Susan L Truchan

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xtensive blood loss after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is common, and affected patients often require blood transfusions. Studies suggest that antifibrinolytic agents such as aminocaproic acid (ACA) reduce blood loss and blood transfusion rates in patients undergoing TKA. We conducted a study to evaluate whether a single intravenous 10-g dose of ACA given(More)
BACKGROUND Use of antifibrinolytic agents in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is well supported; however, most studies used tranexamic acid (TXA), whereas few used ε-aminocaproic acid (EACA), a similar antifibrinolytic. This study compares the efficacy and cost per surgery of intraoperative infusion of EACA and TXA in reducing postoperative blood transfusion(More)
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