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Management and Optimization of Hemostasis

Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a prospective randomized controlled study.

Kumar S, Randhawa MS, Ganesamoni R, Singh SK.

Source‎: J Urol 2013;189(5):1757-61.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23123376

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.115

Effect of tranexamic acid on surgical bleeding: systematic review and cumulative meta-analysis.

Ker K, Edwards P, Perel P, Shakur H, Roberts I.

Source‎: BMJ 2012;344:e3054.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22611164

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.e3054

Intraoperative use of tranexamic acid to reduce transfusion rate in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy: double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. (Accessed February 6, 2015)

Crescenti A, Borghi G, Bignami E, Bertarelli G, Landoni G, Casiraghi GM, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Rigatti P, Zangrillo A.

Source‎: BMJ 2011;343:d5701.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22012809

DOI‎: 10.1136/bmj.d5701

Anti-fibrinolytic use for minimising perioperative allogeneic blood transfusion.

Henry DA, Carless PA, Moxey AJ, O'Connell D, Stokes BJ, Fergusson DA, Ker K.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011;3:CD001886.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21412876

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD001886.pub4

Recombinant factor VIIa for the treatment of bleeding in major abdominal surgery including vascular and urological surgery: a review and meta-analysis of published data.

von Heymann C, Jonas S, Spies C, Wernecke KD, Ziemer S, Janssen D, Koscielny J.

Source‎: Crit Care 2008;12(1):R14.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18279513

DOI‎: 10.1186/cc6788

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