In this 20-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. J Scott Wieters, MD discusses the evidence for and against the use of tranexamic acid for hemorrhage alleviation in gastrointestinal bleeding by doing a critical appraisal of the HALT-IT trial.
Scott Wieters, MD
Emergency Medicine Faculty
Temple Campus Dean
Texas A&M College of Medicine/Baylor Scott & White EM
- Understand clinical pharmacology of TXA
- Describe background research in TXA use
- Perform critical appraisal of HALT-IT trial
- Apply EBM to patients with acute GI bleeding
Clinical Question: Does IV TXA reduce 5d mortality for adult patients with GIB?
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Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)