lumbar puncture


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Synonyms for lumbar puncture

removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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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.
Lumbar puncture 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.
Lumbar puncture, 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.