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By Anita Pozgay Emergency physician with specialty training in sports medicine; works at The Ottawa Hospital.
Richard Andrew Taylor, Harman Singh Gill, Evie G Marcolini, H Pendell Meyers, Jeremy Samuel Faust, David H Newman
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the testing threshold for lumbar puncture (LP) in the evaluation of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) after a negative head computed tomography (CT). As a secondary aim we sought to identify clinical variables that have the greatest impact on this threshold. METHODS: A decision analytic model was developed to estimate the testing threshold for patients with normal neurologic findings, being evaluated for SAH, after a negative CT of the head...
October 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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