Keywords: Lumbar puncture, LP, post-dural, headache, intracranial hypotension (PubMed Search)
Bottom Line: The use of atraumatic needles is most effective in reducing the risk of post-LP headaches. These needles are easy to use and have similar rate of success as cutting needles.
Cognat E, Koehl B, Lilamand M, et al. Preventing post-lumbar puncture headache. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 May 6;S0196-0644(21)00151-7. Online ahead of print.
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