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  • BIB, insufflable with sterile saline solution
  • Insufflable with air

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Directions For intragastric balloon insertion:

  • BMI <30 on psychological and clinical-nutritional indication
  • BMI 30-35 with Obesity-related complications
  • BMI 35-50 also as a test to be used in the pre-surgical patient to identify the type of intervention
  • BMI >50 in Patients with serious clinical conditions that are not candidates for surgery surgical.

Criteria exclusion:

  • Medico-surgical: reflux, ulcer, gastrolesive drugs, obesity secondary to endocrine disease, pregnancy or lactation, esophageal disease, hiatal hernia
  • Nutritional: sweet easters
  • Psychological: psychiatric illness, bulimia, alcoholism, poor follow-up reliability, drug addiction.

Source: Handbook of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition by Franco Contaldo et al.

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