AI accurately identifies infants with low risk of serious bacterial infection
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Artificial intelligence, or 'supervised machine learning,' could help identify which well-appearing infants with fever, who are 60 days old or younger, are at low risk for a serious bacterial infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Accurate risk determination could reduce unnecessary lumbar puncture, antibiotics and hospitalizations for these infants, as well as decreasing parental anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physician Botches Pediatric Lumbar Puncture, Family Collects Physician Botches Pediatric Lumbar Puncture, Family Collects
Treating physician accused of botching lumbar puncture; raising the bar for claiming punitive damages; a judge's instructions to the jury spark controversy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Simple Blood Test Highly Accurate in Detecting Alzheimer's Biomarker Simple Blood Test Highly Accurate in Detecting Alzheimer's Biomarker
A high-precision assay can detect the key Alzheimer's disease biomarker by using a simple blood test, potentially eliminating the need for a lumbar puncture, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Teaching assistant, 23, claims the Pill caused fluid to build up on her brain 
Kirsty Luckin, 23, from Braintree in Essex, thought she was hungover when she woke with a headache on September 23. She spent five days in hospital where she had a lumbar puncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Things You Won & #039;t Want to Miss at NASS 2019
1. How to Get the Best Outcome from Your Robotics and Navigation System. Wednesday, 3:35 p.m. to 5:05 p.m., Room W471ab Faculty will examine the optimal workflow for robotics, navigation, and 3D-printed guides. They will also discuss the spine surgeon perception of robotics and navigation systems and their outcomes. Technology included in this session: Mazor X Stealth Edition and the Excelsius GPS Robotic System 2. Innovative Technology Presentations Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Skyline Ballroom W375d This session will highlight several different technologies that are being u...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Spinal Tap
A medical art student's master's project will be used to help train junior physicians to perform lumbar punctures. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Blood test detects Alzheimer's years before symptoms
Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease more than 10 years before symptoms appear Related items fromOnMedica The increasing incidence of dementia Review shows link between herpes and dementia Use lumbar puncture to aid Alzheimer ’s disease diagnosis, doctors advised Falls risk just as high with trazodone as antipsychotics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Some Infants at High Risk of Meningitis May Be Missed Without Lumbar Puncture Some Infants at High Risk of Meningitis May Be Missed Without Lumbar Puncture
Feverish young infants discharged from an emergency department (ED) without cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing may be at risk for meningitis and should be followed closely, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Guidelines Presented for Lumbar Puncture in Alzheimer's Dx
TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- The Alzheimer's Association has released appropriate-use criteria for lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, according to a review article published online Oct. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fusion Imaging Accurately IDs, Locates Spontaneous CSF Leaks
(MedPage Today) -- The technology may save patients from a lumbar puncture (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

New appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture in Alzheimer's diagnosis
(Alzheimer's Association) In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy, an Alzheimer's Association-led Workgroup has published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and spinal fluid analysis in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Delivery System for Nusinersen Safe in SMA New Delivery System for Nusinersen Safe in SMA
A new subcutaneous intrathecal catheter system may be a safe and relatively well-tolerated alternative to lumbar puncture for delivering nusinersen to adults and children with spinal muscular atrophy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fever and a Stiff Neck
A 4-year-old girl is seen in the ED for low-grade fevers x2 weeks, headaches, neck stiffness. Lumbar puncture is recommended. Do you agree? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Fever and a Stiff Neck: The Usual Suspect?
A 4-year-old girl is seen in the ED for low-grade fevers x2 weeks, headaches, neck stiffness. Lumbar puncture is recommended. Do you agree? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Adults with suspected meningitis are waiting too long for lumbar puncture
Patients with viral meningitis experience diagnostic delays and inappropriate treatment, study finds Related items fromOnMedica Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Mass vaccination plan to combat meningitis GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Vaccine programme halves MenB cases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Delays in Meningitis Dx Hinders Care in U.K. Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Longer waits for lumbar punctures impede identifying specific cause of meningitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use lumbar puncture to aid Alzheimer ’s disease diagnosis, doctors advised
It can help when the exact cause of symptoms are uncertain, says NICE guidance Related items fromOnMedica National dementia strategy to deliver better diagnosis and treatment GPs can be barrier to Alzheimer ’s diagnosis, new report finds Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk Memory clinic referral criteria delay diagnosis Many older people wrongly labelled with dementia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Looking Forward at Migraine Meds and'Backwards' at Lumbar Punctures Looking Forward at Migraine Meds and'Backwards' at Lumbar Punctures
From the AAN 2018 Annual Meeting, Dr Deborah Friedman on the latest advances in migraine management, and more.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

A diagnosis you can ’t afford to miss
4 out of 5 stars Antibody-Mediated Encephalitis. Dalmau J, Graus F. N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 1;378:840-851. Reference TPR has posted before about anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a must-know, can’t-miss, humbling diagnosis that is distressingly easy to overlook. Although it is not a toxicologic condition, all toxicologists and emergency physicians should be thoroughly familiar with its presentation and clinical course. Let me explain why. NMDAR encephalitis often begins with behavioral changes, mood swings, and memory deficits in relatively young patients. According to this somewhat technical but excellent review, ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical anbitody-mediated encephalitis anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis brain on fire diagnosis Source Type: news

Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?
Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such...
Source: The Poison Review - February 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabis cryptococcus fungal infection marijuana meningitis Source Type: news

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to Switch to Atraumatic Lumbar-Puncture Needles Time to Switch to Atraumatic Lumbar-Puncture Needles
Atraumatic lumbar puncture needles are safe and effective, and they cause fewer postdural-puncture headaches and returns to the hospital for additional treatment, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Atraumatic Lumbar Puncture Needles Show Major Benefit in Meta-Analysis
Atraumatic needles more than halve the incidence of headache after lumbar puncture, compared with standard needles, a Lancet meta-analysis finds. Conventional needles have their... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cerebral spinal fluid analysis: Tests and results
What is cerebral spinal fluid analysis and what conditions does cerebral spinal fluid analysis diagnose? What is a lumbar puncture? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

What Is the Recovery Time for a Blood Patch after a Lumbar Puncture?
Title: What Is the Recovery Time for a Blood Patch after a Lumbar Puncture?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - July 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Clinical microbiology Q & A
A 2-week-old boy is brought to the emergency department with fevers and fussiness. He appears very ill, so a lumbar puncture is performed. Blood cultures are also collected. The Gram stain of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shows abundant polymorphonuclear cells and moderate Gram-negative rods. A photo of the CSF Gram stain is shown in Fig. 1. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - July 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Tags: Q & A Source Type: news

How Disease Detectives Unearthed A Forgotten Drug To Fight A Lethal Illness
This article is part HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to eliminate them. One morning a few years ago, a vial containing just a few drops of a long-forgotten drug candidate arrived at the office of bioengineer Els Torreele in Switzerland.  The compound, fexinidazole, had been studied at a drug company several decades earlier, but researchers had given up on it for no clear reason. Torreele had asked the company to unearth whatever it had left from its archive, hoping to get her hands on the final clue in a long process of painstaking detectiv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising Alzheimer's drug 'clears early hurdle'
Conclusion The road to the launch of a new drug treatment is long, and this latest trial represents one early step along the path. It's encouraging that the drug did what researchers thought it would do in terms of reducing amyloid plaque in the spinal fluid, and that it didn't seem to cause serious side effects. However, there's still a way to go before we know whether it's safe and effective for people with Alzheimer's disease. The phase 1 trial is primarily set up to assess safety and tolerability, and get an idea of what dose to use – not to test if it works. This phase 1 trial included just 32 people, two of ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Older people Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 19, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Edwards Lifesciences wins expanded CE Mark for Sapien 3 replacement heart valve Edwards Lifesciences said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for an expanded indication for its Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

GE backs Injeq ’ s smart needle
Injeq, a resident at GE’s Health Innovation Village in Helsinki, created a smart needle that tells the user about surrounding tissue for safer liver biopsies and lumbar punctures. The Finnish company’s device looks like a standard hypodermic needle, but with an electrode attached to the tip. The needle measures changes in signal caused by contact with surrounding tissue. While a doctor is performing a lumbar puncture, the device will tell the doctor what type of tissue the needle is near and when they approach cerebrospinal fluid. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Research & Development GE Healthcare Injeq Source Type: news

After Moyamoya surgery, a back-to-normal birthday for Carolyn
Before Moyamoya surgery Carolyn Milks turns 8 on August 21. It’s a big celebration. Carolyn and her family aren’t just celebrating her birthday — they’re celebrating Carolyn’s return to normal. For most of the summer, things like swimming, riding her bicycle and horsing around with her sisters and cousins had been out of the question for Carolyn. But on August 11, Dr. Ed Smith, co-director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center, gave Carolyn the green light. She could go back to being a kid. “This is what kids really want. They just ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Joyce Choi Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's at Waltham Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Ed Smith moyamoya Source Type: news

When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae,...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)
Title: Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 10/13/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - November 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

FDA warns epidural needle maker International Medical Development
The FDA today published a warning letter it sent to epidural and anesthesia needle maker International Medical Development over issues with it marketing its Gertie Marx needles outside its indication and quality control issues related to manufacturing. International Medical Development’s Gertie Marx needles are cleared for “the transient delivery of anesthetics to provide regional anesthesia or to facilitate placement of an epidural catheter in adults,” according to the FDA. The federal watchdog said the company is marketing the needles for lumbar puncture, myelogram and pediatric use, which it said ...
Source: Mass Device - October 7, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance International Medical Development Source Type: news

Perceptions of Lumbar Puncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Meningitis in Uganda (Ann Vogt Lima MD)
Perceptions of lumbar puncture for the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis in Uganda (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - October 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tea with Oliver Sacks: Will Self, Andrew Solomon and Sue Halpern pay tribute
The death of Oliver Sacks this week made headlines, some of them surprising. Three writers pay tribute to an ardent observer, whose literary portraits of his patients are rich in compassion, insight and humourHaving met the late Oliver Sacks, neurologist and writer, only twice in my life, the occasions separated by some 36 years, I certainly cannot pretend to any friendship or even acquaintance. Nonetheless, I think I can speak for hundreds, if not thousands, who, while not especially close, nevertheless felt physically touched by the life of this extraordinary man. And touched is surely the right word: on the second occas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Will Self, Andrew Solomon, Sue Halpern Tags: Books Culture Oliver Sacks Science and nature Psychology Source Type: news

Jim Watt helps carry the coffin of TV host daughter Michelle at her funeral
Ms Watt, 38, was left in crippling pain following a lumbar puncture procedure. Around 500 people gathered at St Mary's Church in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, for her funeral. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound, algorithms to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies
Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed a portable device that can detect this illness with a simple ultrasound scan of the fontanelle. The high-resolution image obtained is then analyzed with algorithms and within seconds indicates if there is cellularity in the cerebrospinal fluid that is sign of infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasound and algorithms to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed a portable device that can detect this illness with a simple ultrasound scan of the fontanelle. The high-resolution image obtained is then analyzed with algorithms and within seconds indicates if there is cellularity in the cerebrospinal fluid that is sign of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evaluation and Treatment of Fetal Exposure to Toxoplasmosis
Symptomatic congenital toxoplasmosis is a rare disease in the United States. However, prenatal screening is becoming increasingly available, resulting in identification of infants at risk of developing the disease. Infants who are born asymptomatic may still develop significant neurodevelopmental sequelae months or even years after birth if untreated. Congenital toxoplasmosis is a difficult infection to diagnose. Using one case as an example, this review attempts to highlight the importance of identifying at-risk infants and summarize the most current recommendations with regard to workup and treatment of affected infants....
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Wild, B. M., Obringer, E., Farrell, E. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Doctor in Limerick used his thumb nail to mark the skin of a cancer patient who was to undergo a lumbar puncture procedure, a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry has heard
Dr Sabiq Adhmed alledgedly failed to order chemotherapy treatment for a patient (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with amnesia regains her memory after a HUG from her little brother
Chloe Inman, 16, from Devon, suffered total memory loss after a lumbar puncture to remove fluid from her spine. But after her brother Caleb gave her a cuddle, the memories came flooding back, she claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines Presented for Lumbar Puncture in Alzheimer ’ s Dx
Workgroup ID'd six indications as appropriate for lumbar puncture, cerebrospinal fluid testing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Procedure Guides Step-by-Step
Central line placement. See alsoCentral line placement with ultrasound guidance.Thoracentesis (pleural tap)Paracentesis (ascites tap)Arthrocentesis (joint tap)Arterial line placement is illustrated inThe Internet Journal of Health.Lumbar puncture in eMedicineMore procedure links (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 1, 2014 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

US-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Emergency MedicineUS-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
This technique could be a valuable tool in achieving successful lumbar punctures in pediatric emergency patients. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Neck Stiffness?
Discussion The complaint of neck stiffness always makes the clinician a little concerned until he/she understands the whole history because of the potential diagnosis of meningitis/encephalitis. While this potential is always concerning, there are many other causes of neck stiffness or pain to consider that are much more common. Normal wear and tear, injury or overuse that occur in daily activities and work can cause neck stiffness or pain. Often, even in adults, the cause of the pain is not recognized. Good examples are the adolescent above, or an innocent stumble, particularly if carrying something that may cause a perso...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 30, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

IV Theophylline Quickly Reduces Lumbar Puncture HeadacheIV Theophylline Quickly Reduces Lumbar Puncture Headache
A small study shows that the pain common after lumbar puncture or spinal anesthesia quickly resolves with IV theophylline, with the greatest relief in the first 30 minutes but continuing out to 60 minutes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hot Topics: High and Low CSF Pressure Headaches
(MedPage Today) -- How do you diagnose and treat high and low cerebrospinal fluid pressure headaches? Three clinicians provide a primer: lumbar puncture is key to diagnosing both conditions but treatment strategies differ considerably. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - April 24, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What Causes Ataxia?
Discussion Coordination and balance problems are caused by various problems affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal development of a child or weakness of a child are commonly mistaken for true ataxia. Ataxia specifically refers to “…impairment of the coordination of movement without loss of muscle strength.” If it is purely due to abnormalities of the cerebellum then there should be no changes in mental status, sensation or weakness. Sometimes it is difficult to determine if there are abnormalities in other areas. For example, Guillian-Barre often presents with difficulty or clumsy wa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 31, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news