Research

Professor Phillips is involved in numerous clinical and laboratory trials into treatments for prolapse and incontinence. He has a particular interest into the effects of sports on the pelvic floor and laser therapy for gynaecological conditions. He is collaborating with the British Olympic Team to assess the association between high intensity sports and pelvic floor conditions.

Clinical Trials:

i. Chief Investigator for Europe for Fotona Incontilase multicentre RCT: laser treatment for Vaginal Relaxation and Prolapse. 2017 – present.

ii. Chief investigator for UK for Fotona Incontilase multicentre RCT: laser vs sham treatment for stress incontinence. 2016 – present.

iii. Principal Investigator for Evaluation of electronic version

of ICIQ-LUTS questionnaire: 2013-present.

iv. Principal investigator for OPAL trial. Portfolio study: (pelvic floor exercises vs biofeedback). 2014-present.

v. Principal Investigator for “Bladder Wall thickness in overactive bladder”: Portfolio study: BUS trial: 2012-2014

vi. Principal Investigator: LOTUS trial: Portfolio study: Role of topical estrogen in prolapse surgery, 2015-present.

vii. Principal Investigator: HEALTH trial: Portfolio study: RCT endometrial ablation and Laparoscopic hysterectomy for menorrhagia, 2014-present.

viii. Principal investigator “VUE” study 2013- present. Portfolio study: Surgical management of vault and uterine prolapse 2013-present.

ix. Co-investigator: “PROSPECT”: Portfolio study: surgical management of prolapse trial 2011-2012.

x. Co investigator “PROSIMA” study 2009-2010: one of 3 centres in multinational multicentre study.

Other Research Responsibilities:

i. International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA): Research and Development committee: 2012-present.

ii. Peer reviewer for International Urogynaecology Journal, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and British Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2008 – present.

iii. Supervisor / lecturer at University of Southampton, 2013-present, Supervisor and Visiting Professor at University of Winchester.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Ismail, Sharif, Jonathan Duckett, Diaa Rizk et al, ….and Christian Phillips.

“Recurrent pelvic organ prolapse: International Urogynecological Association Research and Development Committee opinion.” International Urogynecology Journal. 27: 1619-1632. 2016.

Asali F, Malfouz I, Crick A and Phillips C “A case of recurrent evisceration causing pneumatosis intestinalis” submitted to Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Ref CJOG-2016-0564. 2016

Horton, Joanne, and Christian Phillips. “Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy for Treatment of Neovaginal Prolapse Following Gender Reassignment Surgery.” Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. Vol. 32, No. 4: 245-248, 2016.

Asali F, Goodman A, Malfouz I, Phillips C. “Prospective evaluation of the Ajust single incision sling in the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence: Two year follow up.” UIJ, Vol 6, Issue 3. 2013.

Singh S, van Herwinen, I. Phillips C. “The management of lower urogenital changes in the menopause”. Menopause International, 19; 77-81, 2013.

Malfouz I, Asali F, Phillips C. “The management of urogynaecological problems in pregnancy and early postpartum”, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, July, 2012.

Mahfouz I, Asali F, Wiltshire R, Sayer TR, Phillips CH. Unplanned return to the operating theatre in gynaecology: five years’ experience. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011; 157(2):222-5

Mahfouz I, Asali F, Johnson N, More V, Sayer T, Phillips C. Pain scores during surgical drains removal after obstetrics and gynaecological surgery. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011; 31(4):335-7.

Malfouz I, Sayer T, Phillips C. “Conservative management of spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder”. Int Urogynae Journal, 2011; 22(5): 629-31.

Lim J, Naidoo K, Phillips C., Cornish A, Carey M. “Ultrasound assessment 6 months following vaginal prolapse surgery using polypropylene implants and vaginal support device.” Int Urogynecol J, 2010.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Benyon C, Monga A. “Collagen metabolism in the uterosacral ligaments and vaginal skin of women with uterine prolapse”. British Jour of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2006, 113: 39-46.

Phillips C., Hacking N, Monga A. “Selective Angiographic embolisation of an aberrant branch of the anterior pudendal artery”. Int Urogynecol J, 2006, 17: 299-301.

Phillips C., Monga A. “The gynaecological consequences of childbirth”. Reviews in Gynaecological Practice, 2005, 5: 15-22.

Phillips C., Robertshaw A. and Monga A. “Periurethral Collagen Injection: 2 Cases for Repeat Allergy Testing”. BJU International, 2000, 86 (7); 910.

Gelman W.,Phillips C. and Monga A. “Fascial Defect Repair for Rectocele – an Analysis of Success and Functional Outcome”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O2, 2000.

O’Sullivan S., Phillips C., Keane D., Monga A. “TVT for Recurrent GSI – A Dual Centre Prospective Case Series.” Int Urogynecol J(11): IDP28, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. “Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse?” BJOG, 107, 816, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. “Oestrogen Receptor Expression and Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Uterine Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O6, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. “Collagen Metabolism in the Uterosacral Ligaments and Vaginal Fascia of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse”. Int Urogynecol J(11): O7, 2000.

Phillips C. and Monga A. “Genitourinary Prolapse” GP Update, October, 1999.

Presentations at National and International meetings:

G Nightingale, G Quartermaine, Q Shehab, C Phillips. “The effect of intravessical therapy for recurrent UTI’s on sexual function: 12 month follow up”: Oral presentation, UKCS, March 2017.

G Nightingale, Q Shehab, C Phillips. “Long term efficacy and safety of laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy”: IFDP, EUGA, Dec, 2016.

G Nightingale, G Quartermaine, Q Shehab, C Phillips. “The effect of intravessical therapy for recurrent UTI’s on sexual function: 12 month follow up”: IFDP, EUGA, Dec, 2016.

Q.Shehab, G.Quartermaine, L. Rush, T.Sayer, K. Chanrakumaran, C.Phillips. “The efficacy of intravesical instillation with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in improving sexual function in women with bacterial/ abacterial recurrent urine tract infections (RUTIs)”, Oral presentation UKCS, 2015.

I. Kennedy, Q. Shehab, C. Phillips “A prospective evaluation of Ajust® single incision sling for surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence: 5 year follow up”. Oral presentation, UKCS, 2015.

A. Gupta, J. Horton, A. Gordon-Dixon, A. Thrower, A. Venkatasubramaniam, C. Phillips. “The incidence of symptomatic prolapse diagnosed on MRI: the role of a multidisciplinary approach”. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association and American Urogynaecology Association ,Washington USA, 2014.

Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “2 year objective follow up of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with ventral mesh rectopexy”. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association and American Urogynaecology Association, Washington USA, 2014.

A. Gupta, J. Horton, A. Gordon-Dixon, A. Thrower, A. Venkatasubramaniam, C. Phillips. Do we need a multidisciplinary approach to pelvic floor prolapse? Formal presentation. United Kingdom Continence Society, London 2014.

Horton J, Sengupta N, Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy: 2 year follow up”Formal presentation. United Kingdom Continence Society, London 2014.

Onifade D, Sayer T, Phillips C. “Audit of TVT exact: 1 year follow up. “ Informal discussed poster. United Kingdom Continence Society, London 2014.

Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. “Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy in a patient with previous vaginal mesh.” Video presentation. European Society of Gynae Endoscopy. Berlin, 2013.

Horton J, Sengupta N, Phillips C. Short term outcome of Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association, Dublin, 2013.

Horton J, Sengupta N, Phillips C. Assessment of learning curve for Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy for vault prolapse. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association, Dublin, 2013.

Phillips C. Laparoscopic management of prolapse after gender reassignment. Video presentation. British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy. Brighton, 2013.

Venkatasubramanium A, Phillips C. Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy in a patient with previous vaginal mesh. Video presentation. British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy. Brighton, 2013.

Sengupta N, Horton J, Phillips C. Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy and ventral mesh rectopexy: retrospective

review. Formal presentation. United Kingdom Continence Society, Bradford, 2013.

Sengupta N, Horton J, Phillips C. Retrospective audit of laparoscopic management of apical prolapse. Informally Discussed Poster. United Kingdom Continence Society, Bradford, 2013.

Goodman A. van Herwinen, I. Phillips C. The Ajust single incision sling for stress urinary incontinence: 2 year results. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association, Brisbane, 2012.

I. van Herwijnen, A. Goodman, L. Rush, J. Moody, T. Sayer, C. Phillips. Prospective evaluation of intravessical therapies for Interstitial Cystitis or recurrent UTI’s Poster presentation. United Kingdom Continence Society, Liverpool, 2012.

Goodman A. Van I. Phillips C. The Ajust single incision sling for stress urinary incontinence: 2 year follow-up. Poster presentation. United Kingdom Continence Society, Liverpool, 2012.

Malfouz I, Goodman A, Phillips C. Prospective evaluation of Ajust single incision sling in women with stress incontinence. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association, Lisbon, 2011.

Malfouz I, Goodman A, Phillips C. Prospective evaluation of Ajust single incision sling in women with stress incontinence and overactive bladder, voiding disorder, previous retropubic surgery. Informally Discussed Poster. United Kingdom Continence Society, Bristol, 2011.

Malfouz I, Rodriquez S, Sayer T, Phillips C. Adherence to peripartum bladder care guidelines. Informally Discussed Poster. United Kingdom Continence Society, Bristol, 2011.

Lim J, Naidoo K, Phillips C., Cornish A, Carey M. “Ultrasound assessment 6 months following vaginal prolapse surgery using polypropylene implants and vaginal support device. International Urogynaecological Association Annual Conference, Toronto, 2010

Phillips C., Moors A. “Documentation of laparoscopic surgery”. Informally Discussed Poster. British Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopy Annual Meeting, Dublin 2004.

Phillips C., Cheong Y, Monga A. Ambulatory prolapse repair: acceptability and pain experienced by patients. Informally Discussed Poster. International Continence Society, Paris 2004.

Phillips C., James P, Todd G, Lewis J, Creagh-Barry P,and Sayer T. The effect of spinal versus local anaesthesia on intravessical pressures during the tension-free vaginal tape procedure. Informally Discussed Poster. International Continence Society (UK), Sheffield, 2002.

Phillips C., Iffland C. and Sayer T. Evaluation of Outpatient Hysteroscopy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. Informally Discussed Poster. British Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopy Annual Meeting, Winchester, 2001.

O’Sullivan S., Phillips C., Keane D., Monga A. TVT for Recurrent GSI – A Dual Centre Prospective Case Series. Informally Discussed Poster. International Urogynaecological Association Annual Conference, Rome, 2000.

Gelman W., Phillips C. and Monga A. Fascial Defect Repair for Rectocele – an Analysis of Success and Functional Outcome. International Urogynaecological Association Annual Conference, Rome, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. Oestrogen Receptor Expression and Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in Uterosacral Ligaments of Women with Uterine Prolapse. International Urogynaecological Association Annual Conference, Rome, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. Collagen Metabolism in the Uterosacral Ligaments and Vaginal Fascia of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse. International Urogynaecological Association Annual Conference, Rome, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse? International Continence Society (UK), Belfast, 2000.

Phillips C., Anthony F, Monga A. Does Collagen Degradation Cause Prolapse? Blair Bell Society. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London, 1999.