Year : 2018 | Volume
: 31 | Issue : 1 | Page : 98--101
The role of tranexamic acid in improving quality of pediatric tonsillectomy: a double-blinded randomized controlled study
Saad D Elzayat1, Ahmed S Elgebaly2
1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kaferelsheikh University, Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt
2 Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
This was a prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study.
Patients and methods
The present study included 100 patients randomized into two groups: group I included patients who did not receive tranexamic acid and group II included patients who were given tranexamic acid after induction intravenously as 15 mg/kg over 10 min.
In group I, the mean number and weight of gauze used during surgery were 5.1 + 1.30 pieces and 72 ± 6.334 ml, respectively, and in group II, they were 1.9 ± 0.35 pieces and 41 ± 8.221 ml, respectively (P < 0.001). In group I, the mean amount of blood in suction bag was 200 ± 52.36 ml, whereas it was 50 ± 10.36 ml in group II (P < 0.001). The difference between both groups regarding the number of gauze, weight, and the amount of blood in suction bag was highly significant (P < 0.001).
The present study showed that 15 mg/kg of tranexamic acid can reduce intraoperative blood loss in a highly significant manner in children undergoing tonsillectomy and in keeping stability in hemoglobin, hematocrit levels, heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, and respiratory rate postoperatively.
Ahmed S Elgebaly
Department of Anesthesia and ICU, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta 31511
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Elzayat SD, Elgebaly AS. The role of tranexamic acid in improving quality of pediatric tonsillectomy: a double-blinded randomized controlled study.Menoufia Med J 2018;31:98-101
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Elzayat SD, Elgebaly AS. The role of tranexamic acid in improving quality of pediatric tonsillectomy: a double-blinded randomized controlled study. Menoufia Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];31:98-101
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