Karim Brohi on Tranexamic Acid in Trauma
WARNING: THIS TALK WILL BE INEFFECTIVE IF YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOUR
In Karim’s hilarious and wonderfully sarcastic way, he takes on the Tranexamic Acid debate which (bizarrely) continues to spark controversy.
CRASH 2 had over 20,000 enrolled patients and demonstrated a 15% mortality relative risk reduction by using tranexamic acid in trauma.
There remain some haters out there, including the authors of this amusing review paper who not only slam TXA but the way in which social media has distributed the results. After openly criticising discussion about CRASH 2 on FOAMed resources such as EMCRIT, St Emlyns and on Twitter in general, the papers author, Sophia Binz, calls for “professional and productive scientific debate” – PLEASE feel free to engage with the authors by discussion in the forum below and this shall be fed back in a professional and productive way.
In this talk Karim presents “The Tranexamic Acid Denier’s Handbook”, which describes the multiple strategies we can employ to deny the results of CRASH 2. He tells you how to deflect, how to disrespect the study, how to disrespect the results, how to disrespect the design, how to disrespect the ethics, disrespect the subjects, disrespect the investigators, how to be a scaremonger and finally how to publish (anything) to throw people off the scent.
Now you are empowered to deny the evidence and not use a cheap and effective drug that has been shown to save lives. Go for it!
Karim is currently being headhunted by the UN for his skills in diplomacy.