Procedural – Lumbar Puncture

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Bruccoleri RE, Chen L. Needle-entry angle for lumbar puncture in children as determined by using ultrasonography. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):e921-6. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2511. Epub 2011 Mar 28.

Cadigan BA, Cydulka RK, Werner SL, Jones RA. Evaluating infant positioning for lumbar puncture using sonographic measurements. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;18(2):215-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00977.x. Epub 2011 Jan 28.

Cummings T and Jones JS. Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Use of ultrasonography for lumbar puncture.Emerg Med J, 2007; 24(7):492-3.
Ferre R and Sweeney T. Emergency physicians can easily obtain ultrasound images of anatomical landmarks relevant to lumbar puncture. Am J Emerg Med, 2007; 25:291-6.

Nomura JT, Leech SJ, Shenbagamurthi S, et al. A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-assisted lumbar puncture. J Ultrasound Med 2007 Oct;26(10):1341-1348.

Peterson MA, Abele J.  Bedside ultrasound for difficult lumbar puncture. J Emerg Med 2005 Feb;28(2):197-200.

Stiffler KA, Jwayyed S, Wilber ST, et al. The use of ultrasound to identify pertinent landmarks for lumbar puncture. Am J Emerg Med 2007 Mar;25(3):331-334.

Strony R. Ultrasound-assisted lumbar puncture in obese patients. Crit Care Clin,2010; 26(4):661-4.

Ayalin T, Lam SH.Ultrasound-assisted lumbar puncture in infants. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;18(4):e36. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01044.x.

Abo A, Chen L, Johnston P, Santucci K.Positioning for lumbar puncture in children evaluated by bedside ultrasound. Pediatrics. 2010 May;125(5):e1149-53. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0646. Epub 2010 Apr 19.



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