Efficacy and Safety of Tranexamic Acid in Spinal Fusion Surgery
a study on Spinal Fusion
The purpose of this study is to see if Tranexamic Acid can safely reduce bleeding in people undergoing spinal fusion surgery.
Spinal Fusion Tranexamic Acid
You can join if…
Open to people ages 18 years and up
- All adult patients (Male or Female) over age eighteen (>18) electively undergoing complex spinal fusion surgery (defined as T2 to Pelvis/Sacrum and greater than 4 Functional Spinal Units (4 discs/motion segments=5 Vertebral segments).
- Female subjects of childbearing potential with a negative serum (beta human chorionic gonadotropin [HCG]) pregnancy test at screening and urine pregnancy test at each admission; who are not breastfeeding; do not plan to become pregnant during the course of the study; and agree to use an approved method of birth control, such as condoms,foams, jellies, diaphragm, intrauterine device, sexual abstinence for at least 3 months prior to study
- Able to provide written informed consent after risks and benefits of the study have been explained
- Able to communicate effectively with study personnel.
You CAN'T join if...
- History or presence of any clinically significant (based on the Investigator's judgment) cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, renal,hematological, dermatological, neurological, or psychiatric disease or condition preventing the use of tranexamic acid
- History of renal failure or elevated creatinine above 1.4
- Any diagnosis of spinal tumor or intradural pathology
- Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis
- History or presence of acquired disturbance of color vision
- History of seizures
- History of thromboembolic event (DVT or PE) within the past year
- Current use of anticoagulant medications or past medical history leading to an abnormal coagulation profile preoperatively
- Subjects diagnosed with fibrinolytic disorders requiring intra-operative antifibrinolytic treatment; hematological disease (thromboembolic events,hemoglobinopathy, coagulopathy, or hemolytic disease)
- Significant drug sensitivity or significant allergic reaction to any drug, including tranexamic acid, based on the Investigator's judgment
- A subject who has donated or lost 450 mL or more blood volume (including plasmaphoresis) or had a transfusion of any product within 3 months prior to the initial study drug administration
- Pre-operative anemia (hb <110 in females, Hb <120 in males)
- Any subject that chooses to refuse blood products for ethical or religious purposes(Jehovah's Witness)
- Current participation in a drug or other investigational research study or participation within 30 days prior to the initial study drug administration
- A subject who may not be able to comply with the safety monitoring requirements of this clinical trial or is considered by the investigator, for any reason, to be an unsuitable candidate for the study.
- Intraoperative cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, or anesthetic complication such as myocardial infarction, intraoperative fracture, vasopressor support or emergent intubation.
- Female patients who are using combination hormonal contraception.
- Patients with history of subarachnoid hemorrhage.
- Patients with serum creatinine above upper limit of normal (ULN).
- UCSF Spine Center not yet accepting patients
San Francisco, California, 94143, United States
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center not yet accepting patients
Los Angeles, California, 90048, United States
- Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery Group not yet accepting patients
Long Beach, California, 90806, United States
- not yet accepting patients
- Start Date
- Completion Date
- Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC.
- Phase 3
- Study Type
- Last Updated
- February 1, 2018
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If you do not hear from the study team, please call 888-689-8273 and tell them you’re interested in study number NCT03425799.