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Lumbar Puncture Video

Screen shot of lumbar puncture videoIn this 7-minute video, researcher Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD, explains a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) while having the procedure performed on himself. Dr. Jicha explains the procedure’s use in collecting cerebrospinal fluid for Alzheimer’s research, emphasizes the procedure’s safety, and describes potential side effects such as a mild headache. Dr. Jicha is with the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

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University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center
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