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To better balance the use of ultrasound and the time needed to ensure that an early pregnancy is not incorrectly declared nonviable, a group of experts have introduced new diagnostic thresholds.
Image IQ: A 12-Week Fetus
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this anomaly?
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Chronic Hypertension
A new meta-analysis has quantified the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension.
Image IQ: The Fetal Neck
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this well-known anomaly?
Image IQ: The Heart of the Matter
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this cardiac defect?
Antidepressants Increase Risk of Preterm Delivery
Antidepressant use in pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth. However, untreated depression is serious, and the needs of the mother must come first.
Image IQ: Anatomy of the Fetal Heart
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify this structure in the fetal thorax?
Case Study: Characteristics of Fetal Hiatal Hernia
A 28-year-old woman, 17 weeks pregnant with her first child, presented for a routine obstetrical ultrasound to rule out congenital fetal anomalies.
Video: Population-Based Risk Scoring Predicts Preterm Birth Risks Earlier than Cervical Length Screening Followed By Fetal Fibronectin Testing
Population based risk scoring can effectively predict preterm birth risks earlier than cervical length screening according to research presented at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Annual Clinical Meeting.
Why Prophylactic 17P Should be Delivered at Home
Research suggests that prophylactic 17P can be useful in reducing the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD), and one large study showed how compliance, and therefore results, can be improved.