When is the efficacy of anterior nasal packing for epistaxis?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Eric Goralnick, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A prospective study of 42 patients was performed to compare the efficacy and patient tolerance of Merocel and Rapid Rhino nasal tampons. No significant difference in efficacy or patient comfort was revealed between the 2 types of packs. Rapid Rhino produced significantly lower scores for subjective patient discomfort during insertion and removal of pack. [8]


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