Table 2

Exclusion criteria

1Haematological, hepatic or renal dysfunction
2Weight >150 kg
3Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) >8.5%
4Known renal, vascular or aortic disease
5Malignancy
6Prior major abdominal surgery, prior gastric or bariatric surgery
7Prior abdominal radiotherapy
8GI bleeding or bleeding diathesis
9Allergy to iodinated contrast
10Known gastric ulceration or active Helicobacter pylori infection
11Positive pregnancy test in females of childbearing age
12Chronic Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) use
13Current use of insulin, sulphonylurea or any other diabetic medication other than metformin or weight modifying drugs including orlistat, liraglutide and semaglutide
14Patients on antidepressants <6 months or patients on antidepressants >6 months who are not stable or patients on appetite-stimulatory antipsychotic medications such as risperidone, olanzapine or oral glucocorticoid steroids
  • GI, gastrointestinal.