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Nasal packing is the mainstay of epistaxis management; however, packs cause patient discomfort and can lead to hospital admission.
Absorbable haemostats provide clotting factors or act as a substrate to stimulate clotting and represent a potential treatment alternative.
A systematic review was performed to evaluate the efficacy of topical haemostats in the management of epistaxis.
A systematic literature search of 7 databases was performed. Only eligible randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies were included. The primary outcome was short-term haemostatic success (<7 days).
Secondary outcomes included long-term haemostatic control (no rebleeding 7-30 days), patient discomfort and adverse effects. Meta-analysis was performed where possible.