Nose Bleeding…evidence based practice

Gauze ribbons, nasal tampons and nasal balloon catheters all appear to be equally effective in controlling epistaxis, however, the nasal tampons and balloon catheters appear to be less time consuming and easier to insert.  Most patients discharged with nasal packing should follow-up with an  ENT physician within 48-72 hours to reduce potential complications. Most patients […]

Cheap solutions: Topical Tranexamic Acid for Nose Bleeds and Oral Bleeds

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about the use of topical tranexamic acid for epistaxis or oral bleeds on multiple social media platforms. Everyone seems so happy that it works so well, but we thought we would look through the literature and see what the evidence for use of topical tranexamic acid (TXA) is […]

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