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Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta: current evidence

Authors Osborn LA, Brenner ML, Prater SJ, Moore LJ

Received 11 September 2018

Accepted for publication 10 December 2018

Published 14 January 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 29—38

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OAEM.S166087

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Hans-Christoph Pape


Lesley A Osborn,1 Megan L Brenner,2 Samuel J Prater,1 Laura J Moore3

1Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA; 2Department of Surgery, The University of California – Riverside, Moreno Valley, CA, USA; 3Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

Abstract: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has recently gained popularity as a minimally invasive alternative to open aortic cross-clamping in the management of patients with non-compressible hemorrhage arising below the diaphragm. The purpose of this review is to provide a description of the technical aspects of REBOA use along with an overview of the current animal and clinical data regarding its use.

Keywords: REBOA, hemorrhagic shock, resuscitation

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