John B Dixon

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Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical vs conventional therapy for weight loss treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial
    John B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 308:1142-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of obesity in patients with morbid obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia Primary Care Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Clin Liver Dis 18:129-46. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Promises and ethical pitfalls of surgical innovation: the case of bariatric surgery
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    Obes Surg 23:1698-702. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Severely obese people with diabetes experience impaired emotional well-being associated with socioeconomic disadvantage: results from diabetes MILES - Australia
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 101:131-40. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Exploration of esophageal hiatus: does crural repair reduce proximal pouch distension?
    John B Dixon
    Vascular and Hypertension Division, Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:350-5. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Risk of gastric pouch enlargement with adjustable gastric banding in premenopausal women: sex hormones may play a role
    John B Dixon
    Vascular and Hypertension Division Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Surg 257:456-61. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes
    John B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Lancet 379:2300-11. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, School of Primary Care Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Rev 13:57-67. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical approaches to the treatment of obesity
    John B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492 St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:429-37. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Sustained weight loss in obese subjects has benefits that are independent of attained weight
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3181, Australia
    Obes Res 12:1895-902. 2004

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Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Surgical vs conventional therapy for weight loss treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial
    John B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 308:1142-9. 2012
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly related to obesity. Weight loss is recommended as part of the overall management plan for obese patients diagnosed with OSA...
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of obesity in patients with morbid obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia Primary Care Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Clin Liver Dis 18:129-46. 2014
    ..Surgery should complement treatment of obesity-related comorbidity, but not replace established therapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Promises and ethical pitfalls of surgical innovation: the case of bariatric surgery
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    Obes Surg 23:1698-702. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Severely obese people with diabetes experience impaired emotional well-being associated with socioeconomic disadvantage: results from diabetes MILES - Australia
    John B Dixon
    Clinical Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 101:131-40. 2013
    ..To examine the emotional well-being of severely obese Australians with type 2 diabetes, along with markers of social and economic disadvantage, using the Diabetes MILES - Australia dataset...
  5. doi request reprint Exploration of esophageal hiatus: does crural repair reduce proximal pouch distension?
    John B Dixon
    Vascular and Hypertension Division, Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:350-5. 2013
    ..Our objective was to explore the relationship between crural exploration and repair (CR) and PPD in a private practice in Canada...
  6. doi request reprint Risk of gastric pouch enlargement with adjustable gastric banding in premenopausal women: sex hormones may play a role
    John B Dixon
    Vascular and Hypertension Division Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Ann Surg 257:456-61. 2013
    ..To examine the influence of age and gender on the development of proximal gastric pouch distension (PPD) after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes
    John B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Lancet 379:2300-11. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Obesity Research Unit, School of Primary Care Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Rev 13:57-67. 2012
    ..However, there were significant shortcomings in the reviewed literature with few high-quality studies, inconsistent reporting of diabetes outcomes and high attrition rates. Long-term studies that address these limitations are needed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical approaches to the treatment of obesity
    John B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492 St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:429-37. 2011
    ..Gastroenterologists also need to be familiar with the risks and benefits of current and emerging procedures as they are likely to be increasingly involved in the integrated care of these patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sustained weight loss in obese subjects has benefits that are independent of attained weight
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3181, Australia
    Obes Res 12:1895-902. 2004
    ..To explore the hypothesis that sustained weight loss in severely obese patients may have benefits that are independent of their attained BMI...
  11. pmc Neuroadrenergic dysfunction along the diabetes continuum: a comparative study in obese metabolic syndrome subjects
    Nora E Straznicky
    Laboratory of Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes 61:2506-16. 2012
    ..35, P = 0.047). These findings demonstrate that progression to T2D is associated with increased central sympathetic drive, blunted sympathetic responsiveness, and altered norepinephrine disposition...
  12. doi request reprint Adjustable gastric banding and conventional therapy for type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    JAMA 299:316-23. 2008
    ..Observational studies suggest that surgically induced loss of weight may be effective therapy for type 2 diabetes...
  13. doi request reprint Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in severely obese adolescents: a randomized trial
    Paul E O'Brien
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 3004, Australia
    JAMA 303:519-26. 2010
    ..Bariatric surgery is being evaluated as a possible treatment option. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (gastric banding) has the potential to provide a safe and effective treatment...
  14. doi request reprint The relation of glucose metabolism to left ventricular mass and function and sympathetic nervous system activity in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome
    Nora E Straznicky
    Laboratories of Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia a
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E227-37. 2013
    ..Altered cardiac structure and function have been reported in prediabetic and diabetic populations; however, the contribution of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to these changes has yet to be delineated...
  15. doi request reprint Association of weight gain with incident knee pain, stiffness, and functional difficulties: a longitudinal study
    Stephanie K Tanamas
    Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:34-43. 2013
    ..To examine the longitudinal association between significant weight change and change in knee symptoms (pain, stiffness, and function), and to determine whether the effects differ in those who are obese and those with osteoarthritis (OA)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relationship between obesity and foot pain and its association with fat mass, fat distribution, and muscle mass
    Stephanie K Tanamas
    Monash University and Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:262-8. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between obesity, body composition, and foot pain as assessed by the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Loss of control is central to psychological disturbance associated with binge eating disorder
    Susan L Colles
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:608-14. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this study was to investigate which core behavioral features of binge eating are most strongly related to psychological disturbance...
  18. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: falls in gamma-glutamyl transferase concentrations are associated with histologic improvement
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 16:1278-86. 2006
    ..The ability for aminotransferase levels to track histological features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with weight loss has not been examined...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treatment of mild to moderate obesity with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or an intensive medical program: a randomized trial
    Paul E O'Brien
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Intern Med 144:625-33. 2006
    ..Obesity is a major, growing health problem. Observational studies suggest that bariatric surgery is more effective than nonsurgical therapy, but no randomized, controlled trials have confirmed this...
  20. doi request reprint Motivation, readiness to change, and weight loss following adjustable gastric band surgery
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:698-705. 2009
    ..Measures of RTC did not predict weight loss, compliance, or surgical complications. Caution is advised when using assessments of RTC to predict outcomes of bariatric surgery...
  21. doi request reprint 2011 Young Investigator Award winner: Increased fat mass is associated with high levels of low back pain intensity and disability
    Donna M Urquhart
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1320-5. 2011
    ..A cross-sectional study...
  22. doi request reprint Hunger control and regular physical activity facilitate weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Susan L Colles
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3181, Australia
    Obes Surg 18:833-40. 2008
    ..This study aimed to assess the extent and nature of change in energy intake and physical activity and identify factors associated with percentage weight loss (%WL) 12 months after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)...
  23. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life after renal denervation in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension
    Gavin W Lambert
    Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hypertension 60:1479-84. 2012
    ..In this pre- and post-hypothesis generating study, several aspects of QoL were improved after renal denervation; however, this was not directly associated with the magnitude of BP reduction...
  24. doi request reprint Sex differences in the relationship between bone mineral density and tibial cartilage volume
    Patricia A Berry
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:563-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the potential role of BMD and BMC in explaining gender differences in knee cartilage volume...
  25. ncbi request reprint Changes in comorbidities and improvements in quality of life after LAP-BAND placement
    John B Dixon
    Monash University, Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Surg 184:51S-54S. 2002
    ..These changes provide perhaps the most compelling data regarding the value of LAP-BAND surgery and underlie the great satisfaction experienced by patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Medical versus surgical interventions for the metabolic complications of obesity in children
    John B Dixon
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Semin Pediatr Surg 18:168-75. 2009
    ..In the meantime, we should move forward ethically and cautiously in providing more intensive obesity management in children...
  27. ncbi request reprint Changes in body composition with weight loss: obese subjects randomized to surgical and medical programs
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1187-98. 2007
    ..To assess changes in body composition with weight loss in obese subjects randomized to a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgical program or a medical program using a very-low-energy diet and orlistat...
  28. doi request reprint The effect of obesity on health outcomes
    John B Dixon
    School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Mol Cell Endocrinol 316:104-8. 2010
    ..As health care researchers and providers we are likely to play a peripheral role in the prevention of obesity, but a central role in effectively treating those afflicted by the obesity pandemic...
  29. ncbi request reprint Depression in association with severe obesity: changes with weight loss
    John B Dixon
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 163:2058-65. 2003
    ..The relationship between depression and severe obesity is unclear. We examined depression before and after surgically induced weight loss...
  30. doi request reprint Sympathetic nervous activation in obesity and the metabolic syndrome--causes, consequences and therapeutic implications
    Gavin W Lambert
    Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Pharmacol Ther 126:159-72. 2010
    ..Importantly, the benefit may not necessarily be weight related but may be associated with a reduction in end organ damage...
  31. ncbi request reprint Obesity and the white blood cell count: changes with sustained weight loss
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 16:251-7. 2006
    ..The authors explored the relationship between the WBC and degree of obesity, basic anthropometry, and clinical and biochemical markers of the metabolic syndrome at baseline, and with weight loss following Lap-Band surgery...
  32. pmc Predicting the glycemic response to gastric bypass surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes
    John B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 36:20-6. 2013
    ..Predicting the improvement in glycemic control in those with type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery may help in patient selection...
  33. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption in the severely obese: relationship with the metabolic syndrome
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Res 10:245-52. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between the clinical and biochemical features of the metabolic syndrome and quantity and type of alcohol intake in the severely obese...
  34. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized trial of placement of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: comparison of the perigastric and pars flaccida pathways
    Paul E O'Brien
    The Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University and The Avenue Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:820-6. 2005
    ..We have tested this hypothesis using a randomized controlled trial format...
  35. ncbi request reprint Smaller hip circumference is associated with dyslipidemia and the metabolic syndrome in obese women
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 17:770-7. 2007
    ..The authors explored the relationship between body composition measures and features of the metabolic syndrome (MtS) in women aged between 20 and 50 years with class I obesity...
  36. doi request reprint Characterization of the improvement in depressive symptoms following bariatric surgery
    Melissa J Hayden
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 21:328-35. 2011
    ..Given the potential similarity in obesity-related and depressive symptoms, it is uncertain whether all components of depression would improve equally with weight loss...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lipid profile in the severely obese: changes with weight loss after lap-band surgery
    John B Dixon
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Res 10:903-10. 2002
    ..To characterize dyslipidemia before and after weight loss in the severely obese...
  38. doi request reprint First Australian experiences with an oral volume restriction device to change eating behaviors and assist with weight loss
    Toni L McGee
    Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory and Vascular and Hypertension Division Obesity Research, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:126-33. 2012
    ..The device should be explored as an adjunct to dietary composition change in weight-management programs, to assist patients to modify eating behaviors and achieve successful weight-loss...
  39. doi request reprint Baseline sympathetic nervous system activity predicts dietary weight loss in obese metabolic syndrome subjects
    Nora E Straznicky
    Laboratory of Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, P O Box 6492, St Kilda Road Central, Melbourne, Victoria 8008, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:605-13. 2012
    ..The sympathetic nervous system is an important physiological modulator of basal and postprandial energy expenditure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Grazing and loss of control related to eating: two high-risk factors following bariatric surgery
    Susan L Colles
    Monash University, Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:615-22. 2008
    ..Gastric restrictive surgery induces a marked change in eating behavior. However, the relationship between preoperative and postoperative eating behavior and weight loss outcome has received limited attention...
  41. ncbi request reprint Preoperative weight loss with a very-low-energy diet: quantitation of changes in liver and abdominal fat by serial imaging
    Susan L Colles
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:304-11. 2006
    ..Despite its growing popularity, a VLED in this setting has received little attention...
  42. ncbi request reprint Symmetrical pouch dilatation after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: incidence and management
    Wendy A Brown
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 18:1104-8. 2008
    ..Since popularization of the pars flaccida approach and improved anterior fixation, it is our impression that the problem of symmetrical dilatation of the proximal gastric pouch has become more important...
  43. ncbi request reprint The effects of dietary weight loss on indices of norepinephrine turnover: modulatory influence of hyperinsulinemia
    Nora E Straznicky
    Laboratories of Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:652-62. 2014
    ..This study was conducted to examine (1) the effects of dietary weight loss on indices of norepinephrine (NE) turnover and (2) whether baseline hyperinsulinemia modulates sympathetic neural adaptations...
  44. ncbi request reprint Selecting the optimal patient for LAP-BAND placement
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Surg 184:17S-20S. 2002
    ..The superobese (BMI >50) achieved a lower %EWL at 1 year after LAP-BAND placement compared with those with BMI <50, but there were no differences at the 2-, 3-, and 4-year follow-ups...
  45. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity
    Paul E O'Brien
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Arch Surg 138:376-82. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding induces prolonged satiety: a randomized blind crossover study
    Andrew F R Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Prahran 3181, Vic, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:813-9. 2005
    ..Identifying the mechanisms underlying LAGB-induced satiety may assist the understanding of human energy homeostasis and obesity...
  47. doi request reprint Raised CRP levels in obese patients: symptoms of depression have an independent positive association
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2010-5. 2008
    ..Are the effects of depression and obesity related or do they influence CRP levels independently?..
  48. ncbi request reprint Obesity, weight loss and bariatric surgery
    Paul E O'Brien
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Med J Aust 183:310-4. 2005
    ..It is effective, relatively safe and minimally invasive. The blocks to broader application of bariatric surgery should be identified and resolved...
  49. pmc Obesity management: update on orlistat
    Belinda S Drew
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 3:817-21. 2007
    ..The aim of this review is to provide a brief update on the current literature studying the efficacy, safety and significance of the use of Orlistat in clinical practice...
  50. doi request reprint Perceived discrimination and stigmatisation against severely obese women: age and weight loss make a difference
    Melissa J Hayden
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Facts 3:7-14. 2010
    ..Patients' perceptions about weight-related stigma and discrimination were assessed in 2 groups of patients, obese and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)...
  51. ncbi request reprint The longitudinal relationship between changes in body weight and changes in medial tibial cartilage, and pain among community-based adults with and without meniscal tears
    Andrew J Teichtahl
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Rheum Dis 73:1652-8. 2014
    ..The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the effect of weight change on knee cartilage and pain in a cohort of community-based adults with and without meniscal tears detected by MRI...
  52. pmc The effects of exercise training in addition to energy restriction on functional capacities and body composition in obese adults during weight loss: a systematic review
    Clint T Miller
    Centre for Exercise and Sports Science, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e81692. 2013
    ..This review examines the specific effects of exercise training in relation to body composition and physical function demonstrated by changes in cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength when obese adults undergo energy restriction...
  53. ncbi request reprint Combined strategies in the management of obesity
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:63-9. 2006
    ..They will also need to anticipate trigger points for renewed periods of weight loss in the event of weight regain, as relapse is likely but not a reason for abandoning the battle...
  54. pmc Increased carotid intima-media thickness and reduced distensibility in human class III obesity: independent and differential influences of adiposity and blood pressure on the vasculature
    Xiao L Moore
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e53972. 2013
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and early and late complications--the international experience
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash University Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Surg 184:42S-45S. 2002
    ..In our series, %EWL at 5 years and 6 years was 54% and 57%, respectively. The LAP-BAND is proving to be extremely safe, able to facilitate good weight loss, and able to maintain weight loss over time...
  56. ncbi request reprint Birth outcomes in obese women after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004
    Obstet Gynecol 106:965-72. 2005
    ..This prospective study sought to examine the outcomes of 79 consecutive first pregnancies (> 20 weeks of gestation) in women following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for severe obesity...
  57. doi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory in obese individuals seeking surgery
    Melissa J Hayden
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 20:432-9. 2010
    ..The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is frequently employed as measure of depression in studies of obesity. The aim of the study was to assess the factorial structure of the BDI in obese patients prior to bariatric surgery...
  58. ncbi request reprint Predicting sleep apnea and excessive day sleepiness in the severely obese: indicators for polysomnography
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Chest 123:1134-41. 2003
    ..Selection of patients for OPS would be enhanced if we could better predict those likely to have clinically significant OSA...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pro-fibrotic polymorphisms predictive of advanced liver fibrosis in the severely obese
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3181, Australia
    J Hepatol 39:967-71. 2003
    ..Genetic factors may also be important. We hypothesize that high angiotensinogen (AT) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) producing genotypes increase the risk of liver fibrosis in obese subjects with NAFLD...
  60. ncbi request reprint Health outcomes of severely obese type 2 diabetic subjects 1 year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    John B Dixon
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Care 25:358-63. 2002
    ..To prospectively examine the effect of weight loss 1 year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery on a broad range of health outcomes in 50 diabetic subjects...
  61. ncbi request reprint Obesity is a surgical disease: overview of obesity and bariatric surgery
    Paul E O'Brien
    The Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Monash University Department of Surgery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:200-4. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity, BMI calculators, and medical software--time for an upgrade?
    Kay M Jones
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 38:731-2. 2009
    ..However, guidelines and BMI for age percentile charts are not well utilised in the general practice setting. In addition, there is a tendency for clinicians and parents to visually underestimate body mass in children...
  63. ncbi request reprint Neck circumference a good predictor of raised insulin and free androgen index in obese premenopausal women: changes with weight loss
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 57:769-78. 2002
    ..In this study, we examined the association between clinical and biochemical features of these syndromes and assess changes with weight loss...
  64. ncbi request reprint Minimal reporting requirements for weight loss: current methods not ideal
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:1034-9. 2005
    ..Our aim is to compare methods of reporting weight loss in surgical and medical studies, and in addition look for a minimal reporting requirement that allows meaningful comparison...
  65. doi request reprint Barriers to recruitment of professionals into a general practice childhood obesity program
    Kay M Jones
    Department of General Practice, Monash University, Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, VIC 3168, Australia
    Aust J Prim Health 17:156-61. 2011
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint A rational approach to cholelithiasis in bariatric surgery: its application to the laparoscopically placed adjustable gastric band
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash University Department of Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
    Arch Surg 138:908-12. 2003
    ..We analyzed the outcomes of a noninterventionist policy on 1000 patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding...
  67. ncbi request reprint Single frequency bioelectrical impedance is a poor method for determining fat mass in moderately obese women
    Veronica P Alvarez
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Obes Surg 17:211-21. 2007
    ..The authors compared the clinical utility of SkinFold Thickness (SKF), tetrapolar bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and a body mass index (BMI) based calculation, in determining changes in percentage of fat mass (delta%FM)...
  68. doi request reprint Pancreatic polypeptide meal response may predict gastric band-induced weight loss
    Andrew F R Dixon
    Department of Radiology, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC 3181, Australia
    Obes Surg 21:1906-13. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether the structurally related satiety hormones pancreatic polypeptide (PP) and peptide YY (PYY) influence total percentage weight loss after LAGB...
  69. ncbi request reprint Permeability of the silicone membrane in laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands has important clinical implications
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:624-9. 2005
    ..We observe a small reduction of the satiety-promoting effect with time. The characteristics and clinical relevance of volume change have not been adequately investigated...
  70. pmc Cost-effectiveness of surgically induced weight loss for the management of type 2 diabetes: modeled lifetime analysis
    Catherine L Keating
    1Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:567-74. 2009
    ..To estimate the cost-effectiveness of surgically induced weight loss relative to conventional therapy for the management of recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes in class I/II obese patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Lap-band: outcomes and results
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash University, Department of Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 13:265-70. 2003
    ..After 10 years of experience in treating more than 100000 patients with the Lap-Band, it is timely for us to review the outcomes...
  72. ncbi request reprint Shoulder pain is a common problem following laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:1111-7. 2005
    ..Shoulder-tip pain is commonly reported following laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) placement. The incidence, nature and factors that may increase the risk of pain have not been explored...
  73. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial of placement of the artificial bowel sphincter (Acticon Neosphincter) for the control of fecal incontinence
    Paul E O'Brien
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1852-60. 2004
    ..We have performed a prospective, randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the effect of placement of an artificial bowel sphincter (Acticon Neosphincter) on continence and quality of life in a group of severely incontinent adults...
  74. doi request reprint Referral for a bariatric surgical consultation: it is time to set a standard of care
    John B Dixon
    Head Obesity Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University, 270 Furntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, 3168, Australia
    Obes Surg 19:641-4. 2009
    ..It is time to provide leadership towards the delivery of better care for these patients...
  75. ncbi request reprint Weight loss medications--where do they fit in?
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 35:576-9. 2006
    ..Obesity is a chronic disease requiring a similar long term approach to management as that of other chronic conditions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular benefit of light to moderate alcohol consumption
    Andrew F Dixon
    Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 32:649-52. 2003
    ..With Australian levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes now reaching epidemic proportions, lifestyle factors that can reduce cardiovascular risk are of critical importance...
  77. ncbi request reprint The extent of the problem of obesity
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash University Department of Surgery and the Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, 3181, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Surg 184:4S-8S. 2002
    ..The quality of life of the obese is markedly reduced, and the costs to health care systems are great. Preventive programs have yet to affect the rising prevalence. An effective solution is needed...
  78. ncbi request reprint Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Improvement in liver histological analysis with weight loss
    John B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Hepatology 39:1647-54. 2004
    ..In conclusion, weight loss after surgery provides major improvement or resolution of obesity and metabolic syndrome-associated abnormal liver histological features in severely obese subjects...
  79. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of medium-term weight loss after bariatric operations
    Paul E O'Brien
    The Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 16:1032-40. 2006
    ..The authors studied the durability of weight loss after bariatric surgery based on a systematic review of the published literature...
  80. ncbi request reprint The relationship between body composition and structural changes at the knee
    Patricia A Berry
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:2362-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between body composition and knee structure, including knee cartilage volume, defects and bone marrow lesions (BMLs)...
  81. ncbi request reprint Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: scoring systems need standardization, but are we ready?
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 15:1314-5. 2005
  82. doi request reprint Obesity and diabetes: the impact of bariatric surgery on type-2 diabetes
    John B Dixon
    Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic, 3004, Australia
    World J Surg 33:2014-21. 2009
    ..Although all bariatric procedures produce exceptional results in the management of type-2 diabetes, choice of procedure requires a careful risk-benefit analysis for the individual patient...
  83. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment for obesity and its impact on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Liver Dis 11:141-54, ix-x. 2007
    ..Improvements have seen the development of less invasive procedures. There is growing evidence that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and roux-en-Y gastric bypass provide effective therapy...
  84. ncbi request reprint Sweet eating is not a predictor of outcome after Lap-Band placement. Can we finally bury the myth?
    Steven M Hudson
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3181, Australia
    Obes Surg 12:789-94. 2002
    ..Preoperative and current sweet eating behavior was assessed in subjects who have had Lap-Band surgery, to find if this influenced weight outcomes...
  85. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery provides unparalleled metabolic benefits
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 17:193-4. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Research update and opportunities III
    John B Dixon
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:348-52. 2005
  87. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome: impact on bariatric surgery
    Susan L Colles
    Monash University, Centre for Obesity Research and Education CORE, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 16:811-20. 2006
    ..Therapy options should focus on aspects of the syndrome that cause greatest impairment, distress, or health risk...
  88. ncbi request reprint Reducing opposed multilobed flaps results in fewer complications than traditional repair techniques when closing medium-sized defects on the leg after excision of skin tumor
    Anthony J Dixon
    Skin Alert Skin Cancer Clinics, Geelong, and Center for Obesity Research, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Dermatol Surg 32:935-42. 2006
    ..The reducing opposed multilobed (ROM) flap involves a series of transpositions effected cephalic and caudal to the primary defect, sequentially mobilized toward and then into the primary defect...