Medical Highlights New Life-Saving Drug for Accident Victims

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Results from a World Health Organization study show that between 70,000 and 100,000 lives could be saved every year if trauma victims were given access to TXA (tranexamic acid), a drug that reduces the rate of blood clot breakdown.
The CRASH-2 Study noted that injuries are a leading cause of death worldwide, with almost six million deaths per year around the globe. Of those, more than two million die in vehicle accidents. In addition, the study noted that hemorrhage is responsible for at least one-third of hospital trauma deaths, and also contribute to deaths from organ failure.
Studying more than 20,000 adult patients in 40 countries, researchers found that TXA reduced the risk of death by 10 percent compared with patients who received a placebo.
The researchers said that medication could have a dramatic impact on deaths from traumatic injury in developed countries, including the U.S. where more than 2,000 lives might be saved every year. They recommended that TXA be added to the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
When there is an automobile accident or other type of incident in Florida that results in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of a family member, contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney for advice regarding the legal rights including those rights entitling the injury victim and / or the family to just compensation for the damages caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

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