The effect of amicar on perioperative blood loss in idiopathic scoliosis: the results of a prospective, randomized double-blind study.

@article{FlorentinoPineda2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of amicar on perioperative blood loss in idiopathic scoliosis: the results of a prospective, randomized double-blind study.},
  author={Ivan Florentino-Pineda and George H. Thompson and Connie S Poe-Kochert and Robert P Huang and Lawrence L Haber and Laurel C Blakemore},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind Institutional Review Board-approved study evaluating the efficacy of Amicar (epsilon aminocaproic acid), an antifibrinolytic agent, in decreasing perioperative blood loss in idiopathic scoliosis. OBJECTIVES To compare the perioperative (intraoperative and postoperative) blood loss and the need for autologous and homologous blood replacement in two groups of essentially identical patients undergoing a posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic… CONTINUE READING
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