Tranexamic acid (TXA) use in trauma.

@article{Boling2012TranexamicA,
  title={Tranexamic acid (TXA) use in trauma.},
  author={Bryan Kenneth Boling and Kathryn I. Moore},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          496-7
        }
}
The primary causes of trauma-related death are head injury and hemorrhage. These injuries result in death at the scene of injury in approximately 50% of all trauma cases, while the remaining 50% are transported to the emergency department for treatment. Hemorrhage may be the result of blunt or penetrating injury, or a combination of both. Regardless of the mechanism of injury in regard to the type of trauma, coagulopathy secondary to hemorrhage, acidosis, and the “bloody vicious cycle” of… CONTINUE READING
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