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    • Are patients with longer emergency department wait times less likely to consent to research? 

      Ascher, S; Cairns, CB; Drake, Weiying; Freeman, D; Glickman, Seth W; Limkakeng, Alexander; Mani, G; ... (9 authors) (Acad Emerg Med, 2012-04)
      OBJECTIVES: There are unique challenges to enrolling patients in emergency department (ED) clinical research studies, including the time-sensitive nature of emergency conditions, the acute care environment, and the lack ...
    • Care of the Patient with Chest Pain in the Observation Unit. 

      Limkakeng, Alexander; Borawski, Joseph; Graff, Louis G (Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 2017-08)
      Care of the patient presenting to an emergency department (ED) with chest pain remains a common yet challenging aspect of emergency medicine. Acute coronary syndrome presents in nonspecific fashion. The development and evolution ...
    • Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest. 

      Limkakeng, Alexander; Gaspari, Romolo; Weekes, Anthony; Adhikari, Srikar; Noble, Vicki E; Nomura, Jason T; Theodoro, Daniel; ... (28 authors) (Resuscitation, 2016-12)
      Point-of-care ultrasound has been suggested to improve outcomes from advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), but no large studies have explored how it should be incorporated into ACLS. Our aim was to determine whether cardiac ...
    • Emergency physician high pretest probability for acute coronary syndrome correlates with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. 

      Chandra, Abhinav; Diercks, Deborah B; EMCREG i*trACS Investigators,; Gibler, W Brian; Hoekstra, James W; Hollander, Judd E; Kirk, J Douglas; ... (11 authors) (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2009-08)
      OBJECTIVES: The value of unstructured physician estimate of risk for disease processes, other than acute coronary syndrome (ACS), has been demonstrated. The authors sought to evaluate the predictive value of unstructured ...
    • Impact of renal dysfunction on acute coronary syndrome evaluation in observation unit patients. 

      Chandra, Abhinav; Limkakeng, Alexander (Am J Emerg Med, 2010-07)
      OBJECTIVES: The impact of renal disease on risk stratification of patients at low risk for potential acute coronary syndrome has not been well defined. The objective of this study was to document the prevalence of renal ...
    • Left ventricular dysfunction screening in hypertensive patients with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and electrocardiogram. 

      Best, R; Chandra, Abhinav; Drake, Weiying; Freeman, D; Limkakeng, Alexander; Mani, G; Newby, Laura Kristin (Am J Emerg Med, 2012-01)
      OBJECTIVE: Early recognition of left ventricular hypertrophy is important because antihypertensive treatment decreases morbidity and mortality. The ideal screening method for left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive ...
    • Simplified Predictive Instrument to Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndromes in a High-Risk Population. 

      Fanaroff, AC; Newby, Laura Kristin; Pieper, KS; Rao, SV; Schulteis, RD (J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-12-14)
      BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether diagnostic protocols based on cardiac markers to identify low-risk chest pain patients suitable for early release from the emergency department can be applied to patients older than 65 years ...
    • The Emergency Department as an Opportunity for Naloxone Distribution. 

      Muzyk, Andrew; Schramm-Sapyta, Nicole; Freiermuth, Caroline; Gunn, Alexander H; Smothers, Zachary PW; MacEachern, Mark (The western journal of emergency medicine, 2018-11)
      Introduction:Substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, are a major public health concern in the United States. Between 2005 and 2014, the rate of opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits nearly doubled, ...
    • Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction risk score in an observation unit setting. 

      Borawski, Joseph; Chandra, Abhinav; Chavez, J; Drake, Weiying; Ely, Sora; Freeman, D; Limkakeng, Alexander; ... (8 authors) (Crit Pathw Cardiol, 2013-09)
      OBJECTIVE: The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score is a validated tool for risk stratification of acute coronary syndrome. We hypothesized that the TIMI risk score would be able to risk stratify patients in ...
    • Utility of observation units for young emergency department chest pain patients. 

      Chandra, Abhinav; Drake, Weiying; Ely, Sora; Freeman, D; Limkakeng, Alexander; Mani, G (J Emerg Med, 2013-02)
      BACKGROUND: Determining which patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) require further work-up for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can be difficult. The utility of routine observation for cardiac testing in low-risk ...