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A four point questionnaire: aiding discrimination with coagulation screening in epistaxis
  1. Elza Tjio1,
  2. Desmond Creagh2,
  3. Ian Smith1
  1. 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
  2. 2Department of Haematology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
  1. Correspondence to Elza Tjio, Flat 79 Penlee House, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, TR1 3UT, elza_tjio{at}

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Epistaxis admissions form a large proportion of emergency work. Blood tests are often requested as an assessment of haemodynamic stability. Coagulation screening in epistaxis, however, is only indicated when …

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  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by this study was deemed not requiring ethics committee review following advice from the local department.

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