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Health Sciences profile

Dr Peter Abels

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health (UOW)
QualificationsMBChB,FCOG (Sth Africa), MMed O & G, Dip Obs(Sth Africa) FRANZCOG
Research summaryPlacental Villous Sysplasia and Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness

Research

Peter is involved in teaching obstetrics and gynaecology to undergraduates and trainee specialists. His current research is focused in Placental Villous Sysplasia and MIDD (Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness). Peter obtained his under and post graduate training in South Africa. He joined the department in October 2009 and is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Wellington Hospital where he is involved in high risk obstetrics.

Publications

Lepine, S., Lawton, B., Geller, S., Abels, P., & MacDonald, E. J. (2018). Severe maternal morbidity due to sepsis: The burden and preventability of disease in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12787

Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Franklin, I., Barnes, P., … Abels, P., … Crane, J. (2018). Maternal supplementation alone with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during pregnancy and breastfeeding does not reduce infant eczema. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29(3), 296-302. doi: 10.1111/pai.12874

Slykerman, R. F., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J. M. D., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … the Probiotic in Pregnancy Study Group. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.013

Lepine, S., Maharaj, D., Hawley, J., Langdana, F., & Abels, P. (2017). Consent quality for gynaecologic surgery: Hysterectomy and the management of the adnexa for benign disease: A retrospective qualitative audit. International Education and Research Journal, 3(1), 105-108.

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(6), 804-813. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

Journal - Research Article

Lepine, S., Lawton, B., Geller, S., Abels, P., & MacDonald, E. J. (2018). Severe maternal morbidity due to sepsis: The burden and preventability of disease in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12787

Wickens, K., Barthow, C., Mitchell, E. A., Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G., Rowden, J., Kang, J., Hood, F., … Franklin, I., Barnes, P., … Abels, P., … Crane, J. (2018). Maternal supplementation alone with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during pregnancy and breastfeeding does not reduce infant eczema. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, 29(3), 296-302. doi: 10.1111/pai.12874

Slykerman, R. F., Hood, F., Wickens, K., Thompson, J. M. D., Barthow, C., Murphy, R., Kang, J., … Crane, J., Stanley, T., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … the Probiotic in Pregnancy Study Group. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.09.013

Wickens, K. L., Barthow, C. A., Murphy, R., Abels, P. R., Maude, R. M., Stone, P. R., … Stanley, T. V., Purdie, G. L., Kang, J. M., Hood, F. E., … Barnes, P. K., … Crane, J. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117(6), 804-813. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517000289

Lepine, S., Maharaj, D., Hawley, J., Langdana, F., & Abels, P. (2017). Consent quality for gynaecologic surgery: Hysterectomy and the management of the adnexa for benign disease: A retrospective qualitative audit. International Education and Research Journal, 3(1), 105-108.

Easther, S., Langdana, F., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Beasley, R., & Entwisle, J. (2016). The diagnostic role of ventilation/perfusion scans versus computed tomography pulmonary angiography in obstetric patients investigated for pulmonary embolism at Wellington Hospital from 2010 to 2012. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1433), 66-72. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Langdana, F., Yogender, Y., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Purdie, G., Tait, J., & Elder, R. (2015). Materno-fetal outcomes in patients with abnormally invasive placenta: A 14 year experience. Journal of Womens Health Care, 4(7), 286. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000286

Winsley, E., Maharaj, D., Abels, P., Kenwright, D., & Langdana, F. (2014). Outcomes in HrHPV-positive women with low grade cervical smears and normal or low grade initial colposcopy results. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1390). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gallagher, J., Kenwright, D., Abels, P., & Gallagher, P. (2012). Is obstetrics and gynaecology going the distance? Clinical Teacher, 9(4), 243-247. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00540.x

Abels, P. R., Kruger, T. F., van der Merwe, J. P., Norsarka, S., Kitilla, T., & Lombaard, C. J. (2007). Gamete intrafallopian transfer versus super-ovulation with intrauterine insemination for the treatment of infertility: A prospective randomised study on pregnancy outcome. South African Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 13(3), 104-109.

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Journal - Research Other

Barthow, C., Wickens, K., Stanley, T., Mitchell, E. A., Maude, R., Abels, P., Purdie, G., … Kang, J., Hood, F., … Barnes, P., Fitzharris, P., … Crane, J. (2016). The Probiotics in Pregnancy Study (PiP Study): Rationale and design of a double-blind randomised controlled trial to improve maternal health during pregnancy and prevent infant eczema and allergy. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 16, 133. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0923-y

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