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AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on Intragastric Balloons in the Management of Obesity

      This document represents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and was developed by the AGA Clinical Guideline Committee and approved by the AGA Governing Board. Development of this guideline was fully funded by the AGA Institute with no additional outside funding.

      Abbreviations used in this paper:

      AGA (American Gastroenterological Association), BMI (body mass index), CI (confidence interval), GI (gastrointestinal), GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation), IGB (intragastric balloon), MD (mean difference), PICO (population, intervention, comparison, and patient-important outcomes), PPI (proton pump inhibitor), RCT (randomized controlled trial), RR (relative risk), SOC (standard of care), %TBWL (percent total body weight loss)
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