Stop the Bleed Campaign: A Qualitative Study from our Experience from the Middle East

ConclusionWith the appropriate first-aid training and skill retention, lay members of the public can potentially contribute to a positive and important post-trauma medical response.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Bipolar electrocautery and MWA had similar outcomes for the treatment of adult patients with recurrent epistaxis. However, MWA resulted in rapid hemostasis with less local nasal pain and less crust. Thus, MWA could be a favorable treatment option for patients with idiopathic recurrent epistaxis. PMID: 31597530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
Several types of coagulation disorders are reported in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Those include repeated reports of increased rate of bleeding-complications following scoliosis surgery but also reports of thromboembolic complications. Personalized survey-links were forwarded to 682 registered patients with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of DMD via the German DMD-registry of the Treat-NMD-network. Data on the degree of mobility, disposition to hematoma, epistaxis and gum bleeding, occurrence of postsurgical hemorrhage, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac thromboembolism, long-term medication and a...
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) are a popular new class of designer drugs. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that illicit products containing SCB compounds were laced with brodifacoum (BDF), a highly potent superwarfarin easily purchased as a rodenticide. Multiple outbreaks of bleeding from BDF exposure have since been reported. Patients with BDF toxicity present with bleeding ranging from mild epistaxis to life-threatening hemorrhage. Given the increasing popularity of SCBs as recreational drugs, outbreaks from BDF exposure are likely to continue, presenting a public health risk.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Epistaxis is one of the commonest causes of attendance of Otolaryngology emergency rooms. Given its incidence, potential severity and high recurrence rate, a systematic and careful management is mandatory. This work aims to define prognostic factors of epistaxis recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of patients with epistaxis admitted to our emergency department from January 2012 to December 2016. Data of 1005 patients with idiopathic epistaxis were analysed and independent risk factors for recurrence were determined by multiple logistic regression analy...
Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp Source Type: research
We present a case of an 84  year old male with a bleeding arteriovenous fistula, responsive to topical application of tranexamic acid. This case report demonstrates another novel application of TXA in emergency care.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract The integrity of the nasal epithelium plays a crucial role in the airway defence mechanism. The nasal epithelium may be injured as a result of a large number of factors leading to nose bleeds, also known as epistaxis. However, local measures commonly used to treat epistaxis and improve wound healing present several side effects and patient discomfort. Hence, this study aims to address some of these drawbacks by developing a new formulation for nasal epithelial wound healing. Chitosan, a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, was used to develop a thermosensitive nasal formulation for the delivery of tra...
Source: AAPS PharmSciTech - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: AAPS PharmSciTech Source Type: research
Hemorrhagic or thrombotic events are common complications in heart failure patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) support. Aim of this study is to investigate the effect of change in antiplatelet therapy after thrombotic or hemorrhagic events in patients with CF-LVAD support. A total of 231 CF-LVAD patients were included in this study. Patients with CF-LVAD were categorized into three groups: (1) high antiplatelet regimen as control group (aspirin [ASA] 325 mg; n = 115), (2) low antiplatelet regimen (ASA 81 mg; n = 82), started after hemorrhagic complications, and (3) double an...
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Adult Circulatory Support Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Epistaxis originating from the anterosuperior nasal cavity and nasopharynx can be easily misdiagnosed as posterior epistaxis or unknown bleeding sites. Areas that should be considered as possible origins of epistaxis in cases with unknown bleeding sites were identified. PMID: 31434601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Rare clotting factor (F) deficiency is a deficiency of one or more of coagulation factors other than FVIII, FIX and vonWillebrand (FI, FII, FV, FV + FVIII, FVII, FIX, FX, FXI and FXIII) that cause bleeding disorders and are inherited as autosomal recessive. Descriptive study was conducted in Hemophilia Centre, Khartoum, Sudan. The medical files of pediatric patients presented to the center were reviewed retrospectively. Forty-seven patients (male : female ratio = 1.2 : 1) were included. The majority (93.6%) have parental history of consanguinity and around one third (31.9%) have family history of bleeding d...
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - Category: Hematology Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Any of you guys and gals giving TXA for - uterine bleeding - epistaxis - GI bleeding - any other bleeding Better yet...any of you guys and gals writing scripts for TXA? Someone in my family was having heaving menstrual bleeding for months and her Gynecologist prescribed TXA. She asked me whether it was safe to take and honestly I didn't know much about it overall beside it's use in bleeding in major trauma.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums
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