J B Dixon

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Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery: Roux-en-y gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding in the management of morbidly obese patients: a response
    Sunil Bhoyrul
    Dept, of Surgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 3:17. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Daytime sleepiness in the obese: not as simple as obstructive sleep apnea
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2504-11. 2007
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoxygenation is more effective in the 25 degrees head-up position than in the supine position in severely obese patients: a randomized controlled study
    Benjamin J Dixon
    Australian Center for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Anesthesiology 102:1110-5; discussion 5A. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Polysomnography before and after weight loss in obese patients with severe sleep apnea
    J B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1048-54. 2005
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgery as an effective early intervention for diabesity: why the reluctance?
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Diabetes Care 28:472-4. 2005

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  1. 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...
  2. pmc Safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery: Roux-en-y gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding in the management of morbidly obese patients: a response
    Sunil Bhoyrul
    Dept, of Surgery, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 3:17. 2009
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Daytime sleepiness in the obese: not as simple as obstructive sleep apnea
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2504-11. 2007
    ..The objective was to look for clinical, anthropometric, biochemical, and polysomnographic predictors of excessive daytime sleepiness as measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) in obese patients...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoxygenation is more effective in the 25 degrees head-up position than in the supine position in severely obese patients: a randomized controlled study
    Benjamin J Dixon
    Australian Center for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Anesthesiology 102:1110-5; discussion 5A. 2005
    ..The authors explored the hypothesis that preoxygenation in the 25 degrees head-up position allows a greater safety margin for induction of anesthesia than the supine position...
  8. ncbi request reprint Polysomnography before and after weight loss in obese patients with severe sleep apnea
    J B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1048-54. 2005
    ..We examined the effect of weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on the PSG changes in patients with severe OSA. In addition, we studied daytime sleepiness, the metabolic syndrome and quality of life (QOL)...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgery as an effective early intervention for diabesity: why the reluctance?
    John B Dixon
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Diabetes Care 28:472-4. 2005
  11. doi 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  25. 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?..
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after lap-band placement: influence of time, weight loss, and comorbidities
    J B Dixon
    Department of Surgery, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Res 9:713-21. 2001
    ..To assess the quality of life (QOL) in severely obese subjects before and after Lap-Band gastric restrictive surgery and identify factors that may influence change...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux in obesity: the effect of lap-band placement
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 9:527-31. 1999
    ..Lap-Band surgery provides effective weight loss in the morbidly obese. There have been several reports that gastric banding causes or aggravates reflux. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lap-Band placement on GERD...
  31. ncbi request reprint Elevated homocysteine levels with weight loss after Lap-Band surgery: higher folate and vitamin B12 levels required to maintain homocysteine level
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, 3181 Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:219-27. 2001
    ..To investigate homocysteine levels and their relationship with serum folate and vitamin B12 concentrations with weight loss after the Lap-Band form of gastric restrictive surgery, with the view to minimizing risk...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: predictors of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and liver fibrosis in the severely obese
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Gastroenterology 121:91-100. 2001
    ..Predicting advanced or progressive disease may help in selecting patients for liver biopsy and assist the development of therapeutic options...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Reduced plasma homocysteine in obese red wine consumers: a potential contributor to reduced cardiovascular risk status
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:608-14. 2002
    ..Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with improved vascular risk profile and decreased mortality in the middle aged. An elevated homocysteine concentration is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  37. ncbi request reprint A disparity between conventional lipid and insulin resistance markers at body mass index levels greater than 34 kg/m(2)
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:793-7. 2001
    ..In addition we compare the lipid profiles of severely obese patients with those of the Australian community...
  38. ncbi request reprint Body image: appearance orientation and evaluation in the severely obese. Changes with weight loss
    John B Dixon
    Monash University, Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 12:65-71. 2002
    ..We assessed the importance of appearance, presentation and self-evaluation of appearance before and after weight loss, in severely obese subjects (BMI > 35 kg/m2)...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy after Lap-Band surgery: management of the band to achieve healthy weight outcomes
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 11:59-65. 2001
    ..The introduction of a laparoscopically-placed adjustable gastric band, a safe and effective method of weight loss, has given us the ability and responsibility to adjust the band in relation to pregnancy...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pre-operative predictors of weight loss at 1-year after Lap-Band surgery
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 11:200-7. 2001
    ..The authors studied a range of preoperative factors for their predictive value of effectiveness of Lap-Band placement, using the percentage of excess weight loss at 1-year as the outcome measure (%EWL1)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Improvements in insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function (HOMA) with weight loss in the severely obese. Homeostatic model assessment
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabet Med 20:127-34. 2003
    ..To examine the effect of weight loss on insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in severely obese subjects of varying glycaemic control...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbance and obesity: changes following surgically induced weight loss
    J B Dixon
    Department of Surgery, Monash University Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 161:102-6. 2001
    ..Obesity causes sleep disturbance and is the most significant risk factor for sleep apnea. Only surgical methods provide substantial sustained weight loss for most severely obese subjects...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint Marked improvement in asthma after Lap-Band surgery for morbid obesity
    J B Dixon
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 9:385-9. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of asthma in the morbidly obese and the changes in asthma after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) (Lap-Band) surgery for morbid obesity...
  49. 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...
  50. doi request reprint Neural and humoral changes associated with the adjustable gastric band: insights from a rodent model
    J Kampe
    Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:1403-11. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to examine changes in activation of the sensory neuronal pathways and levels of circulating gut hormones associated with inflation of an AGB...
  51. doi request reprint Gastric bypass in Type 2 diabetes with BMI < 30: weight and weight loss have a major influence on outcomes
    J B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabet Med 30:e127-34. 2013
    ..To assess factors influencing glycaemic control following gastric bypass surgery in patients with Type 2 diabetes and BMI< 30 kg/m(2) ...
  52. doi request reprint The effects of dietary weight loss with or without exercise training on liver enzymes in obese metabolic syndrome subjects
    N E Straznicky
    Laboratories of Human Neurotransmitters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabetes Obes Metab 14:139-48. 2012
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome and nocturnal snacking: association with obesity, binge eating and psychological distress
    S L Colles
    Centre for Obesity Research and Education, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1722-30. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of NES and nocturnal snacking by exploring the relationship between NES and (1) obesity, (2) binge eating disorder (BED) and (3) psychological distress...
  54. ncbi request reprint Changes in fat-free mass during significant weight loss: a systematic review
    T B Chaston
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Monash Medical School, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:743-50. 2007
    ..To identify the proportion of weight lost as fat-free mass (FFM) by various weight loss interventions...
  55. ncbi request reprint Body composition changes following laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity
    B J G Strauss
    Body Composition Laboratory, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Acta Diabetol 40:S266-9. 2003
    ..Adjustable laparoscopic gastric banding induces fat loss without significant other deleterious effects on body composition...
  56. doi request reprint Factors associated with percent change in visceral versus subcutaneous abdominal fat during weight loss: findings from a systematic review
    T B Chaston
    Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:619-28. 2008
    ..Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with greater obesity-related metabolic disturbance. Many studies have reported preferential loss of VAT with weight loss...
  57. 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...
  58. 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
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery: an IDF statement for obese Type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
    Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol 55:367-82. 2011
    ..National guidelines for bariatric surgery need to be developed for people with Type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 kg/m² or more...
  61. doi request reprint A rodent model of adjustable gastric band surgery-implications for the understanding of underlying mechanisms
    J Kampe
    Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obes Surg 19:625-31. 2009
    ..The mechanisms by which LAGB initiates an increase in satiety remain completely unknown. The aim of this study is to establish a rodent model of adjustable gastric banding (AGB) that will enable investigation of these mechanisms...
  62. doi request reprint Delayed introduction of solid feeding reduces child overweight and obesity at 10 years
    K A Seach
    Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1475-9. 2010
    ....
  63. 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...
  64. 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)...
  65. 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)...
  66. doi 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. doi 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...
  70. doi 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band): a prospective study of medium-term effects on weight, health and quality of life
    Paul E O'Brien
    Monash Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Australia
    Obes Surg 12:652-60. 2002
    ..Obesity is now one of our major public health problems. Effective and acceptable treatment options are needed. The Lap-Band system is placed laparoscopically and allows adjustment of the level of gastric restriction...
  72. 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
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Management of obesity--the role of surgery
    Wendy Brown
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Department of Surgery, Monash University Alfred Hospital, Victoria
    Aust Fam Physician 35:584-6. 2006
    ..Obesity is rapidly becoming Australia's biggest health care issue...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery: an IDF statement for obese Type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:433-47. 2011
    ..National guidelines for bariatric surgery need to be developed for people with Type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 kg/m(2) or more...
  89. 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...
  90. pmc Bariatric surgery: an IDF statement for obese Type 2 diabetes
    J B Dixon
    Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Diabet Med 28:628-42. 2011
    ..National guidelines for bariatric surgery need to be developed for people with Type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 35 kg/m(2) or more...
  91. ncbi request reprint Bleeding complications in skin cancer surgery are associated with warfarin but not aspirin therapy
    A J Dixon
    Skin Alert Skin Cancer Clinics, Belmont, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Surg 94:1356-60. 2007
    ..The aim was to identify risk factors for postoperative bleeding following skin cancer surgery...
  92. ncbi request reprint Impaired activation of AMP-kinase and fatty acid oxidation by globular adiponectin in cultured human skeletal muscle of obese type 2 diabetics
    Michael B Chen
    St Vincent s Institute, 9 Princes Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:3665-72. 2005
    ..These data suggest that reduced activation of AMPK by gAD in obese and obese type 2 diabetic subjects is not caused by reduced adiponectin receptor expression but that aspects downstream of the receptor may inhibit AMPK signaling...
  93. ncbi request reprint Progressive fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: association with altered regeneration and a ductular reaction
    Michelle M Richardson
    School of Medicine, Southern Clinical Division, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Gastroenterology 133:80-90. 2007
    ..We propose that activation of this pathway, with increased cell injury in NASH, also induces a periportal ductular reaction (DR) that could produce a profibrogenic stimulus...
  94. ncbi request reprint Eating behavior as a prognostic factor for weight loss after gastric bypass
    Paulo C Sallet
    Department and Institute ofPsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Obes Surg 17:445-51. 2007
    ..This study aims to investigate whether the presence of binge eating before Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) influences weight outcomes...
  95. 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...
  96. 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)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Differential regulation of adiponectin receptor gene expression by adiponectin and leptin in myotubes derived from obese and diabetic individuals
    Andrew J McAinch
    School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1898-904. 2006
    ..This study aimed to investigate the regulation of adiponectin receptors 1 (AdipoR1) and 2 (AdipoR2) gene expression in primary skeletal muscle myotubes, derived from human donors, after exposure to globular adiponectin (gAd) and leptin...
  98. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Jaime Ponce
    Dalton Surgical Group, Dalton, Georgia 30720, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:310-6. 2005
  99. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in therapy of diabetes
    John B Dixon
    Med J Aust 180:368. 2004
  100. ncbi request reprint Patient motivation for bariatric surgery: characteristics and impact on outcomes
    Marije Libeton
    Monash University Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3181, Victoria, Australia
    Obes Surg 14:392-8. 2004
    ..Motivation for seeking obesity surgery has not been studied. The authors explored the patient's motivation for selecting surgery and examined for a relationship between primary motivating factors and weight outcomes...