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Tranexamic Acid for Epistaxis—A Promising Treatment That Deserves Further Study

David Clinkard, David Barbic
CJEM 2016, 18 (1): 72-3
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CLINICAL QUESTION: Does the application of topical tranexamic acid reduce bleeding as compared to anterior packing?

ARTICLE CHOSEN: Zahed R, Moharamzadeh P, Alizadeharasi S, et al. A new and rapid method for epistaxis treatment using injectable form of tranexamic acid topically: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Emerg Med 2013;31(9):1389-92.

OBJECTIVES: To determine if topically applied tranexamic acid reduces bleeding time in epistaxis.

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