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Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019 Apr;63(4):438-439. doi: 10.1111/aas.13312. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Clinical practice guideline on atraumatic (pencil-point) vs conventional needles for lumbar puncture: Endorsement by the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.

Author information

1
Pre-Hospital Division, Air Ambulance Department, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
2
The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Oslo, Norway.
3
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
4
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Medicine and Health, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
5
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
6
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland.
7
Department of Anaesthesia, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.
8
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
9
Department of Intensive Care, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Clinical Practice Committee endorses the BMJ Rapid Recommendation clinical practice guideline on atraumatic (pencil-point) vs conventional needles for lumbar puncture. This includes the strong recommendation for the use of atraumatic needles for lumbar puncture in all patients regardless of age or indication.

KEYWORDS:

AGREE II; lumbar puncture; post-lumbar puncture headache; practice guideline

PMID:
30656651
DOI:
10.1111/aas.13312

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