Pulmonary hemorrhage: A novel mode of therapy.

  title={Pulmonary hemorrhage: A novel mode of therapy.},
  author={Anna Solomonov and Oren Fruchter and Tzila Zuckerman and Benjamin Brenner and Mordechai Yigla},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={103 8},
Major hemoptysis a potentially life-threatening condition in pulmonology and can originate from both identifiable and unidentifiable sites. Identifiable bleeding sites can be controlled locally by iced saline, vasopressors, laser, electrocautery and balloon tamponade. Bleeding from an unidentifiable source, on the other hand, is much more difficult to control as the bleeding site is not accessible by the bronchoscope. Tranexamic acid (TA), a synthetic anti-fibrinolytic agent, is approved for… CONTINUE READING
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