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July - 2010


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Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage

CRASH-2 trial collaborators Lancet, 2010, 376: 23


This phenomonally large trial suggests that bleeding can be reduced in trauma patients without the dreaded increase in thromboembolic complications.


Previous Comments

This trial was performed in many developing countries where blood products might not have been available so easily. The effect might not be seen in another contest, where adherence to protocols utilising fresh frozen plasma and platelets is higher.
Darren Cable-10 Mar, 2012 07:50:27 PM