Fetomaternal Medicine

Session FETAL SURGERY
Overview of viral infections during pregnancy
Diagnosis and treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Treatment of diaphragmatic hernia
Fetal cardiac interventions: State of the art
Fetoscopic surgery for congenital birth defects: From bench to bedside
Session INFECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY
Zika: An update
Strategies for GBS screening, prevention and treatment in the perinatal period (new consensus guidelines)
Bacterial and viral infections during pregnancy increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia in offspring
Overview of viral infection during pregnancy
Session LIMITATIONS OF NIPT
Session PREECLAMPSIA
Capsule Hypertensive disorders are associated with underlying placental and maternal changes, and are associated with endothelial dysfunction and vasospasm, leading to placental insufficiency and serious consequences for the mother and infant. There have been major developments in recent years in identifying various markers and tools for predicting preeclampsia. Anti-angiogenic factors secreted by the placenta, soluble Flt1 and soluble endoglin, are increased in the maternal circulation weeks before the onset of preeclampsia resulting in systemic endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, proteinuria, and the other systemic manifestations of preeclampsia. However, it is still difficult to devise a prevention plan? Can close surveillance of the patient at risk prevent the pathology or save maternal and fetal life?
Debate: Preeclampsia: A cardiac disease?
Diagnosis made better with sFlt1/PlGF
Potential therapeutic options
Maternal hemodynamics in preeclampsia
Preeclampsia and congenital heart defects
Session FROM NEWBORN TO ADULT HEALTH
Think nutrition first
Actions to address under-nutrition and overweight
The paradigm of hyperglycemia in pregnancy and the possibilities of prevention
Investing in pregnancy and newborn to boost adolescent-adult health
Session EMERGENCIES IN PERINATOLOGY
Amniotic fluid emboli: Radical change in our outlook
Intrapartum emergencies in twin births
CIN 2-3 in pregnancy: Observation or LLETZ in first trimester
Session CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN PRETERM BIRTH
Is pessary useful in prevention of preterm labor in singleton and twins?
Debate: Steroids for late preterm birth
The long-term cardiovascular consequences of SGA
Should progesterone still be used for PTL after the OPPTIMUM negative study?
Session CESAREAN SECTION
Capsule The high rate of CS causes secondary problems and raises questions that have to be addressed
Debate: Is there a minimal advised period before conception after C-section?
Proposition: Wait 6 or 12 months before pregnancy
Opposition: No time limit before new pregnancy after CS
Debate: Surgical management of cesarean scar defect (Niche) before further fertility
Debate: Induction of labor decreases the CS rate
Session SCREENING FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETES – REVISITED
Debate: Are screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus by IADPSG criteria effective?
Yes, screening and diagnosis by IADPSG criteria is effective
No, screening and diagnosis by IADPSG criteria is not effective
What evidence is there for testing for gestational diabetes in early pregnancy?
Can mathematical models help improve the information derived from the OGTT?