Tranexamic Acid Reduces PRBC Transfusion after Posterior Spine Surgery for Idiopathic Scoliosis from the Operating Room to Post-Operative Day Four

@inproceedings{2013TranexamicAR,
  title={Tranexamic Acid Reduces PRBC Transfusion after Posterior Spine Surgery for Idiopathic Scoliosis from the Operating Room to Post-Operative Day Four},
  author={},
  year={2013}
}
  • Published 2013
Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic, has been shown to reduce blood loss and packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion during surgery for patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spine fusion. Our goal was to determine if intra-operative TXA administration is also associated with reduced PRBC transfusion after the completion of surgery through post-operative day (POD) four in this patient population. Methods: A retrospective review of 230 patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING

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