Ultrasound-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Emergency Department


Ozdamar E., Ozkaya A. K. , GÜLER E., Cantay B., Karabel N., Goksugur Y., et al.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, cilt.33, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Lumbar puncture (LP) is one of the essential diagnostic tools in pediatric emergency services. Recently, ultrasound-assisted LP was reported to be beneficial in the emergency service by facilitating the procedure and improving the successful procedure rates. In addition, this method may be effective in reducing patient and parent anxiety due to the LP procedure. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ultrasound-assisted LP on the outcomes of puncture procedures and traumatic LP.