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Tranexamic Acid Use in Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading cause of disability and deaths in the United States. It has been approximated that about one and a half million people die of traumatic brain injury every year. The traumatic brain injuries become even dangerous if intracranial hemorrhage follows it within twenty-four hours of injury. The probability of the intracranial hemorrhage increases with the severity of the injury. The intracranial hemorrhage predisposes individuals to coagulopathy that intern leads to higher risks of hemorrhage. Intracranial hemorrhage may also result in coagulopathy (Boudreau et al.

p50, 2017). Antifibrinolytic can be used to reduce the incidences of the coagulopathy. Coagulopathy leads to an increase in the risks of individuals suffering from a hemorrhage. Tranexamic acid is one of the antifibrinolytic agents that have been in use recently to help in the control of traumatic hemorrhage. Tranexamic acid has been found to be useful to some patients. Through its use, it has been established that there have been lesser cases of mortality. Tranexamic acid has been in use by the government of Australia since the 20th century.

However, the government of Saudi Arabia still feels uncomfortable using the procedures in the treatment of head injuries. The government of Saudi Arabia feels that the procedure might not be as useful as it turns out to be in some places. Although it has been established that their tranexamic acid has been useful in the treatments of the health problems, it has not been possible to determine the most appropriate dosage to help the health problems at hand. It has also not been possible to establish the significant changes in the intracranial hemorrhages that have come with the introduction of the tranexamic acid.

The number of traumatic brain injury cases reported annually amounts to about 2.5 million annually. Traumatic brain injuries have been noted to create long time impact on the behavior and the finances of the patient.

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