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BET 2: Leeches (hirudotherapy) or steroids for traumatic obstructive tongue swelling?
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PMID:  24232008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether leeches or steroids are more effective at reducing the size of a tongue haematoma. No studies were directly relevant to the question. Several reviews and case reports were found to suggest that leeches might be effective. The clinical bottom line is that leeches should be considered in the management of obstructive traumatic tongue swelling.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1062-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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