Tranexamic Acid: Did We Find Another Use?

Tranexamic Acid: Did we find another Use? So, picture a case. A 45 year old man presents to your Ed with spontaneous tongue, lip and face swelling. His only medical history is hypertension, for which he takes perindopril…. I could give you a lot more diagnostic information – vital signs, symptoms etc to facilitate you…

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CRASH-3 Trial

The CRASH-3 Trial has been published. CRASH-2 demonstrated that early administration of tranexamic acid(within 3 hours of injury) reduced bleeding deaths by one third(1). In CRASH-3, the investigators looked at the effects of tranexamic acid in patients with potential traumatic brain injury. The Trial International, multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial Big Trial Eligibility criteria: Within 3…

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Important Studies in Emergency Medicine

Below are some important studies in Emergency Medicine. There certainly are more, however these are the most recent and relevant. More will be added to this page regularly. TRAUMA Sherren PB et al. Algorithm for the resuscitation of traumatic cardiac arrest patients in a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service. Critical Care 201317(Suppl 2):P281 The authors here looked…

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