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    Controlling Blood Loss during Surgery

    hi everyone! has anyone heard of new "medication" (for want of a better word) that is used during surgery to control bleeding? it is used fairly frequently in surgeries with patients who have hemophilia...if anyone has heard of it or had it used during their own surgeries i'd like to hear about it! thanks....
    Sue


    Milwaukee Brace from ages 8 - 16
    T36 degrees/L56 degrees Pre-Op
    Fused T3 - S1
    Surgery done Sept. 15, 2004
    Dr. Robert G. Viere
    North Texas Spine Care @ Baylor

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    Yes I have the answer it's called Amicar...This drug is given to you before surgery to help with the blood loss....My surgeon told be he used my own blood by recycling it and filtering it thru a machine ...He said they have been using this method for a while, and its very safe...I can't tell U it is, b/c I had a blood clot in my lung after surgery.
    CONNIE


    Surgery June 28th 2004
    fused T4 -L3
    Hip graft
    Grown 1 1/2 inches
    25/o upper T 15/o
    53/o T 15/o
    37/o L 6/o
    Dr. Micheal Nuewirth
    New York City

    August 6, 2004
    Pulmonary Embolism
    complication from surgery

    January 2007 currently
    increasing pain at the T4/5
    point irratation heardwear

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    thanks, connie! i'll do a little research on that...i hope you're feeling better and continuing to progress....
    Sue


    Milwaukee Brace from ages 8 - 16
    T36 degrees/L56 degrees Pre-Op
    Fused T3 - S1
    Surgery done Sept. 15, 2004
    Dr. Robert G. Viere
    North Texas Spine Care @ Baylor

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    Connie

    Is the blood clot related to the med you were given prior to surgery? I remembered you saying something about coumadin (blood thinner med). I just thought the clotting was due to some other medical problems and was related to the coumadin.

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