Professor Warwick Giles

Professor
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9926 5319
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Selected grants

2014

  • The Breathing for Life Trial: a randomised trial of fractional exhaled nitric oxide based management of asthma during pregnancy and its impact on perinatal outcomes and infant and childhood respiratory health; Murphy V, Gibson P, Hensley M, Mattes J, Giles W, Peek M, Bisits A, Callaway L, McCaffery K, Barrett H; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Building evidence to improve the quality and acceptability of maternity care; Morris J, Bowen J, Kinnear A, Taylor L, Roberts C, Ford J, Taylor L, Raynes-Greenow C, Giles W, Algert C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.
  • Treatment of asymptomatic candidiasis in pregnant women for the prevention of preterm birth: a randomised trial; Giles W, Bowen J, Morris J, Roberts C, Simpson J, Kotsiou G, Hirst J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy: Frequency and impact; Sullivan C, Giles W, Hennessy A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2008

  • Identifying risk for second and subsequent pregnancies: a longitudinal record linkage study; Taylor L, Roberts C, Ford J, Simpson J, Giles W, Taylor L, Raynes-Greenow C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Smith, R., Messiano, S., Nicholson, R., Clifton, V., Zakar, T., Chan, E., Bisits, A., Giles, W. (2009). The Regulation of Human Parturition. In Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin (Eds.), The Regulation of Human Parturition, (pp. 74-87). Cambridge University Press.
  • Giles, W. (2005). Antenatal car- second trimester. In M Finn, L Bowyer, S Carr, V O'Connor & B Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's Health: A Core Curriculum, (pp. 84-86). Australia: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Giles, W., Murphy, V. (2013). Asthma in pregnancy: a review. Obstetric Medicine, 6(2), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2013). Psychosocial variables are related to future exacerbation risk and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 50(4), 383-389. [More Information]
  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Giles, W., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(5), 1032-1041. [More Information]
  • Hure, A., Collins, C., Giles, W., Paul, J., Smith, R. (2012). Greater Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy Predicts a Large but Lean Fetal Phenotype: A Prospective Cohort Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(7), 1374-1384. [More Information]
  • Hure, A., Collins, C., Giles, W., Wright, I., Smith, R. (2012). Protocol for the Women And Their Children’s Health (WATCH) Study: A Cohort of Pregnancy and Beyond. Journal of Epidemiology, 22(3), 267-275. [More Information]
  • Powell, H., Murphy, V., Taylor, D., Hensley, M., McCaffery, K., Giles, W., Clifton, V., Gibson, P. (2011). Management of asthma in pregnancy guided by measurement of fraction of exhaled nitric oxide: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 378(9795), 983-990. [More Information]
  • Giles, W., Maher, C. (2011). Myophosphorylase deficiency (McArdle disease) in a patient with normal pregnancy and normal pregnancy outcome. Obstetric Medicine, 4(3), 120-121.
  • Roberts, C., Morris, J., Rickard, K., Giles, W., Simpson, J., Kotsiou, G., Bowen, J. (2011). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of treatment of asymptomatic candidiasis for the prevention of preterm birth [ACTRN12610000607077]. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(19), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2011). Psychosocial outcomes are related to asthma control and quality of life in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 48(10), 1032-1040. [More Information]
  • Clifton, V., Hodyl, N., Murphy, V., Giles, W., Baxter, R., Smith, R. (2010). Effect of maternal asthma, inhaled glucocorticoids and cigarette use during pregnancy on the newborn insulin-like growth factor axis. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 20(1), 39-48. [More Information]
  • Sokolowski, P., Saison, F., Giles, W., McGrath, S., Smith, D., Smith, J., Smith, R. (2010). Human Uterine Wall Tension Trajectories and the Onset of Parturition. PLoS One, 5(6), e11037-1-e11037-10. [More Information]
  • Ford, J., Roberts, C., Nassar, N., Giles, W., Morris, J. (2010). Recurrence of breech presentation in consecutive pregnancies. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 117(7), 830-836. [More Information]
  • Angstmann, T., Gard, G., Harrington, T., Ward, E., Thomson, A., Giles, W. (2010). Surgical management of placenta accreta: a cohort series and suggested approach. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202(1), 38.e1-38.e9. [More Information]
  • Cooke, H., Foureur, M., Kinnear, A., Bisits, A., Giles, W. (2010). The development and initiation of the NSW Department of Health interprofessional Foetal welfare Obstetric emergency Neonatal resuscitation Training project. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(4), 334-339. [More Information]
  • Metzger, B., Lowe, L., Dyer, A., Trimble, E., Sheridan, B., Hod, M., Chen, R., Yogev, Y., Coustan, D., Catalano, P., Giles, W., et al (2009). Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study: Associations With Neonatal Anthropometrics. Diabetes, 58(2), 453-459.
  • Clifton, V., Engel, P., Smith, R., Gibson, P., Brinsmead, M., Giles, W. (2009). Maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by asthma in an Australian population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(6), 619-626. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Smith, J., Shen, X., Engel, P., Bowman, M., McGrath, S., Bisits, A., McElduff, P., Giles, W., Smith, D. (2009). Patterns of plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone, progesterone, estradiol, and estriol change and the onset of human labor. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94(6), 2066-2074. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Knoblanche, G., Lain, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Regional block versus general anaesthesia for caesarean section and neonatal outcomes: a population-based study. BMC Medicine, 7, 20-1-20-7. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Morris, J., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2009). Twin deliveries and place of birth in NSW 2001-2005. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(5), 461-466. [More Information]
  • Giles, W. (2008). Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(19), 1991-2002.
  • Mitchell, C., Johnson, R., Giles, W., Zakar, T. (2008). Prostaglandin H synthase-2 gene regulation in the amnion at labour: histone acetylation and nuclear factor kappa B binding to the promoter in vivo. Molecular Human Reproduction, 14(1), 53-59. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Blyth, F., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2008). Trends in the use of epidural analgesia in Australia. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 102(3), 253-258. [More Information]
  • Angstetra, D., Ferguson, J., Giiles, W. (2007). Institution of universal screening for Group B streptococcus (GBS) from a risk management protocol results in reduction of early-onset GBS disease in a tertiary obstetric unit. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(5), 378-382. [More Information]
  • Giles, W., Bisits, A. (2007). The present and future of tocolysis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 21(5), 857-68. [More Information]
  • Gill, A., Madsen, G., Knox, M., Bisits, A., Giles, W., Tudehope, D., Rogers, Y., Smith, R. (2006). Neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes following tocolysis with glycerol trinitrate patches. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 195(2), 484-487. [More Information]
  • Bateman, G., Giles, W., England, S. (2004). Renal venous Doppler sonography in preeclampsia. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 23(12), 1607-1611. [More Information]
  • Bisits, A., Madsen, G., Knox, M., Gill, A., Smith, R., Yeo, G., Kwek, K., Daniel, M., Leung, T., Cheung, K., Giles, W., et al (2004). The Randomized Nitric Oxide Tocolysis Trial (RNOTT) for the treatment of preterm labor. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 191(3), 683-690. [More Information]
  • Murphy, V., Gibson, P., Giles, W., Zakar, T., Smith, R., Bisits, A., Kessell, C., Clifton, V. (2003). Maternal asthma is associated with reduced female fetal growth. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168(11), 1317-1323. [More Information]

2013

  • Giles, W., Murphy, V. (2013). Asthma in pregnancy: a review. Obstetric Medicine, 6(2), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2013). Psychosocial variables are related to future exacerbation risk and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 50(4), 383-389. [More Information]

2012

  • Blumfield, M., Hure, A., MacDonald-Wicks, L., Smith, R., Simpson, S., Giles, W., Raubenheimer, D., Collins, C. (2012). Dietary balance during pregnancy is associated with fetal adiposity and fat distribution. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(5), 1032-1041. [More Information]
  • Hure, A., Collins, C., Giles, W., Paul, J., Smith, R. (2012). Greater Maternal Weight Gain During Pregnancy Predicts a Large but Lean Fetal Phenotype: A Prospective Cohort Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(7), 1374-1384. [More Information]
  • Hure, A., Collins, C., Giles, W., Wright, I., Smith, R. (2012). Protocol for the Women And Their Children’s Health (WATCH) Study: A Cohort of Pregnancy and Beyond. Journal of Epidemiology, 22(3), 267-275. [More Information]

2011

  • Powell, H., Murphy, V., Taylor, D., Hensley, M., McCaffery, K., Giles, W., Clifton, V., Gibson, P. (2011). Management of asthma in pregnancy guided by measurement of fraction of exhaled nitric oxide: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 378(9795), 983-990. [More Information]
  • Giles, W., Maher, C. (2011). Myophosphorylase deficiency (McArdle disease) in a patient with normal pregnancy and normal pregnancy outcome. Obstetric Medicine, 4(3), 120-121.
  • Roberts, C., Morris, J., Rickard, K., Giles, W., Simpson, J., Kotsiou, G., Bowen, J. (2011). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of treatment of asymptomatic candidiasis for the prevention of preterm birth [ACTRN12610000607077]. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11(19), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Powell, H., McCaffery, K., Murphy, V., Hensley, M., Clifton, V., Giles, W., Gibson, P. (2011). Psychosocial outcomes are related to asthma control and quality of life in pregnant women with asthma. Journal of Asthma, 48(10), 1032-1040. [More Information]

2010

  • Clifton, V., Hodyl, N., Murphy, V., Giles, W., Baxter, R., Smith, R. (2010). Effect of maternal asthma, inhaled glucocorticoids and cigarette use during pregnancy on the newborn insulin-like growth factor axis. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 20(1), 39-48. [More Information]
  • Sokolowski, P., Saison, F., Giles, W., McGrath, S., Smith, D., Smith, J., Smith, R. (2010). Human Uterine Wall Tension Trajectories and the Onset of Parturition. PLoS One, 5(6), e11037-1-e11037-10. [More Information]
  • Ford, J., Roberts, C., Nassar, N., Giles, W., Morris, J. (2010). Recurrence of breech presentation in consecutive pregnancies. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 117(7), 830-836. [More Information]
  • Angstmann, T., Gard, G., Harrington, T., Ward, E., Thomson, A., Giles, W. (2010). Surgical management of placenta accreta: a cohort series and suggested approach. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 202(1), 38.e1-38.e9. [More Information]
  • Cooke, H., Foureur, M., Kinnear, A., Bisits, A., Giles, W. (2010). The development and initiation of the NSW Department of Health interprofessional Foetal welfare Obstetric emergency Neonatal resuscitation Training project. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 50(4), 334-339. [More Information]

2009

  • Metzger, B., Lowe, L., Dyer, A., Trimble, E., Sheridan, B., Hod, M., Chen, R., Yogev, Y., Coustan, D., Catalano, P., Giles, W., et al (2009). Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study: Associations With Neonatal Anthropometrics. Diabetes, 58(2), 453-459.
  • Clifton, V., Engel, P., Smith, R., Gibson, P., Brinsmead, M., Giles, W. (2009). Maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by asthma in an Australian population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(6), 619-626. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Smith, J., Shen, X., Engel, P., Bowman, M., McGrath, S., Bisits, A., McElduff, P., Giles, W., Smith, D. (2009). Patterns of plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone, progesterone, estradiol, and estriol change and the onset of human labor. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94(6), 2066-2074. [More Information]
  • Algert, C., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Knoblanche, G., Lain, S., Roberts, C. (2009). Regional block versus general anaesthesia for caesarean section and neonatal outcomes: a population-based study. BMC Medicine, 7, 20-1-20-7. [More Information]
  • Smith, R., Messiano, S., Nicholson, R., Clifton, V., Zakar, T., Chan, E., Bisits, A., Giles, W. (2009). The Regulation of Human Parturition. In Michael L. Power, Jay Schulkin (Eds.), The Regulation of Human Parturition, (pp. 74-87). Cambridge University Press.
  • Algert, C., Morris, J., Bowen, J., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2009). Twin deliveries and place of birth in NSW 2001-2005. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 49(5), 461-466. [More Information]

2008

  • Giles, W. (2008). Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(19), 1991-2002.
  • Mitchell, C., Johnson, R., Giles, W., Zakar, T. (2008). Prostaglandin H synthase-2 gene regulation in the amnion at labour: histone acetylation and nuclear factor kappa B binding to the promoter in vivo. Molecular Human Reproduction, 14(1), 53-59. [More Information]
  • Lain, S., Ford, J., Hadfield, R., Blyth, F., Giles, W., Roberts, C. (2008). Trends in the use of epidural analgesia in Australia. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 102(3), 253-258. [More Information]

2007

  • Angstetra, D., Ferguson, J., Giiles, W. (2007). Institution of universal screening for Group B streptococcus (GBS) from a risk management protocol results in reduction of early-onset GBS disease in a tertiary obstetric unit. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(5), 378-382. [More Information]
  • Giles, W., Bisits, A. (2007). The present and future of tocolysis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 21(5), 857-68. [More Information]

2006

  • Gill, A., Madsen, G., Knox, M., Bisits, A., Giles, W., Tudehope, D., Rogers, Y., Smith, R. (2006). Neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes following tocolysis with glycerol trinitrate patches. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 195(2), 484-487. [More Information]

2005

  • Giles, W. (2005). Antenatal car- second trimester. In M Finn, L Bowyer, S Carr, V O'Connor & B Vollenhoven (Eds.), Women's Health: A Core Curriculum, (pp. 84-86). Australia: Elsevier.

2004

  • Bateman, G., Giles, W., England, S. (2004). Renal venous Doppler sonography in preeclampsia. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 23(12), 1607-1611. [More Information]
  • Bisits, A., Madsen, G., Knox, M., Gill, A., Smith, R., Yeo, G., Kwek, K., Daniel, M., Leung, T., Cheung, K., Giles, W., et al (2004). The Randomized Nitric Oxide Tocolysis Trial (RNOTT) for the treatment of preterm labor. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 191(3), 683-690. [More Information]

2003

  • Murphy, V., Gibson, P., Giles, W., Zakar, T., Smith, R., Bisits, A., Kessell, C., Clifton, V. (2003). Maternal asthma is associated with reduced female fetal growth. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 168(11), 1317-1323. [More Information]

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