Review: Success of lumbar puncture is enhanced by reinserting the stylet before removing the needle

March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which states that the success of lumbar puncture is enhanced by reinserting the stylet before removing the needle. In the study, 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 6 diagnostic studies met the selection criteria. Assessment of study quality included randomization procedure, blinding, and outcome assessment for intervention studies and reference standard, blinding, index test and patient characteristics for diagnostic studies.


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