• The complications associated with Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

      Ribeiro, Jr., M.A.F.; Feng, C.Y.D.; Nguyen, A.T.M. (BioMed Central Ltd., 2018)
      Non-compressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the field of trauma and emergency medicine. In recent times, there has been a resurgence in the adoption of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) for patients who present with NCTH. Like all medical procedures, there are benefits and risks associated with the REBOA technique. However, in the case of REBOA, these complications are not unanimously agreed upon with varying viewpoints and studies. This article aims to review the current knowledge surrounding the complications of the REBOA technique at each step of its application. Copyright 2018 The Author(s).
    • Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA): An updated review

      Ribeiro, Jr., M.A.F.; Brenner, M.; Nguyen, A.T.M. (Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes, 2018)
      In a current scenario where trauma injury and its consequences account for 9% of the worlds causes of death, the management of noncompressible torso hemorrhage can be problematic. With the improvement of medicine, the approach of these patients must be accurate and immediate so that the consequences may be minimal. Therefore, aiming the ideal method, studies have led to the development of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA). This procedure has been used at select trauma centers as a resuscitative adjunct for trauma patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage. Although the use of this technique is increasing, its effectiveness is still not clear. This article aims, through a detailed review, to inform an updated view about this procedure, its technique, variations, benefits, limitations and future. Copyright 2018, Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes. All rights reserved.