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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542848/change-of-transfusion-and-treatment-paradigm-in-major-trauma-patients
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P Stein, A Kaserer, K Sprengel, G A Wanner, B Seifert, O M Theusinger, D R Spahn
Trauma promotes trauma-induced coagulopathy, which requires urgent treatment with fixed-ratio transfusions of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates, or goal-directed administration of coagulation factors based on viscoelastic testing. This retrospective observational study compared two time periods before (2005-2007) and after (2012-2014) the implementation of changes in trauma management protocols which included: use of goal-directed coagulation management; admission of patients to designated trauma centres; whole-body computed tomography scanning on admission; damage control surgery; permissive hypotension; restrictive fluid resuscitation; and administration of tranexamic acid...
May 23, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542107/efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-reducing-blood-loss-during-primary-lumbar-spinal-surgery-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Zhinan Ren, Shugang Li, Lin Sheng, Qianyu Zhuang, Zheng Li, Derong Xu, Xin Chen, Pengxiang Jiang, Xiao Zhang
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative blood loss, amount of allogeneic blood transfusion, removal time of drainage tube, length of hospital stay, and complications associated with tranexamic acid. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal fusion surgery can be associated with significant blood loss. To the best of our knowledge, very few published studies exist reporting the effect of topical use of tranexamic acid (tTXA) on decreasing the blood loss in patients undergoing posterior lumbar spinal fusions...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
#3
Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538381/is-combined-topical-and-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-superior-to-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-alone-for-controlling-blood-loss-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Hua Zhang, Guoping He, Caihong Zhang, Baichao Xu, Xuejiao Wang, Chaowei Zhang
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the efficacy and safety of combined intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) with IV-TXA alone for controlling blood loss in patients following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Google database, the Chinese Wanfang database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure database were searched to identify studies comparing combined IV and topical TXA with IV-TXA alone in patients who were prepared for THA...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535135/recovery-from-cyclophosphamide-overdose-in-a-dog
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Jessica Renee Finlay, Kenneth Wyatt, Courtney North
An adult female spayed dog was evaluated after inadvertently receiving a total dose of 1,750 mg oral cyclophosphamide, equivalent to 2,303 mg/m(2), over 21 days (days -21 to 0). Nine days after the last dose of cyclophosphamide (day +9), the dog was evaluated at Perth Veterinary Specialists. Physical examination revealed mucosal pallor, a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur, and severe hemorrhagic cystitis. Severe nonregenerative pancytopenia was detected on hematology. Broad spectrum antibiotics, two fresh whole blood transfusions, granulocyte colony stimulating factor, and tranexamic acid were administered...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513247/use-of-non-biologic-treatments-in-antihistamine-refractory-chronic-urticaria-a-review-of-published-evidence
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Jesper Grønlund Holm, Ilya Ivyanskiy, Simon Francis Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of effectiveness and safety of the non-biologic, non-antihistamine treatments used for chronic urticaria is important as in some cases the principal guideline-recommended drug; omalizumab, has limited effect, side effects, or is too expensive or unavailable. Herein we systematically review the evidence for the use of the non-biologic treatments in antihistamine-refractory chronic urticaria. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed and Webofscience and identified studies that reported use of one or more of the non-biological, non-antihistamine treatment options for chronic urticaria...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512843/assessment-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-complex-skin-cream-in-asian-women-a-controlled-clinical-trial
#7
Yu Seok Jung, Ji Hae Lee, Jung Min Bae, Dong Won Lee, Gyong Moon Kim
BACKGROUND: Medical products such as hydroquinone and tretinoin have been widely used to treat various types of skin hyperpigmentation. However, these products are limited in daily use given their adverse effects. Other alternative agents with fewer adverse side effects have been developed. However, single agents often do not produce satisfactory results. AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new brightening complex cream containing niacinamide, tranexamic acid, oxyresveratrol, glutathione disulfide, and linoleic acid...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509781/correction-of-severe-coagulopathy-and-hyperfibrinolysis-by-tranexamic-acid-and-recombinant-factor-viia-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-after-trauma-a-case-report
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Jack Louro, Katherine Andersen, Roman Dudaryk
Coagulopathy induced by trauma or cirrhosis is a well-recognized entity. Viscoelastic testing has been used in either condition for goal-directed transfusion and detection of fibrinolysis since conventional coagulation tests do not correlate with clinical risk of bleeding. Hemostatic resuscitation may not be adequate for a trauma patient with liver disease due to complex alterations in coagulation systems and occasionally require adjuvant therapy. We report a case of trauma-induced coagulopathy presenting as severe hyperfibrinolysis in a cirrhotic patient who was refractory to hemostatic resuscitation but was rapidly corrected by the administration of tranexamic acid and recombinant Factor VIIa...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507566/comparison-of-intra-articular-versus-intravenous-application-of-tranexamic-acid-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yaming Liu, Fantao Meng, Gang Yang, Lingde Kong, Yong Shen
INTRODUCTION: There is much controversy about the optimal application of tranexamic acid (TXA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy of the intra-articular and intravenous regimens of TXA in TKA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases was performed. Randomized controlled trials comparing the result of intra-articular and intravenous application of TXA during TKA were included...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505683/tranexamic-acid-effectively-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-rates-during-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Hernan A Prieto, Heather K Vincent, Justin T Deen, Dane A Iams, Hari K Parvataneni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500653/blood-transfusion-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-single-center-experience-of-patient-blood-management-in-210-cases
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Søren Ohrt-Nissen, Naeem Bukhari, Casper Dragsted, Martin Gehrchen, Pär I Johansson, Jesper Dirks, Jakob Stensballe, Benny Dahl
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be associated with substantial blood loss, requiring allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. This study describes the use of RBC and the effect of a standardized perioperative patient blood management program. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients treated with posterior instrumented fusion were consecutively enrolled over a 6-year period. Patient blood management strategies were implemented in 2011, including prophylactic tranexamic acid, intraoperative permissive hypotension, restrictive fluid therapy (including avoidance of synthetic colloids), restrictive RBC trigger according to institutional standardized protocol, the use of cell savage, and goal-directed therapy according to thrombelastography...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498300/volatile-decay-products-in-breath-during-peritonitis-shock-are-attenuated-by-enteral-blockade-of-pancreatic-digestive-proteases
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Frank A DeLano, Jason Chow, Geert W Schmid-Schönbein
There is a need to develop markers for early detection of organ failure in shock that can be non-invasively measured at point of care. We explore here the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in expired air in a rat peritonitis shock model. Expired breath samples were collected into Tedlar gas bags and analyzed by standardized gas chromatography. The gas chromatograms were digitally analyzed for presence of peak amounts over a range of Kovach indices. Following the induction of peritonitis, selected volatile compounds were detected within about one hour, which remained at elevated amounts over a 6 hours observation period...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497100/does-tranexamic-acid-reduce-bleeding-during-femoral-fracture-operation
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Mohammad Haghighi, Hossein Ettehad, Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Bahram Naderi Nabi, Roya Moghaddam, Abbas Sedighinejad, Gita Khanjanian
BACKGROUND: Proximal Femoral shaft fractures are commonly associated with marked blood loss which can lead to postoperative acute anemia and some other complications. Tranexamic acid (TA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that reduces intra-and postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirements during some elective surgeries. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of intravenous Tranexamic acid (TA) on intraoperative blood loss and a subsequent need for transfusion in patients who were undergoing surgery for femoral shaft fractures in trauma setting...
March 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492980/-haemostatic-management-in-postpartum-haemorrhage-nationwide-survey-in-germany
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L Kaufner, K Ghantus, A Henkelmann, U Friedrichs, K Weizsäcker, A Schiemann, C von Heymann
BACKGROUND: In order to ensure evidence-based haemostatic management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH, blood loss >500 ml) consistent with guidelines appropriate structural conditions must be fulfilled regardless of different levels (1-3) in perinatal care. The aim of the survey was to identify differences in haemostatic management in PPH under consideration of the different levels of perinatal care in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire assessing the structural and therapeutic preconditions for haemostatic management was sent to 533 anaesthesiology departments serving obstetric units...
May 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489798/efficacy-of-functional-microarray-of-microneedles-combined-with-topical-tranexamic-acid-for-melasma-a-randomized-self-controlled-split-face-study
#15
Yang Xu, Renyan Ma, Juliandri Juliandri, Xiaoyan Wang, Bai Xu, Daguang Wang, Yan Lu, Bingrong Zhou, Dan Luo
To evaluate the efficacy of a functional microarray of microneedles (MNs) plus topical tranexamic acid (TA) for melasma in middle-aged women in China.Thirty female subjects with melasma were enrolled in this study. The left or right side of the face was chosen randomly to be pretreated with a functional microarray of MNs, followed by topical 0.5% TA solution once per week for 12 weeks. The other half-face was the control, treated with a sham device plus topical 0.5% TA solution. At baseline and at weeks 4, 8, and 12 of treatment, clinical (photographic) evaluations and parameters determined by Visia were recorded...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484561/tranexamic-acid-may-be-beneficial-for-difficult-hemostasis-following-tumor-resection-in-neurosurgical-patients-a-personal-experience
#16
Hemant Bhagat, Bhupesh Kumar, Neha Garg, Rajesh Chhabra
Neurosurgeons may find themself in a precarious situation, while unable to secure hemostasis following tumor resection. Use of tranexamic acid was helpful in our patient to secure complete hemostasis in one such event of uncontrollable bleeding.
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480552/hyperfibrinolysis-and-hypofibrinogenemia-diagnosed-with-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-dogs-naturally-infected-with-angiostrongylus-vasorum
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N E Sigrist, N Hofer-Inteeworn, R Jud Schefer, C Kuemmerle-Fraune, M Schnyder, A P N Kutter
BACKGROUND: The pathomechanism of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection-associated bleeding diathesis in dogs is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To describe rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) parameters in dogs naturally infected with A. vasorum and to compare ROTEM parameters between infected dogs with and without clinical signs of bleeding. ANIMALS: A total of 21 dogs presented between 2013 and 2016. METHODS: Dogs with A...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475556/high-concentrations-of-tranexamic-acid-inhibit-ionotropic-glutamate-receptors
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Irene Lecker, Dian-Shi Wang, Kirusanthy Kaneshwaran, C David Mazer, Beverley A Orser
BACKGROUND: The antifibrinolytic drug tranexamic acid is structurally similar to the amino acid glycine and may cause seizures and myoclonus by acting as a competitive antagonist of glycine receptors. Glycine is an obligatory co-agonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) subtype of glutamate receptors. Thus, it is plausible that tranexamic acid inhibits NMDA receptors by acting as a competitive antagonist at the glycine binding site. The aim of this study was to determine whether tranexamic acid inhibits NMDA receptors, as well as α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid and kainate subtypes of ionotropic glutamate receptors...
May 5, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470576/a-comparative-analysis-of-the-role-of-tranexamic-acid-as-an-independent-variable-in-reducing-intraoperative-blood-loss-in-patients-undergoing-conventional-total-knee-arthroplasty-versus-computer-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty
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K K Eachempati, A V Gurava Reddy, S Apsingi, S R Sankineani, J Shaheed, C Dannana
BACKGROUND: Blood loss in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an area of significant concern as it has an effect on patient morbidity and hospital stay. Among many different modalities to reduce blood loss, the use of Tranexamic acid has become a standard procedure nowadays. The aim of our study was to determine if Tranexamic acid alone decreases blood loss as an independent variable irrespective of other blood loss preserving measures. METHOD: This prospective non-randomized study included patients undergoing unilateral TKA by conventional method (Group 1) and computer-assisted TKA (Group 2)...
May 3, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460409/tranexamic-acid-reduces-occult-blood-loss-blood-transfusion-and-improves-recovery-of-knee-function-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparative-study
#20
Wei Liu, Chunmei Yang, Xiujun Huang, Ruizhong Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
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