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Medical Category: Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

Do Patients with Epistaxis Managed by Nasal Packing Require Prophylactic Antibiotics?

Epistaxis is a common Emergency Department (ED) complaint with over 450,000 visits per year and a lifetime incidence of 60% (Gifford 2008, Pallin 2005). Posterior epistaxis is considerably less common than anterior epistaxis and represents about 5-10% of all presentations. …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious Disease

Topical Tranexamic Acid for Epistaxis or 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 …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatHematology and Oncology

Topical Anesthetic Use on Corneal Abrasions

Patients with corneal abrasions typically come to the emergency department for eye pain.  Most physicians treat these with topical antibiotics, oral analgesia, and for those who are lucky enough 48 – 72 hour follow up with ophthalmology. Oral analgesia does …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Review 6: Vision Loss

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