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Urania Magriples, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

Contact Information

Urania Magriples, MD

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States

Research Summary

Major research interest: Models for delivery of obstetric care.

Other research interests: Global Health; Medical complications of pregnancy; Ultrasound of fetal anomalies:

“Group Prenatal Care” The Centering Pregnancy Program is an innovative model for providing group prenatal care that has been implemented at prenatal care sites around the United States since 1995. It has ten defined 2-hour sessions implemented from weeks 16 through 40 of pregnancy. All prenatal care occurs within the group setting except for the initial intake done prior to group assignment, medical concerns involving the need for privacy, and cervical assessments late in pregnancy.

Mentor to Rwanda OBGYN resident theses and involved in helping the residents perform their required projects as well as evaluating the impact of training OBGYN residents in the Human Resources for Health Rwanda on maternal and fetal outcomes.


Coauthors

Research Interests

Gynecology; Obstetrics; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Global Health; Delivery, Obstetric

Selected Publications

  • Ultrasound Image Quality Comparison Between a Handheld Ultrasound Transducer and Mid-Range Ultrasound MachineSalimi N, Gonzalez-Fiol A, Yanez D, Fardelmann K, Harmon E, Kohari K, Abdel-Razeq S, Magriples U, Alian A. Ultrasound Image Quality Comparison Between a Handheld Ultrasound Transducer and Mid-Range Ultrasound Machine POCUS Journal 2022, 7: 154-159. DOI: 10.24908/pocus.v7i1.15052.
  • Ultrasound prediction of placenta accreta spectrum disordersGreenberg V, Copel J, Magriples U, Wong J, Kohari K, Merriam A. Ultrasound prediction of placenta accreta spectrum disorders American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2022, 226: s585. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.11.967.
  • EPV283/#72 Development of a gestational trophoblastic neoplasia registry and protocol in an obgyn residency in RwandaBazzett-Matabele L, Dushimiyimana B, Uwitonze G, Sebazungu T, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Small M, Magriples U, Ghebre R. EPV283/#72 Development of a gestational trophoblastic neoplasia registry and protocol in an obgyn residency in Rwanda International Journal Of Gynecological Cancer 2021, 31: a141-a141. DOI: 10.1136/ijgc-2021-igcs.354.
  • Single vs. extended antibiotic for prevention of surgical infection in emergent cesarean deliveryNitrushwa D, Ghebre R, Unyuzimana M, Magriples U, Small M, Rulisa S. Single vs. extended antibiotic for prevention of surgical infection in emergent cesarean delivery International Journal Of Pregnancy & Child Birth 2021, 7: 51-56. DOI: 10.15406/ipcb.2021.07.00228.
  • OP03.03: Obstetrics and gynecology residents can accurately classify benign ovarian tumours with the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis (IOTA) guidelinesSebajuri J, Small M, Magriples U, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Bazzett‐Matabele L. OP03.03: Obstetrics and gynecology residents can accurately classify benign ovarian tumours with the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis (IOTA) guidelines Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 54: 92-92. DOI: 10.1002/uog.20670.
  • Comparison of Pregnancy Dating in Rural and Urban Rwanda and its Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes [28I]Gashema H, Small M, Kitessa D, Magriples U, Rulisa S. Comparison of Pregnancy Dating in Rural and Urban Rwanda and its Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes [28I] Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 133: 102s-102s. DOI: 10.1097/01.aog.0000558805.63881.e4.
  • Seasonal Variation in the Incidence of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Kigali, Rwanda [28P]Mutabazi L, Bazzett-Matabele L, Small M, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Magriples U. Seasonal Variation in the Incidence of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia in Kigali, Rwanda [28P] Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 133: 178s-178s. DOI: 10.1097/01.aog.0000558914.98427.f0.
  • 58: Human resources for maternal health: expanding geographic access to obstetrician/gynecologists in rwandaSmall M, Magriples U, Ghebre R, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ntirushwa D, Kitessa D, Ntasumbumuyange D, Lantos P, Ngabonziza E, Hill W, Ruzindana K, Rukundo J, Moscovitz A, Bagambe P, Brown H, Rulisa S. 58: Human resources for maternal health: expanding geographic access to obstetrician/gynecologists in rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s46. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.064.
  • 256: Impact of WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist on knowledge and practice of OB providers in RwandaMuhorakeye F, Magriples U, Rulisa S, Ntasumbumuyange D, Bazzett-Matabele L. 256: Impact of WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist on knowledge and practice of OB providers in Rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s185. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.277.
  • 285: Evaluation of perinatal outcomes with labor induction versus spontaneous labor in Kigali, RwandaHakizimana A, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Magriples U. 285: Evaluation of perinatal outcomes with labor induction versus spontaneous labor in Kigali, Rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s202. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.306.
  • 293: Impact of BMI and gestational weight gain on term pregnancy outcome in RwandaNkubito P, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Small M, Magriples U. 293: Impact of BMI and gestational weight gain on term pregnancy outcome in Rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s207. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.314.
  • 613: Assessment of Perinatal Outcomes of pregnant women with simple vs severe malariaKwizera A, Magriples U, Rulisa S, Small M, Ntasumbumuyange D. 613: Assessment of Perinatal Outcomes of pregnant women with simple vs severe malaria American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s406. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.635.
  • 627: Single vs. extended antibiotics for prevention of surgical infection in emergent cesarean delivery in RwandaNitrushwa D, Ghebre R, Unyuzimana M, Magriples U, Small M, Rulisa S. 627: Single vs. extended antibiotics for prevention of surgical infection in emergent cesarean delivery in Rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2019, 220: s414-s415. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.649.
  • 110 Intrauterine Growth RestrictionMagriples U. 110 Intrauterine Growth Restriction 2018, 466-472.e1. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-323-44548-1.00110-8.
  • EP25.13: Theca lutein cysts in the setting of primary hypothyroidismRukundo J, Magriples U, Ntasumbumuyange D, Small M, Rulisa S, Bazzett‐Matabele L. EP25.13: Theca lutein cysts in the setting of primary hypothyroidism Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2017, 50: 378-378. DOI: 10.1002/uog.18732.
  • EP25.20: Diagnosis of bilateral ovarian torsion due to a giant dermoid: case report from RwandaRukundo J, Dusingizimana V, Magriples U, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Bazzett‐Matabele L. EP25.20: Diagnosis of bilateral ovarian torsion due to a giant dermoid: case report from Rwanda Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2017, 50: 379-380. DOI: 10.1002/uog.18739.
  • OP17.11: Does the presence of ascites among women with severe pre‐eclampsia correlate with the severity and poor maternal and neonatal outcomes?Mbonyizina C, Ntirushwa D, Bazzett‐Matabele L, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Magriples U. OP17.11: Does the presence of ascites among women with severe pre‐eclampsia correlate with the severity and poor maternal and neonatal outcomes? Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2017, 50: 105-105. DOI: 10.1002/uog.17860.
  • EP23.03: Evaluation of knowledge transfer through telemedicine: evaluation of ISUOG live webcast of basic obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound training in RwandaNtirushwa D, Small M, Bazzett‐Matabele L, Ntasumbumuyange D, Rulisa S, Magriples U. EP23.03: Evaluation of knowledge transfer through telemedicine: evaluation of ISUOG live webcast of basic obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound training in Rwanda Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2017, 50: 366-366. DOI: 10.1002/uog.18693.
  • 242: Global health opportunities for the MFM specialists in the human resources for health (HRH) program in rwandaHill W, Small M, Magriples U, Chazotte C, Judge N, Tropper P, Wolfe D, Wright R, Gilson G, Archabald K, Rulisa S, Brown H, Merkatz I. 242: Global health opportunities for the MFM specialists in the human resources for health (HRH) program in rwanda American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2015, 212: s133. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.288.
  • 868: Risk factors for development of severe postpartum infection in obstetric patients in Rwanda: a retrospective cohortRwabizi D, Archabald K, Rulisa S, Magriples U. 868: Risk factors for development of severe postpartum infection in obstetric patients in Rwanda: a retrospective cohort American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2015, 212: s414-s415. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.1074.
  • Blood Pressure Changes during Pregnancy: Impact of Race, Body Mass Index, and Weight GainMagriples U, Boynton M, Kershaw T, Duffany K, Rising S, Ickovics J. Blood Pressure Changes during Pregnancy: Impact of Race, Body Mass Index, and Weight Gain American Journal Of Perinatology 2013, 30: 161-162. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333570.
  • 584: Once-daily versus twice-daily antiretroviral dosing in HIV-infected pregnant womenHuynh T, Pettker C, Thung S, Magriples U, Duzyj C, Han C, Ali U. 584: Once-daily versus twice-daily antiretroviral dosing in HIV-infected pregnant women American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2012, 206: s265. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.10.602.
  • P14.08: Teaching basic ultrasound skills at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, UgandaKhorrami H, Magriples U, Galerneau F, Namagembe I. P14.08: Teaching basic ultrasound skills at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda Ultrasound In Obstetrics And Gynecology 2011, 38: 216-216. DOI: 10.1002/uog.9786.
  • Work Activity in Pregnancy, Preventive Measures, and the Risk of Preterm Delivery Croteau A, Marcoux S, Brisson C (Natl Inst of Public Health of Québec; CHUQ Research Ctr, Québec; Laval Univ, Québec) Am J Epidemiol 166:951-965, 2007§Magriples U. Work Activity in Pregnancy, Preventive Measures, and the Risk of Preterm Delivery Croteau A, Marcoux S, Brisson C (Natl Inst of Public Health of Québec; CHUQ Research Ctr, Québec; Laval Univ, Québec) Am J Epidemiol 166:951-965, 2007§ Yearbook Of Neonatal And Perinatal Medicine 2008, 2008: 31-32. DOI: 10.1016/s8756-5005(08)79105-4.
  • Group Prenatal Care and Perinatal Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled TrialIckovics J, Kershaw T, Westdahl C, Magriples U, Massey Z, Reynolds H, Rising S. Group Prenatal Care and Perinatal Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2007, 62: 766-767. DOI: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000291206.41258.c7.
  • Predictors of Satisfaction with Obstetric Care in High-risk Pregnancy: The Importance of Patient–Provider RelationshipLerman S, Shahar G, Czarkowski K, Kurshan N, Magriples U, Mayes L, Epperson C. Predictors of Satisfaction with Obstetric Care in High-risk Pregnancy: The Importance of Patient–Provider Relationship Journal Of Clinical Psychology In Medical Settings 2007, 14: 330-334. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-007-9080-9.
  • Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in amniotic fluid. Identification and regulation during pregnancy and intra-amniotic infectionBuhimschi C, Bhandari V, Funai E, Zhao G, Rosenberg V, Cackovic M, Magriples U, Paidas M, Buhimschi I. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in amniotic fluid. Identification and regulation during pregnancy and intra-amniotic infection American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2006, 195: s158. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.10.572.
  • Delivery at 34 Weeks Is More Costly Than at 35 Weeks in Pregnancies With Premature Rupture of MembranesMagriples U, Crichton R, Ehrenkranz R, Copel J. Delivery at 34 Weeks Is More Costly Than at 35 Weeks in Pregnancies With Premature Rupture of Membranes Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2004, 59: 82-83. DOI: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000109272.33539.95.
  • Chapter 1 Obstetric Management of the High-Risk PatientMagriples U, Copel J. Chapter 1 Obstetric Management of the High-Risk Patient 2004, 1-14. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-7216-0435-0.50005-5.
  • Prenatal ultrasound findings of abnormal bowel condition do not correlate with postnatal outcome in gastroschisisRavishankar V, Ehrenkranz R, Copel J, Magriples U. Prenatal ultrasound findings of abnormal bowel condition do not correlate with postnatal outcome in gastroschisis Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology 2003, 29: s209-s210. DOI: 10.1016/s0301-5629(03)00818-4.
  • The Impact of Epidural Analgesia on the Rotation of the Fetal Head During LaborIlluzzi J, Magriples U, Williams K. The Impact of Epidural Analgesia on the Rotation of the Fetal Head During Labor Obstetrics And Gynecology 2003, 101: 85s-86s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200304001-00202.
  • Does Lispro Improve Control in Gestational Diabetics Who Require Insulin?Ozcan T, Karne A, Nickless N, Magriples U. Does Lispro Improve Control in Gestational Diabetics Who Require Insulin? Obstetrics And Gynecology 2002, 99: 16s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200204001-00031.
  • MTHFR Heterozygosity Carries the Same Risk of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes as HomozygosityOzcan T, Mendilcioglu I, Karne A, Copel J, Magriples U. MTHFR Heterozygosity Carries the Same Risk of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes as Homozygosity Obstetrics And Gynecology 2002, 99: 17s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200204001-00032.
  • 117 Heparin therapy improves pregnancy outcomes in women with thrombophiliaOzcan T, Mendilcioglu I, Karnea A, Copel J, Magriples U. 117 Heparin therapy improves pregnancy outcomes in women with thrombophilia American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 185: s114. DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(01)80152-6.
  • 396 HIV and biochemical screening: Is there a higher false positive rate in the HIV populationNeale D, Magriples U, Simpson J, Copel J. 396 HIV and biochemical screening: Is there a higher false positive rate in the HIV population American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 185: s189. DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(01)80428-2.
  • 523 Is inherited thrombophilia evaluation warranted in caucasian women with poor obstetric history?Ozcan T, Rinder H, Karnea A, Copel J, Magriples U. 523 Is inherited thrombophilia evaluation warranted in caucasian women with poor obstetric history? American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 185: s223. DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(01)80555-x.
  • The Effect of Connecticut's Mandatory Neonatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing Law on Maternal Testing in a Clinic PopulationMagriples U, Picagli D, Barringer S, Copel J, Forsyth B. The Effect of Connecticut's Mandatory Neonatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing Law on Maternal Testing in a Clinic Population Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 97: 61s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200104001-00149.
  • Genetic Thrombophilia and Hypertensive Complications of PregnancyOzcan T, Rinder H, Murphy J, Kohn C, Copel J, Magriples U. Genetic Thrombophilia and Hypertensive Complications of Pregnancy Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 97: 40s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200104001-00096.
  • Does Lispro Improve Blood Glucose Control and Birth Weight?Ozcan T, Karne A, Murphy J, Nickless N, Magriples U, Jones D. Does Lispro Improve Blood Glucose Control and Birth Weight? Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 97: 41s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200104001-00099.
  • Genetic Thrombophilia Mutations Are Not Increased in Patients with Recurrent LossesOzcan T, Rinder H, Murphy J, Kohn C, Copel J, Magriples U. Genetic Thrombophilia Mutations Are Not Increased in Patients with Recurrent Losses Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 97: 31s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200104001-00074.
  • Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Cervical IncompetenceDemasio K, Bennett K, BahadoSingh R, Magriples U, Copel J. Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Cervical Incompetence Obstetrics And Gynecology 2001, 97: 30s-31s. DOI: 10.1097/00006250-200104001-00073.
  • Pregnancy Complicated by Maternal Paraplegia or Tetraplegia as a Result of Spinal Cord Injury and Spina BifidaDemasio K, Magriples U. Pregnancy Complicated by Maternal Paraplegia or Tetraplegia as a Result of Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida Sexuality And Disability 1999, 17: 223-232. DOI: 10.1023/a:1022128905877.
  • Is routine postpartum screening for sexually transmitted diseases necessary in a clinic population?MAGRIPLES U, COPEL J. Is routine postpartum screening for sexually transmitted diseases necessary in a clinic population? Obstetrics And Gynecology 1999, 93: s11. DOI: 10.1016/s0029-7844(99)90020-0.
  • Can risk-factor assessment replace routine screening for sexually transmitted disease in the third trimester?MAGRIPLES U, COPEL J. Can risk-factor assessment replace routine screening for sexually transmitted disease in the third trimester? Obstetrics And Gynecology 1999, 93: s26. DOI: 10.1016/s0029-7844(99)90053-4.
  • Fetal splenomegaly as a predictor of severe anemia in red blood cell sensitization: A prospective multinational trialBahado-Singh R, Onderoglu L, Rahman F, Mari G, Jones D, Paidas M, Magriples U, Jeffress A, Deren O, Pirhonen J, Copel J. Fetal splenomegaly as a predictor of severe anemia in red blood cell sensitization: A prospective multinational trial American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 1997, 176: s18. DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(97)80110-x.
  • Circulating interleukin-1 as a clinical marker in pregnant diabeticsMagriples U, Hsu C, Copel J, Nickless N, Chan D. Circulating interleukin-1 as a clinical marker in pregnant diabetics American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 1995, 172: 331. DOI: 10.1016/0002-9378(95)90944-3.
  • Circulating thrombomodulin levels and clinical correlates in pregnant diabetesMagriples U, Hsu C, Chan D, Nickless N, Copel J. Circulating thrombomodulin levels and clinical correlates in pregnant diabetes American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology 1995, 172: 331. DOI: 10.1016/0002-9378(95)90945-1.