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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280698/haematological-factors-in-the-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
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A Williams, A Biffen, N Pilkington, L Arrick, R J Williams, M E Smith, M Smith, J Birchall
BACKGROUND: The management of epistaxis requires an understanding of haematological factors that may complicate its treatment. This systematic review includes six distinct reviews examining the evidence supporting epistaxis-specific management strategies relating to warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants, heparin, antiplatelet agents, tranexamic acid and transfusion. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using a standardised methodology and search strategy...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280696/surgical-and-interventional-radiological-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C Swords, A Patel, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, C Hopkins
BACKGROUND: There is variation regarding the use of surgery and interventional radiological techniques in the management of epistaxis. This review evaluates the effectiveness of surgical artery ligation compared to direct treatments (nasal packing, cautery), and that of embolisation compared to direct treatments and surgery. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using a standardised published methodology and custom database search strategy...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280695/intranasal-packs-and-haemostatic-agents-for-the-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
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I Z Iqbal, G H Jones, N Dawe, C Mamais, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, S Carrie
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of management of epistaxis refractory to first aid and cautery is intranasal packing. This review aimed to identify evidence surrounding nasal pack use. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using standardised methodology. RESULTS: Twenty-seven eligible articles were identified relating to non-dissolvable packs and nine to dissolvable packs. Nasal packing appears to be more effective when applied by trained professionals...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280694/initial-assessment-in-the-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
#4
M Khan, K Conroy, K Ubayasiri, J Constable, M E Smith, R J Williams, I Kuhn, M Smith, C Philpott
BACKGROUND: The initial assessment of epistaxis patients commonly includes: first aid measures, observations, focused history taking, and clinical examinations and investigations. This systematic review aimed to identify evidence that informs how the initial assessment of these patients should be conducted. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using a standardised methodology and search strategy. RESULTS: Seventeen articles were included...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280692/intranasal-cautery-for-the-management-of-adult-epistaxis-systematic-review
#5
R W J Mcleod, A Price, R J Williams, M E Smith, M Smith, D Owens
BACKGROUND: Cauterisation techniques are commonly used and widely accepted for the management of epistaxis. This review assesses which methods of intranasal cautery should be endorsed as optimum treatment on the basis of benefits, risks, patient tolerance and economic assessment. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed using a standardised methodology and search strategy. RESULTS: Eight studies were identified: seven prospective controlled trials and one randomised controlled trial...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280691/the-british-rhinological-society-multidisciplinary-consensus-recommendations-on-the-hospital-management-of-epistaxis
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OBJECTIVE: Epistaxis is a common ENT emergency in the UK; however, despite the high incidence, there are currently no nationally accepted guidelines for its management. This paper seeks to recommend evidence-based best practice for the hospital management of epistaxis in adults. METHODS: Recommendations were developed using an Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation ('AGREE II') framework. A multifaceted systematic review of the relevant literature was performed and a multidisciplinary consensus event held...
December 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198540/severity-and-features-of-epistaxis-in-children-with-a-mucocutaneous-bleeding-disorder
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Eva Stokhuijzen, Catherine I Segbefia, Tina T Biss, Dewi S Clark, Paula D James, Jim Riddel, Victor S Blanchette, Margaret L Rand
OBJECTIVE: To use standardized bleeding questionnaires to compare the severity and patterns of epistaxis in children with a mucocutaneous bleeding disorder and control children. STUDY DESIGN: The epistaxis sections of the Pediatric Bleeding Questionnaire (PBQ) administered to pediatric patients with von Willebrand disease or a platelet function disorder and healthy control children were reviewed. Scores and features of epistaxis (frequency, duration, onset, site, seasonal correlation, and need for medical/surgical intervention) were recorded...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197966/aetiological-profile-and-treatment-outcomes-of-epistaxis-at-a-major-teaching-hospital-a-review-of-721-cases
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Brian Carey, Patrick Sheahan
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is the most prevalent ENT emergency and a significant burden on ENT services. Our objective was to study the incidence and outcomes of patients presenting with epistaxis at a major teaching hospital. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of 721 patients, who presented with epistaxis over a 1-year period, was carried out. Data collected was analysed using SPSS software version 20. RESULTS: Of the 721 patients, initial treatment consisted of nasal cautery (298), nasal packing (200), or no treatment (223)...
December 2, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180848/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-addition-of-pertuzumab-to-t-dm1-%C3%A2-taxane-in-patients-with-her2-positive-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-pooled-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Zhang, Jinying Li, Chenjing Zhu, Yanlin Song, Fan Xia, Xuelei Ma
Background: The aim of this review was to systematically evaluate the safety and efficacy of the addition of pertuzumab to trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) ± taxane in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive, locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Materials and methods: Several databases were searched for relevant clinical trials. The study characteristics, details of adverse events (AEs) and details of treatment efficacy were extracted for analysis...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171658/epistaxis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
#10
Cristian D Gonzalez, Jamie Mcdonald, David A Stevenson, Kevin J Whitehead, Matthew G Petersen, Angela P Presson, Qian Ding, Kevin F Wilson
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Our objective was to describe epistaxis onset and severity in pediatric hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) patients and study the cumulative incidence of epistaxis by age of onset within each genetic subtype. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort chart review. METHODS: Charts were reviewed of patients age 0 to 18 years with a clinical or genetic diagnosis of HHT who were evaluated at a tertiary multidisciplinary HHT clinic from January 2010 to June 2016...
November 24, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166422/intranasal-bevacizumab-in-the-treatment-of-hht-related-epistaxis-a-systematic-review
#11
P Stokes, J Rimmer
BACKGROUND: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) remains a difficult disease for the ENT specialist to manage. Affected patients often report recurrent epistaxis as the most debilitating symptom. The pathogenesis of the disease is due to genetic mutations affecting angiogenesis. For this reason, the anti-angiogenic therapy bevacizumab has gained popularity in the local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of the efficacy of bevacizumab in local treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT based on epistaxis duration, frequency, severity and impact on quality of life...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158694/the-art-of-removing-nasal-foreign-bodies
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Tian-Tee Ng, Michael Nasserallah
Objective: The removal of nasal foreign bodies (NFBs) can be a difficult task for the inexperienced physician, and the more unsuccessful attempts are made, the more difficult the extraction becomes. We have formulated this simple "four-step" approach to improve success, especially on the first try. Methods: A retrospective review of cases requiring NFB removal, seen by one registrar from 2012 to 2016 at Frankston Hospital, was performed. Results: From 2012 to 2016, 93 patients were referred, of whom 65 were confirmed to have NFBs...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059082/risks-and-management-of-long-term-corticosteroid-use-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#13
Raewyn G Campbell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the use and risks of long-term corticosteroids in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). RECENT FINDINGS: Long-term use of systemic corticosteroids is not indicated in the management of CRS due to the associated side effects and potential complications. Therefore, recent research has focused on the safety and efficacy of topical corticosteroid, particularly second-generation corticosteroids, and their modes of administration...
October 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989047/delayed-complications-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
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REVIEW
Gmaan Alzhrani, Walavan Sivakumar, Min S Park, Philipp Taussky, William T Couldwell
Perioperative complications after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas have been well documented in the literature; however, some complications can occur in a delayed fashion postoperatively, and reports are sparse about their occurrence, management, and outcome. Here, we describe delayed complications after transsphenoidal surgery and discuss the incidence, temporality from the surgery, and management of these complications based on the findings of studies that reported delayed postoperative epistaxis, delayed postoperative cavernous carotid pseudoaneurysm formation and rupture, vasospasm, delayed symptomatic hyponatremia, hypopituitarism, hydrocephalus, and sinonasal complications...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972795/embolization-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-epistaxis-12-month-outcomes-in-a-two-centre-case-series
#15
Anthony E Robinson, William McAuliffe, Timothy J Phillips, Constantine C Phatouros, Tejinder P Singh
OBJECTIVE: Embolization is a treatment option for intractable epistaxis; however, concerns regarding tissue necrosis, stroke and blindness persist in the literature. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients from September 2010 to January 2016 treated with embolization for epistaxis was performed. No patient was excluded. Follow-up was 12 months and no patient was lost. RESULTS: 62 embolizations on 59 patients occurred. 21 cases were taking anticoagulants, P2Y12 inhibiting agents or had a systemic coagulopathy...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931195/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-laser-treatment-of-epistaxis
#16
Gorazd Poje, Marcel Marjanović Kavanagh
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder characterized by recurrent epistaxis, telangiectasias, and multiorgan vascular dysplasia. Various modalities exist for the treatment of HHT-related chronic epistaxis, although no method is preferred over another. The aim of this study was to review the effectiveness of diode laser photocoagulation in the treatment of epistaxis in patients with HHT. The study included 17 patients (7 men, 10 women) treated with diode laser photocoagulation from year 2008 to 2012...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846797/otolaryngic-manifestations-of-cushing-disease
#17
Edward C Kuan, Kevin A Peng, Jeffrey D Suh, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Cushing disease is a relatively rare cause of Cushing syndrome secondary to a hyperfunctioning pituitary adenoma. In addition to signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism, Cushing disease may present with diverse otolaryngic manifestations, which may guide diagnosis and management. We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who were found to have Cushing disease and who underwent transnasal transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas between January 1, 2007, and July 1, 2014, at a tertiary academic medical center...
August 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742425/association-between-hypertension-and-epistaxis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Hyun Jin Min, Hyun Kang, Geun Joo Choi, Kyung Soo Kim
Objective Whether there is an association or a cause-and-effect relationship between epistaxis and hypertension is a subject of longstanding controversy. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the association between epistaxis and hypertension and to verify whether hypertension is an independent risk factor of epistaxis. Data Sources A comprehensive search was performed using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases. Review Methods The review was performed according to the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines and reported using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis guidelines...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741406/balanced-endoscopic-medial-and-transcutaneous-lateral-orbital-decompression-in-graves-orbitopathy
#19
Estefanía Hernández-García, J Javier San-Román, Ramón González, Araceli Nogueira, Ignacio Genol, Bazil Stoica, Nicolás Toledano, Guillermo Plaza
BACKGROUND: To determine the clinical outcomes and morbidity of endoscopic medial wall combined with transcutaneous lateral orbital wall decompression in Graves' orbitopathy. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective noncomparative case series of patients who underwent surgical decompression for Graves' orbitopathy at Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada between 2004 and 2014 was performed. We reviewed the patients' charts and analyzed before and after the decompression, the visual acuity (Snellen chart), optic nerve compression (fundoscopy and optic coherence tomography), exophthalmometry (Hertel measurement), ocular motility, diplopia, eyelid surgery needed after decompression and its possible complications...
November 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739401/a-review-of-nasal-paranasal-and-skull-base-tumors-invading-the-orbit
#20
REVIEW
Morten Jørgensen, Steffen Heegaard
Tumors that invade the orbit are uncommon. The majority are meningiomas arising from the sphenoid ridge (66%). Others are bone and cartilage tumors arising from the surrounding bones of the orbit, pituitary adenomas, and epithelial tumors arising from the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Meningiomas occur more often in women, whereas epithelial tumors have a predilection for men. Meningiomas and epithelial tumors typically present in the sixth decade of life, whereas bone tumors tend to affect individuals in their third decade of life...
July 22, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
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