Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of topical tranexamic acid in saving blood loss in patients undergoing prosthetic knee surgery
Revista espanola de cirugia ortopedica y traumatologia. 2022
OBJECTIVE Knee arthroplasty is a major surgery with potential significant blood loss. Assess the efficacy and safety of topical administration of 3 gr of tranexamic acid (TXA) in terms of reducing blood loss in knee arthroplasty. MATERIAL AND METHOD A randomized, phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial has been conducted. We included 150 patients in two parallel treatment groups (75 per arm). The solution was administered topically intra-articular after cementation and prior to capsular closure. Analytical determinations were made before and after surgery to quantify blood loss. RESULTS Total blood loss (TBL) for the placebo group was 831.5 ml and 662.3 ml for the TXA group. The difference between the two groups was 169.2 ml; which means a save of 20.4 per cent; this difference being statistically significant (p<0.001). There were no differences in terms of the onset of ambulation, days of admission or Visual Analogue Scale at one month of surgery. Ten patients were rejected for presurgical urinary tract infection, metal allergy, selection failure, patellar weakening, prosthetic instability, intrasurgical tibial fracture, change of indication to unicompartimental prosthesis and a loss of follow-up. There was only one complication unrelated to the investigational drug (bladder balloon). CONCLUSION The administration of TXA topically after cementation of the prosthetic components in total knee arthroplasty in a single dose has demonstrated being safe and effective.
Prophylactic tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss and related morbidities during hysterectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Obstetrics & gynecology science. 2022
To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the efficacy and safety of prophylactic tranexamic acid (TXA) versus a control (placebo or no treatment) during hysterectomy for benign conditions. Six databases were screened from inception to January 23, 2022. Eligible studies were assessed for risk of bias. Outcomes were summarized as weighted mean differences and risk ratios with 95% confidence intervals in a random-effects model. Five studies, comprising six arms and 911 patients were included in the study. Two and three studies had an overall unclear and low risk of bias, respectively. Estimated intraoperative blood loss, requirement for postoperative blood transfusion, and requirement for intraoperative topical hemostatic agents were significantly reduced in a prophylactic TXA group when compared with a control group. Moreover, postoperative hemoglobin level was significantly higher in the prophylactic TXA group than in the control group. Conversely, the frequency of self-limiting nausea and vomiting was significantly higher in the prophylactic TXA group than in the control group. There were no significant differences between the groups in terms of surgery duration, hospital stay, and diarrhea rate. All the RCTs reported no incidence of major adverse events in either group, such as mortality, thromboembolic events, visual disturbances, or seizures. There was no publication bias for any outcome, and leave-one-out sensitivity analyses demonstrated stability of the findings. Among patients who underwent hysterectomy for benign conditions, prophylactic TXA appeared largely safe and correlated with substantial reductions in estimated intraoperative blood loss and related morbidities.
Application of Different Doses of Tranexamic Acid Plus Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Diabetes and Its Influence on Intraoperative Blood Loss and Postoperative Drainage
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2022;2022:1197495
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of different doses of tranexamic acid plus traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in hip arthroplasty in diabetic patients and the effect on intraoperative hemorrhage and postoperative drainage. METHODS One hundred patients admitted to our hospital from January 2019 to September 2021 were randomly divided into group B (n = 50) and group A (n = 50), and tranexamic acid was injected intravenously at a dose of 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg 30 min before skin incision, and then tranexamic acid 1.0 g was injected into the joint cavity through the drainage after incision closure, followed by 3 h of drainage clamping. The amount of blood loss, coagulation index, postoperative drainage, and incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) were compared between the groups. RESULTS Group A had significantly less total blood loss, dominant blood loss, and hidden blood loss than group B (P < 0.05). No significant difference in postoperative coagulation indexes and postoperative drainage flow was found between the two groups (P > 0.05). Serological examination results demonstrated no statistical difference in D-dimer (D-D) levels between the two groups. The absence of VTE in both groups was determined by imaging. CONCLUSION Tranexamic acid is effective in reducing intraoperative hemorrhage in diabetic patients undergoing hip arthroplasty. The dose of 20 mg/kg outperforms 10 mg/kg in terms of clinical efficacy with a favorable safety profile, which can be applied according to the patient's actual condition.
Randomized, controlled trial of two tranexamic acid dosing protocols in adult spinal deformity surgery
Spine deformity. 2022
BACKGROUND Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an anti-fibrinolytic effective in reducing blood loss in orthopedic surgery. The appropriate dosing protocol for adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is not known. The purpose of this study was to evaluate two TXA protocols [low dose (L): 10 mg/kg bolus, 1 mg/kg/hr infusion; high dose (H): 50 mg/kg, 5 mg/kg/hr] in complex ASD surgery. METHODS Inclusion criteria were ASD reconstructions with minimum 10 fusion levels or planned 3-column osteotomy (3CO). Standard demographic and surgical data were collected. Intraoperative estimated blood loss (EBL) was calculated by suction canisters minus irrigation plus estimated blood lost in sponges, estimated to the nearest 50 mL. Serious adverse events (SAE) were defined a priori as: venothromboembolic event (VTE), cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, renal dysfunction, and seizure. All SAE were recorded. Simple t tests compared EBL between groups. Mean EBL by total blood volume (TBV), transfusion volume, complications related to TXA were secondary outcomes. RESULTS Sixty-two patients were enrolled and 52 patients completed the study; 25 were randomized to H and 27 to L. Demographic and surgical variables were not different between the two groups. EBL was not different between groups (H: 1596 ± 933 cc, L: 2046 ± 1105 cc, p = 0.12, 95% CI: - 1022 to 122 cc). EBL as a percentage of TBV was lower for the high-dose group (H: 29.5 ± 14.8%, L: 42.5 ± 26.2%, p = 0.03). Intraoperative transfusion volume (H: 961 ± 505 cc, L: 1105 ± 808 cc, p = 0.5) and post-operative transfusion volume (H: 513 ± 305 cc, L: 524 ± 245 cc, p = 0.9) were not different. SAE related to TXA were not different (p = 0.7) and occurred in 2 (8%) H and 3 (11%) L. There was one seizure (H), 2 VTE, and 2 arrhythmias. CONCLUSION No differences in EBL, transfusion volume, nor SAE were observed between H and L dose TXA protocols. High dose was associated with decreased TBV loss (13%). Further prospective study, with pharmacologic analysis, is required to determine appropriate TXA dosage in ASD surgeries. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Therapeutic Level II. TRIAL REGISTRATION The study was registered at Clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02053363) February 3, 2014.
Tranexamic acid combined with compression dressing reduces blood loss in gluteal muscle contracture surgery
BMC surgery. 2022;22(1):46
BACKGROUND Blood loss and incision-related complications caused by the surgical procedure to release gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) put negative effects on the surgical outcomes. Current procedures to prevent blood loss and complications are not satisfactory. The current study aimed to determine whether tranexamic acid (TXA) in combination with pressure dressing reduce the amount of blood loss, the rate of incision-related complications, and the rate of readmission for patients undergoing surgeries to release GMC. METHODS 49 GMC patients were finally included in the study and were randomly divided into two groups: study group and control group. Patients in both groups received minimally invasive surgery to release GMC except that in the study group, patients were administered a dosage of 20 mg/kg of intravenous TXA preoperatively, and 2 subsequent dosages of TXA at 10 mg/kg at two time points: 3 and 6 h after the first dose. Gauze soaked with TXA was used to pack the wound for 10 min before the incision closure. Then the wound was pressure-wrapped with a hip-spica bandage for 24 h after the surgery in the study group. RESULTS The level of UBL in the study group was significantly lower compared to that in the control group. Similar results were also found for UMHD and UMAD. The incision-related postoperative complications were greatly decreased in the study group compared to those of the control group as well. So was the 30-day readmission rate. All patients in both groups reached "excellent" or "good" level with respect to the postoperative function evaluation. CONCLUSIONS Intravenous and topical application of TXA combined with 24 h pressure hip-spica bandage reduces perioperative blood loss, rate of incision-related complications, and the rate of readmission for GMC patients undergoing minimally invasive surgical releasing procedure. Trial Registration Chinese Clinical and Trial Registry ChiCTR2000039216, registration date 2020/10/22, retrospectively registered.
Effect of Oral Tranexamic Acid on the Blood Transfusion Rate and the Incidence of Deep Vein Thromboembolism in Patients after TKA
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2022;2022:6041827
PURPOSE To explore the effect of oral tranexamic acid treatment on the blood transfusion rate and the incidence of deep vein thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS 90 patients undergoing TKA admitted to First People's Hospital of Changshu City from January 2019 to January 2020 were selected and randomized into the control group and the experimental group accordingly (45 cases in each group). The control group intravenously received 20 mL/kg tranexamic acid before the incision was closed. The experimental group was given 1 g of tranexamic acid orally before anesthesia, 6 h and 12 h after the operation. RESULTS The experimental group witnessed better perioperative indexes in relation to the control group. The experimental group displayed better postoperative coagulation function indexes as compared to the control group (P < 0.05). Remarkably lower postoperative vascular endothelial function indexes in the experimental group than in the control group were observed. The experimental group experienced a markedly lower incidence of deep vein thromboembolism in comparison with the control group (P < 0.05). The postoperative knee society score (KSS) score of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group. A significantly higher postoperative modified rivermead mobility index (MRMI) score was yielded in the experimental group in contrast to the control group (P < 0.05). The experimental group obtained lower numerical rating scale (NRS) scores at T2 and T3 as compared to the control group. CONCLUSION Oral tranexamic acid is a suitable alternative for patients undergoing TKA in terms of reducing the blood transfusion rate, relieving pain, and accelerating the recovery of the patient's limbs.
The Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Triple Blind Randomized Clinical Trial
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 2022;:34894221086086
OBJECTIVE Our aim is to evaluate the effect of topical tranexamic acid (TA) on bleeding and surgical quality field in the functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). METHODS A total of 74 patients who underwent FESS due to chronic rhinosinusitis were included. The patients were randomized into 2 groups. TA group (n = 37) received a topical cotton pledget soaked with TA and placebo (PL) group (n = 37) received a pledget soaked with saline solution. RESULTS A significant effect was noted for the TA group versus the PL group in the grade 1 of the Boezaart scale at 35 minutes (4 for TA group and no case for PL group). This effect was absent for higher grades. We did not notice a significant effect between the 2 groups at 5 minutes. Blood loss was 359 ml in the TA group versus 441 ml in the PL group. No significant change was observed between the 2 groups concerning the blood parameters. No side effects were reported. CONCLUSION Despite its safety when administrated locally and its low cost, TA provides limited effect on quality of surgical field after 35 minutes of the start of FESS in the patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. This effect was absent at the start of the intervention and when analyzing the blood loss and hematologic parameters.
Tranexamic acid reduces postoperative blood loss in Chinese pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND Tranexamic acid has been increasingly used for blood conservation in cardiac surgery. However, the evidence supporting the routine use of tranexamic acid in Chinese pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains weak. This meta-analysis aimed to systematically review the efficacy of tranexamic acid when applying to Chinese pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. PARTICIPANTS Chinese pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS Tranexamic acid or control drugs (saline/blank). METHODS PUBMED, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Data, and VIP Data till May 4, 2021, database search was updated on August 1. Primary outcomes of interest included postoperative bleeding, allogeneic transfusion, and reoperation for bleeding. Secondary outcomes of interest included postoperative recovery. For continuous/dichotomous variables, treatment effects were calculated as weighted mean difference (WMD)/odds ratio and 95% confidence interval. RESULTS A database search yielded 15 randomized controlled trials including 1641 patients, where 8 studies were allocated into non-cyanotic congenital group, 5 were allocated into cyanotic congenital group, and the other 2 were allocated into combined cyanotic/non-cyanotic group. This meta-analysis demonstrate that tranexamic acid administration can reduce the postoperative 24 hours blood loss in non-cyanotic, cyanotic, and combined cyanotic/non-cyanotic patients, the red blood cell transfusion in non-cyanotic and cyanotic patients, and the fresh frozen plasma transfusion in non-cyanotic and combined cyanotic/non-cyanotic patients. CONCLUSION This meta-analysis demonstrates that tranexamic acid is highly effective in reducing the blood loss in Chinese pediatric cardiac surgery, but it behaves poorly when it comes to the transfusion requirement. To further confirm this, more well-designed and adequately-powered randomized trials are needed.
Is TXA beneficial in open spine surgery? And its effects vary by dosage, age, sites, and locations: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
World neurosurgery. 2022
BACKGROUND The role of tranexamic acid (TXA) in controlling blood loss during spine surgery remains unclear. With the publication of a new randomized-controlled trial (RCT), we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the safety and Efficacy of TXA in spine surgery. METHODS PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant studies through 2022. Only randomized controlled trials were eligible for this study. The extracted data were analyzed using Revman 5.3 software for meta-analysis. RESULTS Twenty randomized controlled trials including 1497 patients undergoing spine surgery were included in this systematic evaluation. Compared with the control group, TXA significantly reduced total blood loss [mean difference (MD) - 218.96, 95% confidence interval（CI） - 309.77 to - 128.14, p < 0.00001], perioperative blood loss [MD - 90.54, 95%（CI） - 139.33 to - 41.75, p =0.0003], postoperative drainage [MD - 102.60, 95%（CI） - 139.51 to - 65.70, p < 0.00001]，reduced hospital stay [MD - 1.42, 95%（CI） - 2.71 to - 0.14, p=0.03], reduced total blood transfusion volume [MD - 551.06, 95%（CI） - 755.90 to - 346.22, p < 0.00001] and INR [MD -0.03, 95%（CI） -0.04 to-0.02, p < 0.00001]. CONCLUSION Based on the meta-analysis of 20 RCTs, we demonstrated that TXA reduces blood loss in open spine surgery, decreases transfusion rates, and shortens hospital stays. The TXA administration during the perioperative period does not increase the incidence of postoperative complications.
Administration of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce Intra-articular Hemarthrosis in ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review
Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine. 2022;10(1):23259671211061726
BACKGROUND Although tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to reduce bleeding in joint replacement procedures, its effectiveness for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) has not been widely reported. PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of TXA to reduce postoperative hemarthrosis and improve clinical outcomes after ACLR. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS A systematic review of the literature following the PRISMA guidelines (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) was performed; literature retrieval was carried out using the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library electronic databases. The inclusion criteria were comparative studies in English that reported the administration of intravenous or intra-articular TXA versus other modalities or placebo in patients undergoing ACLR. RESULTS Six studies comprising 418 patients who were treated with TXA were included. Heterogeneity among studies did not allow for the pooling of data. Five studies showed decreased drainage volume in the first 24 or 48 hours postoperatively as compared with control (ACLR with no TXA). Four studies showed lower hemarthrosis grades and visual analog scale scores in TXA versus control in the early postoperative period, although this difference was not evident at 4 weeks postoperatively. No studies showed differences in infection, deep venous thrombosis, or adverse events between the TXA and control groups. CONCLUSION The current best available evidence suggests that TXA administration at the time of ACLR results in decreased intra-articular bleeding (measured using a drainage system), hemarthrosis grade, and pain when compared with control.