Principal Investigators - Nabila Youssouf PhD, Mosepele Mosepele MD, MSc | Sara Schwanke Khilji MD, MPH, FACP
To determine the prevalence of lumbar puncture usage and outcomes of those who receive a lumbar puncture as compared to those who do not in patients who present to the hospital with neurological symptoms.
- Determine the prevalence of the usage of lumbar puncture for patients who presented with neurological symptoms at Princess Marina Hospital;
- Analyse and compare the outcomes of the patients who were given a lumbar puncture against those who did not.
- Determine the significance of CD4 counts found during the lumbar puncture on the outcomes of patients.
Study Design: Retrospective review
Study Population & Size: Adult patients who presented at PMH with central nervous systems symptoms during the period 01/01/2014 to 31/03/2021
Study Duration: Ongoing until all records are checked
Sponsor: University of Botswana.