Under Pressure – Do we always need a CT before LP?
If you read this blog, I’m sure you are also reading the amazing St Emlyn’s blog as well. If not, get over there ASAP!
Shameless self promotion alert: We have only just gone and hit the top spot on the LITFL review! @EMManchester ‘s plot for world domination continues apace….
I am honoured to be part of the team for St Emlyn’s, and as such have started posting over there.
I am reluctant to abandon this blog though, and have a few ideas for it circulating – stuff that is a too frivolous, controversial etc. for the respectable physicians over at St Emlyn’s.
Watch this space.
In the mean time, here is a quick presentation I prepared for a recent teaching session. Can we really cause brain herniation with a LP needle? Do we need to CT everyone first?
(I make no apologies for the unpolished nature of this stuff, it may or may not have been prepared at the last minute/in front of the new series of Homeland/while holding the baby)
Would be wrong not to credit Dr Scott Weingart of EMCRIT fame, who’s Crashing Patient website as a much more detailed review of the whole subject.
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- October 19, 2012 / 10:52
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