Friday December 15th 2017

Unsuccessful Lumbar Puncture: Blame It on the Patient, Not the Operator (P1.317)

CONCLUSIONS: Patient BMI is the key factor that determines lack of success in LP by neurology residents in an outpatient setting. The predicted high failure rate in patients with high BMIs suggests that in patients with BMI>35, implementing interventions such as the use of ultrasound guidance might be cost-effective. Unexpectedly, our data does not support more successful performance by more senior residents.Study Supported by:Disclosure: Dr. Edwards has nothing to disclose. Dr. Leira has nothing to disclose. Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre has received personal compensation for activities with Lundbeck. (Source: Neurology)

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Unsuccessful Lumbar Puncture: Blame It on the Patient, Not the Operator (P1.317)

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