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The younger the child and the more inexperienced the clinician is in managing pediatric patients, the more consideration should be put into whether or not a spinal tap should be performed.
Voyager's This Is Spinal Tap CD-ROM is the first feature-length film to be presented with 16-bit Dolby stereo surround sound.
He and his colleagues gave six young, healthy volunteers a modified form of the amino acid leucine, a building block of amyloid-beta, and then monitored their cerebrospinal fluid with a spinal tap.
I also got an old electric guitar for $14 with a Spinal Tap sticker.
The spinal tap or "lumbar puncture" is actually a fairly common pediatric procedure performed hundreds of times a day by pediatricians everywhere; yet because of the sound of the words, or images created by TV and the movies, it sounds frightening and intimidating.
Despite the Spinal Tap connotations, Rush always combined impeccable musicianship with song writing craft.
Spinal tap are a fictional ageing band of rockers popularised in the movie This is Spinal Tap.
Members can also see Director's Chair presentations for the same price and next week's is Spinal Tap (15) and can be seen at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9.
THE Emotional Tranquilisers are set to be the biggest fictional band to hit Hollywood since the film This is Spinal Tap.
Plagued by ever-changing drummers exploding in the Spinal Tap tradition, the partnership of guitarist Jon Ginoli and bassist Chris Freeman has finally evolved into the four-piece that Pansy Division needs to be.
I would probably try other tests, including evoked responses and examinations of fluid obtained by spinal tap.
LeKay has said that he works "on the fine line where something can be really awful or really beautiful," a statement reminiscent of Nigel Tufnell's wisdom in This Is Spinal Tap (1984): "there's a fine line between being clever and being really stupid.