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Lumbar puncture can also be referred to as:
A Spinal tap
B Back injection
C Epidural tap
D Fluid tap
A Spinal tap
A lumbar puncture is considered:
A A noninvasive test
B A routine test done for fighter pilots
C An invasive test
D Not a test at all
C An invasive test
CSF is an acronym for:
A Central spinal findings
B Cerebrospinal findings
C Central spinal fluid
D Cerebrospinal fluid
D Cerebrospinal fluid
Two of the many diagnoses that CSF is used to "rule out" are:
A Neurosyphilis and Alzheimer disease
B Alzheimer disease and cerebral hemorrhage
C Neurosyphilis and cerebral hemorrhage
D Demyelinating disorders and Alzheimer disease
C Neurosyphilis and cerebral hemorrhage
What are the two reasons a lumbar puncture is performed?
A For diagnostic purposes and to treat lumbar spinal stenosis
B To diagnose and treat spinal cord paralysis at the lumbar level
C For diagnostic purposes and to treat hydrocephalus
D For diagnostic purposes and pain management
D For diagnostic purposes and pain management
Analgesia may be infused epidurally to:
A Reduce bladder spasms in a paraplegic or quadriplegic
B Provide regional pain relief in the spine
C Provide cutting edge treatment for headaches
D Relieve pain from decubitus ulcers
B Provide regional pain relief in the spine
The LP can provide access for injecting which of these?
A Radiopaque contrast
B Corticosteroids
C Chemotherapy
D All of the above
D All of the above
What was the usual tool used in the 1800s to do an LP?
A A sharpened animal tooth
B A bird quill
C A sharpened piece of flint or stone
D None of the above
B A bird quill
The acronym PDPHA stands for?
A Post-dural puncture headache
B Puncture distress plus headache
C Puncture of dura plus head analgesia
D Post-dural passive headache
A Post-dural puncture headache
PDPHA occurs in what percentages of patients?
A 10-20%
B 30-40%
C 20-50%
D 10-40%
D 10-40%
A PDPHA can manifest in what period of time?
A Within 2-3 hours
B Within 2-3 days
C Within 1-3 hours
D Within 1-3 days
D Within 1-3 days
A PDPHA can last for what time frame?
A From 2-7 hours
B From 2-7 days
C From 2-7 weeks
D From 2-7 months
B From 2-7 days
In essence, the PDPHA is caused by:
A A fumbled puncture with many needle sticks
B Getting a "dry" tap
C Removing too much fluid too quickly
D None of the above
D None of the above
What are being redesigned to help reduce the occurrence of PDPHA?
A Needle tips
B Puncture tubes
C Pipettes
D Suction catheters
A Needle tips
BLOPP is an acronym for:
A Back loading of pump
B Below lumbar osseous puncture patch
C Beveled lumbar osseous puncture patch
D None of the above
D None of the above
When CSF is removed, which can happen?
A Headache
B Intracranial structural shift
C Ringing in the ears
D Blurred vision
A Headache
In which country is the blood patch being investigated?
A The USA
B Great Britain
C Sweden
D The Netherlands
D The Netherlands
The blood patch is thought to work because:
A It clots the puncture site
B It increases oxygen flow to the brain
C It replaces lost volume
D None of the above
C It replaces lost volume
How many annual work days are lost in the US due to migraine headaches?
A 85 million
B 65 million
C 4 million
D 10 million
B 65 million
Ilex contains an extract from what plant?
A Aloe vera
B Holly shrub
C Variegated ivy
D Thistle
B Holly shrub