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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 309--311

Role of tranexamic acid in trauma: Recent updates


Anmol Jindal, Sandeep Nathanael David 
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Nathanael David
Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a wonder drug in the acute management of hemorrhage in trauma. Recent publication of the CRASH-3 trial results further exemplifies this drug's use in isolated head injury. This article is a review of scientific evidence for TXA in trauma. There is an established role of TXA in trauma with intracranial hemorrhage within 3 h of presentation with 1.5% decrease in mortality of trauma victims with isolated head injury, as per the results of the CRASH-3 trial. However, the optimal dosing and role of the second dose of TXA requires further verification.


How to cite this article:
Jindal A, David SN. Role of tranexamic acid in trauma: Recent updates.Curr Med Issues 2020;18:309-311


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Jindal A, David SN. Role of tranexamic acid in trauma: Recent updates. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Oct 4 ];18:309-311
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