Perioperative parenteral tranexamic acid in liver tumor resection: a prospective randomized trial toward a "blood transfusion"-free hepatectomy.

@article{Wu2006PerioperativePT,
  title={Perioperative parenteral tranexamic acid in liver tumor resection: a prospective randomized trial toward a "blood transfusion"-free hepatectomy.},
  author={C C Wu and Wai-Meng Ho and Shao-bing Cheng and D S Yeh and M J Wen and T D Liu and Fang-Ku P'eng},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 2},
  pages={173-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the feasibility of a real "blood transfusion"-free hepatectomy in a large group of patients with liver tumors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Bleeding control and blood transfusion remains problematic in liver resection. A real "blood transfusion"-free hepatectomy in a large group of patients has rarely been reported. The impact of tranexamic acid (TA), an antifibrinolytic agent, on blood transfusion in liver resection is unknown. METHODS A prospective double-blind randomized… CONTINUE READING

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