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Injured Women Half as Likely as Men to Receive Tranexamic Acid
May 20, 2022 Uncategorized Laura

New research has found that female trauma patients are half as likely as men to receive tranexamic acid – even though the treatment is equally effective regardless of sex. This highlights the urgent need to improve equity in trauma care. Read the full article here.

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Cost-effectiveness of TXA for older adults experiencing mild traumatic brain injury
May 6, 2022 Uncategorized Laura

Mild traumatic brain injury in older adults is a huge problem in the UK. Finding out if tranexamic acid improves outcomes is well worth the cost according to recent economic modelling. The CRASH-4 trial will answer this important question. Read the full article here.

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Innovative Research Car Initiative at South Central Ambulance Service
March 9, 2022 Uncategorized Laura

A pioneering initiative at South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is seeing research paramedics attend potentially eligible CRASH-4 patients in dedicated research cars. We know TXA is more effective the earlier it is given, and the research cars allow eligible patients to be attended rapidly and recruited as quickly as possible. Click here to read the

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A £2 jab that can save thousands of lives but 95% of those eligible aren’t given it
December 2, 2021 Uncategorized Catherine Gilliam

TXA could save a third of people who are suffering major blood loss. Read more below: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10224629/2-jab-save-thousands-trauma-patients-bleeding-death.html

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Potential facilitators to prehospital TXA administration proposed in new research
November 26, 2021 News Catherine Gilliam

New research findings show a potential facilitator to TXA Administration is through different routes, in new research on barriers of prehospital TXA use published by researchers at the University of West England, Bristol. ‘Our findings suggest several potential facilitators to TXA administration, including different administration routes, further training on the benefits of TXA and an

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First patient randomised!
May 26, 2021 Uncategorized Charlotte

Congratulations to St George’s Hospital for recruiting the first patient to the CRASH-4 Trial! Well done to PI Heather Jarman and the team to be the first site to recruit!

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