The incidence of deep vein thrombosis in prostatectomised patients following the administration of the fibrinolytic inhibitor, aminocaproic acid (EACA)
Sinclair J, Forbes CD, Prentice CR, Scott R
Urological Research. 1976;4((3):):129-31.
Forty patients undergoing prostatectomy for benign prostatic hypertrophy were included in a double blind trial of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis determined, using 125I-fibrinogen technique. There was no significant difference between the groups, the overall incidence of abnormal scans being 50 per cent, but of the patients undergoing enucleative prostatectomy 68 per cent developed significant scan findings compared with 33 per cent following transurethral surgery.
Tranexamic acid in control of haemorrhage after dental extraction in haemophilia and Christmas disease
Forbes CD, Barr RD, Reid G, Thomson C, Prentice CR, McNicol GP, Douglas AS
British Medical Journal. 1972;2((5809):):311-3.
In a double-blind trial tranexamic acid (AMCA, Cyclokapron), 1 g three times a day for five days, significantly reduced blood loss and transfusion requirements after dental extraction in patients with haemophilia and Christmas disease. No side effects were seen in either group of patients. Screening tests showed no toxic action of tranexamic acid on the liver, kidney, or heart.