Journal Club: ISUOG Practice Guidelines: role of ultrasound in screening for and follow-up of pre-eclampsia
Citation: Sotiriadis A, Hernandez-Andrade E, da Silva Costa F, Ghi T, Glanc P, Khalil A, Martins WP, Odibo AO, Papageorghiou AT, Salomon LJ, Thilaganathan B. ISUOG Practice Guidelines:role of ultrasound in screening for and follow-up of pre-eclampsia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018. DOI:10.1002/uog.20105
There are currently more than 10 000 PubMed-indexed articles related to PE screening, illustrating the vast interest in this topic. Fewer than one-fifth of these deal with early screening, this being a development of the last decade. The aim of these Guidelines is to review the latest evidence and, when possible, provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the role of ultrasound in screening and follow-up of PE. The Guidelines focus on the technical/clinical aspects of screening, without extending to health economics and policy issues including the advisability and cost-effectiveness of screening. Moreover, these Guidelines were developed with the assumption that the resources required for implementation of screening and follow-up (equipment, examiners, expertise) are available. The steps and procedures described in these Guidelines are not intended to act as a legal standard for clinical service.