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Tranexamic acid safely stops bleeding in trauma patients

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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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