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Tranexamic Acid in Hip Fracture Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spectrum Health Hospitals

Brief Summary:
To determine if TXA utilization is effective at reducing transfusion rates in elderly patients undergoing surgery for treatment of a hip fractures.

Condition or disease
Hip Fracture

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 142 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Reducing Blood Loss in Hip Fracture Surgery
Actual Study Start Date : May 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

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Tranexamic Acid
Patients that receive 2 gm TXA during surgery
No Tranexamic Acid
Patients that receive no TXA during surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood Transfusion Rate [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Blood transfusion rates during the patients hospital stay will be assessed.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hospital Length of stay [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The patients length of stay in the hospital will be determined.

  2. Post operative complications [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Post operative complications will be assessed through the 6 weeks.

  3. Hospitalization costs [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Economic evaluation for inpatient and re-admission will be assessed.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with hip fractures

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute, isolated, unilateral femoral neck, intertrochanteric, and per trochanteric hip fractures confirmed by anteroposterior/lateral hip radiographs, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Age 65 and older
  • Low energy mechanism of injury
  • Hip fracture fixation performed within 48 hours
  • English speaking
  • Anticipated medical optimization for operative fixation
  • No other major trauma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Retained hardware around the affected hip
  • Infection around the affected hip
  • Transfer patients with a length of stay > 24 hours at the transferring hospital
  • Diagnosis of deficient natural anticoagulation
  • Known congenital thrombophilia (Deficiency of Protein C, S, Antithrombin)
  • Known allergy to TXA
  • Patients undergoing percutaneous pinning of the hip fracture

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02736383

Sponsors and Collaborators
Spectrum Health Hospitals
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Principal Investigator: Blake W Miller, DO Spectrum Health Hospitals

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Responsible Party: Spectrum Health Hospitals Identifier: NCT02736383     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-60
First Posted: April 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action