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  1. Figueras, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Update on the Diagnosis and Classification of Fetal Growth Restriction and Proposal of a Stage-Based Management Protocol. Fetal Diagn. Ther. 36, 86–89. Link to: 
  1. Gratacós, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Fetal Growth Restriction as a Perinatal and Long-Term Health Problem: Clinical Challenges and Opportunities for Future (4P) Fetal Medicine. Fetal Diagn. Ther. 36, 85. Link to:
  1. Figueras, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Stage-based approach to the management of fetal growth restriction. Prenat. Diagn. 34, 355-359. Link to:
  1. Savchev, S., Figueras, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014a). Survey on the Current Trends in Managing Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Fetal Diagn. Ther. 36, 129-135. Link to: 
  1. Savchev, S., Figueras, F., Sanz-Cortes, M., Cruz-Lemini, M., Triunfo, S., Botet, F., and Gratacos, E. (2014b). Evaluation of an optimal gestational age cut-off for the definition of early- and late-onset fetal growth restriction. Fetal Diagn. Ther. 36, 99–105. Link to: 
  1. Cruz-Martinez, R., Savchev, S., Cruz-Lemini, M., Mendez, A., Gratacos, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Clinical utility of third trimester uterine artery Doppler in the prediction of brain hemodynamic deterioration and adverse perinatal outcome in small-for-gestational-age fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. doi: 10.1002/uog.14706. Link to: 
  1. Benavides-Serralde, A., Hernández-Andrade, E., Cruz-Martinez, R., Cruz-Lemini, M., Scheier, M., Figueras, F., Mancilla-Ramirez, J., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Doppler evaluation of the posterior cerebral artery in normally grown and growth restricted fetuses. Prenat. Diagn. 34, 115–120. Link to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ 24293263
  2. Figueras, F., Savchev, S., Triunfo, S., Crovetto, F., and Gratacos, E. (2014). An integrated model with classification criteria to predict small-for-gestational fetuses at risk of adverse perinatal outcome. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. doi: 10.1002/uog.14714.Link to:
  1. Lobmaier, S., Figueras, F., Mercade, I., Crovetto, F., Peguero, A., Parra-Saavedra, M., Ortiz, J.U., Crispi, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014b). Levels of Maternal Serum Angiogenic Factors in Third-Trimester Normal Pregnancies: Reference Ranges, Influence of Maternal and Pregnancy Factors and Fetoplacental Doppler Indices. Fetal Diagn. Ther. 36, 38-43. Link to:
  1. Lobmaier, S.M., Figueras, F., Mercade, I., Perello, M., Peguero, A., Crovetto, F., Ortiz, J.U., Crispi, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014c). Angiogenic factors vs Doppler surveillance in the prediction of adverse outcome among late-pregnancy small-for- gestational-age fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 43, 533–540. Link to: 
  1. Triunfo, S., Lobmaier, S., Parra-Saavedra, M., Crovetto, F., Peguero, A., Nadal, A., Gratacós, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Angiogenic factors at diagnosis of late-onset small-for-gestational age and histological placental underperfusion. Placenta 35, 398–403. Link to:
  1. Parra-Saavedra, M., Crovetto, F., Triunfo, S., Savchev, S., Peguero, A., Nadal, A., Gratacós, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Association of Doppler parameters with placental signs of underperfusion in late-onset SGA pregnancies. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 44, 330-337. Link to: 
  1. Parra-Saavedra, M., Simeone, S., Triunfo, S., Crovetto, F., Botet, F., Nadal, A., Gratacós, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Correlation between placental underperfusion, histologic signs and perinatal morbidity in late-onset small for gestational age fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. doi: 10.1002/uog.13415. Link to:
  1. Parra-Saavedra, M., Crovetto, F., Triunfo, S., Savchev, S., Peguero, A., Nadal, A., Parra, G., Gratacós, E., and Figueras, F. (2014). Neurodevelopmental outcomes of near-term small-for-gestational-age infants with and without signs of placental underperfusion. Placenta. 35, 269-274. Link to: 
  1. Egaña-Ugrinovic, G., Sanz-Cortés, M., Couve-Perez, C., Figueras, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Corpus callosum differences assessed by fetal MRI in late-onset intrauterine growth restriction and its association with neurobehavior. Prenat. Diagn. 34, 843-849. Link to:
  1. Egaña-Ugrinovic G, Savchev S, Bazan-Arcos C, Puerto B, Gratacós E, Sanz-Cortes M. (2014). Neurosonographic assessment of the corpus callosum as imaging biomarker of abnormal neurodevelopment in late-onset fetal growth restriction. Accepted in Fetal Diagn Ther. Link to: 
  1. Egaña-Ugrinovic, G., Sanz-Cortés, M., Figueras, F., Couve-Perez, C., and Gratacós, E. (2014b). Fetal MRI insular cortical morphometry and its association with neurobehavior in late-onset small for gestational age fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 44, 322-329. Link to: 
  1. Padilla, N., Junqué, C., Figueras, F., Sanz-Cortés, M., Bargalló, N., Arranz, A., Donaire, A., Figueras, J., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Differential vulnerability of gray matter and white matter to intrauterine growth restriction in preterm infants at 12 months corrected age. Brain Res. 1545, 1–11. Link to: 
  1. Sanz-Cortés, M., Egaña-Ugrinovic, G., Zupan, R., Figueras, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Brainstem and cerebellar differences and their association with neurobehavior in term small-for-gestational-age fetuses assessed by fetal MRI. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 210, 452.e1–e8. Link to:
  2. Tenorio, V., Bonet-Carne, E., Figueras, F., Botet, F., Arranz, A., Amat-Roldan, I., and Gratacos, E. (2014). Correlation of quantitative texture analysis of cranial ultrasound with later neurobehavior in preterm infants. Ultrasound Med. Biol. 40, 2285–2294. Link to: 
  1. Sanz-Cortes, M., Simoes, R. V, Bargallo, N., Masoller, N., Figueras, F., and Gratacos, E. (2014). Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Assessment of Fetal Brain Metabolism in Late-Onset “Small for Gestational Age” versus “Intrauterine Growth Restriction” Fetuses. Fetal Diagn. Ther. (Epub ahead of publication). Link to: 
  1. Lobmaier, S., Cruz-Lemini, M., Valenzuela-Alcaraz, B., Ortiz, J.U., Martínez-Crespo, J.M., Gratacós, E., and Crispi, F. (2014a). Influence of equipment and settings on myocardial performance index repeatability and definition of settings to achieve optimal reproducibility. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 43, 632-639. Link to: 
  1. Stergiotou, I., Crispi, F., Valenzuela-Alcaraz, B., Cruz-Lemini, M., Bijnens, B., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Aortic and carotid wall thickness in term small-for-gestational age newborns and relationship with prenatal signs of severity. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 43, 625–631. Link to: 
  1. Crispi, F., Bijnens, B., Sepulveda-Swatson, E., Cruz-Lemini, M., Rojas-Benavente, J., González-Tendero, A., Garcia-Posada, R., Rodriguez-Lopez, M., Demicheva, E., Sitges, M., et al. (2014a). Post-Systolic Shortening by Myocardial Deformation Imaging as a Sign of Cardiac Adaptation to Pressure Overload in Fetal Growth Restriction. Circ. Cardiovasc. Imaging. 7, 781-787. Link to:
  1. Cruz-Lemini, M., Crispi, F., Valenzuela-Alcaraz, B., Figueras, F., Gómez, O., Sitges, M., Bijnens, B., and Gratacós, E. (2014). A fetal cardiovascular score to predict infant hypertension and arterial remodeling in intrauterine growth restriction. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 210, 552.e1–e552.e22. Link to: 
  1. Garcia-Canadilla, P., González-Tendero, A., Iruretagoyena, I., Crispi, F., Torre, I., Amat-Roldan, I., Bijnens, B., and Gratacós, E. (2014a). Automated cardiac sarcomere analysis from second harmonic generation images. J. Biomed. 19, 56010. Link to: 
  1. Garcia-Canadilla, P., Rudenick, P.A., Crispi, F., Cruz-Lemini, M., Palau, G., Camara, O., Gratacós, E., and Bijens, B.H. (2014b). A Computational Model of the Fetal Circulation to Quantify Blood Redistribution in Intrauterine Growth Restriction. PLoS Comput. Biol. 10, e1003667. Link to:
  1. Iruretagoyena, I., González-Tendero, A., Garcia-Canadilla, P., Amat-Roldan, I., Torre, I., Nadal, A., Crispi, F., and Gratacós, E. (2014). Cardiac dysfunction is associated with altered sarcomere ultrastructure in intrauterine growth restriction. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 210, 550.e1–e7. Link to:

Theses

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Ph student Thesis title Directors University Date
Elena Scazzocchio Predicción de la preeclampsia y sus complicaciones Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós UB 20/02/2014
Stefania Triunfo Patterns of maternal and neonatal vascular adaptations in placental disease Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós Catholic University of the Sacred Heart 31/03/2014
Iosifina Stergiotou Patterns of maternal and neonatal vascular adaptations in placental disease Fàtima Crispi, Eduard Gratacós UB 10/04/2014
Miguel Parra Placental findings in late-onset small for gestational age (SGA): correlation with Doppler signs, perinatal and neurodevelopment outcome Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós UB 12/06/2014
Anna Gonzàlez Multiscale characterization of cardiac remodeling induced by intrauterine growth restriction at organ, cellular and subcellular level Fàtima Crispi, Bart Bijnens, Eduard Gratacós UB 26/06/2014
Gabriela Egaña Neuroimaging assessment of Cortical Development and Corpus Callosum as predictive markers of neurodevelopmental outcome in small for gestational age fetuses Magda Sanz-Cortés, Eduard Gratacós UB 27/06/2014
Dafnis Batallé Brain connectivity network models based on multi-modal MRI to study brain reorganization of prenatal origin using intrauterine growth restriction as a model Elisenda Eixarch, Eduard Gratacós UB 17/06/2014
Elisenda Bonet-Carné Investigation of quantitative imaging biomarkers for assessing perinatal outcomes Eduard Gratacós, Ferran Marqués UB 20/11/2014

Awards

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Researcher Award By / At the Country Month Details
Rui Simoes ISMRM Merit Award: Summa Cum Laude Joint Annual Meeting of ISMRM and ESMRMB Italy May Assessment of Late-Onset Iugr in the Fetal Brain Using 1H-MRS

Elisenda

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PhD Extraordinary Award (2011/12) UB Spain June Brain reorganization in an experimental model of intrauterine growth restriction
Magda Sanz-Cortés Top Abstract ISUOG World Congress 2014 Spain Sept Differences in term brain cortical development and metabolism assessed by magnetic resonance in fetuses with major congenital heart defects
Francesca Crovetto Short oral presentation - Aneuploidy and fetal anomalies - first trimester ISUOG World Congress 2014 Spain Sept A potential role of circulating LHCGR forms for the prediction of pre-eclampsia in the first trimester of pregnancy
Francesca Crovetto Oral communication - Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth ISUOG World Congress 2014 Spain Sept The role of angiogenic factors for first trimester screening of fetal growth restriction
Mónica Cruz Short oral presentation - Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth ISUOG World Congress 2014 Spain Sept Fetal cardiovascular programming in growth restricted 6 month-old infants with and without catch-up growth
Elisenda Bonet-Carné Short oral presentation - Ultrasound in term and preterm labour ISUOG World Congress 2014 Spain Sept Quantitative ultrasound texture analysis of fetal lungs to predict neonatal respiratory morbidity