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Tranexamic Acid in Dacryocystorhinostomy (TA-DCR)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2010 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2010
Last updated: October 14, 2010
Last verified: October 2010

Single dose tranexamic acid (TA) before dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) operation: a prospective, double blind, placebo controlled study.

The study hypothesis: TA in DCR might reduce the intraoperative and postoperative bleeding in DCR surgery, and might reduce the duration of the surgery.

Condition Intervention
Nasolacrimal Tract Obstruction Drug: Tranexamic acid Drug: saline solution

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Single Dose Tranexamic Acid for Dacryocystorhinostomy

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of DCR surgery in minutes and amount of blood loss in milliliters during surgery. [ Time Frame: Blood loss will be measured at the end of DCR operation from the suction bowel. Duration of surgery will be caculated by registering time of operation start and end. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Late onset postoperative epistaxis or periorbital hematoma [ Time Frame: 8 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tranexamic acid single dose of 500mg Drug: Tranexamic acid
Single dose TA 500mg or placebo will be given in DCR surgery right after the first surgical incision.
Placebo Comparator: Saline Drug: saline solution
5cc saline solution


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • obstruction of nasolacrimal pathway
  • eligible for DCR surgery
  • 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • warfarin treatment
  • renal insufficiency
  • pregnancy
  • mental retardation
  • tendency to bleed
  • thromboembolic disease
  • thrombophilia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01221909

Contact: Haneen Jabaly-Habib, M.D. 972-506268059
Contact: Abed Mukari, M.D. 972-546881532

Dept. of Ophthalmology, HaEmek medical center Not yet recruiting
Afula, Israel, 18101
Contact: Haneen Jabaly-Habib, M.D.    972-506268059   
Contact: Abed Mukari, M.D.    972-546881532   
Sub-Investigator: Haneen Jabaly-Habib, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Abed Mukari, M.D.         
Principal Investigator: Daniel Briscoe, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Daniel Briscoe, M.D., Chairperson of Ophthalmology Dept, EMC, Afula 18101, Israel Identifier: NCT01221909     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC-DCR-TA
Study First Received: September 18, 2010
Last Updated: October 14, 2010

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
operative duration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tranexamic Acid
Antifibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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