USG reduces failed LP attempts

This systematic review found the use of USG significantly reduces the risk of failed LP and epidural attempts, number of procedures, and traumatic procedures. USG should be the standard of care for LPs and epidurals (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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