• Atraumatic (pencil-point) versus conventional needles for lumbar puncture: A clinical practice guideline 

      Rochwerg, B; Almenawer, S. A.; Siemieniuk, Reed Alexander C; Vandvik, Per Olav; Agoritsas, Thomas; Lytvyn, Lyubov; Alhazzani, Waleed; Archambault, Patrick; D'Aragon, Frédérick; Farhoumand, Pauline Darbellay; Guyatt, Gordon Henry; Laake, Jon Henrik; Beltrán-Arroyave, Claudia; McCredie, Victoria; Price, Amy; Chabot, Christian; Zervakis, Tracy; Badhiwala, Jetan; St-Onge, Maude; Szczeklik, Wojciech; Møller, Morten Hylander; Lamontagne, François (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Is the needle tip configuration important when performing a lumbar puncture for any indication? A systematic review published in the Lancet in December 2017 suggests that it is. The review found that using atraumatic ...