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Tranexamic Acid for Craniofacial Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722436
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study dose changed based on recent publications)
First Posted : July 25, 2008
Results First Posted : February 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Franklyn Cladis, University of Pittsburgh

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Craniosynostosis
Interventions: Drug: Tranexamic acid
Drug: saline

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid (100 mg/kg load, 10 mg/kg/hr)

Tranexamic acid: 100 mg/kg load, then 10 mg/kg/hr

Patients are randomized to TXA or saline. This group is the TXA group.



saline: Placebo

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Tranexamic Acid   Placebo
STARTED   9   11 
COMPLETED   9   11 

  Baseline Characteristics

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Total Volume (ml/kg) of Allogeneic Blood Exposure.   [ Time Frame: intraoperative and postoperative (24 hr) ]

2.  Primary:   Number of Patients That Remained Transfusion Free   [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

3.  Secondary:   Effect of Tranexamic Acid on Prothrombin Time (PT), Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) at Three Time Points (Baseline, After Osteotomies, and Immediately After Procedure).   [ Time Frame: (baseline, after osteotomies, and immediately after procedure) ]

4.  Secondary:   Platelets   [ Time Frame: baseline, after osteotomies, immediately after surgery ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Study terminated because two studies published during the trial demonstrated efficacy of tranexamic acid at a lower dose.

  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Franklyn Cladis
Organization: The Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
phone: 412-692-5260
e-mail: cladfp@upmc.edu


Responsible Party: Franklyn Cladis, University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722436     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO07120134
First Submitted: July 23, 2008
First Posted: July 25, 2008
Results First Submitted: September 16, 2016
Results First Posted: February 15, 2017
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2017