Journal article

The Physiology and Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

Richard Y Chen, Paul R Burton, Geraldine J Ooi, Cheryl Laurie, Andrew I Smith, Gary Crosthwaite, Paul E O'Brien, Geoff Hebbard, Peter D Nottle, Wendy A Brown

Obesity Surgery | SPRINGER | Published : 2017


Funding Acknowledgements

Mr. Burton, Dr. Ooi, Mr. Chen, Ms. Laurie, Prof O'Brien and Prof Brown report being affiliated with the Centre for Obesity Research and Education. The Centre has received funding for research purposes from Allergan and Apollo Endosurgery, the manufacturers of the LapBand (TM). The grant is not tied to any specific research project, and neither Allergan nor Apollo Endosurgery had any control of the protocol, analysis and reporting of any studies. CORE also receives a grant from Applied Medical towards educational programs.Prof Brown reports financial support for a bariatric surgery registry from the Commonwealth of Australia, Apollo Endosurgery, Covidien, Johnson and Johnson, Gore and Applied Medical. She has also received a speaker's honorarium from Merck Sharpe and Dohme and a speaker's honorarium and fees from participation in a scientific advisory board from Novo Nordisk. The Bariatric Registry and the honorariums are outside of the submitted work.Dr. Ooi reports scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.