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Table 2 REBOA use at Participating Level I Trauma Centers

From: A descriptive survey on the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) for pelvic fractures at US level I trauma centers

Survey QuestionResponses% (n)n
Does your hospital use a REBOA to treat hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures?Yes42% (15)36
No58% (21)
What indicates a patient with a pelvic fracture for REBOA?HDU50% (7)14
HDU & IR is unavailable14% (2)
HDU & negative FAST7% (1)
HDU & not a candidate for angioembolization29% (4)
In what order are the following treatments utilized for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures? REBOA, angioembolization, and pelvic packingAngioembolization, PP, REBOA33% (5/15)15
Angioembolization, REBOA, PP13% (2/15)
PP, Angioembolization, REBOA13% (2/15)
REBOA, Angioembolization, PP20% (3/15)
REBOA, PP, Angioembolization20% (3/15)
Of those who said hemodynamic instability was the only indicator, what was the order of treatment? REBOA, angioembolization and pelvic packingPP, Angioembolization, REBOA33% (2/6)6
Angioembolization, PP, REBOA33% (2/6)
Angioembolization, REBOA, PP17% (1/6)
REBOA, Angioembolization, PP17% (1/6)
  1. REBOA resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta, HDU hemodynamically unstable, IR interventional radiology, FAST focused assessment of sonography in trauma, PP pelvic packing.