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Lumbar Puncture Order Set
Monoclonal Bands: Oligoclonal bands are seen when a patient's blood or cerebrospinal fluid is analyzed. Each of the two to five oligoclonal bands represent proteins, although why exactly these bands are present, and which proteins these bands represent, has not yet been elucidated. Oligoclonal bands are present in 80-90% of patients and is an important indicator in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more
North carolina, need doctor to perform rating for spinal nerve extremity, prior workers comp patient. Spinal and neck?
Contact OWCP: Much of the federal activity takes place at an office in kentucky, and owcp has listings of appropriate doctors online. Most attorneys who deal with fed comp have a few docs they like, so call around. ...Read more
Depends: This would depend on the state and country, but in general, licensed chiroprators in most states in the U.S. Can order mris of the spine. ...Read more
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Rarely: I have seen this happen twice in the span of my medical career, both instances in which the performing physician was not aware of the patients' use of blood thinners. Hematomas formed and extended upward from the "safe" levels of lumbar puncture up to the spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What are the complications of having a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to check for bacterial meningitis?
What location would you puncture spinal cord to draw cerebrospinal fluid if brain has an infection?
Not the spinal cord: Lumbar puncture is done below the spinal cord itself, usually between 3rd and 4th or 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae. Spinal cord ends at about first lumbar vertebra but the membranes containing cerebrospinal fluid extend below that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lumbar-puncture/my00982. ...Read more
Depends: Cpt 62270 lumbar puncture diagnostic cpt 62272 lumbar puncture therapeutic cpt 96450 lumbar puncture chemo cpt 77003 LP fluoroscopic guidance so i assume you are looking a bill? Call the billing department to discuss details. They can investigate and advise you what the doctor or hospital coded. And remember it is always being updated. ...Read more
Have displacement of lumber intervertebral disc w/o myelopathy follow up treatment fluoroscopy procedure snr consider myelogram can I work again hurts?
Need more info: I think i may be able to answer your question, but i'm uncertain what it is. Can you pm me? ...Read more
Sometimes: A prior lumbar fracture can cause spinal stenosis if some of the fracture fragments get pushed into the spinal canal where the nerves are. Usually the fracture will cause stenosis acutely around the time of the fracture and not usually in the distant future. However, some fractures can result in delayed stenosis and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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