The use of FEIBA for refractory bleeding in cardiac surgery - a systematic review

School of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Department of Anesthesiology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Division of Cardiology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Division of Cardiac Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy. 2022
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INTRODUCTION Significant blood loss during cardiac surgery is associated with a significant increase in morbidity and mortality. Factor Eight Inhibitor Bypassing Activity (FEIBA), a hemostatic bypassing agent mainly used in hemophiliac patients, has also been used for intractable surgical bleeding during cardiac surgical procedures in non-hemophiliac patients. However, concerns exist that its use may be linked to increased incidence of perioperative adverse effects including thrombotic complications. AREAS COVERED A systematic literature search was performed on MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for all studies that reported the administration of FEIBA for treatment of bleeding during adult cardiac surgery in non-hemophiliac patients. After selecting of title and abstracts, two authors assessed the methodological quality of the full-text articles prior to final inclusion in the manuscript. EXPERT OPINION The safety profile of FEIBA was determined through an aggregate count of adverse events. Major complications included renal failure, re-operation for unresolved bleeding, postoperative mortality, and thromboembolic events. Overall, there is insufficient robust evidence to make a definitive conclusion about the safety or efficacy of using of FEIBA as a hemostatic agent in the setting of cardiac surgery.
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Study Design : Systematic Review
Language : eng
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