M. Bonaventura

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We describe a 24-year-old man who presented with chronic wastage and massive abdominal lymphadenopathy which strongly resembled a malignant neoplasm. Biopsy of mesenteric lymph nodes with ancillary studies led to the correct diagnosis of Whipple's disease. These symptoms began 2 months after the patient returned from military service in the Persian Gulf.
Victims of smoke inhalation with and without burns and burn patients with respiratory insufficiency for reasons other than smoke at a regional burn unit are profiled in terms of age, burn size, length of stay, and mortality. The diagnostic characteristics of patients with an inhalation injury (N = 108) are listed; 7% of all patients (N = 52) have known(More)
BACKGROUND There is lack of consensus regarding re-excision in breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and close margins. We hypothesize that margin width does not predict residual disease. METHODS The cancer registry was queried from 2003 to 2008 for patients with BCT who underwent re-excision for <2-mm margins. Factors associated with additional disease were(More)
Five cases of intestinal endometriosis presented with infertility and pelvic pain. Rectal bleeding occurred in two patients and diarrhea in one. A diagnosis was achieved with a barium enema study and colonoscopy. All the patients had pelvic endometriosis as documented by laparoscopy. Endometriosis was present in the sigmoid colon in three patients and in(More)
In 1989 and 1992, HIV, HBV and HCV serosurveys were carried out among personnel and patients of an Italian Psychiatric Hospital. No HIV cases were found. Mean annual HBV seroconversion rate was 0.99% in patients and 4.4% in personnel; HCV rate was 0.42% among patients. Although the nosocomial risk of bloodborne infection was low, efforts should be made to(More)
BACKGROUND Although delayed axillary lymph node dissection is the gold standard for evaluating axillary status after identification of a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN), between 40% and 70% of sentinel lymph node positive patients will have negative non-sentinel nodes and undergo a non-therapeutic axillary dissection. Accurate estimates of the likelihood(More)
Nineteen patients had a Silastic (silicone rubber) catheter placed into the inferior vena cava (IVC) by way of a vein of a lower extremity. All patients needed long term venous access but had conditions precluding access to the superior vena cava (SVC) or access sites of the upper torso. Precautions regarding operative technique for the placement of the(More)