lumbar puncture


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lumbar puncture

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The insertion of a hollow needle beneath the arachnoid membrane of the spinal cord in the lumbar region to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes or to administer a drug.

lumbar puncture

n
(Medicine) med insertion of a hollow needle into the lower region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid, introduce drugs, etc

lumbar puncture


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A method of obtaining cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes by injecting a needle between two vertebrae at the base of the spine; also used for administering drugs for treatment or anesthesia.
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Noun1.lumbar puncture - removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
Translations
lumbální punkce
punción lumbar
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A positive outcome of the lumbar puncture is a good predictor of shunt success with patients who present with the triad of symptoms described for NPH.
(8) For sodium, creatinine, lumbar puncture and TSH results no threshold levels were available in the hospital mental health guidelines, so internationally accepted values considered abnormal and likely to contribute towards psychotic symptoms were used.
Since then, her parents Rachel and Rob have seen her go through lumbar punctures, brain scans and reams of tests.
In the median group, success rate of lumbar puncture was 84% while in 16% patients successful lumbar puncture could not be done.
Bosses at the Southern General Hospital, where the lumbar puncture was performed, insist the treatment they gave Elizabeth was "entirely appropriate".
(6) False-positive results, however, are sometimes seen in cases with DIC, fibrinolysis, and trauma from repeated lumbar punctures. Occasionally, a clinician may repeat the lumbar puncture at the next higher vertebral interspace in an attempt to eliminate confounding data from a traumatic tap.
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"Unfortunately in late 2005, an MRI scan and a lumbar puncture both suggested that he had relapsed.
The court noted that the appellant placed considerable emphasis on a record entry reflected in his medical chart for June 17, 2002, the date of the successful lumbar puncture, to bolster his assertion that Semmes-Murphy staff was present for this procedure and even ordered the repeat of the procedure on June 21.
He particularly criticises the lumbar puncture procedures, which were carried out to collect samples of spinal fluid from some of the children.
Evidence from prospective and retrospective clinical trials suggests that for infants <2 months old, only those at high risk for serious bacterial infection by standardized criteria (eg, Rochester classification) require lumbar puncture (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on prospective and retrospective cohort studies).