Teratology Studies https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/tera <p><strong>Teratology Studies</strong> is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online-only journal publishing researches about the whole field of birth defects and abnormalities of physiological development. The primary intent of the journal will be to rapidly publish clinically relevant information that will directly improve the care of patients. Basic science and experimental studies of interest to those treating disorders will also be considered for publication when relevant. Our journal publishes Editorials, Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports and Letters to the Editor.</p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> francesca.baccino@pagepress.org (Francesca Baccino) tiziano.taccini@pagepress.org (Tiziano Taccini) Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The impact of smoking on infertility, pregnancy outcomes and fetal development https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/tera/article/view/ts.2012.e1 Maternal smoking during pregnancy is one of the main causes of pregnancy complications and is correlated with poorer outcomes compared to pregnancy without smoking. Maternal smoking is associated with a statistically significant increase in the risks of placental abruption, placenta praevia, ectopic pregnancy and preterm pre-labor rupture of membranes. In addition, maternal smoking during pregnancy correlated with higher rates of low birth weight, perinatal mortality, and premature birth, as well as complications in respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems in childhood. Active and passive smoking of pregnant mothers seems to be one of the causative agents for these and other negative effects on both mothers and their infants. Physicians should clarify these hazardous effects to pregnant women and strongly advise them to quit smoking as soon as possible. Women who continue to smoke during pregnancy should be considered a high-risk pregnancy. Mohammed Hamad, Khaled Refaat, Constanze Fischer-Hammadeh, Mohamad Eid Hammadeh ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.pagepressjournals.org/index.php/tera/article/view/ts.2012.e1 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:28:44 +0100