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|Eligible Ages||18 Years - 80 Years|
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The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Mario Zanaty, M.D>|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of Iowa|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
|Overall Status||Not yet recruiting|
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Degenerative Disc Disease|
This study is to assess whether tranexamic acid (a drug that is used to coagulate the blood and reduce bleeding) use in lumbar spinal fusion can reduce blood loss compared to placebo. Thusly reducing need for transfusion, shorting the hospital stay and improving outcomes. For this the study will randomize patients who are receiving elective lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF or TLIF) of 2 or more levels for degenerative disc disease (DDD) into 2 groups. Group 1 would receive tranexamic acid during the surgery while group 2 will receive placebo. Blood loss during the surgery and postoperatively (while the patient has a drain) will be monitored along with the amount of transfusions needed and the duration of hospital stay. The drug or placebo are only given during the surgery. The patient population includes elective cases of patient undergoing lumbar spinal fusion of 2 or more levels. Spinal fusions are known to be associated with blood loss, especially when the surgeries are long and more levels need to be fused.
Active Comparator: Treatment
1:1 randomization, given tranexamic acid during surgery, visual acuity exam
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
1:1 randomization, given standard of care treatment during surgery, visual acuity exam
Drug: - Tranexamic Acid
Drug: - Saline Solution
Diagnostic Test: - Visual Acuity Exam
Supplemented into standard of care daily neurological exam on day of surgery and day after
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