Trauma and Tranexamic acid – Editorial . MJA Sept 2013
The CRASH-2 (Clinical Randomisation of an Antifibrinolytic Significant haemorrhage 2) is a landmark study that has changed our practice when dealing with trauma patients. This editorial discusses the gaps in our knowledge with regards to tranexamic acid and trauma patients . To address some unknowns about this topic, a new study PATCH- Trauma ( Pre-hospital Anti- fibrinolytics for traumatic coagulopathy and Haemorrhage study) funded by the NHMRC will start recruiting soon from trauma centres throughout Australia and New Zealand. Westmead will certainly be involved!