Did You Know? (Ep. 6)

In Episode 6, we discussed treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) which included the administration of tranexamic acid (TXA).  Did you know TXA is still effective in non-inflammatory DIC caused by metastatic prostate carcinoma and/or acute promyelocytic leukemia?  These cancers can result in hyperfibrinolysis syndrome which results in significant bleeding; similar to what occurs in traumatic injuries.

Boral, B. M., Williams, D. J., & Boral, L. I. (2017). Disseminated intravascular coagulation. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 146(6), 670-680.

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