Does Static Ultrasound-Preview Reduce the Incidence of Difficult Lumbar Puncture?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00317382|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (We could not get physicians in the ED to enroll patients.)
First Posted : April 24, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Headache Meningitis Subarachnoid Hemorrhage||Device: Ultrasound||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Does Static Ultrasound-Preview Reduce the Incidence of Traumatic and/or Difficult Lumbar Puncture? A Randomized Control Trial|
|Study Start Date :||December 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2005|
No Intervention: No Ultrasound
Standard LP without ultrasound use
Experimental: Ultrasound Use
Ultrasound used to assess spine and best location for lumbar puncture.
Ultrasound used to visualize spine to determine best location for lumbar puncture.
- 3 or more needle sticks to successfully complete lumbar puncture [ Time Frame: We collect the data immediately ]
- Greater than 400 red blood cells in the cerebral spinal fluid [ Time Frame: Data is obtained within 1 hour when the lab reports the results of the CSF analysis ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00317382
|United States, New York|
|New York, New York, United States, 10025|
|Principal Investigator:||Kaushal Shah, MD||St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center|