In September's podcast, we were once again joined by Professor Mark Fitzgerald, Director of The Alfred Trauma Service, & Dr Joseph Mathew, Emergency & Trauma Physician to discuss a recent case of ED laparotomy as well as a broader discussion on the utility of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA).
(We had full consent from the patient to put the details of this case up)
A 45 year motorcyclist who was involved in a high energy, high speed motorbike accident - resulting in exsanguinating lower limb and pelvic trauma.
Trauma Series X-rays:
Joseph J. DuBose, MD, Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Megan Brenner, MD, Dimitra Skiada, MD, Kenji Inaba, MD, Jeremy Cannon, MD, Laura Moore, MD, John Holcomb, MD, David Turay, MD, Cassra N. Arbabi, MD, Andrew Kirkpatrick, MD, James Xiao, MD, David Skarupa, MD, Nathaniel Poulin, MD, and the AAST AORTA Study Group, Davis, California. The AAST prospective Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) registry: Data on contemporary utilization and outcomes of aortic occlusion and resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Sep;81(3):409-19
Rachel M Russo, MD, Lucas P Neff, MD, Christopher M Lamb, FRCS, Jeremy W Cannon, MD, Joseph M Galante, MD, Nathan F Clement, MD, J Kevin Grayson, DVM, PhD, Timothy K Williams, MD. Partial Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in Swine Model of Hemorrhagic Shock. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug;223(2):359-68.
Sadek S, Lockey DJ, Lendrum RA, Perkins Z, Price J, Davies GE. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in the pre-hospital setting: An additional resuscitation option for uncontrolled catastrophic haemorrhage. Resuscitation. 2016 Jul 1. pii: S0300-9572(16)30136-8. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.06.029. [Epub ahead of print]
Moore LJ, Brenner M, Kozar RA, Pasley J, Wade CE, Baraniuk MS, Scalea T, Holcomb JB. Implementation of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta as an alternative to resuscitative thoracotomy for noncompressible truncal hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct;79(4):523-30; discussion 530-2.