Last updated on May 2019

TRAnexamic Acid for Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage Following a Cesarean Delivery


Brief description of study

The aim is to assess the impact of tranexamic acid (TXA) for preventing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) following a cesarean section (CS).

Detailed Study Description

Regarding the prevention of PPH, recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of unclear quality have suggested that TXA may reduce blood loss and maternal morbidity, while a Cochrane Collaboration review has concluded, that "TXA (in addition to uterotonic medications) decreases postpartum blood loss and prevents PPH and blood transfusions following vaginal birth and CS in women at low risk of PPH based on studies of mixed quality. Further investigations are needed on efficacy and safety of this regimen for preventing PPH.

Treatment, that is a 10-mL blinded vial of the study drug (either 1g TXA or placebo according to the randomization sequence), will be administered intravenously to the participant women during the third stage of labor of cesarean delivery.

The follow-up visit will take place in the postpartum ward of the maternity unit, on D2 postpartum. This stage will include a venous blood sample to measure plasma concentrations of Hb and Ht, urea and creatinemia, prothrombin time (PT), active prothrombin time (aPTT), aspartate and alanine transaminase, total bilirubin and fibrinogen, and the completion of a self-questionnaire about satisfaction by the women, as well as the assessment of the adverse events.

At 8 weeks postpartum, a self-questionnaire assessing psychological status and well-being will be sent to the women. At 12 weeks postpartum, all participants will be contacted by phone to assess the incidence of thrombotic and any other significant events.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03431805

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