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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Management and Optimization of Hemostasis

Topical application of tranexamic acid after adenoidectomy: a double-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled study.

Albirmawy OA, Saafan ME, Shehata EM, Basuni AS, Eldaba AA.

Source‎: Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013;77(7):1139-42.

Indexed‎: PubMed 23669000

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.04.021

Effectiveness of chitosan-based packing in 35 patients with recalcitrant epistaxis in the context of coagulopathy.

Kourelis K, Shikani AH.

Source‎: Clin Otolaryngol 2012;37(4):309-13.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22925096

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2012.02488.x

The effect of intravenous tranexamic acid on blood loss and surgical field quality during endoscopic sinus surgery: a placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Alimian M, Mohseni M.

Source‎: J Clin Anesth 2011;23(8):611-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22137511

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.03.004

Effect of microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH) on bleeding after endoscopic sinus surgery: randomized controlled study.

Antisdel JL, West-Denning JL, Sindwani R.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009;141(3):353-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19716013

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.06.078

The effect of nasal application of cocaine/adrenaline on blood loss in Le Fort I osteotomies.

de Lange J, Baas EM, Horsthuis RB, Booij A.

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008;37(1):21-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17826960

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