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Associate Professor Tim Eglinton

PositionAssociate Professor and Head of Department
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery (UOC)
QualificationsMBChB MMedSc FRACS FACS FCSSANZ
Research summaryColorectal surgery

Research

Tim Eglinton is a consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Associate Professor in Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago, Christchurch. His research interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, and diverticular disease.

Publications

Morley-Bunker, A., Pearson, J., Currie, M. J., Morrin, H., Whitehead, M. R., Eglinton, T., & Walker, L. C. (2019). Assessment of intra-tumoural colorectal cancer prognostic biomarkers using RNA in situ hybridisation. Oncotarget, 10(14), 1425-1439. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26675

The PelvEx Collaborators, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced primary rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration. Annals of Surgery, 269(2), 315-321. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002528

Fischer, J., Walker, L. C., Robinson, B. A., Frizelle, F. A., Church, J. M., & Eglinton, T. W. (2019). Clinical implications of the genetics of sporadic colorectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.15074

Richards, S. J. G., Frizelle, F. A., Geddes, J. A., Eglinton, T. W., & Hampton, M. B. (2018). Frailty in surgical patients. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 33(12), 1657-1666. doi: 10.1007/s00384-018-3163-y

Hunter, R. J., Buckley, N., Fitzgerald, E. L., MacCormick, A. D., & Eglinton, T. W. (2018). General surgery prioritization tool: A pilot study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14703

Chapter in Book - Research

Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2010). Investigation and management of complications after coloproctological surgery. In G. A. Santoro, A. P. Wieczorek & C. I. Bartram (Eds.), Pelvic floor disorders: Imaging and multidisciplinary approach to management. (pp. 713-723). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-88-470-1542-5_93

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Journal - Research Article

Morley-Bunker, A., Pearson, J., Currie, M. J., Morrin, H., Whitehead, M. R., Eglinton, T., & Walker, L. C. (2019). Assessment of intra-tumoural colorectal cancer prognostic biomarkers using RNA in situ hybridisation. Oncotarget, 10(14), 1425-1439. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26675

The PelvEx Collaborators, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced primary rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration. Annals of Surgery, 269(2), 315-321. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002528

Richards, S. J. G., Frizelle, F. A., Geddes, J. A., Eglinton, T. W., & Hampton, M. B. (2018). Frailty in surgical patients. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 33(12), 1657-1666. doi: 10.1007/s00384-018-3163-y

Hunter, R. J., Buckley, N., Fitzgerald, E. L., MacCormick, A. D., & Eglinton, T. W. (2018). General surgery prioritization tool: A pilot study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14703

Paulides, E., Kim, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., Leong, R. W., … McCombie, A. M. (2018). Validation of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disability Index for self-report and development of an item-reduced version. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14496

Clarke, L., Abbott, H., Sharma, P., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Impact of restenting for recurrent colonic obstruction due to tumour ingrowth. BJS Open, 1(6), 202-206. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.34

Falconer, R., Connor, S., Balasingham, A., & Eglinton, T. (2018). Does positron emission tomography/computed tomography change management in colorectal cancer? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(4), E248-E251. doi: 10.1111/ans.13798

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bailey, T., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Complete resection of colorectal cancer with ovarian metastases combined with chemotherapy is associated with improved survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.14930

Rayen, J., Currie, T., Gearry, R. B., Frizelle, F., & Eglinton, T. (2017). The long-term outcome of anti-TNF alpha therapy in perianal Crohn's disease. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(2), 119-124. doi: 10.1007/s10151-016-1578-4

Alamri, Y., Moon, D., Ah Yen, D., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Ten-year experience of splenic trauma in New Zealand: The rise of non-operative management. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1463), 11-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Cross, A. J., Buchwald, P. L., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2017). Meta-analysis of prophylactic mesh to prevent parastomal hernia. British Journal of Surgery, 104(3), 179-186. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10402

Gandhi, J., Davidson, C., Hall, C., Pearson, J., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Population-based study demonstrating an increase in colorectal cancer in young patients. British Journal of Surgery, 104(8), 1063-1068. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10518

Fischer, J., Dobbs, B., Dixon, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., Frizelle, F. A., on behalf of the New Zealand Malignant Polyp Study (NZ MAPS) Group, including Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2017). Management of malignant colorectal polyps in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(5), 350-355. doi: 10.1111/ans.13502

Marshall, J. R., Buchwald, P. L., Gandhi, J., Schultz, J. K., Hider, P. N., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2017). Laparoscopic lavage in the management of Hinchey grade III diverticulitis: A systematic review. Annals of Surgery, 265(4), 670-676. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002005

Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C. J., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2017). Hinchey I and II diverticular abscesses: Long-term outcome of conservative treatment. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(12), 1011-1014. doi: 10.1111/ans.13501

Lee, Y., McCombie, A., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F. A., Vanamala, R., Leong, R. W., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Disability in restorative proctocolectomy recipients measured using the inflammatory bowel disease disability index. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 10(12), 1378-1384. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjw114

Hopper, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C., Dobbs, B. R., Dixon, L., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Progress in the management of retrorectal tumours. Colorectal Disease, 18(4), 410-417. doi: 10.1111/codi.13117

Morley-Bunker, A., Walker, L. C., Currie, M. J., Pearson, J., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Translating colorectal cancer genetics into clinically useful biomarkers. Colorectal Disease, 18(8), 749-762. doi: 10.1111/codi.13334

McCombie, A., Lee, Y., Vanamala, R., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F., Mckay, E., Williman, J., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Early postoperative complications have long-term impact on quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy. Medicine, 95(27), e3966. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000003966

Buchwald, P., Diesing, L., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., Dobbs, B., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Cohort study of mesenteric panniculitis and its relationship to malignancy. British Journal of Surgery, 103(12), 1727-1730. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10229

Wakeman, C., Keenan, J., Eteuati, J., Hollington, P., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(12), E228-E232. doi: 10.1111/ans.13392

Alamri, Y., Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., McCormick, J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Salvage surgery in patients with recurrent or residual squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 42(11), 1687-1692. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.05.006

Alamri, Y., Frizelle, F., Al-Mahrouqi, H., Eglinton, T., & Roberts, R. (2016). Surgical ward round checklist: Does it improve medical documentation? A clinical review of Christchurch general surgical notes. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(11), 878-882. doi: 10.1111/ans.13425

Wadsworth, P., Blackburne, H., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., Ing, A., Mulder, R., Porter, R. J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2015). Does bowel preparation for colonoscopy affect cognitive function? Medicine, 94(44), e1823. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000001823

Sharma, P. V., Eglinton, T., Hider, P., & Frizelle, F. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of routine colonic evaluation after radiologically confirmed acute diverticulitis. Annals of Surgery, 259(2), 263-272. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000000294

Abbott, S., Eglinton, T. W., Ma, Y., Stevenson, C., Robertson, G. M., & Frizelle, F. A. (2014). Predictors of outcome in palliative colonic stent placement for malignant obstruction. British Journal of Surgery, 101(2), 121-126. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9340

Sanders, A. D., Stevenson, C., Pearson, J., Burt, M., McGeoch, G., Hudson, B., & Eglinton, T. W. (2013). A novel pathway for investigation of colorectal symptoms with colonoscopy or computed tomography colonography. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1382). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

McFarlane, K., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C. J., Robertson, G. M., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2012). The process and outcomes of a nurse led colorectal cancer follow-up clinic. Colorectal Disease, 14(5), e245-e249. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02923.x

Eglinton, T. W., Barclay, M. L., Gearry, R. B., & Frizelle, F. A. (2012). The spectrum of perianal Crohn's disease in a population-based cohort. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 55(7), 773-777. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31825228b0

Eglinton, T. W., Roberts, R., Pearson, J., Barclay, M., Merriman, T. R., Frizelle, F. A., & Gearry, R. B. (2012). Clinical and genetic risk factors for perianal Crohn's disease in a population-based cohort. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 107, 589-596. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.437

Keane, C., Savage, S., McFarlane, K., Seigne, R., Robertson, G., & Eglinton, T. (2012). Enhanced recovery after surgery versus conventional care in colonic and rectal surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(10), 697-703. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06139.x

Lion, M., Gearry, R. B., Day, A. S., & Eglinton, T. W. (2012). The cost of paediatric and perianal Crohn's disease in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1349). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Parnaby, C. N., Bailey, W., Balasingham, A., Beckert, L., Eglinton, T., Fife, J., Frizelle, F. A., Jeffery, M., & Watson, A. J. M. (2012). Pulmonary staging in colorectal cancer: A review. Colorectal Disease, 14(6), 660-670. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2011.02601.x

Rajaratnam, S. G., Eglinton, T. W., Hider, P., & Fearnhead, N. S. (2011). Impact of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis on female fertility: Meta-analysis and systematic review. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 26(11), 1365-1374. doi: 10.1007/s00384-011-1274-9

Westwood, D. A., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2011). Routine colonoscopy following acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. British Journal of Surgery, 98, 1630-1634. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7602

Eglinton, T., Luck, A., Bartholomeusz, D., Varghese, R., & Lawrence, M. (2010). Positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the initial staging of primary rectal cancer. Colorectal Disease, 12(7), 667-673. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01851.x

Eglinton, T. W., & Gearry, R. B. (2010). Clinical factors predicting disease course in Crohn's disease. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 6(1), 41-45. doi: 10.1586/eci.09.76

Eglinton, T., Reilly, M., Chang, C., Barclay, M., Frizelle, F., & Gearry, R. (2010). Ileal disease is associated with surgery for perianal disease in a population-based Crohn's disease cohort. British Journal of Surgery, 97(7), 1103-1109. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7031

Eglinton, T., Nguyen, T., Raniga, S., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., & Frizelle, F. A. (2010). Patterns of recurrence in patients with acute diverticulitis. British Journal of Surgery, 97, 952-957. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7035

Sabanli, M., Balasingham, A., Bailey, W., Eglinton, T., Hider, P., & Frizelle, F. A. (2010). Computed tomographic colonography in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 97(8), 1291-1294. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7098

Ghosh, J., Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Watson, A. J. (2007). Presacral tumours in adults. Surgeon, 5(1), 31-38.

Eglinton, T. W., & Gordon, M. K. (2005). Persistent sciatic artery aneurysm treated by exclusion and obdurator bypass. EJVES Extra, 9, 29-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvsextra.2005.01.008

Eglinton, T., Bagshaw, P., & Bayliss, S. (2005). Colo-colonic intussusception secondary to a colonic lipoma diagnosed with preoperative CT scan. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1214). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1214/1442/

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Journal - Research Other

Fischer, J., Walker, L. C., Robinson, B. A., Frizelle, F. A., Church, J. M., & Eglinton, T. W. (2019). Clinical implications of the genetics of sporadic colorectal cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.15074

Fischer, J., Eglinton, T. W., Frizelle, F. A., & Hampton, M. B. (2018). Peroxiredoxins in colorectal cancer: Predictive biomarkers of radiation response and therapeutic targets to increase radiation sensitivity? Antioxidants, 7(10), 136. doi: 10.3390/antiox7100136

Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Trials of surgical treatment of acute perforated diverticulitis: Finding what they look for. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(3), 195-196. doi: 10.7326/M15-2788

Gandhi, J., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). A change in focus in colorectal cancer in New Zealand: Not should we screen, but who and how should we screen? New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 8-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Turner, G., Abbott, S., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2014). Anorectal melanoma: Not a haemorrhoid. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Westwood, D. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2013). Antibiotics may not improve short-term or long-term outcomes in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis [Therapeutics]. Evidence-Based Medicine, 18(1), 32-33. doi: 10.1136/eb-2012-100762

Eglinton, T. W. (2013). The era of ERAS: A new standard of perioperative care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1369). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Eglinton, T. W. (2012). [Commentary on the article Randomized clinical trial of antibiotics in acute uncomplicated diverticulitis]. British Journal of Surgery, 99(4), 540. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8687

Eglinton, T. W. (2012). Laparoscopic colonic cancer surgery in New Zealand: Where and when is it safe? New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1356). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Sakowska, M. M., Bagshaw, P., & Eglinton, T. (2010). An unusual case of large bowel obstruction [Clinical correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1308). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/123-1308/3954/content.pdf

Sakowska, M. M., Short, J., & Eglinton, T. (2009). An unusual case of inguinal pain [Clinical correspondence]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1296). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1296/3631/content.pdf

Eglinton, T. (2009). [Review of the book Creating Effective Conference Abstracts and Posters in Biomedicine: 500 tips for success]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1305). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1305/3873/content.pdf

Eglinton, T. W. (2007). Fertility and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis [Letter]. Gut, 56, 735. doi: 10.1136/gut.2006.114322

Eglinton, T. W., Coulter, G. N., Bagshaw, P. F., & Cross, L. A. (2006). Diaphragmatic hernias complicating pregnancy. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76, 553-557.

Eglinton, T., & Wakeman, C. (2006). Gallstone ileus. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1229). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1229/1848/content.pdf

Eglinton, T., & Watson, A. (2004). Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) demonstrating cholecystolithiasis and aberrant pancreatic duct anatomy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1197). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1197/962/

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