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What is added to the tray during an LP?
another name for LP
LP is a procedure used to collect and look at the CSF surrounding the the brain and
does the patient's bladder need to be full?
numb- local anesthetic
insert spinal needle, remove stylet
what kind of pain will the pt feel if the needle strikes a nerve?
pain or tingling down leg (electrical shock)
pt should lay flat or with head elevated for 1- how many hours?
what percentage of pt develop a headache?
what is infection of the spinal cord
bleeding in the canal
damage to the cartilage
minor nerve damage
pt should call dr immediately if
chills, fever, severe head ache, numbness,leaking, stiff neck
cisternal or ventricular puncture- at base of skull
bacterial marker studies
normal lower back pressures in adults
normal lower back pressures in children
normal protein content
15-45 mg per dl
normal glucose level
how many red blood cells should CSF contain?
WBC count should be
meningitis occurs mostly in the ages of
3 months to 2 yr
when you cant get any fluid
reasons for lp
administer medications to treat leukemia or other cancers
is a consent form needed?
if the exam is done without fluoro in an ER, how is the pt positioned?
lateral with the spine flexed, or leaned over a chair to open the disk spaces
how long does the entire test take?
about 30 mins
inflammation of the meninges
menningitis- caused by bacteria or virus that invade the CNS
blood thinners must be witheld ___ days prior and ___ day post
spinal headaches last how long?
24-48 hours and they go away on their own.
symptoms of CSF leak
head ache that doesnt go away in 1-2 days
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