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James D Kirk

Title(s)Chief Medical Officer, Division of Clinical Affairs
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone(916)207-3203
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    1. Sun BC, Laurie A, Fu R, Ferencik M, Shapiro M, Lindsell CJ, Diercks D, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Peacock WF, Gibler WB, Anantharaman V, Pollack CV. Association of Early Stress Testing with Outcomes for Emergency Department Evaluation of Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2016 06; 15(2):60-8. PMID: 27183256.
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    2. Sun BC, Laurie A, Fu R, Ferencik M, Shapiro M, Lindsell CJ, Diercks D, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Peacock WF, Anantharaman V, Pollack CV. Comparison of the HEART and TIMI Risk Scores for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2016 Mar; 15(1):1-5. PMID: 26881812.
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    3. Kontos MC, Kirk JD. Acute chest pain evaluation: is there too much stress on the system? J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 20(6):960-2. PMID: 24092268.
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    4. Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP, Diercks DB, Filippatos GS, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Levy PD, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Nowak RM, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Gheorghiade M, Cleland JG, Gheorghiade M, Abraham WT, Amsterdam EA, Cleland JG, Diercks DB, Dunlap S, Ghali J, Hobbs R, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Douglas Kirk J, Kremastinos D, Levy PD, Lindsell CJ, McCord J, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Pang PS, Frank Peacock W, Storrow AB, Thohan V. Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Aug 28; 60(9):822-32. PMID: 22917006.
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    5. Wang Y, Lindsell CJ, Pollack CV, Hollander J, Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Anantharaman V, Gibler WB, Hoekstra J, Peacock WF. Self-reported cocaine use, emergency physician testing and outcomes in suspected acute coronary syndromes: a nested matched case-control study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(3). PMID: 22661744.
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    6. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Naser S, Turnipseed S, Amsterdam EA. Value of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in low risk chest pain observation unit patients. Int J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun 24; 4:37. PMID: 21702934.
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    7. Diercks DB, Collins SP, Hiestand B, Kirk JD, Kontos MC, Mueller C, Nowak R, Maisel A, Peacock WF. Disparity of care in the acute care of patients with heart failure. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jan; 18(1):15-21. PMID: 21414058.
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    8. Collins SP, Pang PS, Lindsell CJ, Kyriacou DN, Storrow AB, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Miller CD, Nowak R, Peacock WF, Tavares M, Mebazaa A, Gheorghiade M. International variations in the clinical, diagnostic, and treatment characteristics of emergency department patients with acute heart failure syndromes. Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Nov; 12(11):1253-60. PMID: 20797987.
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    9. Peacock WF, Braunwald E, Abraham W, Albert N, Burnett J, Christenson R, Collins S, Diercks D, Fonarow G, Hollander J, Kellerman A, Gheorghiade M, Kirk D, Levy P, Maisel A, Massie BM, O'Connor C, Pang P, Shah M, Sopko G, Stevenson L, Storrow A, Teerlink J. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute working group on emergency department management of acute heart failure: research challenges and opportunities. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jul 27; 56(5):343-51. PMID: 20650354.
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    10. Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Bluemke DA, Diercks D, Farkouh ME, Garvey JL, Kontos MC, McCord J, Miller TD, Morise A, Newby LK, Ruberg FL, Scordo KA, Thompson PD. Testing of low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2010 Oct 26; 122(17):1756-76. PMID: 20660809.
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    11. Kirk JD, Kontos M, Diercks DB. Upstream treatment of acute coronary syndrome in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 May; 29(4):446-56. PMID: 20825856.
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    12. Kontos MC, Diercks DB, Kirk JD. Emergency department and office-based evaluation of patients with chest pain. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010 Mar; 85(3):284-99. PMID: 20194155.
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    13. Chandra A, Lindsell CJ, Limkakeng A, Diercks DB, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Peacock WF, Gibler WB, Pollack CV. Emergency physician high pretest probability for acute coronary syndrome correlates with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 16(8):740-8. PMID: 19673712.
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    14. Turnipseed SD, Trythall WS, Diercks DB, Laurin EG, Kirk JD, Smith DS, Main DN, Amsterdam EA. Frequency of acute coronary syndrome in patients with normal electrocardiogram performed during presence or absence of chest pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jun; 16(6):495-9. PMID: 19426294.
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    15. Kirk JD, Parissis JT, Filippatos G. Pharmacologic stabilization and management of acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. Heart Fail Clin. 2009 Jan; 5(1):43-54, vi. PMID: 19026385.
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    16. Peacock WF, Fonarow GC, Ander DS, Collins SP, Gheorghiade M, Kirk JD, Filippatos G, Diercks DB, Trupp RJ, Hiestand B, Amsterdam EA, Abraham WT, Amsterdam EA, Dodge G, Gaieski DF, Gurney D, Hayes CO, Hollander JE, Holmes K, Januzzi JL, Levy P, Maisel A, Miller CD, Pang PS, Selby E, Storrow AB, Weintraub NL, Yancy CW, Bahr RD, Blomkalns AL, McCord J, Nowak RM, Stomel RJ. Society of Chest Pain Centers recommendations for the evaluation and management of the observation stay acute heart failure patient-parts 1-6. Acute Card Care. 2009; 11(1):3-42. PMID: 19396642.
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    17. Diercks DB, Fonarow GC, Kirk JD, Jois-Bilowich P, Hollander JE, Weber JE, Wynne J, Mills RM, Yancy C, Peacock WF. Illicit stimulant use in a United States heart failure population presenting to the emergency department (from the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry Emergency Module). Am J Cardiol. 2008 Nov 01; 102(9):1216-9. PMID: 18940295.
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    18. Pang PS, Tavares M, Collins SP, Cleland JG, Hollander J, Nieminen M, Miller C, Courtney DM, Kirk JD, Masip J, Parkhomenko A, Macarie C, Peacock WF, Spinar J, Nowak R, Raev D, Storrow AB, Spisak V, Hamdy A, Mebazaa A, Gheorghiade M. Design and rationale of the URGENT Dyspnea study: an international, multicenter, prospective study. Am J Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug; 15(4):299-303. PMID: 18645329.
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    19. Melloni C, Alexander KP, Milford-Beland S, Newby LK, Szczech LA, Pollack CV, Kirk JD, Christenson RH, Harrington RA, Gibler WB, Ohman EM, Peterson ED, Roe MT. Prognostic value of troponins in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes and chronic kidney disease. Clin Cardiol. 2008 Mar; 31(3):125-9. PMID: 18383049.
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    20. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Amsterdam EA. Can we identify those at risk for a nondiagnostic treadmill test in a chest pain observation unit? Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2008 Mar; 7(1):29-34. PMID: 18458664.
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    21. Pang PS, Cleland JG, Teerlink JR, Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Sopko G, Peacock WF, Fonarow GC, Aldeen AZ, Kirk JD, Storrow AB, Tavares M, Mebazaa A, Roland E, Massie BM, Maisel AS, Komajda M, Filippatos G, Gheorghiade M. A proposal to standardize dyspnoea measurement in clinical trials of acute heart failure syndromes: the need for a uniform approach. Eur Heart J. 2008 Mar; 29(6):816-24. PMID: 18310669.
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    22. Diercks DB, Fonarow GC, Kirk JD, Emerman CL, Hollander JE, Weber JE, Summers RL, Wynne J, Peacock WF. Risk stratification in women enrolled in the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry Emergency Module (ADHERE-EM). Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Feb; 15(2):151-8. PMID: 18275445.
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    23. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Turnipseed SD, Amsterdam EA. Evaluation of patients with methamphetamine- and cocaine-related chest pain in a chest pain observation unit. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2007 Dec; 6(4):161-4. PMID: 18091405.
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    24. Singer AJ, Emerman C, Char DM, Heywood JT, Kirk JD, Hollander JE, Summers R, Lee CC, Wynne J, Kellerman L, Peacock WF. Bronchodilator therapy in acute decompensated heart failure patients without a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jan; 51(1):25-34. PMID: 17949853.
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    25. Collins S, Storrow AB, Kirk JD, Pang PS, Diercks DB, Gheorghiade M. Beyond pulmonary edema: diagnostic, risk stratification, and treatment challenges of acute heart failure management in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jan; 51(1):45-57. PMID: 17868954.
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    26. Diercks DB, Roe MT, Chen AY, Peacock WF, Kirk JD, Pollack CV, Gibler WB, Smith SC, Ohman M, Peterson ED. Prolonged emergency department stays of non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients are associated with worse adherence to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for management and increased adverse events. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Nov; 50(5):489-96. PMID: 17583379.
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    27. Kirk JD. Reducing the door to balloon time: is bypassing the emergency department really the answer? Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jul 31; 119(3):359-61. PMID: 17320213.
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    28. Lindsell CJ, Anantharaman V, Diercks D, Han JH, Hoekstra JW, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Lim SH, Peacock WF, Tiffany B, Wilke EK, Gibler WB, Pollack CV. The Internet Tracking Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (i*trACS): a multicenter registry of patients with suspicion of acute coronary syndromes reported using the standardized reporting guidelines for emergency department chest pain studies. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Dec; 48(6):666-77, 677.e1-9. PMID: 17014928.
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    29. Turnipseed SD, Bair AE, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Tabar P, Amsterdam EA. Electrocardiogram differentiation of benign early repolarization versus acute myocardial infarction by emergency physicians and cardiologists. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Sep; 13(9):961-6. PMID: 16885399.
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    30. Diercks DB, Roe MT, Mulgund J, Pollack CV, Kirk JD, Gibler WB, Ohman EM, Smith SC, Boden WE, Peterson ED. The obesity paradox in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: results from the Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines Quality Improvement Initiative. Am Heart J. 2006 Jul; 152(1):140-8. PMID: 16824844.
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    31. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Turnipseed SA, Amsterdam EA. Use of additional electrocardiograph leads in low-risk patients undergoing exercise treadmill testing. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2006 Jun; 5(2):123-6. PMID: 18340225.
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    32. Diercks DB, Peacock WF, Kirk JD, Weber JE. ED patients with heart failure: identification of an observational unit-appropriate cohort. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 May; 24(3):319-24. PMID: 16635705.
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    33. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Turnipseed SD, Amsterdam EA. Assessing the need for functional diagnostic testing in low-risk women with chest pain. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2006 Mar; 5(1):64-8. PMID: 18340220.
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    34. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Lindsell CJ, Pollack CV, Hoekstra JW, Gibler WB, Hollander JE. Door-to-ECG time in patients with chest pain presenting to the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Jan; 24(1):1-7. PMID: 16338501.
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    35. Diercks DB, Peacock WF, Hiestand BC, Chen AY, Pollack CV, Kirk JD, Smith SC, Gibler WB, Ohman EM, Blomkalns AL, Newby LK, Hochman JS, Peterson ED, Roe MT. Frequency and consequences of recording an electrocardiogram >10 minutes after arrival in an emergency room in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (from the CRUSADE Initiative). Am J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 15; 97(4):437-42. PMID: 16461033.
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    36. Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Lewis WR, Turnipseed SD. Exercise testing in chest pain units: rationale, implementation, and results. Cardiol Clin. 2005 Nov; 23(4):503-16, vii. PMID: 16278120.
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    37. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Amsterdam EA. Chest pain units: management of special populations. Cardiol Clin. 2005 Nov; 23(4):549-57, viii. PMID: 16278124.
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    38. Diercks DB, Boghos E, Guzman H, Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD. Changes in the numeric descriptive scale for pain after sublingual nitroglycerin do not predict cardiac etiology of chest pain. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jun; 45(6):581-5. PMID: 15940087.
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    39. Roe MT, Peterson ED, Pollack CV, Newby LK, Li Y, Christenson RH, Peacock WF, Fesmire FM, Diercks D, Kirk JD, Smith SC, Ohman EM, Gibler WB. Influence of timing of troponin elevation on clinical outcomes and use of evidence-based therapies for patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Apr; 45(4):355-62. PMID: 15795713.
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    40. Hollander JE, Blomkalns AL, Brogan GX, Diercks DB, Field JM, Garvey JL, Gibler WB, Henry TD, Hoekstra JW, Holroyd BR, Hong Y, Kirk JD, O'Neil BJ, Jackson RE. Standardized reporting guidelines for studies evaluating risk stratification of ED patients with potential acute coronary syndromes. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Dec; 11(12):1331-40. PMID: 15576525.
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    41. Hollander JE, Blomkalns AL, Brogan GX, Diercks DB, Field JM, Garvey JL, Gibler WB, Henry TD, Hoekstra JW, Holroyd BR, Hong Y, Kirk JD, O'Neil BJ, Jackson RE, Aufderheide T, Blomkalns AL, Brogan GX, Christenson J, Collins S, Diercks DB, Fesmire FM, Garvey JL, Green GB, Lindsell CJ, Peacock WF, Pollack CV, Zalenski R. Standardized reporting guidelines for studies evaluating risk stratification of emergency department patients with potential acute coronary syndromes. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Dec; 44(6):589-98. PMID: 15573034.
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    42. Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Amsterdam EA. The use of vasodilators in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure: novel versus conventional therapy. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2004 Dec; 3(4):216-20. PMID: 18340175.
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    43. Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Turnipseed SD, Lewis WR. Early exercise testing for risk stratification of low-risk patients in chest pain centers. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2004 Sep; 3(3):114-20. PMID: 18340152.
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    44. Diercks DB, Hollander JE, Sites F, Kirk JD. Derivation and validation of a risk stratification model to identify coronary artery disease in women who present to the emergency department with potential acute coronary syndromes. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Jun; 11(6):630-4. PMID: 15175200.
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    45. Ganim RP, Lewis WR, Diercks DB, Kirk D, Sabapathy R, Baker L, Amsterdam EA. Right precordial and posterior electrocardiographic leads do not increase detection of ischemia in low-risk patients presenting with chest pain. Cardiology. 2004; 102(2):100-3. PMID: 15103180.
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    46. Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Lewis WR, Turnipseed SD. Early exercise testing in the management of low risk patients in chest pain centers. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2004 Mar-Apr; 46(5):438-52. PMID: 15179631.
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    47. Weiss SJ, Ernst AA, Godorov G, Diercks DB, Jergenson J, Kirk JD. Bioimpedance-derived differences in cardiac physiology during exercise stress testing in low-risk chest pain patients. South Med J. 2003 Nov; 96(11):1121-7. PMID: 14632361.
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    48. Venkat A, Hoekstra J, Lindsell C, Prall D, Hollander JE, Pollack CV, Diercks D, Kirk JD, Tiffany B, Peacock F, Storrow AB, Gibler WB. The impact of race on the acute management of chest pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Nov; 10(11):1199-208. PMID: 14597496.
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    49. Kirk JD, Amsterdam EA. Use of benzodiazepines for chest pain: a new indication for an old drug? J Emerg Med. 2003 Nov; 25(4):459-61. PMID: 14654192.
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    50. Peacock WF, Allegra J, Ander D, Collins S, Diercks D, Emerman C, Kirk JD, Starling RC, Silver M, Summers R. Management of acute decompensated heart failure in the emergency department. Congest Heart Fail. 2003 Sep-Oct; Suppl 1:3-18. PMID: 14564141.
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    51. Turnipseed SD, Richards JR, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Amsterdam EA. Frequency of acute coronary syndrome in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain after methamphetamine use. J Emerg Med. 2003 May; 24(4):369-73. PMID: 12745036.
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    52. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Turnipseed SD, Amsterdam EA. Utility of immediate exercise treadmill testing in patients taking beta blockers or calcium channel blockers. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Oct 15; 90(8):882-5. PMID: 12372580.
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    53. Diercks DB, Kirk JD, Turnipseed SD, Gershoff L, Amsterdam EA. Cholesterol screening in an ED-based chest pain unit. Am J Emerg Med. 2002 Oct; 20(6):510-2. PMID: 12369022.
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    54. Amsterdam EA, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Lewis WR, Turnipseed SD. Immediate exercise testing to evaluate low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Jul 17; 40(2):251-6. PMID: 12106928.
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    55. Amsterdam EA, Lewis WR, Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Turnipseed S. Acute ischemic syndromes. Chest pain center concept. Cardiol Clin. 2002 Feb; 20(1):117-36. PMID: 11845539.
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    56. Amsterdam EA, Laslett L, Diercks D, Kirk JD. Reducing the knowledge-practice gap in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease. Prev Cardiol. 2002; 5(1):12-5. PMID: 11872986.
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    57. Panacek EA, Kirk JD. Role of noninvasive ventilation in the management of acutely decompensated heart failure. Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2002; 3 Suppl 4:S35-40. PMID: 12439429.
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    58. Kirk JD, Turnipseed SD, Diercks DB, London D, Amsterdam EA. Interpretation of immediate exercise treadmill test: interreader reliability between cardiologist and noncardiologist in a chest pain evaluation unit. Ann Emerg Med. 2000 Jul; 36(1):10-4. PMID: 10874229.
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    59. Kirk JD, Diercks DB, Turnipseed SD, Amsterdam EA. Evaluation of chest pain suspicious for acute coronary syndrome: use of an accelerated diagnostic protocol in a chest pain evaluation unit. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Mar 09; 85(5A):40B-48B; discussion 49B. PMID: 11076130.
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    60. Lee JG, Turnipseed S, Romano PS, Vigil H, Azari R, Melnikoff N, Hsu R, Kirk D, Sokolove P, Leung JW. Endoscopy-based triage significantly reduces hospitalization rates and costs of treating upper GI bleeding: a randomized controlled trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 1999 Dec; 50(6):755-61. PMID: 10570332.
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    61. Lewis WR, Amsterdam EA, Turnipseed S, Kirk JD. Immediate exercise testing of low risk patients with known coronary artery disease presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Jun; 33(7):1843-7. PMID: 10362183.
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    62. Wilson PR. A strategy for the use of cardiac injury markers in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1998 Nov; 122(11):949-50. PMID: 9822121.
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    63. Kirk JD, Turnipseed S, Lewis WR, Amsterdam EA. Evaluation of chest pain in low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department: the role of immediate exercise testing. Ann Emerg Med. 1998 Jul; 32(1):1-7. PMID: 9656941.
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    64. Kost GJ, Kirk JD, Omand K. A strategy for the use of cardiac injury markers (troponin I and T, creatine kinase-MB mass and isoforms, and myoglobin) in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1998 Mar; 122(3):245-51. PMID: 9823862.
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