Letters Tranexamic acid in prostatectomy

Randomised surgical trials need good surgical outcomes in the control arm

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7520 (Published 22 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7520
  1. David E Neal, professor of surgical oncology1,
  2. Nimish C Shah, consultant urological surgeon1,
  3. Vincent J Gnanpragasam, consultant urological surgeon1,
  4. Vishal Pati, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. den22{at}cam.ac.uk

Crescenti and colleagues showed a significant reduction in transfusion requirements after administration of tranexamic acid to men undergoing open radical prostatectomy.1 However, at 55%, the rate of transfusion in …

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