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Epistaxis, “Answers”

 1. How do you differentiate an anterior from a posterior nosebleed? Whether you’re sitting high in the bleachers of a baseball game or treating a patient in the Emergency Department, nosebleeds can be an extremely frustrating, common, and sometimes even life-threatening … Continue reading

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Epistaxis, Questions

1. How do you differentiate an anterior from a posterior nosebleed? 2. What type of nasal packing do you prefer if direct pressure and silver nitrate cautery fail? Guaze ribbons? Nasal foam tampons (i.e., Merocel, Rhino Rocket)? Nasal balloon tampons … Continue reading

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