Could resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta improve survival among severely injured patients with post-intubation hypotension?
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Current literature shows the association of post-intubation hypotension and increased odds of mortality in critically ill non-trauma and trauma populations. However, there is a lack of research on potential interventions that can prevent or ameliorate the consequences of endotracheal intubation and thus improve the prognosis of trauma patients with post-intubation hypotension. This review paper hypothesizes that the deployment of REBOA among trauma patients with PIH, by its physiologic effects, will reduce the odds of mortality in this population. The objective of this paper is to review the current literature on REBOA and post-intubation hypotension, and, furthermore, to provide a rational hypothesis on the potential role of REBOA in severely injured patients with post-intubation hypotension.
KeywordsIntubation Intratracheal Hypotension REBOA Endovascular procedures Shock Hemorrhagic Trauma
The authors thank Dr. Fernando Rosso and Dr. Marcela Granados at Fundacion Valle del Lili for their constant support.
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RMN, JPH, JDB, TH, SG, CPO, MWP, FC, MS, JCF, AFG, JC, MPN, AIS, CJS, LEC, VLC, PF, EM, and CAO declare no conflict of interest relevant to this manuscript.
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