RAPID RHINO Products vs Merocel®

RAPID RHINO Products vs Merocel® 2017-06-13T20:16:23+00:00

There has been found to be a significant statistical difference between the Merocel pack and the RAPID RHINO packs in patients’ comfort on insertion and removal. These findings may influence the choice of nasal tampon used in the treatment of epistaxis in the future.1

Pain on pack insertion1

Figure 1. Visual analogue score of pain assessment during inserion of packs, where 0 = no pain and 10 = most severe pain imaginable

Pain while pack in situ1

Figure 2. Visual analogue score of pain assessment during inserion of packs, where 0 = no pain and 10 = most severe pain imaginable

Pain while pack in situ1

Figure 3. Visual analogue score of pain assessment during inserion of packs, where 0 = no pain and 10 = most severe pain imaginable

References

  1. Moumoulidis I, Draper M, Patel H, Piyush J, Price T. A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing Merocel and Rapid Rhino nasal tampons in the treatment
    of epistaxis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2006) 263: 719-722