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.
Background: Acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common diagnosis dealt with by emergency clinicians. Definitive therapy for acute GIB often includes endoscopy or surgery. However, there is a myriad of pharmaceutical options (i.e. PPI, Somatostatin Analogues, Antibiotics, etc.) as well …