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DEGUM, ÖGUM, SGUM and FMF Germany Recommendations for the Implementation of First-Trimester Screening, Detailed Ultrasound, Cell-Free DNA Screening and Diagnostic Procedures

First-trimester screening between 11 + 0 and 13 + 6 weeks with qualified prenatal counseling, detailed ultrasound, biochemical markers and maternal factors has become the basis for decisions about further examinations. It detects numerous structural and genetic anomalies. The inclusion of uterine artery Doppler and PlGF screens for preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Low-dose aspirin significantly reduces the prevalence of severe preterm eclampsia. Cut-off values define groups of high, intermediate and low probability. Prenatal counseling uses detection and false-positive rates to work out the individual need profile and the corresponding decision: no further diagnosis/screening – cell-free DNA screening – diagnostic procedure and genetic analysis. 

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43rd Dreiländertreffen 2019 in Mainz, Germany

AOur yearly congress, the 43rd Dreiländertreffen of DEGUM, ÖGUM and SGUM, will this year take place during the time from 16th to 19th of October 2019 in the Rheingold Hall in Mainz, Germany. DEGUM herewith cordially invites you to the biggest European Ultrasound Meeting

All further information you find here: https://www.ultraschall2019.de

 
 

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European Journal of Ultrasound – 2/2019

EFSUMB Position Paper: Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) in Acute Appendicitis and Diverticulitis

Klaus Dirks et al.

In patients with acute appendicitis, preoperative sonography has been established as a routine procedure in most European countries for medical and legal reasons. Routine sonography in these patients may reduce the rate of unnecessary surgery by half. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of ultrasound reach values above 90% and are equivalent to CT and MRI. However, the higher operator dependence may be a problem, e.g. in point-of-care ultrasound in emergency departments. Structured training programs, quality controls and standardized ultrasound reporting should be increasingly emplemented.

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Early Prediction of Response of Breast Cancer to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Youn Joo Lee et al.

This prospective study included 41 patients with breast cancer. CEUS was performed before and after the first cycle of NAC. TIC parameters were analyzed for different regions of interest (ROIs). ROI 1 targeted the hotspot area of greatest enhancement, ROI 2 delineated the area of hyperenhancement, ROI 2 included the entire tumor on grayscale ultrasound, and ROI 4 encircled the normal parenchyma. The TIC perfusion values for ROI 1, 2, 3 were divided by the ROI 4 value.

 

Intraoperative Shear Wave Elastography vs. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for the Characterization and Differentiation of Focal Liver Lesions to Optimize Liver Tumor Surgery

Natascha Platz Batista da Silva et al.

FLLs who underwent liver surgery between 08/2015 - 06/2017 were prospectively acquired and retrospectively analyzed. Intraoperative CEUS and SWE are excellent tools for the highly accurate visualization, characterization and malignancy assessment of hepatic tumors during liver surgery.