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Sunday, December 11, 2016

TXA for Traumatic Bleeds

Emergency Physicians Monthly
Emergency Physicians Monthly - By Serrano K - December 8, 2016
"Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an old, inexpensive drug that surgeons have been quietly using for decades during surgery to reduce perioperative bleeding. TXA has recently garnered international attention for its role in reducing mortality from trauma-related hemorrhage, a major cause of death worldwide. In addition, TXA shows promise for use in other bleeding conditions commonly seen in the ED, such as epistaxis and bleeding after dental extractions. Here is everything you need to know as an emergency physician about TXA."