An analysis of the VELNEZ nasal pack’s acceptability and safety for use
during nasal surgery: a prospective study
Introduction Nasal packs are indispensable to nasal surgeries.
The primary function of these packs is to modulate the bleeding, prevent
adhesions and obstruction, with least discomfort to the subjects without
risking secondary infection. However, both packing and removal of the
pack is an unpleasant experience, with the latter being extremely
painful. Therefore, to overcome the limitation of the standard dressing,
the need of the hour is a dressing which prioritizes subject comfort
without compromising other desired nasal pack properties.
Methods Twenty subjects were enrolled in this interventional,
open label study. The subjects had 10 hospital visits, starting from
baseline (Visit 1) to postoperative day 28 (Visit 10), at regular
intervals. The proportion of the population with postoperative pain
alleviation and bleeding control failure (within 10 minutes) were the
main objectives. Result Within 10 minutes of VELNEZ
administration, all 20 participants got their bleeding under control.
With VELNEZ, the painful nasal pack removal method was totally avoided
because it was biodegradable. No moderate/severe pain, infection and
adhesions were reported in any of the subjects, but few subjects
reported moderate obstruction until Visit 3 (Discharge Day).
Conclusion In the present study, for participants undergoing
nasal surgery, VELNEZ proved to be a secure and reliable nasal pack.