What is it about?

Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a procedure that doctors use to stop bleeding in patients after injury, by inflating a balloon inside of the aorta. In this paper, we report the methods that anesthesiology doctors use in patients with REBOA in the operating room. We observed that patients with REBOA placed received less anesthesia, required large amounts of blood transfusions, and had metabolic changes associated with balloon inflation and deflation.

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Why is it important?

As this is the first study to investigate a cohort of patients who received REBOA after traumatic injury from an anesthesiologist’s perspective, we hope this paper provides inspiration for other anesthesiologists to pursue research in this area, and develop and refine our findings.

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This page is a summary of: Anesthetic Management of Patients After Traumatic Injury With Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta, Anesthesia & Analgesia, April 2019, Wolters Kluwer Health,
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0000000000004130.
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