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Spinal Tap (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Scott D Fell, DO, FAAEM, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Venice Regional Medical Center.

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Previous contributing coauthor and editors:

Coauthor: Christina L Kukula, DO, Consulting Staff, Walk-in-Care Center, Bon Secours Venice Hospital.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

REFERENCE:

Euerle, B.D., Roberts JR, Hedges JR. "Spinal puncture and cerebrospinal fluid examination." In: Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine. 5th ed. 2009: 1107-1127.


Last Editorial Review: 7/3/2012

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