Is nasal compression with tranexamic acid superior to simple nasal compression and or Merocel packing for cessation of bleeding from anterior epistaxis?

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Why is this study important?

The emergency department (ED) management of epistaxis has inherent challenges such as hemostasis, patient discomfort, resource utilization, and risks associated with nasal packing. Identifying an effective treatment strategy that mitigates the need for nasal packing could provide advantages over traditional epistaxis management.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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