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Sonography in precocious pregnancy

DEGUM Experts: Non-invasive prenatal testing to be performed exclusively in comination with sonography

Will my child be born in good health? Will it have anomalies or diseases? Those are the general questions soon-to-be-parents ask themselves. Many hope to find closure not only through sonography but also through screening tests which are available in Germany since 2012. They test blood plasma of pregnant women for trisomies and analyze sex chromosomes. The joint federal committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss - G-BA) recently suggested for those screenings to be covered by health insurance in cases of high-risk pregnancy. 

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Sonography in pregnancy: 

'Baby-Watching' - Sonograghy to be performed following maternity guidelines or following obstetric ultrasonography? DEGUM experts fill in on the details

When soon-to-be-moms hold sonographic pictures of their fetus then those are unforgettable moments for them. Nonetheless for many this is not enough: They want to see their unborn child on big screens and in 3D. The so called 'Baby-TV' is booming but following the new German Radiation Protection Ordinance (StrSchV) such sonography produced for commercial use will be prohibited as from end of 2020.

 
 

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Guidelines & Recommendations

Dirks, Klaus; Calabrese, Emma; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Gilja, Odd Helge; Hausken, Trygve; Higginson, Antony; Hollerweger, Alois; Maconi, Giovanni; Maaser, Christian; Nuernberg, Dieter; Nylund, Kim; Pallotta, Nadia; Ripolles, Tomas; Romanini, Laura; Saftoiu, Adrian; Serra, Carla; Wüstner, Matthias; Sporea, Ioan: EFSUMB Position Paper: Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) in Acute Appendicitis and Diverticulitis EFSUMB-Positionspapier: Empfehlungen für den gastrointestinalen Ultraschall (GIUS) bei akuter Appendizitis und Divertikulitis
Nielsen, Michael Bachmann; Cantisani, Vito; Sidhu, Paul S.; Badea, Radu; Batko, Tomasz; Carlsen, Jonathan; Claudon, Michel; Ewertsen, Caroline; Garre, Carmen; Genov, Jordan; Gilja, Odd Helge; Havre, Roald; Kosiak, Mateusz; Kosiak, Wojciek; Pilcher, James; Prosch, Helmut; Radzina, Maija; Rafailidis, Vasileios; Rykkje, Alexander; Serra, Andreas; Sotiriadis, Alexandros; Østergaard, Mia; Dietrich, Christoph F.: The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices – An EFSUMB Position Paper Die Anwendung handgeführter Ultraschallgeräte – Ein EFSUMB Positionspapier
Maconi, Giovanni; Nylund, Kim; Ripolles, Tomas; Calabrese, Emma; Dirks, Klaus; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Hollerweger, Alois; Sporea, Ioan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Maaser, Christian; Hausken, Trygve; Higginson, Antony P.; Nürnberg, Dieter; Pallotta, Nadia; Romanini, Laura; Serra, Carla; Gilja, Odd Helge: EFSUMB Recommendations and Clinical Guidelines for Intestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases EFSUMB-Empfehlungen und klinische Leitlinien für den gastrointestinalen Ultraschall (GIUS) chronisch entzündlichen Darmerkrankungen (CED)
Müller, Thomas; Martiny, Heike; Merz, Eberhard; Döffert, Jens; Wüstner, Matthias; Lessel, Wolfgang; Heynemann, Hans; Enzmann, Thomas; Dudwiesus, Heiko; Nuernberg, Dieter; Tesch, Christian; Weber, Marc André; Krishnabhakdi, Siegfried; Heil, Jörg; Wree, Alexander; Jenssen, Christian: DEGUM Recommendations on Infection Prevention in Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Sidhu, Paul S.; Cantisani, Vito; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Gilja, Odd Helge; Saftoiu, Adrian; Bartels, Eva; Bertolotto, Michele; Calliada, Fabrizio; Clevert, Dirk-André; Cosgrove, David; Deganello, Annamaria; D’Onofrio, Mirko; Drudi, Francesco Maria; Freeman, Simon; Harvey, Christopher; Jenssen, Christian; Jung, Ernst-Michael; Klauser, Andrea Sabine; Lassau, Nathalie; Meloni, Maria Franca; Leen, Edward; Nicolau, Carlos; Nolsoe, Christian; Piscaglia, Fabio; Prada, Francesco; Prosch, Helmut; Radzina, Maija; Savelli, Luca; Weskott, Hans-Peter; Wijkstra, Hessel: The EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for the Clinical Practice of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Non-Hepatic Applications: Update 2017 (Long Version) Die EFSUMB-Leitlinien und Empfehlungen für den klinischen Einsatz des kontrastverstärkten Ultraschalls (CEUS) bei nicht-hepatischen Anwendungen: Update 2017 (Langversion)
Sidhu, Paul S.; Cantisani, Vito; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Gilja, Odd Helge; Saftoiu, Adrian; Bartels, Eva; Bertolotto, Michele; Calliada, Fabrizio; Clevert, Dirk-André; Cosgrove, David; Deganello, Annamaria; D’Onofrio, Mirko; Drudi, Francesco Maria; Freeman, Simon; Harvey, Christopher; Jenssen, Christian; Jung, Ernst-Michael; Klauser, Andrea Sabine; Lassau, Nathalie; Meloni, Maria Franca; Leen, Edward; Nicolau, Carlos; Nolsoe, Christian; Piscaglia, Fabio; Prada, Francesco; Prosch, Helmut; Radzina, Maija; Savelli, Luca; Weskott, Hans-Peter; Wijkstra, Hessel: The EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for the Clinical Practice of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Non-Hepatic Applications: Update 2017 (Short Version) Die EFSUMB-Leitlinien und Empfehlungen für den klinischen Einsatz des kontrastverstärkten Ultraschalls (CEUS) bei nicht-hepatischen Anwendungen: Update 2017 (Kurzversion)
Dietrich, Christoph F.; Bamber, Jeffrey; Berzigotti, Annalisa; Bota, Simona; Cantisani, Vito; Castera, Laurent; Cosgrove, David; Ferraioli, Giovanna; Friedrich-Rust, Mireen; Gilja, Odd Helge; Goertz, Ruediger Stephan; Karlas, Thomas; de Knegt, Robert; de Ledinghen, Victor; Piscaglia, Fabio; Procopet, Bogdan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Sidhu, Paul S.; Sporea, Ioan; Thiele, Maja: EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinical Use of Liver Ultrasound Elastography, Update 2017 (Long Version) EFSUMB-Leitlinien und Empfehlungen zur klinischen Anwendung der Leberelastographie, Update 2017 (Langversion)
Dietrich, Christoph F.; Bamber, Jeffrey; Berzigotti, Annalisa; Bota, Simona; Cantisani, Vito; Castera, Laurent; Cosgrove, David; Ferraioli, Giovanna; Friedrich-Rust, Mireen; Gilja, Odd Helge; Goertz, Ruediger Stephan; Karlas, Thomas; de Knegt, Robert; de Ledinghen, Victor; Piscaglia, Fabio; Procopet, Bogdan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Sidhu, Paul S.; Sporea, Ioan; Thiele, Maja: EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinical Use of Liver Ultrasound Elastography, Update 2017 (Short Version) EFSUMB-Leitlinien und Empfehlungen zur klinischen Anwendung der Leberelastographie, Update 2017 (short version)
Nylund, Kim; Maconi, Giovanni; Hollerweger, Alois; Ripolles, Tomas; Pallotta, Nadia; Higginson, Antony; Serra, Carla; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Sporea, Ioan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Dirks, Klaus; Hausken, Trygve; Calabrese, Emma; Romanini, Laura; Maaser, Christian; Nuernberg, Dieter; Gilja, Odd Helge: EFSUMB Recommendations and Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound - Part 1: Examination Techniques and Normal Findings (Long version) EFSUMB-Empfehlungen und Leitlinien des Gastrointestinalen Ultraschalls - Teil 1: Untersuchungstechniken und Normalbefund (Langversion)
Nylund, Kim; Maconi, Giovanni; Hollerweger, Alois; Ripolles, Tomas; Pallotta, Nadia; Higginson, Antony; Serra, Carla; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Sporea, Ioan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Dirks, Klaus; Hausken, Trygve; Calabrese, Emma; Romanini, Laura; Maaser, Christian; Nuernberg, Dieter; Gilja, Odd Helge: EFSUMB Recommendations and Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound - Part 1: Examination Techniques and Normal Findings (Short version) EFSUMB-Empfehlungen und Leitlinien des Gastrointestinalen Ultraschalls - Teil 1: Untersuchungstechniken und Normalbefund (Kurzversion)
Sidhu, Paul S.; Cantisani, Vito; Deganello, Annamaria; Dietrich, Christoph F.; Duran, Carmina; Franke, Doris; Harkanyi, Zoltan; Kosiak, Wojciech; Miele, Vittorio; Ntoulia, Aikaterini; Piskunowicz, Maciej; Sellars, Maria E.; Gilja, Odd Helge: Role of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Paediatric Practice: An EFSUMB Position Statement
Rempen, A.; Chaoui, R.; Häusler, M.; Kagan, K.-O.; Kozlowski, P.; von Kaisenberg, C.; Wisser, J.: Quality Requirements for Ultrasound Examination in Early Pregnancy (DEGUM Level I) between 4+0 and 13+6 Weeks of Gestation Qualitätsanforderungen an die Ultraschalluntersuchung in der Frühschwangerschaft (DEGUM-Stufe I) zwischen 4+0 und 13+6 Schwangerschaftswochen
Jenssen, C.; Brkljacic, B.; Hocke, M.; Ignee, A.; Piscaglia, F.; Radzina, M.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part VI – Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Interventions EFSUMB Leitlinien Interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil VI – Ultraschall-geführte Gefäßinterventionen
Fusaroli, P.; Jenssen, C.; Hocke, M.; Burmester, E.; Buscarini, E.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Saftoiu, A.; Vilmann, P.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; D’Onofrio, M.; Gilja, O. H.; Lorentzen, T.; Piscaglia, F.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part V EFSUMB Leitlinien Interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil V
Fusaroli, P.; Jenssen, C.; Hocke, M.; Burmester, E.; Buscarini, E.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Saftoiu, A.; Vilmann, P.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; D’Onofrio, M.; Gilja, O. H.; Lorentzen, T.; Piscaglia, F.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part V – EUS-Guided Therapeutic Interventions (short version) EFSUMB Leitlinien Interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil V – Endosonografisch gestützte therapeutische Interventionen (Kurzversion)
von Kaisenberg, C.; Chaoui, R.; Häusler, M.; Kagan, K. O.; Kozlowski, P.; Merz, E.; Rempen, A.; Steiner, H.; Tercanli, S.; Wisser, J.; Heling, K.-S.: Quality Requirements for the early Fetal Ultrasound Assessment at 11–13+6 Weeks of Gestation (DEGUM Levels II and III) Qualitätsanforderungen an die weiterführende differenzierte Ultraschalluntersuchung in der pränatalen Diagnostik (DEGUM-Stufen II und III) im Zeitraum 11–13+6 Schwangerschaftswochen
Jenssen, C.; Hocke, M.; Fusaroli, P.; Gilja, O. H.; Buscarini, E.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Saftoiu, A.; Vilmann, P.; Burmester, E.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; D’Onofrio, M.; Lorentzen, T.; Piscaglia, F.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part IV – EUS-guided Interventions: General aspects and EUS-guided sampling (Long Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil IV – Endosonografisch gestützte Interventionen: allgemeine Aspekte und endosonografisch gestützte Materialgewinnung (Langversion)
Jenssen, C.; Hocke, M.; Fusaroli, P.; Gilja, O. H.; Buscarini, E.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Saftoiu, A.; Vilmann, P.; Burmester, E.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; D’Onofrio, M.; Lorentzen, T.; Piscaglia, F.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part IV – EUS-guided interventions: General Aspects and EUS-guided Sampling (Short Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil IV – Endosonografisch gestützte Interventionen: allgemeine Aspekte und endosonografisch gestützte Materialgewinnung (Kurzversion)
Dietrich, C. F.; Lorentzen, T.; Appelbaum, L.; Buscarini, E.; Cantisani, V.; Correas, J. M.; Cui, X. W.; D’Onofrio, M.; Gilja, O. H.; Hocke, M.; Ignee, A.; Jenssen, C.; Kabaalioğlu, A.; Leen, E.; Nicolau, C.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Radzina, M.; Serra, C.; Sidhu, P. S.; Sparchez, Z.; Piscaglia, F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part III – Abdominal Treatment Procedures (Long Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil III – Ultraschall-geführte therapeutische Interventionen (Langversion)
Dietrich, C. F.; Lorentzen, T.; Appelbaum, L.; Buscarini, E.; Cantisani, V.; Correas, J. M.; Cui, X. W.; D’Onofrio, M.; Gilja, O. H.; Hocke, M.; Ignee, A.; Jenssen, C.; Kabaalioğlu, A.; Leen, E.; Nicolau, C.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Radzina, M.; Serra, C.; Sidhu, P. S.; Sparchez, Z.; Piscaglia, F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part III – Abdominal Treatment Procedures (Short Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil III – Ultraschall-geführte therapeutische Interventionen (Kurzversion)
Sidhu, P. S.; Brabrand, K.; Cantisani, V.; Correas, J. M.; Cui, X. W.; D’Onofrio, M.; Essig, M.; Freeman, S.; Gilja, O. H.; Gritzmann, N.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Jenssen, C.; Kabaalioğlu, A.; Lorentzen, T.; Mohaupt, M.; Nicolau, C.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; Radzina, M.; Saftoiu, A.; Serra, C.; Spârchez, Z.; Sporea, I.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part II – Diagnostic Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures (Long Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil II – Diagnostische Ultraschall-gestützte Interventionen (Langversion)
Sidhu, P. S.; Brabrand, K.; Cantisani, V.; Correas, J. M.; Cui, X. W.; D’Onofrio, M.; Essig, M.; Freeman, S.; Gilja, O. H.; Gritzmann, N.; Havre, R. F.; Ignee, A.; Jenssen, C.; Kabaalioğlu, A.; Lorentzen, T.; Mohaupt, M.; Nicolau, C.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Nürnberg, D.; Radzina, M.; Saftoiu, A.; Serra, C.; Spârchez, Z.; Sporea, I.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part II – Diagnostic Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures (Short Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil II – Diagnostische Ultraschall-gestützte Interventionen (Kurzversion)
Lorentzen, T.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Ewertsen, C.; Nielsen, M. B.; Leen, E.; Havre, R. F.; Gritzmann, N.; Brkljacic, B.; Nürnberg, D.; Kabaalioglu, A.; Strobel, D.; Jenssen, C.; Piscaglia, F.; Gilja, O. H.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part I – General Aspects (long Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien Interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil I – Allgemeine Aspekte (Langversion)
Dietrich, C. F.; Lorentzen, T.; Sidhu, P. S.; Jenssen, C.; Gilja, O. H.; Piscaglia, F.: An Introduction to the EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS) Einführung in die EFSUMB Leitlinien zur Interventionellen Sonographie (INVUS)
Lorentzen, T.; Nolsøe, C. P.; Ewertsen, C.; Nielsen, M. B.; Leen, E.; Havre, R. F.; Gritzmann, N.; Brkljacic, B.; Nürnberg, D.; Kabaalioglu, A.; Strobel, D.; Jenssen, C.; Piscaglia, F.; Gilja, O. H.; Sidhu, P. S.; Dietrich, C. F.: EFSUMB Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS), Part I – General Aspects (Short Version) EFSUMB Leitlinien Interventioneller Ultraschall (INVUS), Teil I – Allgemeine Aspekte (Kurzversion)