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Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.

Associate Professor,

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Wilderness Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, International Emergency Medicine

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Department: 336-716-0575

Email: bnicks@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Washington, 2001
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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  • 1831173244
Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.

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Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Pneumonia; Emergency Medicine; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Hydatidiform Mole
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Department: 336-716-0575

Email: bnicks@wakehealth.edu

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Adherence to an accelerated diagnostic protocol for chest pain: secondary analysis of the HEART Pathway randomized trial. Mahler SA, Riley RF, Russell GB, Hiestand BC, Hoekstra JW, Lefebvre CW, Nicks BA, Cline DM, Askew KL, Bringolf J, Elliott SB, Herrington DM, Burke GL, Miller CD.. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(1):70-77.

Reliability of clinical assessments in older adults with syncope or near syncope. Nishijima DK, Laurie AL, Weiss RE, Yagapen AN, Malveau SE, Adler DH, Bastani A, Baugh CW, Caterino JM, Clark CL, Diercks DB, Hollander JE, Nicks BA, Shah MN, Stiffler KA, Storrow AB, Wilber ST, Sun BC.. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;():.

Chest pain risk stratification: a comparison of the 2-hour accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADAPT) and the HEART Pathway. Stopyra JP, Miller CD, Hiestand BC, Lefebvre CW, Nicks BA, Cline DM, Askew KL, Riley RF, Russell GB, Burke GL, Herrington D, Hoekstra JW, Mahler SA.. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2016;15(2):46-49.

Approach to shock. Nicks BA, Gaillard JP. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Yealy DM, Meckler GD, Cline D, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education;2016: 63-68.

Syncope risk stratification in the emergency department: another step forward. Nicks BA, Hiestand B.. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(8):949-951.

The HEART pathway randomized trial: identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain for early discharge. Mahler SA, Riley RF, Hiestand BC, Russell GB, Hoekstra JW, Lefebvre CW, Nicks BA, Cline DM, Askew KL, Elliott SB, Herrington DM, Burke GL, Miller CD.. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015;8(2):195-203.

Association of low non-invasive near-infrared spectroscopic measurements during initial trauma resuscitation with future development of multiple organ dysfunction. Nicks BA, Campons KM, Bozeman WP.. World J Emerg Med. 2015;6(2):105-110.

Assessing trauma care capabilities of the health centers in Northern Ghana. Tabiri S, Nicks BA, Dykstra R, Hiestand B, Hildreth A.. World J Surg. 2015;39(10):2422-2427.

North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians' guidance document on emergency medical services [invited commentary]. Winslow JE, Fernandez AR, Swanson D, Williams JG, Mitchell T, Nicks BA, Askew KL, Alson RL, Nelson DR [sic] [Nelson RD], Stopyra JP, Zalkin J, Kearns RD, March JA.. N C Med J. 2015;76(4):256-262.

Performance of the EDACS-accelerated diagnostic pathway in a cohort of US patients with acute chest pain. Stopyra JP, Miller CD, Hiestand BC, Lefebvre CW, Nicks BA, Cline DM, Askew KL, Riley RF, Russell GB, Hoekstra JW, Mahler SA.. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2015;14(4):134-138.

Neurologic emergencies in resource-limited settings: a review of stroke care considerations. Nicks B, Henley J, Mfinanga J, Manthey D.. African J Emerg Med. 2015;5(1):37-44.

Impact of a physician-in-triage process on resident education. Nicks BA, Mahler S, Manthey D.. West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(7):902-907.

Reduction in observation unit length of stay with coronary computed tomography angiography depends on time of emergency department presentation. Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Nwanaji-Enwerem J, Goff DC, Burke GL, Douglas Case L, Nicks B, Miller CD.. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(3):231-239.

Avoidable utilization of the chest pain observation unit: evaluation of very-low-risk patients. Mahler SA, Burke GL, Goff DC Jr, Hiestand BC, Nicks BA, Hoekstra JW, Case LD, Miller CD.. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2013;12(2):59-64.

Acute lactic acidosis. Nicks BA, McGinnis HD, Borron SW, Megarbane B.. eMedicine. 2013;():A765159.

Emergency pericardiocentesis [video available]. Fitch MT, Nicks BA, Pariyadath M, McGinnis HD, Manthey DE.. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(12):e17.

Emergency department operations and management education in emergency medicine training. Nicks BA, Nelson D.. World J Emerg Med. 2012;3(2):98-101.

Hernias. Nicks BA, Askew K.. eMedicine. 2012;():775630.

Emergency medicine management IQ [newsletter article]. Nicks BA, Mehrotra A.. NCCEP EPIC. 2012;Spring():11-12.

Innovations in observation medicine [newsletter article]. Nicks BA, Sun BC.. ACEP News. 2012;April():.

Observation medicine and chest pain--hot topic discussion [newsletter article]. Nicks BA, Sun BC.. ACEP News. 2012;April():.

The impact of psychiatric patient boarding in emergency departments. Nicks BA, Manthey DM [sic] [Manthey DE].. Emerg Med Int. 2012;2012():360308.

Syncope. Nicks BA. In: Cline DM, Ma OJ, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, Handel DA, Thomas SH, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: just the facts. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2012: 85-87.

First aid knowledge and application among commercial inter-city drivers in Nigeria. Olugbenga-Bello AI, Sunday OK, Nicks BA, Olawale OA, Adefisoye AO.. African J Emerg Med. 2012;2():108-113.

The state of emergency medicine in the United Republic of Tanzania. Nicks BA, Sawe HR, Juma AM, Reynolds TA.. African J Emerg Med. 2012;2():97-102.

Pleural effusion. Nicks BA, Manthey DE. In: Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J, DeBlieux PMC, Gisondi MA, Nadel ES, eds. Emergency medicine: clinical essentials. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: 431-437.

Pneumothorax. Manthey DE, Nicks BA. In: Adams JG, Barton ED, Collings J, DeBlieux PMC, Gisondi MA, Nadel ES, eds. Emergency medicine: clinical essentials. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders;2012: 423-430.

Male genital problems. Nicks BA, Manthey DE. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2011: 645-651.

Urologic stone disease. Manthey DE, Nicks BA. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2011: 651-657.

Observation topics: best provider staffing models [newsletter article]. Nicks B.. Observation Medicine Section Newsl. 2011;April():.

Section chair remarks [newsletter article]. Nicks B.. Observation Medicine Section Newsl. 2011;April():.

Travel medicine and vaccination. Nicks BA, Slapper D.. eMedicine. 2011;():A811510.

Best provider staffing models [newsletter article]. Nicks B.. Observation Medicine Section Newsl. 2011;April():.

Improving quality and access to emergency care in Tanzania: lessons learned [abstract]. Nicks B, Reynolds T, Bullard MJ.. In: Abstracts of the 2011 Global Health Conference: Advancing health equity in the 21st Century; 2011 Nov 13-15; Montreal (Canada). 2011;():05.004.

African Federation of Emergency Medicine: developing access to emergency medicine [abstract]. Nicks B, Wallis L, Bullard MJ.. In: Abstracts of the 2011 Global Health Conference: Advancing health equity in the 21st Century; 2011 Nov 13-15; Montreal (Canada). 2011;():68.001.

Abstracts: international research abstracts [editorial]. Nicks B.. African J Emerg Med. 2011;1(4):156-159.

Pediatric cervical injuries [multimedia software]. Nicks BA, Askew K.. PEMSoft. 2011;(version 6.0):.

Pediatric spinal trauma [multimedia software]. Askew K, Nicks BA.. PEMSoft. 2011;(version 6.0):.

Delusional parasitosis: six-year experience with 23 consecutive cases at an academic medical center. Boggild AK, Nicks BA, Yen L, Van Voorhis W, McMullen R, Buckner FS, Liles WC.. Int J Infect Dis. 2010;14(4):e317-e321.

Unstable atrial tachycardia: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [simulation]. Fitch MT, O'Neill J, Nicks B.. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;():ID7748.

A multicenter analysis of the ED diagnosis of pneumonia. Chandra A, Nicks B, Maniago E, Nouh A, Limkakeng A.. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28(8):862-865.

Acute wound management: revisiting the approach to assessment, irrigation, and closure considerations. Nicks BA, Ayello EA, Woo K, Nitzki-George D, Sibbald RG.. Int J Emerg Med. 2010;3(4):399-407.

Cervical spine injuries [multimedia software]. Askew K, Nicks B.. PEMSoft. 2010;():.

Spinal injuries [multimedia software]. Askew K, Nicks B.. PEMSoft. 2010;():.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) community-acquired pneumonia core measures lead to unnecessary antibiotic administration by emergency physicians. Nicks BA, Manthey DE, Fitch MT.. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16(2):184-187.

A case of intrauterine molar pregnancy with coexistent ectopic pregnancy. Nicks BA, Fitch MT, Manthey DE.. J Emerg Med. 2009;36(3):246-249.

Travel medicine and vaccination. Nicks BA, Slapper D.. eMedicine. 2009;():A811510.

How can I best diagnose and treat acute rhinosinusitis in adult patients? [newsletter article]. Nicks BA, Fitch MT.. Pract Summ Acute Care. 2009;4(3):17-24.

Hernias. Nicks BA, Askew K.. eMedicine. 2009;():A775630.

Lactic acidosis. Nicks BA, McGinnis HD, Borron SW, Megarbane B.. eMedicine. 2009;():A768159.

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Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests

Wilderness Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, International Emergency Medicine
Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.

Bret Anthony Nicks, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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