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Ointments versus Nasal Packing and Cautery for the Management of Recurrent Epistaxis: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness

Last updated: September 27, 2017
Project Number: RB1139-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of ointment with nasal packing or cautery for the management and prevention of recurrent epistaxis?
  2. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of petroleum jelly with bacteriostatic ointments for the management and prevention of recurrent epistaxis?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of ointment, cautery, or nasal packing for the management and prevention of recurrent epistaxis?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, one randomized controlled trial, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the management of recurrent epistaxis.