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EUROSON 2018 Poznan, Poland

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the 30th EUROSON Congress of EFSUMB, which will take place in Poznan 6  to  9 September 2018. The Congress will be held in the Congress Centre of the Poznan International Fair simultaneously with the XIV Congress of Polish Scientific Society of Ultrasonography.


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DEGUM Recommendations on Infection Prevention in Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound

Microbial contamination of ultrasound probes for percutaneous or endoscopic use is common. However, infectious diseases caused by transmission of microorganisms by US procedures have rarely been reported. In Germany, legal regulations address hygiene in ultrasound procedures. Based on these regulations and the available literature, an expert panel of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM) has formulated sophisticated recommendations on hygienic measures in percutaneous and endoscopic US, including US-guided interventions.
 

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European Journal of Ultrasound – 2/2018

The EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for the Clinical Practice of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Non-Hepatic Applications: Update 2017 (Long Version)

Paul S. Sidhu et al.

The updated EFSUMB guidelines on the application of non-hepatic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) deals with the use of micro-bubble ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) outside the liver in the many established and emerging applications. Overall, UCAs are mainly used as vascular agents following intravenous injection, they highlight the macro- and microvascular systems. However, they can also be instilled into body cavities, both normal and pathological. 

Cognitive Functions of the Fetus

Aida Salihagic Kadic, Asim Kurjak

The human brain is intricately designed to execute cognitive functions, such as perception, attention, action, memory and learning. The complete nervous system is active during prenatal development and the aim of this review is to present data on fetal cognitive functions, e.g. the fetus processes sensory stimuli at a cortical level, including painful stimulus, from about 25 weeks of gestation onwards. 
 

Second Trimester Screening of Preeclampsia Using Maternal Characteristics and Uterine and Ophthalmic Artery Doppler


Paulo César Praciano de Souza et al.
 
Praciano de Souza and his team performed a prospective observational cohort study with pregnant women who underwent a second trimester morphology scan. Maternal uterine and ophthalmic artery Doppler examinations were performed in 415 singleton pregnancies between 18 and 23 weeks of gestation. Additional history was obtained through participant questionnaires, and follow-up occurred to the time of discharge post-delivery.