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Proper training and use of ultrasonography facilitates lumbar puncture

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, December 2017
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Title
Proper training and use of ultrasonography facilitates lumbar puncture
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13049-017-0466-x
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Authors

Geert-Jan van Geffen, Rein Ketelaars, Jörgen Bruhn

Abstract

With great interest, we read the study of Line Dussourd et al. concluding that ultrasonography allows better identification of anatomical structures before performing a lumbar puncture. We cannot concur with the conclusions of the study because the authors did not visualize the conus medullaris directly, nor did they assess the individual intervertebral levels. In our commentary, we make some suggestions for improvement using ultrasound to locate the optimal site for a lumbar puncture. We do agree that neuraxial ultrasound is of great benefit for the performance of lumbar punctures. Proper training and applying the correct technique, however, is necessary for obtaining all benefits ultrasonography offers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 20%
Other 1 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Unknown 3 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Unknown 4 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 January 2018.
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#3,436,086
of 12,376,209 outputs
Outputs from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
#321
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Outputs of similar age
#117,707
of 351,765 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
#13
of 28 outputs
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