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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Professor Don Wilson

PositionEmeritus Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Women's and Children's Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB ChB MD FRCS Ed FRANZCOG FRCOG CU
Research summaryUrogynaecology and distance education

Research

Regarding my current urogynaecology research I instigated with colleagues in the University of Aberdeen and Birmingham the current ongoing PROLONG Study (Longitudinal Study of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Childbirth). We are currently carrying out a Prevention of Prolapse RCT (PREVPROL) and an RCT of Physiotherapy Treatment for Prolapse (POPPY Trial) again with colleagues from the UK.

As an editor of the Cochrane Urinary and Faecal Incontinence Review Group I am also involved with secondary research with various Cochrane reviews. At the present moment we are looking at a review of Laparoscopic Colposuspension.

Cochrane Incontinence Group

Publications

Lin, S., Atan, I. K., Dietz, H. P., Herbison, P., & Wilson, P. D. (2019). Delivery mode, levator avulsion and obstetric anal sphincter injury: A cross-sectional study 20 years after childbirth. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12948

Atan, I. K., Lin, S., Dietz, H. P., Herbison, P., Wilson, P. D., for the ProLong Study Group. (2018). It is the first birth that does the damage: A cross-sectional study 20 years after delivery. International Urogynecology Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3616-4

Jelovsek, J. E., Chagin, K., Gyhagen, M., Hagen, S., Wilson, D., Kattan, M. W., … Milsom, I. (2018). Predicting risk of pelvic floor disorders 12 and 20 years after delivery. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 218(2), 222.e1-222.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.014

Dean, N., Ellis, G., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, D., & Mashayekhi, A. (2017). Laparoscopic colposuspension for urinary incontinence in women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD002239. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002239.pub3

Hagen, S., Glazener, C., McClurg, D., Macarthur, C., Elders, A., Herbison, P., Wilson, D., … Hay-Smith, J., … Logan, J. (2017). Pelvic floor muscle training for secondary prevention of pelvic organ prolapse (PREVPROL): A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 389(10067), 393-402. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(16)32109-2

Chapter in Book - Research

Wilson, D. (2006). Outcomes of conservative treatment. In L. Cardozo & D. Staskin (Eds.), Textbook of female urology and urogynaecology (Volume 1). (2nd ed.) (pp. 407-428). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Informa Healthcare.

Wilson, P. D., Berghmans, B., Hagen, S., Hay-Smith, J., Moore, K., Nygaard, I., … Dorey, G. (2005). Adult conservative management. In P. Abrams, L. Cardozo, S. Khoury & A. Wein (Eds.), Incontinence (vol. 2). (pp. 855-964). International Continence Society.

Wilson, P. D. (2002). Non-surgical management of Incontinence. In A. B. MacLean & L. Cardozo (Eds.), Incontinence in Women. (pp. 211-224). London: RCOG Press.

Wilson, P. D., Bo, K., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Nygaard, I., Staskin, D., Wyman, J., & Bourcier, A. (2002). Conservative treatment in women. In P. Abrams, L. Cardozo, S. Khoury & A. Wein (Eds.), Incontinence. (2nd ed.) (pp. 571-624). England: Health Publication Ltd.

Wilson, P. D., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., & Bo, K. (2001). Outcomes of conservative treatment. In L. Cardozo & D. Staskin (Eds.), Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynaecology. Oxford, Isis Medical Media.

Wilson, P. D., Bo, K., Bourcier, A., Hay-Smith, E. J., Staskin, D., Nygaard, N., & Wyman, J. (1999). Conservative management in women. In P. Abrams, S. Khoury & A. Wein (Eds.), Incontinence. (pp. 579-636). Health Publication Ltd.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Wilson, P. D. (2003). Pelvic floor disorders. In V. O'Connor & G. Kovacs (Eds.), Obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health. (pp. 540-555). Cambridge University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Lin, S., Atan, I. K., Dietz, H. P., Herbison, P., & Wilson, P. D. (2019). Delivery mode, levator avulsion and obstetric anal sphincter injury: A cross-sectional study 20 years after childbirth. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12948

Atan, I. K., Lin, S., Dietz, H. P., Herbison, P., Wilson, P. D., for the ProLong Study Group. (2018). It is the first birth that does the damage: A cross-sectional study 20 years after delivery. International Urogynecology Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3616-4

Jelovsek, J. E., Chagin, K., Gyhagen, M., Hagen, S., Wilson, D., Kattan, M. W., … Milsom, I. (2018). Predicting risk of pelvic floor disorders 12 and 20 years after delivery. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 218(2), 222.e1-222.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.10.014

Dean, N., Ellis, G., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, D., & Mashayekhi, A. (2017). Laparoscopic colposuspension for urinary incontinence in women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7, CD002239. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002239.pub3

Hagen, S., Glazener, C., McClurg, D., Macarthur, C., Elders, A., Herbison, P., Wilson, D., … Hay-Smith, J., … Logan, J. (2017). Pelvic floor muscle training for secondary prevention of pelvic organ prolapse (PREVPROL): A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 389(10067), 393-402. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(16)32109-2

MacArthur, C., Wilson, D., Herbison, P., Lancashire, R. J., Hagen, S., Toozs-Hobson, P., … on behalf of the Prolong Study Group. (2016). Urinary incontinence persisting after childbirth: Extent, delivery history, and effects in a 12–year longitudinal cohort study. BJOG, 123, 1022-1029. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.13395

Dietz, H. P., Wilson, P. D., & Milsom, I. (2016). Maternal birth trauma: Why should it matter to urogynaecologists? Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 28(5), 441-448. doi: 10.1097/gco.0000000000000304

Glazener, C. M. A., MacArthur, C., Hagen, S., Elders, A., Lancashire, R., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, P. D., on behalf of the ProLong Study Group. (2014). Twelve-year follow-up of conservative management of postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence and prolapse outcomes: Randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 121(1), 112-120. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12473

Hagen, S., Stark, D., Glazener, C., Dickson, S., Barry, S., Elders, A., … Wilson, D., on behalf of the POPPY Trial Collaborators. (2014). Individualised pelvic floor muscle training in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POPPY): A multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 383(9919), 796-806. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61977-7

MacArthur, C., Wilson, D., Herbison, P., Lancashire, R. J., Hagen, S., Toozs-Hobson, P., Dean, N., … on behalf of the ProLong Study Group. (2013). Faecal incontinence persisting after childbirth: A 12 year longitudinal study. BJOG, 120(2), 169-178. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12039

Glazener, C., Elders, A., MacArthur, C., Lancashire, R. J., Herbison, P., Hagen, S., Dean, N., … Wilson, D., for the ProLong Study Group. (2013). Childbirth and prolapse: Long-term associations with the symptoms and objective measurement of pelvic organ prolapse. BJOG, 120(2), 161-168. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12075

Paterson, H., Kenrick, K., & Wilson, D. (2012). Teaching the Y generation obstetrics and gynaecology skills: A survey of medical students' thoughts on a new program. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(2), 151-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01415.x

MacArthur, C., Glazener, C., Lancashire, R., Herbison, P., Wilson, D., on behalf of the ProLong Study Group. (2011). Exclusive caesarean section delivery and subsequent urinary and faecal incontinence: A 12-year longitudinal study. BJOG, 118(8), 1001-1007. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.02964.x

Davis, D., Baddock, S., Pairman, S., Hunter, M., Benn, C., Wilson, D., … Herbison, P. (2011). Planned place of birth in New Zealand: Does it affect mode of birth and intervention rates among low-risk women? Birth, 38(2), 111-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00458.x

Duthie, J. B., Vincent, M., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, D. I., & Wilson, D. (2011). Botulinum toxin injections for adults with overactive bladder syndrome (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD005493. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005493.pub3

Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., Paterson, H., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2009). Research priorities in urinary incontinence: Results from citizens' juries. BJOG, 116(5), 713-718. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2008.02093.x

Dean, N., Wilson, D., Herbison, P., Glazener, C., Aung, T., & MacArthur, C. (2008). Sexual function, delivery mode history, pelvic floor muscle exercises and incontinence: A cross-sectional study six years post-partum. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 48, 302-311. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00854.x

Lauti, M., Herbison, P., Hay-Smith, J., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2008). Anticholinergic drugs, bladder retraining and their combination for urge urinary incontinence: A pilot randomised trial. International Urogynecology Journal, 19, 1533-1543. doi: 10.1007/s00192-008-0686-8

Miller, D., Roberts, H., & Wilson, D. (2008). Future practice of graduates of the New Zealand Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Certificate in Women's Health. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1282). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1282/3261/content.pdf

Duthie, J. B., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, D. I., & Wilson, D. (2007). Botulinum toxin injections for adults with overactive bladder syndrome (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, CD005493. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005493.pub2

Crowther, C. A., Doyle, L. W., Haslam, R. R., Hiller, J. E., Harding, J. E., Robinson, J. S., for the ACTORDS Study Group, including Reid, R., Austin, N., Darlow, B., Poad, D., Broadbent, R., Wilson, D., Sangalli, M., Elder, D., & Richardson, V. (2007). Outcomes at 2 years of age after repeat doses of antenatal corticosteroids. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(12), 1179-1189.

Glazener, C. M. A., Herbison, G. P., MacArthur, C., Lancashire, R., McGee, M. A., Grant, A. M., & Wilson, P. D. (2006). New postnatal urinary incontinence: Obstetric and other risk factors in primiparae. BJOG, 113(2), 208-217.

Dean, N., Herbison, P., Ellis, G., & Wilson, D. (2006). Laparoscopic colposuspension and tension-free vaginal tape: A systematic review. BJOG, 113, 1345-1353.

MacArthur, C., Glazener, C. M. A., Wilson, P. D., Lancashire, R. J., Herbison, G. P., & Grant, A. M. (2006). Persistent urinary incontinence and delivery mode history: A six-year longitudinal study. BJOG, 113, 218-224.

Dean, N. M., Ellis, G., Wilson, P. D., & Herbison, G. P. (2006). Laparoscopic colposuspension for urinary incontinence in women (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3, CD002239. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002239.pub2

Crowther, C. A., Haslam, R. R., Hiller, J. E., Doyle, L. W., Robinson, J. S., for the Australasian Collaborative Trial of Repeat Doses of Steroids (ACTORDS) Study Group, including Reid, R., Austin, N., Darlow, B., Mogridge, N., Broadbent, R., Patel, F., Tout, S., Wilson, D., Sangalli, M., & Elder, D. (2006). Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome after repeat exposure to antenatal corticosteroids: A randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 367, 1913-1919. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68846-6

Glazener, C. M. A., Herbison, G. P., MacArthur, C., Grant, A., & Wilson, P. D. (2005). Randomised controlled trial of conservative management of postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence: Six year follow up. BMJ, 330(7487), 337. Retrieved from http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/330/7487/337

Dietz, P., Mouritsen, L., Ellis, G., & Wilson, P. D. (2005). How important is TVT location? Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 60(1), 25-26.

Burton, J. P., Chilcott, C. N., Al-Qumber, M., Brooks, H. J. L., Wilson, D., Tagg, J. R., & Devenish, C. (2005). A preliminary survey of Atopobium vaginae in women attending the Dunedin gynaecology out-patients clinic: Is the contribution of the hard-to-culture microbiota overlooked in gynaecological disorders? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 45, 450-452.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (2005). Childbirth and pelvic floor trauma. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 19(6), 913-924.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (2005). Laparoscopic colposuspension versus urethropexy: A case-control series. International Urogynecology Journal, 16(1), 15-18.

MacArthur, C., Glazener, C., Lancashire, R., Herbison, P., Wilson, D., & Grant, A. (2005). Faecal incontinence and mode of first and subsequent delivery: A six-year longitudinal study. BJOG, 112, 1075-1082.

Wilson, D. (2004). Prevention of incontinence in women [Address]. Australian & New Zealand Continence Journal, 10(4), 102-104.

Dietz, H. P., Ellis, G., Wilson, P. D., & Herbison, P. (2004). Voiding function after tension-free vaginal tape: A longitudinal study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 44(2), 152-155.

Dietz, H. P., Foote, A. J., Mak, H. L. J., & Wilson, P. D. (2004). TVT and Sparc suburethral slings: A case-control series. International Urogynecology Journal, 15(2), 129-131.

Dietz, H. P., Mouritsen, L., Ellis, G., & Wilson, P. D. (2004). How important is TVT location? Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 83(10), 904-908.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (2004). The 'iris effect': How two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasound can help us understand anti-incontinence procedures. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 23(3), 267-271.

Dietz, H. P., Mouritsen, L., Ellis, G., & Wilson, P. D. (2003). Does the tension-free vaginal tape stay where you put it? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 188(4), 950-953.

Moehrer, B., Carey, M., & Wilson, P. D. (2003). Laparoscopic colposuspension: A systematic review. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 110, 230-235.

Duggan, P. M., Wilson, P. D., Norton, P., Brown, A. D. G., Drutz, H. P., & Herbison, P. (2003). Utilization of preoperative urodynamic investigations by gynecologists who frequently operate for female urinary incontinence. International Urogynecology Journal, 14(4), 282-287. doi: 10.1007/s00192-003-1039-2

Dietz, H. P., Mouritsen, L., Ellis, G., & Wilson, P. D. (2002). Voiding function after TVT. International Urogynecology Journal, 13, S21.

Dietz, H. P., Mouritsen, L., Ellis, G., & Wilson, P. D. (2002). Does it matter where you put your tape? International Urogynecology Journal & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, 13, S21.

Glazener, C. M. A., Herbison, G. P., Wilson, P. D., MacArthur, C., Lang, G. D., Gee, H., & Grant, A. M. (2001). Conservative management of persistent postnatal urinary and faecal incontinence: A randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 323, 593-596. doi: 10.1136/bmj.323.7313.593

MacArthur, C., Glazener, C. M. A., Wilson, P. D., Herbison, G. P., Gee, H., Lang, G. D., & Lancashire, R. (2001). Obstetric practice and faecal incontinence three months after delivery. BJOG, 108, 678-683.

Land, R., Parry, E. C., Rane, A., & Wilson, P. D. (2001). Personal preferences of obstetricians towards childbirth. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 41(3), 249-252.

Dietz, H. P., Wilson, P. D., & Clarke, B. (2001). The use of perineal ultrasound to quantify levator activity and teach pelvic floor muscle exercises. International Urogynecology Journal, 12(3), 166-169.

Dietz, H. P., Wilson, P. D., Clarke, B., & Haylen, B. T. (2001). Irritative symptoms after colposuspension: Are they due to distortion or over elevation of the anterior vaginal wall and trigone? International Urogynecology Journal, 12, 232-236.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (2000). Colposuspension success and failure: A long term objective folow up study. International Urogynecology Journal, 11(6), 346-351.

Dietz, H. P., Wilson, P. D., Gillies, K., & Vancaillie, T. (2000). How does the TVT achieve continence? Neurourology & Urodynamics, 19(4), 393-394.

MacLennan, A. H., Taylor, A. W., Wilson, D. H., & Wilson, P. D. (2000). The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders and their relationship to gender, age, parity and mode of delivery. BJOG, 107(December), 1460-1470.

Wilkinson, T. J., Newble, D. I., Wilson, P. D., Carter, J. M., & Helms, R. (2000). Development of a three centre simultaneous objective structured clinical examination. Medical Education, 34, 798-807.

Egan, T., Fiddes, T. M., & Wilson, P. D. (1999). Development and delivery of an interactive, distance taught course in obstetrics and gynaecology based on patient problems. Teaching & Learning in Medicine, 11(4), 214-222.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (1999). The influence of bladder volume on the position and mobility of the vesicoureteric junction. International Urogynecology Journal, 10(1), 3-6.

Duggan, P. M., Wilson, P. D., Brown, A. D., Drutz, H., Norton, P., & Herbison, G. P. (1999). Availability and utilisation of urodynamic investigations by gynaecologists managing female urinary incontinence. Neurourology & Urodynamics, 18(4), 362-363.

Ellin, K. E., Dietz, H. P., Wilson, P. D., & Rades, T. (1999). Coarse dispersed systems as ultrasound contrast media. Pharmazie, 54, 195-199.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (1998). Anatomical assessment of the bladder outlet and proximal urethra using Ultrasound and Videocystourethrography. International Urogynecology Journal, 9, 365-369.

Dietz, H. P., Teare, A. J., & Wilson, P. D. (1998). Sacculation and retroversion of the gravid uterus in the third trimester. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 38, 3, 343-345.

Wilson, P. D., & Herbison, G. P. (1998). A randomized controlled trial of pelvic floor muscle exercises to treat postnatal urinary incontinence. International Urogynecology Journal, 9(5), 257-264.

Wilson, P. D., Herbison, G. P., Glazener, C. M. A., Lang, G., Gee, H., & MacArthur, C. (1997). Postnatal incontinence: A multi centre, randomised controlled trial of conservative treatment. Neurourology & Urodynamics, 16(5), 349-350.

Wilson, P. D., George, M., & Imrie, J. J. (1997). Vaginal Electrostimulation for the Treatment of Genuine Strss Incontinence. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 37(4), 446-449.

Dovey, S. M., McNaughton, T., Tilyard, M., Wilson, P. D., Gurr, E., & Jolleys, J. (1996). General practitioners' opinions of continence care training. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 340-343.

Wilson, P. D., Herbison, R. M., & Herbison, G. P. (1996). Obstetric practice and the prevalence of urinary incontinence three months after delivery. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 103, 154-161.

Dietz, H. P., & Wilson, P. D. (1996). Anatomical assessment of the bladder outlet and proximal urethra using ultrasound and videocystourethrography. Neurourology & Urodynamics, 15, 363-364.

Wilson, P. D., & Herbison, G. P. (1995). Conservative management of incontinence. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 7, 386-392.

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Journal - Research Other

Wilson, D., Dornan, J., Milsom, I., & Freeman, R. (2014). UR-CHOICE: Can we provide mothers-to-be with information about the risk of future pelvic floor dysfunction? International Urogynecology Journal, 25, 1449-1452. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2376-z

Nygaard, I. E., Bryant, C. M., Dowell, C., & Wilson, D. (2010). Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2, CD003505. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003505.pub2

Nygaard, I., Bryant, C., Dowell, C., & Wilson, P. D. (2002). Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of urinary incontinence in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1, CD003505. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003505

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