The prognosis seemed to be good. It appears necessary to improve the diagnostic performance of fetal brain imaging and to follow-up these children prospectively to assess their long-term cognitive-behavioral outcomes. Copyright ? 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ""To determine the completion rate of ultrasound surveys for aneuploidy markers by maternal body mass index (BMI). A retrospective review of ultrasounds on midtrimester singleton pregnancies was performed. Subjects were grouped as normal, overweight (BMI 25�C29.9 kg/m2), and obese: class I (30�C34.9 kg/m2), class II (35�C39.9 kg/m2), and class http://www.selleckchem.com/products/BI6727-Volasertib.html
III (�� 40 kg/m2). Examinations with visualization of at least seven of eight markers were considered complete. Of 14 353 ultrasounds reviewed, 5690 patients were eligible: 43% normal, 29% overweight, 27% obese. Completion rates differed significantly between groups (64% normal, 64% overweight, 61% class I, 55% class II, 47% class III, p < 0.001). The screen positive rates (��1 marker) differed significantly C59 wnt
overall (16% normal, 13% overweight, 15% class I, 12% class II, 10% class III, p < 0.02), but not for complete examinations (p = 0.42). Since completion rates for ultrasound aneuploidy screening are inversely related to maternal obesity, obese women are underscreened. Copyright ? 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ""To assess maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) fellowship obstetrical ultrasound training, scope of practice and research. A 52-item prenatal diagnosis CB-839
survey was e-mailed to 458 associate members of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine on two separate occasions. Associate members include both MFM fellows and recent graduates who are not yet board certified in MFM. A total of 148 associate members completed the survey (32% response rate), 92% of whom were at least in their second year of fellowship. A total of 58% of fellows spend at least 20% of their fellowship time performing prenatal ultrasounds, and most begin their ultrasound training in their first year. Most fellows describe being comfortable performing routine fetal anatomy surveys, growth ultrasounds and umbilical artery Doppler measurements, but only 48% are nuchal translucency (NT) certified, most through Nuchal Translucency Quality Review. A total of 7% of fellows do not receive structured training in 2D ultrasound, 39% receive no structured training in 3D/4D ultrasound, and 28% receive no structured training in fetal echocardiography. Only 38% can identify an ultrasound mentor during fellowship. Most fellows are trained in ultrasound during their first year of fellowship and feel comfortable performing routine exams. However, ultrasound mentorship, structured training and research in prenatal ultrasound are limited in some programs. ? 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.