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‘Her Life Matters’ Documentary is live
June 30, 2021 LSHTM CTU News CTU admin

This documentary ‘Her Life Matters’ asks why each year, world-wide tens of thousands of mothers bleed to death needlessly – lives that could be saved by a single injection of an inexpensive generic drug called tranexamic acid. Tranexamic acid was invented sixty years ago to stop mothers from bleeding to death after childbirth.   The Woman

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
November 10, 2020 Emergency Care,LSHTM CTU News,Tranexamic Acid (TXA) CTU admin

The researchers call urgent TXA treatment of all trauma victims, ideally at the scene of the crash, could prevent over 100,000 premature deaths each year worldwide.

Tight K Trial is Recruiting!
October 26, 2020 Cardiovascular,LSHTM CTU News CTU admin

TRIAL UPDATE (10/20): CONGRATULATIONS to the NHS Barts Health research team for recruiting their first patients into the TIGHTK Trial!

Trauma Intact Results and News
October 1, 2020 Clinical Trials,LSHTM CTU News,Tranexamic Acid (TXA),Trauma Care CTU admin

Pharmacokinetic TRAUMAINTACT trial results show TXA is well tolerated & rapidly absorbed via IM route in bleeding trauma patients

PREVENTT Trial Results and News
September 4, 2020 Clinical Trials,LSHTM CTU News CTU admin

Preoperative IV iron is NOT superior to placebo to reduce need for blood transfusion when given to anaemia patients 10–42 days before elective major abdominal surgery

HALT-IT Trial Results and News
June 20, 2020 Clinical Trials,Emergency Care,LSHTM CTU News,Tranexamic Acid (TXA) CTU admin

HALT-IT trial found that TXA does NOT reduce deaths from stomach bleeding but increases the risk of thromboembolic events (deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism)

Clinical trial managers need recognition for their work
June 13, 2019 Clinical Trials,Trial Management CTU admin

Expert trial managers with the training and experience to overcome operational challenges are often the difference between the success and failure of a clinical trial.

WOMAN Trial Results and News
April 26, 2017 Clinical Trials,Emergency Care,LSHTM CTU News,Maternal Health,Tranexamic Acid (TXA) CTU admin

Can we prevent women from dying after childbirth? The WOMAN trial showed that if given within 3 hours, TXA can reduce the risk of death due to bleeding by one third.

The CRASH-2 Results and News
June 14, 2010 Clinical Trials,Emergency Care,LSHTM CTU News,Tranexamic Acid (TXA) CTU admin

Global trial CRASH-2 is now complete and shows new hopes to cut deaths from serious injury – a simple jab of Tranexamic Acid could save up to 100,000 lives a year.