Assistant Professor



Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact

McMaster University
1280 Main St. West,
HSC3V - 43B
Hamilton, Ontario ​L8S 4K1
Canada



Publications


741 The association between hysterotomy extension and subsequent preterm birth


Giulia M. Muraca, Tzuria Peled, Abi Kirubarajan, A. Weiss, H. Sela, S. Grisaru-Granovsky, Misgav Rottenstreich

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2024


1042 Racial disparities in maternal transfusion in the United States by mode of delivery


Parnian Hossein Pour, Maya Rajasingham, Giulia M. Muraca

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2024


902 Impact of method of fetal extraction in second stage cesarean delivery on subsequent preterm delivery


Tzuria Peled, Giulia M. Muraca, Miri Ratner, H. Sela, Abi Kirubarajan, A. Weiss, S. Grisaru-Granovsky, Misgav Rottenstreich

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2024


Impacted fetal head extraction methods at second stage cesarean and subsequent preterm delivery: A multicenter study.


Tzuria Peled, Giulia M. Muraca, Miri Ratner, H. Sela, A. Kirubarajan, A. Weiss, S. Grisaru-Granovsky, Misgav Rottenstreich

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2024


Operative delivery in the second stage of labour and preterm birth in a subsequent pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


A. Kirubarajan, Nila Thangavelu, Misgav Rottenstreich, Giulia M. Muraca

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2023


Validation of Parent-reported Gestational Age Categories for Children Less Than 6 Years of Age


Alexandra M Palumbo, David Kirkwood, C. Borkhoff, C. Keown‐Stoneman, Giulia M Muraca, Anne Fuller, C. Birken, J. Maguire, Hilary K. Brown, Laura N. Anderson

Epidemiology, 2023


Severe maternal morbidity surveillance, temporal trends and regional variation: A population-based cohort study.


Eleni Tsamantioti, A. Sandström, Giulia M Muraca, K. S. Joseph, Katarina Remaeus, N. Razaz

BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2023


Maternal and neonatal trauma during forceps and vacuum delivery must not be overlooked


Giulia M Muraca, Laura E Ralph, Penny Christensen, Rohan D’Souza, Roxana Geoffrion, S. Lisonkova, K. S. Joseph

British medical journal, 2023


Hospital factors associated with maternal and neonatal outcomes of deliveries to patients with a previous cesarean delivery: an ecological study


K. Joseph, C. Young, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, N. Razaz, S. John, S. Lisonkova, R. D. Wilson

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2023


Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on stillbirths in Canada and the United States.


K. S. Joseph, S. Lisonkova, Sophie Simon, S. John, N. Razaz, G. Muraca, Amélie Boutin, Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, J. Brandt, C. Ananth

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2023


Pre-pregnancy body mass index and HELLP syndrome: A population-based retrospective cohort study


Li Qing Wang, J. Bone, G. Muraca, K. Joseph, S. Lisonkova

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2023


Asian-White disparities in obstetric anal sphincter injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Meejin Park, S. Wanigaratne, R. D’Souza, R. Geoffrion, Sarah A Williams, G. Muraca

AJOG Global Reports, 2023


Asian-white disparities in obstetric anal sphincter injury: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis


Meejin Park, S. Wanigaratne, Rohan D'Souza, Roxana Geoffrion, Sarah A Williams, Giulia M Muraca

PLoS ONE, 2023


Asian-White disparities in obstetric anal sphincter injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis


Meejin Park, S. Wanigaratne, Sarah A Williams, R. D’Souza, R. Geoffrion, G. Muraca

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2023


Prepregnancy body mass index and adverse perinatal outcomes in the presence of other maternal risk factors


M. J. N. Bone, Dr. KS Joseph, D. L. A. Magee, D. G. M. Muraca, Dr. Neda Razaz, Dr. Chantal Mayer, Dr. Sarka Lisonkova

AJOG Global Reports, 2023


Assessment of adverse pregnancy and fertility outcomes among Canadian female physicians


Sahra Nathoo, Mehrnoosh Faghih, Giulia M. Muraca, Irina Oltean

Fertility and Sterility, 2023


Response to the Commentary ‘Causes of ART‐related outcomes in the COVID‐19 era’


S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, A. Boutin, J. Brandt, M. Bedaiwy, C. Ananth, K. Joseph

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2023


Response to the Commentary 'Causes of ART-related outcomes in the COVID-19 era'.


S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, A. Boutin, J. Brandt, M. Bedaiwy, C. Ananth, K. Joseph

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2023


Obstetric Intervention and Perinatal Outcomes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic


Sophie Simon, Sid John, Sarka Lisonkova, Neda Razaz, Giulia M. Muraca, Amélie Boutin, Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, Justin S. Brandt, Cande Ananthy, KS Joseph

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2023


Obstetric Intervention and Perinatal Outcomes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.


Sophie Simon, S. John, S. Lisonkova, N. Razaz, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, J. Brandt, C. Ananth, K. S. Joseph

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2023


Primary Cesarean Deliveries of Term Singletons Prior to or in Labour and Risks of Severe Maternal Morbidity: A Comparison of Canadian Tiers of Obstetric Services


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

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022


Chorioamnionitis and risk of long-term neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring; a population-based cohort study.


Eleni Tsamantioti, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, A. Örtqvist, N. Razaz

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2022


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


Temporal Trends in Cesarean Delivery in Sweden and British Columbia Using the Robson Classification: The Role of Confounding


G. Muraca, K. Joseph, N. Razaz, S. Lisonkova, Linnea V Ladfors, O. Stephansson

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022


Outcome-Based Cesarean Delivery Rate Targets by Robson Group: Population-Based Analysis of Deliveries from Canada and Sweden


G. Muraca, K. Joseph, N. Razaz, S. Lisonkova, Linnea V Ladfors, O. Stephansson

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022


Adjusted Comparisons of Cesarean Delivery Rates Between Populations Using the Robson Classification: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Canada and Sweden


G. Muraca, K. Joseph, N. Razaz, S. Lisonkova, Linnea V Ladfors, O. Stephansson

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 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


Variation in Episiotomy Use by Maternity Care Provider and Associated Rates of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury


G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, N. Razaz, K. Joseph

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022


Regionalized Perinatal Care in Canada: Can Small Hospitals Safely Deliver Women with a Previous Cesarean Delivery?


K. Joseph, C. Young, A. Boutin, Arlin Cherian, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, S. John, S. Lisonkova

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2022


Does Maternal Stature Modify the Association Between Small- and Large-For-Gestational Age Infants and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes? A Retrospective Cohort Study.


Lauren M. Yearwood, J. Bone, Qi Wen, G. Muraca, Janet Lyons, N. Razaz, K. Joseph, S. Lisonkova

BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2022


Does maternal stature modify the association between infants who are small or large for gestational age and adverse perinatal outcomes? A retrospective cohort study


Lauren M. Yearwood, J. Bone, Q. Wen, G. Muraca, Janet Lyons, N. Razaz, K. Joseph, S. Lisonkova

BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2022


Authors reply re: The Ten Group Classification System – First Things First


Linnea V Ladfors, G. Muraca, J. Zetterqvist, A. Butwick, O. Stephansson

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2022


Time of delivery among low‐risk women at 37–42 weeks of gestation and risks of stillbirth and infant mortality, and long‐term neurological morbidity


N. Razaz, G. Muraca, K. Fink, A. Boutin, S. John, S. Lisonkova, O. Stephansson, S. Cnattingius, K. Joseph

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2022


Early coronavirus disease 2019 restrictive measures and changes in maternal characteristics, use of assisted reproductive technology, and stillbirth


S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, A. Boutin, J. Brandt, M. Bedaiwy, C. Ananth, K. Joseph

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2022


Racial disparities in birth outcomes following assisted reproduction


S. Lisonkova, S. John, Lauren M. Yearwood, V. Ukah, Y. Sabr, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, M. Bedaiwy

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2022


Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Perinatal Health of Infants Conceived by ART.


S. Lisonkova, U. V. Ukah, S. John, Lauren M. Yearwood, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, P. Yong, M. Bedaiwy

Pediatrics, 2022


Bias in comparisons of mortality among very preterm births: A cohort study


A. Boutin, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Shiliang Liu, M. Kramer, K. Joseph

PloS one, 2021


Obstetric Health


A. Boutin, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Shiliang Liu, M. Kramer, K. Joseph

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2021


Survival and complications in patients with haemoglobin E thalassaemia in Sri Lanka: a prospective, longitudinal cohort study


A. Premawardhena, D. Ediriweera, A. Sabouhanian, A. Allen, D. Rees, S. de Silva, W.K.W. Perera, N. Katugaha, M. Arambepola, R. Yamashita, S. Mettananda, N. Jiffry, Vikita Mehta, Refai Cader, Dayananda Bandara, Tim K. St. Pierre, G. Muraca, C. Fisher, A. Kirubarajan, Shawn Khan, S. Allen, S. Lamabadusuriya, D. Weatherall, N. Olivieri

The Lancet. Global health, 2021


Maternal Mortality in the United States


K. Joseph, A. Boutin, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, S. John, A. Mehrabadi, Y. Sabr, C. Ananth, E. Schisterman

Obstetrics and gynecology, 2021


Maternal Mortality in the United States: Recent Trends, Current Status, and Future Considerations


K. Joseph, A. Boutin, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, S. John, A. Mehrabadi, Y. Sabr, C. Ananth, E. Schisterman

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, 2021


Postpartum haemorrhage trends in Sweden using the Robson ten group classification system: a population‐based cohort study


Linnea V Ladfors, G. Muraca, J. Zetterqvist, A. Butwick, O. Stephansson

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2021


842Prevention of severe preeclampsia at term gestation among women with chronic hypertension


S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, A. Boutin, Y. Sabr, K. Joseph

International Journal of Epidemiology, 2021


Incidence and risk factors for severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and eclampsia at preterm and term gestation: a population-based study.


S. Lisonkova, J. Bone, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, L. Wang, Y. Sabr, A. Boutin, C. Mayer, K. Joseph

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2021


Maternal Risk Factors and Adverse Birth Outcomes Associated With HELLP Syndrome: A Population-based Study


S. Lisonkova, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, C. Mayer, K. Joseph, M. Kramer

2021


Modern obstetrics: beyond early delivery for fetal or maternal compromise.


K. Joseph, S. John, A. Boutin, Natalie V. Scime, K. Chaput, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, S. Lisonkova, N. Dendukuri

American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM, 2020


Accuracy of postpartum hemorrhage coding in the Swedish Pregnancy Register


Linnea V Ladfors, G. Muraca, A. Butwick, G. Edgren, O. Stephansson

Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica, 2020


Maternal obesity and risk of cardiovascular diseases in offspring: a population-based cohort and sibling-controlled study.


N. Razaz, E. Villamor, G. Muraca, A. Bonamy, S. Cnattingius

The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology, 2020


Maternal risk factors and adverse birth outcomes associated with HELLP syndrome: a population‐based study


S. Lisonkova, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, C. Mayer, K. Joseph, M. Kramer

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2020


Regional Variation and Temporal Trends in Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Canada, 2004-2014.


S. Lisonkova, R. Geoffrion, M. Sanaee, G. Muraca, Qi Wen, P. Yong, Maryse Larouche, G. Cundiff

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2020


Episiotomy use among vaginal deliveries and the association with anal sphincter injury: a population-based retrospective cohort study


G. Muraca, Shiliang Liu, Y. Sabr, S. Lisonkova, A. Skoll, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, O. Stephansson, N. Razaz, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2019


TEMPORAL TRENDS IN EPISIOTOMY USE AMONG SPONTANEOUS AND OPERATIVE VAGINAL DELIVERIES IN CANADA AND THE ASSOCIATION WITH OBSTETRIC ANAL SPHINCTER INJURY


G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, A. Skoll, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 2019


Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Forceps and Vacuum Delivery at Outlet, Low, and Midpelvic Station.


G. Muraca, Y. Sabr, S. Lisonkova, A. Skoll, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2019


Temporal Trends in Preterm Birth, Neonatal Mortality, and Neonatal Morbidity Following Spontaneous and Clinician-Initiated Delivery in Canada, 2009-2016.


Lindsay L. Richter, J. Ting, G. Muraca, A. Boutin, Qi Wen, Janet Lyons, A. Synnes, S. Lisonkova

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2019


Maternal Obesity and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in Offspring: Population-Based Cohort and Sibling-Controlled Studies


N. Razaz, E. Villamor, G. Muraca, A. Bonamy, S. Cnattingius

SSRN Electronic Journal, 2019


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Neonatal and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity


S. Lisonkova, Lindsay L. Richter, J. Ting, G. Muraca, Qi Wen, A. Mehrabadi, S. Mitchell‐Foster, E. Oviedo-Joekes, Janet Lyons

Pediatrics, 2019


Mode of delivery after a previous cesarean birth, and associated maternal and neonatal morbidity


C. Young, Shiliang Liu, G. Muraca, Y. Sabr, T. Pressey, R. Liston, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2018


Perinatal and Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Term Singletons Following Midcavity Operative Vaginal Delivery Versus Cesarean Delivery


G. Muraca, A. Skoll, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest, 2018


Authors' reply re: Perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality among term singletons following midcavity operative vaginal delivery versus caesarean delivery


G. Muraca, A. Skoll, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, Ks Joseph

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2018


Authors/ reply re: Perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality among term singletons following mid cavity operative vaginal delivery versus caesarean delivery


G. Muraca, A. Skoll, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, Ks Joseph

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2018


Ecological association between operative vaginal delivery and obstetric and birth trauma


G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, A. Skoll, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, Y. Sabr, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2018


Response to “Data limitations may affect conclusions in study of vaginal delivery at midpelvic station”


G. Muraca, A. Skoll, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2017


Perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality among term singletons following midcavity operative vaginal delivery versus caesarean delivery


G. Muraca, A. Skoll, S. Lisonkova, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, Ks Joseph

BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 2017


Letter to the Editor in Response to: Amir, Baharak et al. The Long-Term Pelvic Floor Health Outcomes of Women After Childbirth: The Influence of Labour in the First Pregnancy.


G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, K. Joseph

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2017


The authors reply to “The end of forceps deliveries?” and “Beware selection bias”


G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova, K. Joseph, A. Skoll, G. Cundiff, R. Brant, Y. Sabr

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2017


Perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality after attempted operative vaginal delivery at midpelvic station


G. Muraca, Y. Sabr, S. Lisonkova, A. Skoll, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2017


Methodological Challenges in International Comparisons of Perinatal Mortality


K. Joseph, N. Razaz, G. Muraca, S. Lisonkova

Current Epidemiology Reports, 2017


Factors Underlying the Temporal Increase in Maternal Mortality in the United States.


K. Joseph, S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, A. Mehrabadi, E. Schisterman

Obstetrics and gynecology, 2017


Association Between Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Severe Maternal Morbidity


S. Lisonkova, G. Muraca, J. Potts, J. Liauw, W. Chan, A. Skoll, K. Lim

JAMA, 2017


588: The effect of maternal age on severe maternal morbidity and perinatal outcomes


S. Lisonkova, J. Potts, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, W. Chan

2017


Maternal age and severe maternal morbidity: A population-based retrospective cohort study


S. Lisonkova, J. Potts, G. Muraca, N. Razaz, Y. Sabr, W. Chan, M. Kramer

PLoS medicine, 2017


Temporal and Regional Variations in Operative Vaginal Delivery in Canada by Pelvic Station, 2004-2012.


G. Muraca, Y. Sabr, R. Brant, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2016


Temporal trends in obstetric trauma and inpatient surgery for pelvic organ prolapse: an age-period-cohort analysis.


S. Lisonkova, J. Lavery, C. Ananth, I. Chen, G. Muraca, G. Cundiff, K. Joseph

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2016


Once More Unto the Breech: Planned Vaginal Delivery Compared With Planned Cesarean Delivery


K. Joseph, T. Pressey, Janet Lyons, S. Bartholomew, Shiliang Liu, G. Muraca, R. Liston

Obstetrics and gynecology, 2015


884: Maternal and infant morbidity associated with uterine rupture


Y. Sabr, S. Lisonkova, Ayesha Al-Nashwan, G. Muraca, C. Young, K. Joseph

2015


The association between maternal age and depression.


G. Muraca, K. Joseph

Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 2014


Emerging insights in the management of hemoglobin E beta thalassemia


N. Olivieri, Vivekanandan Thayalsuthan, A. O’Donnell, A. Premawardhena, Christopher Rigobon, G. Muraca, C. Fisher, D. Weatherall

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2010


Rates of Non-Transfusional Iron Accumulation (NTIA) In Hemoglobin E Thalassemia


N. Olivieri, V. Thayalasuthan, G. Muraca, D. Weatherall, Cecilia Kim, A. Premawardhena, A. Perera, A. O’Donnell, T. S. Pierre

2010


Studies in haemoglobin E beta‐thalassaemia


N. Olivieri, G. Muraca, A. O’Donnell, A. Premawardhena, C. Fisher, D. Weatherall

British journal of haematology, 2008


Pregnancy in Thalassemia Patients and Their Partners in a Canadian Population.


A. Apostoli, Amanda Cipolla, Maureen Kinghorn, J. Kaufman, G. Muraca, N. Olivieri

2005


Haemoglobin E beta thalassaemia in Sri Lanka.


A. Premawardhena, C. Fisher, N. Olivieri, S. de Silva, M. Arambepola, W. Perera, A. O’Donnell, T. Peto, V. Viprakasit, L. Merson, G. Muraca, D. Weatherall

Lancet, 2005


Haemoglobin E β thalassaemia in Sri Lanka


A. Premawardhena, C. Fisher, N. Olivieri, S. D. Silva, M. Arambepola, W. Perera, A. O’Donnell, T. Peto, V. Viprakasit, L. Merson, G. Muraca, D. Weatherall

The Lancet, 2005


Haemoglobin Ethalassaemia in Sri Lanka


M. Arambepola, W. Perera, Weatherall, N. Olivieri, L. Merson, G. Muraca, A. Premawardhena, C. Fisher, S. D. Silva, T. Peto, V. Viprakasit, D. Weatherall

2005

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