Use of Tranexamic Acid in Trauma Patients

Use of tranexamic acid in trauma patients Tranexamic acidis an antifibrinolytic agent and inhibits the activation of plasminogen to plasmin. Trial data (CRASH-2) [ Reference :Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant hemorrhage (CRASH-2): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial, The Lancet, Vol 376, issue 9734, 23-32;…

Trauma and children – Common reactions in babies and toddlers

Common reactions in babies and toddlers When babies or toddlers are exposed to life-threatening or traumatic events, they become very scared – just like anybody else. Some common reactions may include: • Unusually high levels of distress when separated from their parent or primary carer • A kind of ‘frozen watchfulness’ – the child may…