Read the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.
The published medical research literature is a global public good. Medical journal editors have a social responsibility to promote global health by publishing, whenever possible, research that furthers health worldwide.
PREEXISTING MATERNAL DISORDERS – RISK FACTORS FOR NEWBORN CONGENITAL ANOMALIES
Congenital anomalies may be determined by genetic or environmental factors or a combination of the two factors. Maternal disease can affect fetal development through specific effects of metabolic products or maternal antibody transfer. Identifying mothers and pregnancies at risk as well as providing a teratogenic risk discussion and appropriate documentation is aimed at reducing potential teratogenic effects of maternal diseases.
Keywords: maternal diseases, teratogen, congenital anomalies.