Professor Ranjit Akolekar


NameProfessor Ranjit Akolekar
Job titleProfessor of Clinical Research

Research outputs

Prevention of stillbirths: impact of a two-stage screening for vasa previa

Zhang, W., Geris, S., Beta, J., Ramadan, G., Nicolaides, K. H. and Akolekar, R. 2019. Prevention of stillbirths: impact of a two-stage screening for vasa previa. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (5), pp. 605-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21953

Procedure-related risk of miscarriage following chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis

Beta, J., Zhang, W., Geris, S., Kostiv, V. and Akolekar, R. 2019. Procedure-related risk of miscarriage following chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (4), pp. 452-457. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20293

Maternal and neonatal complications of fetal macrosomia: systematic review and meta-analysis

Beta, J., Khan, N., Khalil, A., Fiolna, M., Ramadan, G. and Akolekar, R. 2019. Maternal and neonatal complications of fetal macrosomia: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (3), pp. 308-318. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20279

Maternal and neonatal complications of fetal macrosomia: cohort study

Beta, J., Khan, N., Fiolna, M., Khalil, A., Ramadan, G. and Akolekar, R. 2019. Maternal and neonatal complications of fetal macrosomia: cohort study. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (3), pp. 319-325. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20279

Routine assessment of cerebroplacental ratio at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

Akolekar, R., Ciobanu, A., Zingler, E., Syngelaki, A. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Routine assessment of cerebroplacental ratio at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 221 (1), pp. 65.e1-65.e18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.03.002

Risk of miscarriage following amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling: systematic review of literature and updated meta-analysis

Salomon, L. J., Sotiriadis, A., Wulff, C. B., Odibo, A. and Akolekar, R. 2019. Risk of miscarriage following amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling: systematic review of literature and updated meta-analysis. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (4), pp. 442-451. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20353

Prediction of stillbirth from maternal factors, fetal biometry and uterine artery Doppler at 19-24 weeks

Akolekar, R., Tokunaka, M., Ortega, N., Syngelaki, A. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prediction of stillbirth from maternal factors, fetal biometry and uterine artery Doppler at 19-24 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 48 (5), pp. 624-630. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17295

Two-stage approach for prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonate and adverse perinatal outcome by routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation

Akolekar, R., Panaitescu, A. M., Ciobanu, A., Syngelaki, A. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2019. Two-stage approach for prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonate and adverse perinatal outcome by routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54, pp. 484-491. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20391

Value of routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation in diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

Ficara, A., Syngelaki, A., Hammami, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2020. Value of routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation in diagnosis of fetal abnormalities. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (1), pp. 75-80. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20857

Value of routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation in diagnosis of non-cephalic presentation

De Castro, H., Ciobanu, A., Formuso, C., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2020. Value of routine ultrasound examination at 35-37 weeks' gestation in diagnosis of non-cephalic presentation. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (2), pp. 248-256. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21902

Comparison of different methods of measuring angle of progression in prediction of labor outcome

Frick, A., Kostiv, V., Vojtassakova, D., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2020. Comparison of different methods of measuring angle of progression in prediction of labor outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (3), pp. 391-400. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21913

Diagnosis of fetal defects in twin pregnancies at routine 11-13-week ultrasound examination

Syngelaki, A., Cimpoca, B., Litwinska, E., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2020. Diagnosis of fetal defects in twin pregnancies at routine 11-13-week ultrasound examination. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (4), pp. 474-481. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21938

Metformin use in obese mothers is associated with improved cardiovascular profile in the offspring

Panagiotopoulou, O., Syngelaki, A., Georgiopoulos, G., Simpson, J., Akolekar, R., Shehata, H., Nicolaides, K. H. and Charakida, M. 2020. Metformin use in obese mothers is associated with improved cardiovascular profile in the offspring. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2020.01.054

ISUOG Consensus Statement on organization of routine and specialist obstetric ultrasound services in the context of COVID-19

Abu-Rustum, R. S., Akolekar, R., Sotiriadis, A., Salomon, L. J., Da Silva Costa, F., Wu, Q., Frusca, T., Bilardo, C. M., Prefumo, F. and Poon, L. C. 2020. ISUOG Consensus Statement on organization of routine and specialist obstetric ultrasound services in the context of COVID-19. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.22029

Impaired placental perfusion and major fetal cardiac defects

Fantasia, I., Andrade, W., Syngelaki, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Impaired placental perfusion and major fetal cardiac defects. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (1), pp. 68-72. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20149

Routine first-trimester screening for fetal trisomies in twin pregnancy: cell-free DNA test contingent on results from combined test

Galeva, S., Konstantinidou, L., Gil, M.M., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Routine first-trimester screening for fetal trisomies in twin pregnancy: cell-free DNA test contingent on results from combined test. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (2), pp. 208-213. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20160

ALEX Fetal Medicine Foundation reference ranges for umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery pulsatility index and cerebroplacental ratio

Ciobanu, A., Wright, A., Syngelaki, A., Wright, D., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. ALEX Fetal Medicine Foundation reference ranges for umbilical artery and middle cerebral artery pulsatility index and cerebroplacental ratio. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (4), pp. 465-472. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20157

Prediction of adverse perinatal outcome by cerebroplacental ratio in women undergoing induction of labor

Fiolna, M., Kostiv, V., Anthoulakis, C., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Prediction of adverse perinatal outcome by cerebroplacental ratio in women undergoing induction of labor. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (4), pp. 473-480. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20173

Prediction of small for gestational age neonates: screening by maternal factors, fetal biometry, and biomarkers at 35-37 weeks' gestation

Ciobanu, A., Rouvali, A., Syngelaki, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Prediction of small for gestational age neonates: screening by maternal factors, fetal biometry, and biomarkers at 35-37 weeks' gestation. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 220 (5), pp. 486.e1-486.e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.01.227

Prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates at 35-37 weeks' gestation: contribution of maternal factors and growth velocity between 20 and 36 weeks

Ciobanu, A., Formuso, C., Syngelaki, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates at 35-37 weeks' gestation: contribution of maternal factors and growth velocity between 20 and 36 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (4), pp. 488-495. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20243

Routine ultrasound at 32 vs 36 weeks' gestation: prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates

Ciobanu, A., Khan, N., Syngelaki, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2019. Routine ultrasound at 32 vs 36 weeks' gestation: prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (6), pp. 761-768. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20258

Prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates at 35-37 weeks' gestation: contribution of maternal factors and growth velocity between 32 and 36 weeks

Ciobanu, A., Anthoulakis, C., Syngelaki, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K.H. 2019. Prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates at 35-37 weeks' gestation: contribution of maternal factors and growth velocity between 32 and 36 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 53 (5), pp. 630-637. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20267

Biomarkers of impaired placentation at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

Ciobanou, A., Jabak, S., De Castro, H., Frei, L., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2019. Biomarkers of impaired placentation at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (1), pp. 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20346

Prediction of large-for-gestational-age neonate by routine third-trimester ultrasound

Khan, N., Ciobanu, A., Karampitsakos, T., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2019. Prediction of large-for-gestational-age neonate by routine third-trimester ultrasound. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 54 (2), pp. 326-333. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.20377

Impact of prospective measurement of outflow tracts in the prediction of coarctation of the aorta

Vigneswaran, T. V., Zidere, V., Chivers, S., Charakida, M., Akolekar, R. and Simpson, J. M. 2019. Impact of prospective measurement of outflow tracts in the prediction of coarctation of the aorta. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21957

Diagnosis of major heart defects by routine first-trimester ultrasound examination: association with high nuchal translucency, tricuspid regurgitation and abnormal flow in the ductus venosus

Minnella, G. P., Crupano, F. M., Syngelaki, A., Zidere, V., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2019. Diagnosis of major heart defects by routine first-trimester ultrasound examination: association with high nuchal translucency, tricuspid regurgitation and abnormal flow in the ductus venosus. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 55 (5), pp. 637-644. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.21956

Screening for pre-eclampsia using sFlt-1/PlGF ratio cut-off of 38 at 30-37 weeks' gestation

Dragan, I., Georgiou, T., Prodan, N., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2017. Screening for pre-eclampsia using sFlt-1/PlGF ratio cut-off of 38 at 30-37 weeks' gestation. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 49 (1), pp. 73-77. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17301

Uterine artery pulsatility index at 30-34 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

Valiño, N., Giunta, G., Gallo, D. M., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Uterine artery pulsatility index at 30-34 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 47 (3), pp. 308-315. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.14898

Biophysical and biochemical markers at 30-34 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

Valiño, N., Giunta, G., Gallo, D. M., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Biophysical and biochemical markers at 30-34 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 47 (2), pp. 194-202. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.14928

Screening for trisomies by cell-free DNA testing of maternal blood: consequences of a failed result

Revello, R., Sarno, L., Ispas, A., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Screening for trisomies by cell-free DNA testing of maternal blood: consequences of a failed result. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 47 (6), pp. 698-704. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.15851

Metformin versus placebo in obese pregnant women without diabetes mellitus

Syngelaki, A., Nicolaides, K. H., Balani, J., Hyer, S., Akolekar, R., Kotecha, R., Pastides, A. and Shehata, H. 2016. Metformin versus placebo in obese pregnant women without diabetes mellitus. New England Journal of Medicine. 374, pp. 434-43. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1509819

Prospective first-trimester screening for trisomies by cell-free DNA testing of maternal blood in twin pregnancy

Sarno, L., Revello, R., Hanson, E., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prospective first-trimester screening for trisomies by cell-free DNA testing of maternal blood in twin pregnancy. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 47 (6), pp. 705-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.15913

Prediction of stillbirth from biochemical and biophysical markers at 11-13 weeks

Mastrodima, S., Akolekar, R., Yerlikaya, G., Tzelepis, T. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prediction of stillbirth from biochemical and biophysical markers at 11-13 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 48 (5), pp. 613-617. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17289

Prediction of stillbirth from maternal demographic and pregnancy characteristics

Yerlikaya, G., Akolekar, R., McPherson, K., Syngelaki, A. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prediction of stillbirth from maternal demographic and pregnancy characteristics. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 48 (5), pp. 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17290

Endoscopic placental laser coagulation in dichorionic and monochorionic triplet pregnancies

Peeva, G., Chaveeva, P., Gil Guevara, E., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Endoscopic placental laser coagulation in dichorionic and monochorionic triplet pregnancies. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 40 (3), pp. 174-180. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443792

Prediction of stillbirth from placental growth factor at 11-13 weeks

Akolekar, R., Machuca, M., Mendes, M., Paschos, V. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prediction of stillbirth from placental growth factor at 11-13 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 48 (5), pp. 618-623. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17288

Prediction of stillbirth from placental growth factor at 19-24 weeks

Aupont J. E., Akolekar, R., Illian, A., Neonakis, S. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2016. Prediction of stillbirth from placental growth factor at 19-24 weeks. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 48 (5), pp. 631-635. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.17229

Biophysical and biochemical markers at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome

Valiño, N., Giunta, G., Gallo, D. M., Akolekar, R. and Nicolaides, K. H. 2015. Biophysical and biochemical markers at 35-37 weeks' gestation in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 47 (2), pp. 203-209. https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.15663
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