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Tranexamic acid safely stops bleeding in trauma patients


Tranexamic acid reduces mortality in bleeding trauma patients without increasing the risk of adverse events, according to Cochrane review.

Assessing data from four new trials – one involving over 20,000 patients – the authors found tranexamic acid reduced the risk of death due to bleeding by 10%.

They found no evidence of an increased risk of vascular inclusion events, need for surgery or number of blood transfusions.


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  • more details????????????

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  • Excuse me please, but if you use the above link you get a search page for systematic reviews. if you then type in (2011) 7 it brings up a long list of reviews but not specifically this one.

    Would it be possible to have a reference or a direct link please?

    Please could you tell me whether drugs and other agents and treatments recommended by Cochrane are automatically approved by NICE for use in the NHS?

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