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Author: Adrian Boyle / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Reviewer: Michael Stewart / Codes: / Published: 03/11/2018 / Review Date: 03/11/2018


You are reading a paper about the effect of tranexamic acid for patients who have suffered major trauma. The researchers randomly allocated tranexamic acid to 10,096 patients, and placebo to 10,115. 489 patients who received transexamic acid died from bleeding, compared to 574 patients who received placebo.

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