- Sept. 19, 2016
-- Dr Max Mongelli has recently published on better methods to assess obesity in pregnancy. Traditional methods are based on weight and height and calculating the body mass index. These do not give an accurate indication of abdominal fat or truncal obesity - which is more closely related to adverse events and complications. In his review he refers to several researchers who have used ultrasound to directly measure the amount of fat in the abdomen. This technique is non-invasive and appears a better predictor of complications during pregnancy.
Dr Max Mongelli is an OBGYN specialist based in Sydney. He underwent undergraduate medical training at the University of Sydney. This was followed by specialist and clinical research training in the NHS, United Kingdom, where he developed an interest in perinatal medicine and fetal growth disorders. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and in Singapore. His main interest is in obstetrics, both clinical and research. He contributed to the development of the software for the customised antenatal growth charts, which are now widely used in the NHS and overseas. His other research interests include clinical applications of computer modelling, biostatistics and evidence-based medicine. He has co-authored a book on fetal growth with Professor Tambyraja ("The Low Birth Weight Baby") in Singapore, and over 60 papers in mainstream medical journals. Many of these have been presented at international conferences such as the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Recently his interests include early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and early fetal growth. He has been involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students and junior doctors. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
More on this athttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajum.12010/abs...