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The value of coagulation profiles in epistaxis management.
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PMID:  14529056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective pilot study was conducted to investigate the role and relevance of clotting profiles in the management of epistaxis patients. Forty-eight per cent of the study patients had abnormal clotting profiles. Half of the abnormal clotting profiles could have been predicted from a routine history, but half could not. The coagulation screens on this group were repeated and 5% of the initial study group were found to have a persistent abnormality. The authors suggest that although coagulation screens will not predict the potential management problems associated with the epistaxis patient, they remain an important part of the clinical investigation. An epistaxis may be the only indication of an underlying coagulation disorder. The diagnosis of such a disorder following an epistaxis may lead to the treatment of an otherwise unknown condition and prevention of more serious sequelae.
G L Jones; S Browning; J Phillipps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-07     Completed Date:  2003-11-20     Revised Date:  2007-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
ENT Department, Singleton Hospital, Swansea.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Coagulation Disorders / blood*,  therapy
Epistaxis / blood*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Prospective Studies

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