Relationship between blood pressure and persistent epistaxis at the emergency department: a retrospective study.

@article{Terakura2012RelationshipBB,
  title={Relationship between blood pressure and persistent epistaxis at the emergency department: a retrospective study.},
  author={Moriyuki Terakura and Ryuichi Fujisaki and Takaoki Suda and Toshio Sagawa and Tetsuya Sakamoto},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={291-5}
}
BACKGROUND Persistent nosebleed episodes have occurred in patients with idiopathic epistaxis from Kiesselbach's area despite confirmed location of the bleeding site, but the cause remains unclear. We tried to determine whether persistent epistaxis was associated with blood pressure. METHODS AND RESULTS Between May 2009 and May 2010, the records for 133 adult patients with idiopathic epistaxis from Kiesselbach's area were obtained from the emergency department of our hospital. The bleeding… CONTINUE READING

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