Tagged ‘ENT’

Journal Review

Corticosteroids in Pharyngitis – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

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Sore throat is among the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED). Sometimes, the etiology is bacterial, and in those cases antibiotics may shorten the duration of disease and provide symptomatic relief.
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Journal Review

Topical TXA in Epistaxis

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Epistaxis is a common Emergency Department (ED) complaint with over 450,000 visits per year and a lifetime incidence of 60% (Gifford 2008, Pallin 2005). Standard anterior epistaxis treatment consists of holding pressure,
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Core

Prophylactic Antibiotics in Nasal Packing

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Is it necessary to provide prophylactic antibiotics for anterior nasal packs? Standard teaching says yes but the data isn’t so supportive.
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Core

Peritonsillar Abscess

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The suppurative end-point of bacterial infection that results in the development of pus between the palatine tonsil and its capsule.
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