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BET 1: The role of topical phenylephrine in non-traumatic epistaxis
  1. Laura Howard,
  2. Janos Baombe
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Janos Baombe; production.emj{at}


A short cut review of the literature was carried out to establish whether topical phenylephrine was an effective treatment for non-traumatic epistaxis. A single paper looked at this modality comparing it to another topical treatment. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses are tabulated. It is concluded that further more robust studies are needed to answer this question.

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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