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Quiz: Use of Epsilon Aminocaproic Acid

Amanda A. Cavanagh, DVM, DACVECC, Colorado State University

Pharmacology & Medications

|August 2020|Peer Reviewed|Web-Exclusive

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The following case pertains to questions 1 through 3.

A 10-year-old, 66-lb (30-kg) spayed greyhound is presented for acute non-weight–bearing lameness of the left thoracic limb that developed after chasing a rabbit. Radiographs reveal a lytic lesion of the distal humerus consistent with osteosarcoma and an associated pathologic fracture. Amputation of the thoracic limb is scheduled for the following day.

Which of the following conditions can result in coagulation abnormalities in greyhounds?

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What drug has been proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of delayed postoperative hemorrhage in greyhounds?

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What coagulation test measures the rate of fibrinolysis?

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The following case pertains to questions 4 and 5.

A 3-year-old neutered male German shepherd dog is presented 30 minutes after being hit by a truck. He is laterally recumbent and has a heart rate of 220 bpm, weak femoral pulses, and pale mucous membranes. Blood pressure is 60 mm Hg (Doppler). Initial abdominal- and thoracic-focused assessment with sonography in trauma scans reveal mild thoracic effusion and moderate peritoneal effusion. Abdominocentesis reveals hemorrhagic effusion. Both prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time are moderately prolonged. Bolus fluid therapy is initiated to correct hypovolemic shock, and aminocaproic acid (50 mg/kg IV) is administered.14

Aminocaproic acid can be helpful in the treatment of which suspected condition in this patient?

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Aminocaproic acid treats acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) through which of the following methods?

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Which of the following drugs is also a lysine analog similar to aminocaproic acid that inhibits fibrinolysis and has similar indications?

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What is the most common adverse effect of tranexamic acid?

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Aminocaproic acid has been proven to be effective in the treatment of which veterinary condition?

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