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Trial record 93 of 420 for:    TRANEXAMIC ACID

Tranexamic Acid in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02080494
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 6, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Tennessee

Brief Summary:

Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic drug that has been used to decrease post-operative blood loss. This study is a prospective, randomized controlled trial investigating the use of tranexamic acid in fracture surgery around the hip and knee, in which significant blood loss (>300mL) is expected.

The hypothesis of this study is that tranexamic acid will be associated with a decrease in post-operative blood loss, as well as a decreased need for allogenic blood transfusion, in patients who have fracture surgery around the hip and knee.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blood Loss Trauma Fracture Surgery Drug: Tranexamic Acid Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 101 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Tranexamic Acid in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Study Start Date : May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
No tranexamic acid given
Experimental: Tranexamic Acid
15 mg/kg preoperative IV dose followed by another 15 mg/kg IV dose three hours after the initial dose
Drug: Tranexamic Acid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. hemoglobin value [ Time Frame: through postoperative day four ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hematocrit value [ Time Frame: through postoperative day four ]
  2. number of units of allogenic blood transfused [ Time Frame: through postoperative day four ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with isolated fractures of the pelvic ring, acetabulum, femur or tibia that will require open reduction and internal fixation
  • Expected blood loss is greater than 300 mL
  • Age ≥ 18
  • Skeletal maturity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients taking oral contraceptives
  • Contraindication to venous thromboembolic event (VTE) prophylaxis (intracranial, intrathoracic, intra-abdominal bleeding or spine fractures)
  • Patients requiring operative intervention for other injuries (orthopaedic or non-orthopaedic)
  • Known hypercoagulable state including history of prescribed anti-coagulation (warfarin, plavix, low molecular weight heparin)
  • Renal Insufficiency (creatinine greater than 1.5mg/dL)
  • Open fractures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02080494

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United States, Tennessee
Erlanger Health System
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37403
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tennessee
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Principal Investigator: Dirk W Kiner, MD UTCOM Chattanooga / Erlanger Health System

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Responsible Party: University of Tennessee Identifier: NCT02080494     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-036
First Posted: March 6, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University of Tennessee:
tranexamic acid
orthopaedic trauma
pelvic fracture
hip fracture
femur fracture
blood loss
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries
Pathologic Processes
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action