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Lumbar Punctures in the Acute Medicine Department: indications and evaluation of use

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Abstract Aims: • Evaluate the use of lumbar puncture (LP) in the Acute Medical Department of a typical urban district general hospital. • Increase the proportion performed on appropriate patients. Methodology: An observational, single-centre, retrospective examination of patients undergoing LP at Solihull Hospital over four consecutive months. Discussion of findings and…

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