. Rozenberg
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October 2015

Ultrasound screening for fetal growth restriction at 36 vs 32 weeks' gestation: a randomized trial (ROUTE)
E. Roma, A. Arnau, R. Berdala, C. Bergos, J. Montesinos and F. Figueras
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September 2015

Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage and hysterectomy in patients with morbidly adherent placenta: a cohort study comparing outcomes before and after introduction of the Triple-P procedure

M. Teixidor Viñas, A. M. Belli, S. Arulkumaran and E. Chandraharan
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August 2015

Diagnostic accuracy of placental growth factor and ultrasound parameters to predict the small-for-gestational-age infant in women presenting with reduced symphysis–fundus height
M. Griffin, P. T. Seed, L. Webster, J. Myers, L. MacKillop, N. Simpson, D. Anumba, A. Khalil, M. Denbow, A. Sau, K. Hinshaw, P. von Dadelszen, S. Benton, J. Girling, C. W. G. Redman, L. C. Chappell and A. H. Shennan
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July 2015

Umbilical and fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler at 35–37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome
R. Akolekar, A. Syngelaki, D. M. Gallo, L. C. Poon and K. H. Nicolaides
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June 2015

Prenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease reduces risk of death from cardiovascular compromise prior to planned neonatal cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis
B. J. Holland, J. A. Myers and C. R. Woods Jr
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May 2015

Systematic review of accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of vasa previa
L. Ruiter, N. Kok, J. Limpens, J. B. Derks, I. M. de Graaf, B. W. J. Mol and E. Pajkrt
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April 2015

Agreement of two-dimensional and three-dimensional transvaginal ultrasound with magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of parametrial infiltration in cervical cancer
V. Chiappa, A. Di Legge, A. L. Valentini, B. Gui, M. Miccò, M. Ludovisi, C. Giansiracusa, A. C. Testa and L. Valentin
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March 2015

Analysis of cell-free DNA in maternal blood in screening for fetal aneuploidies: updated meta-analysis
M. M. Gil, M. S. Quezada, R. Revello, R. Akolekar and K. H. Nicolaides
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February 2015

Poor neonatal acid–base status in term fetuses with low cerebroplacental ratio
J. Morales-Roselló, A. Khalil, M. Morlando, A. Bhide, A. Papageorghiou and B. Thilaganathan
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Human fetal growth is constrained below optimal for perinatal survival

B. Vasak, S. V. Koenen, M. P. H. Koster, C. W. P. M. Hukkelhoven, A. Franx, M. A. Hanson and G. H. A. Visser
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January 2015

Screening for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 by cell-free DNA analysis of maternal blood at 10–11 weeks' gestation and the combined test at 11–13 weeks
M. S. Quezada, M. M. Gil, C. Francisco, G. Oròsz and K. H. Nicolaides
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Journal Club 2014

December 2014

Reassessing critical maternal antibody threshold in RhD alloimmunization: a 16-year retrospective cohort study
C. A. Walsh, B. Doyle, J. Quigley, F. M. McAuliffe, J. Fitzgerald, R. Mahony, S. Higgins, S. Carroll and P. McParland
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November 2014

Use of IOTA simple rules for diagnosis of ovarian cancer: meta-analysis
N. Nunes, G. Ambler, X. Foo, J. Naftalin, M. Widschwendter and D. Jurkovic
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October 2014

Bronchopulmonary sequestration with massive pleural effusion: pleuroamniotic shunting vs intrafetal vascular laser ablation
M. R. Mallmann, A. Geipel, M. Bludau, K. Matil, I. Gottschalk, M. Hoopmann, A. Müller, H. Bachour, A. Heydweiller, U. Gembruch and C. Berg
Volume 44, Issue 4, Pages 441-446
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September 2014

Neurodevelopmental outcome in isolated mild fetal ventriculomegaly: systematic review and meta-analysis
G. Pagani, B. Thilaganathan and F. Prefumo
Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 254-260
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Impact of endometriosis and its staging on assisted reproduction outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis
M. A. P. Barbosa, D. M. Teixeira, P. A. A. S. Navarro, R. A. Ferriani, C. O. Nastri and W. P. Martins
Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 261-278
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August 2014

Twin–twin transfusion syndrome: a frequently missed diagnosis with important consequences
D. Baud, R. Windrim, T. Van Mieghem, J. Keunen, G. Seaward and G. Ryan
Volume 44, Issue 2, Pages 205-209
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July 2014

Interobserver agreement in describing adnexal masses using the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis simple rules in a real-time setting and using three-dimensional ultrasound volumes and digital clips
B. Ruiz de Gauna, P. Sanchez, L. Pineda, J. Utrilla-Layna, L. Juez and J. L. Alcázar
Volume 44, Issue 1, Pages 95-99
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Intra- and interobserver agreement with regard to describing adnexal masses using International Ovarian Tumor Analysis terminology: reproducibility study involving seven observers
L. Zannoni, L. Savelli, L. Jokubkiene, A. Di Legge, G. Condous, A. C. Testa, P. Sladkevicius and L. Valentin
Volume 44, Issue 1, Pages 100-108
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June 2014

Aortic and carotid intima–media thickness in term small-for-gestational-age newborns and relationship with prenatal signs of severity
I. Stergiotou, F. Crispi, B. Valenzuela-Alcaraz, M. Cruz-Lemini, B. Bijnens and E. Gratacos
Volume 43, Issue 6, Pages 625-631
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May 2014

Angiogenic factors vs Doppler surveillance in the prediction of adverse outcome among late-pregnancy small-for-gestational-age fetuses
S. M. Lobmaier, F. Figueras, I. Mercade, M. Perello, A. Peguero, F. Crovetto, J. U. Ortiz, F. Crispi and E. Gratacós
Volume 43, Issue 5, Pages 533-540
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Uterine artery Doppler and sFIt-1/PIGF ratio: prognostic value in early-onset pre-eclampsia
P. I. Gómez-Arriaga, I. Herraiz, E. A. López-Jiménez, D. Escribano, B. Denk and A. Galindo
Volume 43, Issue 5, Pages 525-532
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April 2014

Comparison of vaginal mesh repair with sacrospinous vaginal colpopexy in the management of vaginal vault prolapse after hysterectomy in patients with levator ani avulsion: a randomized controlled trial
K. Svabik, A. Martan, J. Masata, R. El-Haddad and P. Hubka
Volume 43, Issue 4, Pages 365-371
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March 2014

Optimal risk assessment of small-for-gestational-age fetuses using 31–34-week biometry in a low-risk population
J. J. Stirnemann, G. Benoist, L. J. Salomon, J.-P. Bernard and Y. Ville
Volume 43, Issue 3, Pages 311-316
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Changes in fetal Doppler indices as a marker of failure to reach growth potential at term
J. Morales-Roselló, A. Khalil, M. Morlando, A. Papageorghiou, A. Bhide and B. Thilaganathan
Volume 43, Issue 3, Pages 303-310
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February 2014

Additional value of prenatal genomic array testing in fetuses with isolated structural ultrasound abnormalities and a normal karyotype: a systematic review of the literature
de wit, M. C., Srebniak, M. I., Govaerts, L. C. P., Van Opstal, D., Galjaard, R. J. H. and Go, A. T. J. I.
Volume 43, Issue 2, Pages 139-146
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January 2014

Brain abnormalities and neurodevelopmental delay in congenital heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
Khalil, A., Suff, N., Thilaganathan, B., Hurrell, A., Cooper, D. and Carvalho, J. S.
Volume 43, Issue 1, Pages 14-24
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Journal Club 2013

December 2013

Relationship of isolated single umbilical artery to fetal growth, aneuploidy and perinatal mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis
B. J. Voskamp, H. Fleurke-Rozema, K. Oude-Rengerink, R. J. M. Snijders, C. M. Bilardo,B. W. J. Mo and E. Pajkrte
Volume 42, Issue 6, Pages 622-628
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November 2013

Prenatal identification of invasive placentation using ultrasound: systematic review and meta-analysis
F. D’Antonio, C. Iacovella and A. Bhide
Volume 42, Issue 5, Pages 509-517
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October 2013

Endometrial scratching performed in the non-transfer cycle and outcome of assisted reproduction: a randomized controlled trial
C. O. Nastri, R. A. Ferriani, N. Raine-Fenning, W. P. Martins
Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 375-382
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Perinatal morbidity and mortality in early-onset fetal growth restriction: cohort outcomes of the trial of randomized umbilical and fetal flow in Europe (TRUFFLE)

C. Lees, N. Marlow, B. Arabin et al.
Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 400-408
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September 2013

Value of adding second-trimester uterine artery Doppler to patient characteristics in identification of nulliparous women at increased risk for pre-eclampsia: an individual patient data meta-analysis
C.E. Kleinrouweler, P.M.M. Bossuyt, B. Thilaganathan, K.C. Vollebregt, J. Arenas Ramírez, A. Ohkuchi, K.L. Deurloo, M. Macleod, A.E. Diab, H. Wolf, J.A.M. van der Post, B.W.J. Mol, E. Pajkrt
Volume 42, Issue 3, Pages 257-267
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August 2013

Intensive training program for ultrasound diagnosis of adnexal masses: protocol and preliminary results
J. L. Alcázar, L. Díaz, P. Flórez, S. Guerriero, M. Jurado
Volume 42, Issue 2, Pages 218-223
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Sonographic measurement of lower uterine segment thickness to predict uterine rupture during a trial of labor in women with previous Cesarean section: a meta-analysis
N. Kok, I. C. Wiersma, B. C. Opmeer, I. M. de Graaf, B. W. Mol, E. Pajkrt
Volume 42, Issue 2, Pages: 132-139
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July 2013

Implementation of maternal blood cell-free DNA testing in early screening for aneuploidies
M. M. Gil, M. S. Quezada, B. Bregant, M. Ferraro, K. H. Nicolaides
Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages: 34–40
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First-trimester contingent screening for trisomy 21 by biomarkers and maternal blood cell-free DNA testing
K. H. Nicolaides, D. Wright, L. C. Poon, A. Syngelaki, M. M. Gil.
Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages: 41–50
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Intrafetal laser treatment for twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence: cohort study and meta-analysis
G. Pagani, F. D’Antonio, A. Khalil, A. Papageorghiou, A. Bhide, B. Thilaganathan
Volume 42, Issue 1, Pages: 6–14
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June 2013

Prediction of pouch of Douglas obliteration in women with suspected endometriosis using a new real-time dynamic transvaginal ultrasound technique: the sliding sign
S. Reid, C. Lu, I. Casikar, G. Reid, J. Abbott, G. Cario, D. Chou, D. Kowalski, M. Cooper, G. Condous
Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages: 685-691
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Uterine sliding sign: a simple sonographic predictor for presence of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum
G. Hudelist, N. Fritzer, S. Staettner, A. Tammaa, A. Tinelli, R. Sparic, J. Keckstein
Volume 41, Issue 6, Pages: 692-695
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May 2013

Prevention of perinatal death and adverse perinatal outcome using low-dose aspirin: a meta-analysis
S. Roberge, K. H. Nicolaides, S. Demers, P. Villa, E. Bujold
Volume 41, Issue 5, Pages: 491–499
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Opinion - Aspirin for pre-eclampsia: beware of subgroup meta-analysis
S. Meher, Z. Alfirevic
Volume 41, Issue 5, Pages: 479-485
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April 2013

Intrapartum transperineal ultrasound assessment of fetal head progression in active second stage of labor and mode of delivery
T. Ghi, A. Youssef, E. Maroni, T. Arcangeli, F. De Musso, F. Bellussi, M. Nanni, F. Giorgetta, A. M. Morselli-Labate, M. T. Iammarino, A. Paccapelo, L. Cariello, N. Rizzo, G. Pilu
Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages: 430-435
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Head progression distance in prolonged second stage of labor: relationship with mode of delivery and fetal head station
Y. Gilboa, Z. Kivilevitch, M. Spira, A. Kedem, E. Katorza, O. Moran, R. Achiron
Volume 41, Issue 4, Pages: 436–441
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March 2013

Meta-analysis of second-trimester markers for trisomy 21
M. Agathokleous, P. Chaveeva, L. C. Y. Poon, P. Losinksi, K. H. Nicolaides
Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages: 247-261
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February 2013

Impact of cord entanglement on perinatal outcome of monoamniotic twins: a systematic review of the literature
A. C. Rossi, F. Prefumo
Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages: 131-135
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January 2013

Fetal fraction in maternal plasma cell-free DNA at 11-13 weeks' gestation: relation to maternal and fetal characteristics
G. Ashoor, A. Syngelaki, L. C. Y. Poon, J. C. Rezende, K. H. Nicolaides
Volume 41, Issue 1, Pages: 26-32
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Improving Strategies for diagnosing ovarian cancer: a summary of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) studies
J. Kaijser, T. Bourne, L. Valentin, A. Sayasneh, C. Van Holsbeke, I. Vergote, A. Testa, D. Franchi, B. Van Calster, D. Timmerman
Volume 41, Issue 1, Pages: 9-20
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Journal Club 2012

December 2012

Diagnosis of levator avulsion injury: a comparison of three methods
H.P Dietz, F. Moegni, K.L. Shek
Volume 40, Issue 6, Pages: 693-698
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November 2012

Callosal dysgenesis in fetuses with ventriculomegaly: levels of agreement between imaging modalities and postnatal outcome
Y. Li, J.A. Estroff, O. Khwaja, T.S. Mehta, T.Y. Poussaint, C.D. Robson, H.A. Feldman, J. Ware, D. Levine
Volume 40, Issue 5, Pages: 522–529
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October 2012

Postmortem examination of human fetal hearts at or below 20 weeks' gestation: a comparison of high-field MRU at 9.4 T with lower-field MRI magnets and stereomicroscopic autopsy
C. Votino, J. Jani, M. Verhoye, B. Bessieries, Y. Fierens, V. Segers, A. Vorsselmans, X. Kang, T. Cos, W. Fouldon, J. de Mey, M. Cannie.
Volume 40, Issue 4, Pages: 437-444
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September 2012

Perinatal outcome in women treated with progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth: a meta-analysis
A. Sotiriadis, S. Papatheodrou, G. Makrydimas
Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages: 257-266
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August 2012

Polycystic ovaries at ultrasound: normal variant or silent polycystic ovary syndrome?
S. Catteau-Jonard, J. Bancquart, E. Poncelet, C. Lefebvre-Maunoury, G. Robin, D. Dewailly
Volume 40 Issue 2, Pages: 223–229
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July 2012

Maternal hemodynamics at 11-13 weeks' gestation and risk of pre-eclampsia
A. Khalil, R. Akolekar, A. Syngelaki, M. Elkhouli, K. H. Nicolaides
Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages: 28-34
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June 2012

Prenatal diagnosis and outcome of fetal posterior fossa fluid collections
G. Gandolfi Colleoni, E. Contro, A. Carletti, T. Ghi, G. Campobasso, G. Rembouskos, G. Volpe, G. Pilu, P. Volpe.
Volume 39, Issue 6, Pages: 625–631
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Brainstem–vermis and brainstem–tentorium angles allow accurate categorization of fetal upward rotation of cerebellar vermis

P. Volpe, E. Contro, F. De Musso, T. Ghi, A. Farina, A. Tempesta, G. Volpe, N. Rizzo, G. Pilu
Volume 39, Issue 6, Pages: 632–635
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May 2012

Prospective risk of late stillbirth in monochorionic twins: A regional cohort study
Southwest Thames Obstetric Research Collaborative (STORK)
Volume 39, Issue 5, Pages: 500-504
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April 2012

Correlation of tape location and tension with surgical outcome after transobturator suburethral tape procedures
J.M. Yang, S.H. Yang, W.C. Huang, C.R. Tzeng
Volume 39, Issue 4, Pages: 458-465
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March 2012

E. A. Torkildsen, K. Å. Salvesen, T. M. Eggebø
Volume 39, Issue 3, Pages: 310-315

February 2012

K. Karl, K.O Kagan, R. Chaoui
Volume 39, Issue 2, Pages: 164-168

January 2012

A. Sotiriadis, S. Papatheodorou, G. Makrydimas
Volume 39, Issue 1, Pages: 10–19

Journal Club 2011

December 2011

The Journal Club article for December describes the agreement between ultrasound and histopathological findings in early-stage cervical cancer:

Early-stage cervical cancer: agreement between ultrasound and histopathological findings with regard to tumor size and extent of local disease
A. Gaurilcikas, D. Vaitkiene, A. Cizauskas, A. Inciura, E. Svedas, R. Maciuleviciene, A. Di Legge, G. Ferrandina, A. C. Testa, L. Valentin
Volume 38, Issue 6, Pages: 707–715

AbstractReferences | Full Text | PDF (387K) | Supporting Information | PowerPoint Slides | FREE ACCESS

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • Are pelvic ultrasound and pelvic MRI equivalent or do they offer different information?
  • Should ultrasound (TA or TV) be a routine principal investigation in all women with suspected cervical cancer?
  • Should ultrasound (TA or TV) be a routine investigation in all women with known cervical cancer?
  • Should ultrasound (TA or TV) be used preoperatively to determine the radicality of surgery for patients with known cervical cancer?
  • Does ultrasound have a role for the follow-up of patients with cervical cancer and can it detect preclinical recurrence?

The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Wellington P. Martins, UOG Editor for Trainees.

November 2011

This month’s Journal Club includes a series of four papers on the topic of miscarriage diagnosis.

Accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound in the diagnosis of early embryonic demise: a systematic review
Y. Jeve, R. Rana, A. Bhide, S. Thangaratinam
Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages: 489-496

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Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown–rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study
Y. Abdallah, A. Daemen, E. Kirk, A. Pexsters, O. Naji, C. Stalder, D. Gould, S. Ahmed, S. Guha, S. Syed, C. Bottomley, D. Timmerman, T. Bourne
Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages: 497-502

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Gestational sac and embryonic growth are not useful as criteria to define miscarriage: a multicenter observational study
Y. Abdallah, A. Daemen, S. Guha, S. Syed, O. Naji, A. Pexsters, E. Kirk, C. Stalder, D. Gould, S. Ahmed, C. Bottomley, D. Timmerman, T. Bourne

Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages: 503-509

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Clinical implications of intra- and interobserver reproducibility of transvaginal sonographic measurements of gestational sac and crown–rump length at 6–9 weeks gestation
A. Pexsters, J. Luts, D. Van Schoubroeck, C. Bottomley, B. Van Calster, S. Van Huffel, Y. Abdallah, T. D'Hooghe, C. Lees, D. Timmerman, T. Bourne Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages: 510-515

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DISCUSSION POINTS

  • What is our current national/hospital guideline for the ultrasound diagnosis of miscarriage?
  • Do we need ultrasound cut-offs with high sensitivity or specificity for miscarriage?
  • How does the 95% confidence interval for specificity influence the false-positive diagnosis of miscarriage?
  • Do we need to change our hospital guidance for the ultrasound diagnosis of miscarriage?
  • What adjustments should we make to the ultrasound cut-offs to allow for operator variability of measurement?
The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Tommaso Bignardi, UOG Editor for Trainees.

Following the publication of these papers in UOG, the RCOG produced an addendum containing interim guidance to Greentop Guideline No. 25 (2006) 'The Management of Early Pregnancy Loss'.

October 2011

This month's Journal Club is on an article that reports the use of pulsed-wave tissue Doppler echocardiography to examine normal fetal cardiac rhythm and common types of fetal arrhythmias. The technique described uses an adaptation of conventional settings rather than dedicated software.

Pulsed-wave tissue Doppler echocardiography for the analysis of fetal cardiac arrhythmia

B. Tutschek, K. G. Schmidt
Volume 38, Issue 4, Pages: 406–412

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Two videos accompany this month's Journal Club.

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DISCUSSION POINTS

  • What is the current technique used in your unit to diagnose fetal arrhythmias?
  • Is there a preferred technique or should we be able to use all three?
  • Which techniques are best suited for the discrimination of various forms of dropped/extra beats and tachycardias?

The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Aly Youssef, UOG Editor for Trainees

September 2011

This month, the UOG Journal Club article is a prospective study on the preoperative prediction of the success of submucous fibroid resection.

Preoperative assessment of submucous fibroids by three-dimensional saline contrast sonohysterography
D. Mavrelos, J. Naftalin, W. Hoo, J. Ben-Nagi, T. Holland, D. Jurkovic
Volume 38, Issue 3, Pages: 350–354

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DISCUSSION POINTS

  • Which patients can be selected for hysteroscopic submucous fibroid resection?
  • Can we predict whether a submucous fibroid can be completely removed at hysteroscopy?
  • What ultrasound parameters of submucous fibroids are important when selecting patients for hysteroscopic resection?
  • What parameters and cut-off values do we use in our unit for patient selection for hysteroscopy?
  • Can mathematical models better predict complete submucous fibroid resection than single parameters?

The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Ligita Jokubkiene, UOG Editor for Trainees.

August 2011

This month’s Journal Club article introduces a simple method for the systematic labeling of twins in pregnancy:

Systematic labeling of twin pregnancies on ultrasound
T. Dias, S. Ladd, S. Mahsud-Dornan, A. Bhide, A. T. Papageorghiou, B. Thilaganathan

Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages: 130–133

AbstractReferencesFull Text | PDF (139K) | PowerPoint Slides | FREE ACCESS

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • What system is used to label twins in our unit?
  • What is the evidence for the local twin labeling protocol?
  • Is it important to be able to consistently identify the same twin throughout pregnancy?
  • Is knowledge of presentation important during the pregnancy, aside from at the time of deciding mode of delivery?
  • What is the neonatal convention for labeling twins? What are the potential implications of a peripartum switch in twin labeling?

The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Asma Khalil, UOG Editor for Trainees.

July 2011

This month, the UOG Journal Club article is an NIH-sponsored international multicenter RCT on the effectiveness of vaginal progesterone therapy in women at high risk of preterm delivery:

Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth in women with a sonographic short cervix: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
S. S. Hassan, R. Romero, D. Vidyadhari et al. for the PREGNANT Trial
Volume 38, Issue 1, Pages: 18–31

Abstract | ReferencesFull Text | PDF (208K) | Supporting Information | Press Release | PowerPoint Slides | FREE ACCESS

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • What is the best screening test for identifying women at high risk of preterm birth?
  • Is it cost-effective to undertake sonographic screening for cervical length in mid-gestation?
  • Does progesterone therapy change perinatal mortality in women at high risk of preterm birth?
  • What is the magnitude of effect of vaginal progesterone on reduction of preterm birth and perinatal morbidity?

The slide presentation for this Journal Club was prepared by Dr Asma Khalil, UOG Editor for Trainees.

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