Preoperative Hexakapron Reduces Bleeding in Bariatric Surgery (PHORBBS)

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    Sheba Medical Center
Updated on 7 August 2022


Prophylactic use of tranexamic acid to reduce intra and postoperative bleeding in primary sleeve gastrectomy procedures will be studied.


Patients scheduled for primary laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of morbid obesity will be assigned to receive tranexamic acid vs. placebo before surgery. Intraoperative bleeding will be scored, as well as postoperative bleeding and blood or blood-product requirements. POstoperative venous thromboembolic events will be recorded up to 2 months following surgery.

Condition Intra-Operative Injury - Other, Post Operative Hemorrhage, Tranexamic Acid
Treatment Placebo, Tranexamic Acid
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03085394
SponsorSheba Medical Center
Last Modified on7 August 2022

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