Q: Parental presence and lumbar punctures

Scar from LPDoes having the a worried mum or fretful dad in the room with you make a lumbar puncture less likely to succeed? It’s an interesting question, and one that has been posed following an evening on call in Yorkshire. What’s the opinions of folk out there – and any evidence that you can quote to substantiate them?

Acknowledgement: Photo from Got Jenna, CreativeCommons

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