Assistant Professor

Curriculum vitae

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact

McMaster University
1280 Main St. West,
HSC3V - 43B
Hamilton, Ontario ‚ÄčL8S 4K1

Characterizing maternal and neonatal trauma associated with forceps and vacuum delivery

Operative vaginal delivery (OVD) is considered safe if carried out by trained personnel. However, opportunities for training in OVD have declined and, given these shifts in practice, the safety of OVD is unknown.

This project aims to describe the incidence of maternal and neonatal trauma following OVD in Canada and to quantify the variability in trauma rates by instrument, region, level of obstetric care and institutional OVD volume.


Maternal and neonatal trauma following operative vaginal delivery

G. Muraca, A. Boutin, N. Razaz, S. Lisonkova, S. John, J. Ting, H. Scott, M. Kramer, Ks Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2022

Associations Between Maternal Trauma Rates in Spontaneous Vaginal, Attempted Forceps, and Attempted Vacuum Deliveries in Canadian Hospitals

G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, A. Boutin, N. Razaz, S. John, K. Joseph

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022

The authors reply regarding transparency, balance and perspective on intervention at full dilation

G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2022


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