Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

Tranexamic Acid

The CRASH-2 2 (Clinical Randomisation of an Anti-fibrinolytic in Significant Haemorrhage 2) study involved the randomisation of over 20,000 patients with, or at risk of significant haemorrhage in 40 countries. The study demonstrated a 32% reduction in death due to haemorrhage, when tranexamic acid is administered within 1 h of injury. The study concluded that tranexamic acid safely reduced the risk of death in bleeding trauma patients, and should be considered for use in practice.

Following the publication of the study, the Trust has been working with Professor Stuart Logan, Director of the Peninsula National Institute of Health Research's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care to implement the intervention across the South West.

For further information please contact Adrian South, Deputy Director of Clinical Care at adrian.south@swast.nhs.uk

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