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August 21, 2019

Addressing Limitations in Case-Control Study of Patients Undergoing Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, & Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center Service, Nashville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 3Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(12):1165-1166. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2738

To the Editor As members of the trauma community who use resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), we read with great interest the article by Joseph et al.1 The authors have executed a statistically complex and important registry-based study. However, we are concerned with identifying this research design as a case-control study.

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