Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Buys, Heloise en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Jenny en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Procter, Claire en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-27T10:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-27T10:22:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Procter, C. 2016. Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20854
dc.description.abstract Background: Lumbar punctures (LPs) are frequently performed in the paediatric medical emergency unit (MEU) department to diagnose or exclude meningitis. Unsuccessful lumbar punctures (LPs) cause diagnostic uncertainty which may prolong hospital stay and result in unnecessary antibiotic treatment and increased costs to the hospital and patients. It is important to determine factors that may be effective in reducing unsuccessful LPs. There is a paucity of studies on this topic from sub-Saharan Africa. Previous studies have shown inconsistent results and the use of sedation has not previously been studied. Aims: To determine the prevalence of unsuccessful lumbar punctures(LPs) and the factors influencing this in the medical emergency unit (MEU) and short stay ward (SSW) at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Paediatrics en_ZA
dc.title Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Procter, C. (2016). <i>Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20854 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Procter, Claire. <i>"Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20854 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Procter C. Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20854 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Procter, Claire AB - Background: Lumbar punctures (LPs) are frequently performed in the paediatric medical emergency unit (MEU) department to diagnose or exclude meningitis. Unsuccessful lumbar punctures (LPs) cause diagnostic uncertainty which may prolong hospital stay and result in unnecessary antibiotic treatment and increased costs to the hospital and patients. It is important to determine factors that may be effective in reducing unsuccessful LPs. There is a paucity of studies on this topic from sub-Saharan Africa. Previous studies have shown inconsistent results and the use of sedation has not previously been studied. Aims: To determine the prevalence of unsuccessful lumbar punctures(LPs) and the factors influencing this in the medical emergency unit (MEU) and short stay ward (SSW) at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation TI - Lumbar punctures in the paediatric emergency medicine department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: An evaluation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20854 ER - en_ZA


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