Anaesthesia was scheduled to allow clinicians to perform bilateral bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, and a lumbar puncture
for cytology and biochemistry.
1-7) As the name implies, it occurs in the absence of lumbar puncture
or central nervous system (CNS) trauma and may be related to the spontaneous dural tears.
performed in the medical intensive care unit to exclude nosocomial meningitis as the cause of mental status changes has a low yield and rarely changes management.
Rapid CSF latex agglutination tests may be useful in patients treated with antibiotics prior to the lumbar puncture
who have a negative CSF Gram stain, but they are not recommended for routine use.
CT, MRI, and lumbar puncture
might be necessary to arrive at a proper diagnosis.
Provision of medical syringes - insulin syringes - syringes for blood gas - hypodermic needles - needles for injection of botulinum toxin - pre-filled for emergency drug identification labels and anesthesia - needles for lumbar puncture
- sets to achieve lumbar punctures
for all institutions of public assistance - Paris hospitals and AGEPS Services - supply and distribution.
The tiny boy was rushed to hospital where he had to have an emergency lumbar puncture
to test fluid from his spine.
Any patient who comes in with a thunderclap headache and you're equivocating whether to CT or conduct a lumbar puncture
, you never hesitate to overinvestigate that patient" because of the early rebleeding risk, he said.
He was admitted to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital on Sunday with double vision, headaches and nausea and should know the results of a brain scan and lumbar puncture
by next week.
, bone marrow aspirate, and computed tomography demonstrated no obvious tumor beyond the globes.
A lumbar puncture
, also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure used to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord) from the spinal canal for testing.
The most common purpose for a lumbar puncture
is to collect cerebrospinal fluid in a case of suspected meningitis.
A lumbar puncture
was performed, and analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid showed erythrocytes with no leukocytes, a glucose level of 2.
In 22% of cases, physicians ordered a CT scan of the head first, then a lumbar puncture
to confirm the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, and only then gave antibiotics.
Experts said it was routine to carry out a lumbar puncture
to double check.