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Med Clin North Am. 1999 Jan;83(1):43-56.

Epistaxis.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.

Abstract

Epistaxis is a common clinical problem. The widespread availability of endoscopic equipment is shifting management philosophy toward targeting the bleeding point. This shift may have a significant impact on decreasing length of stay and blood transfusion rates. Advances in interventional radiology have also reduced the risk of embolization. Patient education, especially teaching first-aid measures to patients at high risk for nosebleeds, also encourages more effective use of health care resources.

PMID:
9927959
DOI:
10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70086-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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