Cost benefit analysis of the use of tranexamic acid in primary lower limb arthroplasty: A retrospective cohort study
Niall P McGoldrick, Eabhann M O’Connor, Nikos Davarinos, John F Quinlan, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin D24 NR0A, Ireland
Rose Galvin, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland
Author contributions: McGoldrick NP contributed to the design of the study, analysis and interpretation of data, and writing of the manuscript; O’Connor EM contributed to the data collection; Davarinos N contributed to the drafting of the manuscript; Galvin R contributed to the analysis of data and drafting of the manuscript; Quinlan JF contributed to the conception and design of the study, interpretation of data, and drafting of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Tallaght Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants or their legal guardian provided consent about personal and medical data collection prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the Authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
Data sharing statement: The original anonymous dataset is available on request from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Correspondence to: Niall P McGoldrick, MB, MCh, MRCSI, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Tallaght Hospital, Belgard Square North, Dublin D24 NR0A, Ireland. email@example.com
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Received: May 28, 2015
Peer-review started: June 1, 2015
First decision: August 4, 2015
Revised: August 14, 2015
Accepted: October 1, 2015
Article in press: October 8, 2015
Published online: December 18, 2015