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The UK-REBOA Trial

Assoc Professor Jan Jansen

  • Date: Tuesday 12th June 2018 from 7.00-8.00 pm (Coffee & Registration from 6.30 pm)
  • Venue: LT4 Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members FREE
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Stopford Building location (No.79 on University Campus map)

Associate Professor Jan Jansen, Director of Research, Division of Acute Care Surgery, NHS & University of Alabama at Birmingham

This is a livestream lecture on the UK-REBOA Trial.

Each year around 5,400 people in England and Wales die after being severely injured—for example, in a road traffic collision, or as a result of a major fall. The leading cause of preventable death following injury is  uncontrolled bleeding, which usually requires immediate surgery.   However, some patients die before they can reach an operating  theatre.

REBOA (which stands for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) is a new technique which could help with this. REBOA involves passing a small inflatable balloon in the aorta (the main artery) to stop the bleeding until a patient can be taken to an   operating theatre.