Vincenzo Berghella

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The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is a scientific organization that encourages sound clinical practices, teaching, and research for diagnostic imaging in women's health care. The ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) has a remit to develop Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statement s as educational(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of overweight and obesity in pregnancy has risen significantly in the last decades. Overweight and obesity have been shown to increase the risk for some adverse obstetric outcomes. Lifestyle interventions, such as diet, physical activity and behavior changes, may reduce these risks by promoting weight loss and/or preventing(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm birth (PTB) is the number one cause of perinatal mortality. Prior surgery on the cervix is associated with an increased risk of PTB. History of uterine evacuation, by either induced termination of pregnancy (I-TOP) or spontaneous abortion (SAB), which involve mechanical and/or osmotic dilatation of the cervix, has been associated with an(More)
We performed a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the incidence and types of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) in case series of nonimmune hydrops (NIH). PubMed and Ovid were reviewed for case series evaluating the workup of NIH diagnosed in utero or in the neonatal period in human subjects. Search terms were as follows: nonimmune hydrops, non(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine (1) the methadone serum trough level adequate to prevent withdrawal symptoms in heroin-addicted pregnant women and (2) whether the methadone serum trough level in symptomatic women with withdrawal symptoms differs from that of asymptomatic women. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant women addicted to heroin were followed(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to evaluate the implementation and acceptability of a universal cervical length (CL) screening program for prediction and prevention of preterm birth (PTB). STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective observational study to evaluate the implementation and acceptability of a universal CL screening program. Between(More)
INTRODUCTION The indications of placement of cerclage have recently changed, and so it is important to evaluate how many women are undergoing this procedure. With the recent completion of clinical trials, it is plausible that obstetricians and perinatologists may have become more selective in terms of the best candidates for cerclage. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of cesarean and any maternal and perinatal effects of a policy induction of labor in uncomplicated full-term singleton gestations. Searches were performed in an electronic database with the use of a combination of text words related to "induction" and "cesarean section" from inception of each database through(More)