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A dislocated hip prosthesis is a common occurrence in the Emergency Department. To combat this problem, orthopedists use constraint devices in an attempt to reduce the incidence of dislocation. However, when these devices fail, a more complicated case arises. We discuss a case report in which a patient presented with a dislocation of his hip after(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate identification of low-risk emergency department (ED) chest pain patients who may be safe for discharge has not been well defined. Goldman criteria have reliably risk-stratified patients but have not identified any subset safe for ED release. Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) values have also been shown to risk-stratify patients but have not(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Observational studies of well-described patient populations presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with suspicion of acute coronary syndrome are necessary to understand the relationships between patients' signs and symptoms, cardiac risk profile, test results, practice patterns, and outcomes. We describe the methods for data collection(More)
We compared the predictive properties of an initial absolute creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) to creatine kinase-MB relative index (CK-MB RI) for detecting acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and serious cardiac events (SCE). Consecutive patients > 24 years of age with chest pain who received an electrocardiogram (EKG) as part of(More)
The current study investigated the psychological and social problems of 46 patients with anorexia nervosa and 34 patients with bulimia who met the DSM III-criteria. Data were compared with 50 normal controls, using the "Fragebogen zur Sozialen Integration" (FSI, a German translation of the social adjustment scale-self report) and the Freiburger(More)
The psychic characteristics of patients suffering from asthma bronchiale have mostly been investigated without considering the duration of the illness. So the question was if and in which way the duration of the disease influences the patient's psychic state. 61 asthmatics were examined by the FPI and by a structured interview. Two parallel groups with a(More)
30 patients with ulcerative colitis and 30 patients with Crohn's disease during remission were tested with the Freiburger Persönlichkeitsinventar (FPI) and standardized interview. There was no difference between both groups in the FPI, both were significantly less aggressive than controls. The patients with ulcerative colitis were more reserved and(More)
63 patients with Crohn's disease and 58 patients with ulcerative colitis were tested with the "Fragebogen zur sozialen Integration" (FSI, questionnaire of social adjustment), the "Freiburger Persönlichkeitsinventar" (FPI) and a semistandardized interview and were compared with surgical controls. Activity, course and symptoms of the disease were registered.(More)