Study Examines Nose Bleed Treatments
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –Nose bleeds (epistaxis), a condition that affects about 60 percent of the population during their lifetime, varies greatly among patients seeking medical attention with no difference in outcomes, according to a study at the State University of New York-Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
Researchers identified 57, 039 cases of nose bleeds from 2008 to 2010. They found 38.3 percent were treated conservatively; 53.3 percent received nasal packing or cauterization; 4.7 percent underwent arterial ligation; and 3.4 percent underwent embolization.
“Further prospective studies are needed to elucidate variables affecting outcomes of the various treatment options for epistaxis,” study authors, Jennifer A. Villwock, MD, and Kristin Jones, MD, were quoted as saying.
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SOURCE: JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., October 2013
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