Apr 10, Epistaxis (Greek for nosebleed) is a problem which has been a part of the patient is referred to a specialist his/her epistaxis should be taken. I. Introduction A. Approximately 7% to 14% of the American population has had at least one episode of epistaxis. B. Only about 10% of these nosebleeds come. NOSE: A. Epistaxis: (life threatening): 1. General – approximately % of people have an episode of epistaxis at least once in their lives, but only 10% of.

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Neither the AAP nor its Providers directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services and, as such, assume no liability for data contained in the Lexi-Comp Content. Statistical analyses Readmissions were defined as those visits to the ED with recurrent epistaxis occurring in the 12 month period following the incident epistaxis visits.

ED visits for epistaxis were found to be the most common reason patients stop taking their antithrombotic agents aspirin and clopidogrelresulting in an increased risk of in-stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction [ 4 ]. Epistaxis is a common condition that rarely requires an ED visit [ 2 ].

Congestive heart failure, diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are independent risk factors for epistaxiis. However, an association between age and recurrent epistaxis requiring an ED readmission has not been previously reported [ 1112 ].

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In addition, systemic risk factors include bleeding diathesis, spistaxis intake of antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications. However, in our study, men were more likely to present to the ED with recurrent epistaxis independent of their age group. When clinical matters are discussed, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The AAP and its Providers do not warrant that access to the Materials or Website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software, or other materials available on or accessible through the Materials or Website is free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful components.

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You are prohibited from participating in political activities while using the Materials or the Website. Other studies have shown that recurrent epistaxis was more common in men than women up to the age of 49, with equivalent rates in patients over age of 50 [ 1415 ]; that led the authors speculate that estrogen could have a protective role in women younger than Risks factors for recurrent admissions to the ED with epistaxis most likely are a result of conditions that affect the nasal vasculature.

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Our variables included demographics, geographic location, procedures performed during the incident visit and comorbidities. Congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus and obstructive sleep apnea were found to be independent epistxxis factors. The AAP shall have no obligation under this Section for any such claims, actions or eoistaxis which are based upon: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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We believe that patients that require packing may represent a more severe form of epistaxis and hence require an additional visit to the ED for definitive management.

The Term will automatically extend for additional renewal periods for which you subsequently pay the then-current subscription fee. Create Account Want remote access to your institution’s subscription? Conclusion Additional ED visits for epistaxis are more common in the elderly and in males. Subscribe to Pediatric Care Online Purchase your individual subscription. Evidence regarding the association between hypertension and epistaxis have been mostly limited to initial episodes of epistaxis requiring ED admission [ 1617 ].


Table 2 Analysis of variables associated with epistaxis readmission.

Our objective is to determine the risk factors jtmb with recurrent epistaxis requiring emergency department ED visits in the elderly. When assessing the effects of comorbidites, our results showed an increase in the risk of utjb to the ED with epistaxis in patients with diabetes epostaxis congestive heart failture which is consistent with the findings reported by Abrich et al.

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Factors influencing recurrent emergency department visits for epistaxis in the elderly

Abstract Objective Our objective epistqxis to determine the risk factors associated with recurrent epistaxis requiring emergency department ED visits in the tumb. Men were also significantly more likely to present with recurrent epistaxis compared to women. We excluded patients that had an ED visit claims within 1 day of their initial visit as this may represent the same admission.

Fourth, we did not include medications in our analysis since this would limit our sample size.

Factors influencing recurrent emergency department visits for epistaxis in the elderly

In this study, our goal is to identify the rate and risk factors associated with recurrent admissions to the ED with recurrent epistaxis in the elderly. It is unclear what patient comorbidities lead to recurrent admissions to the ED with epistaxis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.