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BET 1: Topical epinephrine in postcircumcision bleeding
  1. Alannah Madden1,
  2. Peter Hulme1
  1. 1 Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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Three-part question

In patients with postcircumcision bleeding, does topical epinephrine reduce bleeding?

Clinical scenario

A 4-year-old boy attended the paediatric emergency department following a circumcision for religious reasons earlier that day. He had ongoing bleeding from the surgical site.

Is there any evidence behind the use of topical epinephrine in the management of these patients?

Search strategy

Using databases : CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE—last …

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