Topical tranexamic acid for epistaxis in patients on antiplatelet drugs: a new use for an old drug.
Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Feb 08;:
Authors: Runyon MS
"The remedy is worse than the disease." - Francis Bacon While Bacon may not have been referring specifically to antiplatelet drugs, one cannot blame the emergency physician expressing this same sentiment while caring for a patient presenting with epistaxis while on one of these medications. Achieving hemostasis in these cases can be challenging for the very best emergency physician, and a miserable experience for the most stoic of patients. In this issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, Zahed, et al. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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