Evaluation of outcome of systemic tranexamic acid injection in drain output in ventral hernia repair


  • Muhammad Rahab Saeed Hamdard University Hospital, KArachi, Pakistan
  • Danish Abdus Samad Hamdard University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saad Usmani Liaquat college of medicine & dentistry, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Khurram Zia Liaquat college of medicine & dentistry & Darul sehat hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Alvia Saad Abbasi shaheed hospital






The primary objective of the study was to determine the mean drain output after systemic tranexamic acid injection in patients undergoing ventral wall hernia repair. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in the Department of General Surgery, Hamdard University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan for a period of six months from Oct 2020 to April 2021. The patients undergoing ventral hernia repair were included. Injection tranexamic acid 1gm intravenous twice a day for 1st post-operative day and then capsule Tranexamic acid 500mg per oral three times a day for two consecutive days was given and drain output was measured for 3 days. A total of 63 patients with ventral hernia were included, mean age of patients was 41.476 (±SD= 8.693). There were 41 male patients (65.1%) and 22(34.9%) females. The mean drain output on first day, second and third day was 115.047+14.678 ml/day, 91.919+9.947 ml/day, 66.914+7.070 ml/day and 273.254+29.165 ml/day respectively. The results showed overall reduction in postoperative drain output after oral and intravenous tranexamic acid for 72 hours.  However further large scale randomized controlled trials are recommended for confirmation of these findings.




How to Cite

Muhammad Rahab Saeed, Danish Abdus Samad, Muhammad Saad Usmani, Muhammad Khurram Zia, & Saad, A. (2024). Evaluation of outcome of systemic tranexamic acid injection in drain output in ventral hernia repair. LIAQUAT MEDICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 6(1), 4–9. https://doi.org/10.38106/LMRJ.2023.6.1-02

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