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2013 | January-March | Volume 7 | Issue 1

EDITORIAL

Francisco Raga, Oscar Caballero, Francisco Bonilla, Fernando Bonilla-Musoles, Juan Carlos Castillo, Maria Teresa Climent

High Definition Real-Time Ultrasound (HDLive) of Embryonic and Fetal Malformations before Week 16

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:8] [Pages No:1 - 8]

Keywords: Fetal malformations,High definition real-time ultrasound,Anatomical visualization of fetuses

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Abstract

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Bonilla-Musoles F, Raga F, Castillo JC, Bonilla F Jr, Climent MT, Caballero O. High Definition Real- Time Ultrasound (HDLive) of Embryonic and Fetal Malformations before Week 16. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):1-8.

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Aida Salihagic Kadic, Maja Predojevic

Fetal and Maternal Physiology and Ultrasound Diagnosis

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:27] [Pages No:9 - 35]

Keywords: Physiological intrauterine environment,Genetic inheritance,Environmental factors

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Kadic AS, Predojevic M, Kurjak A. Fetal and Maternal Physiology and Ultrasound Diagnosis. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):9-35.

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Erich Saling, Ulrich Honemeyer

Past, Present and Future of Fetal Brain Assessment

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:10] [Pages No:36 - 45]

Keywords: Fetal brain,History of fetal brain in science,Fetal ultrasound,Fetal neurology,Fetal MRI,Fetal magnetoencephalography,Assessment of the fetus

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Honemeyer U, Saling E. Past, Present and Future of Fetal Brain Assessment. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):36-45.

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Ritsuko K Pooh

Early Detection of Fetal Abnormality

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:46 - 50]

Keywords: Sonoembryology,High-frequency vaginal transducer,Transvaginal two-dimensional ultrasound,Threedimensional ultrasound

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Pooh RK. Early Detection of Fetal Abnormality. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):46-50.

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Ulrich Honemeyer

Advanced Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound: Imaging with New Technologies

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:15] [Pages No:51 - 65]

Keywords: 3D ultrasound,4D ultrasound,Volume rendering,HD flow,HD life

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Honemeyer U, Kurjak A. Advanced Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound: Imaging with New Technologies. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):51-65.

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Panagiotis Antsaklis, Marianna Theodora, Aristides Antsaklis, Vasileios Pergialiotis, Vasileios Papazefkos

Early Prediction of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome with the use of First Trimester Ultrasound Markers: Is it Possible?

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:66 - 72]

Keywords: Twin-twin transfusion,Ductus venosus,Crown-rump length discrepancy,Nuchal translucency discrepancy

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Abstract

Background

The incidence of multifetal gestation and particularly of twin pregnancy has raised as a result of the introduction of assisted reproduction techniques (ART). Twinto- twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a serious complication observed in monochorionic pregnancies producing severe morbidity and ultimately resulting in loss of one or all fetuses. We assessed the potential of early prediction of TTTS among three markers screened early in pregnancy [nuchal translucency (NT)] and its discrepancy and discordance, crown-rump length (CRL) and its discrepancy and discordance among twins and ductus venosus (DV) Doppler abnormalities.

Materials and methods

We conducted a systematic review searching Medline (1966-2011) and Scopus (2004-2011) engines, as well as reference lists from all included studies. Twelve studies were finally enrolled in the present review, including seven prospective studies, three prospective studies and one that could not be defined either as prospective or retrospective.

Conclusion

It seems that DV Doppler may denote this syndrome's possible future development and should be assessed early in monochorionic pregnancies. Further studies are definitely needed in order to evaluate the place of CRL and NT discrepancy and discordance in predicting TTTS.

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Antsaklis A, Pergialiotis V, Theodora M, Papazefkos V, Antsaklis P. Early Prediction of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome with the use of First Trimester Ultrasound Markers: Is it Possible? Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):66-72.

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Aris Antsaklis, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Stavros Natsis

Three-dimensional Evaluation of the Placenta: Review of the Literature

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:73 - 79]

Keywords: Three-dimensional ultrasound,Three dimension,Placental volume

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Natsis S, Antsaklis P, Antsaklis A, Kurjak A. Three-dimensional Evaluation of the Placenta: Review of the Literature. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):73-79.

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Juan Luis Alcázar, Laura Pineda, Jesús Utrilla-Layna

Predicting Malignancy in Entirely Solid-appearing Adnexal Masses on Gray-Scale Ultrasound Based on Additional Ultrasound Findings, Clinical Complaints and Biochemical Parameters: A Retrospective Study

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:80 - 85]

Keywords: Solid adnexal mass,Malignancy,Ultrasound

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Purpose

To determine which clinical, biochemical and other sonographic parameters could be useful to predict malignancy in sonographically solid adnexal masses.

Materials and methods

Clinical, biochemical and other sonographic features from 227 women diagnosed as having an entirely solid adnexal mass on B-mode gray-scale ultrasound were reviewed for this retrospective study. All patients had undergone surgery and mass removal. Definitive histologic diagnosis was available in all cases. All parameters were compared to final histological diagnosis (benign or malignant) in univariate statistical analysis. Then a stepwise forward logistic regression analysis was performed to identify those features that independently predict malignancy.

Results

A total of 227 masses were analyzed. Patients’ mean age was 52.9 years (range: 15-84 years). A total of 150 masses were malignant and 77 were benign. In 52 cases carcinomatosis was observed on ultrasound scan and all theses cases were malignant. In the remaining 175 cases, univariate analysis showed statistical differences between benign and malignant tumors all parameters except tumor's volume. After logistic regression analysis tumor contour, acoustic shadowing, amount of color and CA 125 were identified as independent predictors of malignancy. Using a logistic model 94.4% of malignant tumors and 85.7% of benign tumors would be correctly identified.

Conclusion

The presence of carcinomatosis is invariably associated to malignancy. In absence of carcinomatosis, irregular tumor contour, absence of acoustic shadowing, moderate or abundant blood flow and a high CA 125 are associated to malignancy.

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Utrilla-Layna J, Olartecoechea B, Aubá M, Ruiz-Zambrana A, Pineda L, Alcázar JL. Predicting Malignancy in Entirely Solid-appearing Adnexal Masses on Gray-Scale Ultrasound Based on Additional Ultrasound Findings, Clinical Complaints and Biochemical Parameters: A Retrospective Study. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):80-85.

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Ahmad G Serour, Laila A Mousa

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, the Role of Imaging and Reconstructive Surgery

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:12] [Pages No:86 - 97]

Keywords: Micturition,Urinary continence,Urinary Incontinence,Stress urinary incontinence,Genital prolapse and fecal incontinence

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El Hemaly AKM, Mousa LA, Kurjak A, Kandil IM, Serour AG. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, the Role of Imaging and Reconstructive Surgery. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):86-97.

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Radu Vladareanu, Simona Constantinescu, Margareta Denes, Andrei Chilianu

Magnesium Sulfate: Fetal Neuroprotective Role in Reducing the Risk of Cerebral Palsy

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:98 - 104]

Keywords: Cerebral palsy,Magnesium sulfate,Neuroprotection,Preterm birth

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Constantinescu S, Denes M, Chilianu A, Vladareanu R. Magnesium Sulfate: Fetal Neuroprotective Role in Reducing the Risk of Cerebral Palsy. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):98-104.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Wayne Tie, Kathrene Tajnert

Ultrasound Imaging of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

[Year:2013] [Month:January-March] [Volume:7] [Number:1] [Pages:8] [Pages No:105 - 112]

Keywords: Gestational trophoblastic disease,Molar pregnancy,Complete hydatidiform mole,Partial mole,Invasive mole,Choriocarcinoma,B-mode ultrasound,Doppler ultrasound

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Tie W, Tajnert K, Plavsic SK. Ultrasound Imaging of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;7(1):105-112.

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