Eric K Wilke

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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)
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)
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)
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