Thursday, 31 May 2007

Review of haemostatic drugs in NEJM


The May 31 issue of the NEJM has a good review article about haemostatic drugs to prevent and treat bleeding. Drugs covered include aprotonin, tranexamic acid and recombinant activated factor VIIa. The controversies discussed are adverse effects of aprotonin (renal failure, MI, stroke), efficacy or not for VIIa, and adverse thrombotic effects of VIIa. Recommended.

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