Patrick C. Bonasso

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Suprapubic catheter placement has associated complications such as bowel injury, bladder injury, or bleeding. This case describes the management of an elderly patient who had suprapubic catheter placement complicated by small bowel obstruction. The catheter had continued production of urine. Further patient treatment required abdominal exploration and bowel(More)
Patients that suffer a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) with intracranial hemorrhage are commonly admitted to an intensive care unit with repeat imaging in 12 to 24 hours. This is costly to the health-care system. This study aimed to evaluate this practice and to identify criteria to triage patients to lower levels of monitored care. A retrospective review(More)
Blunt abdominal trauma causing gallbladder rupture is exceptionally rare in children. This injury is rare due to the size and anatomical location of the gallbladder, and a rapid diagnosis is often difficult to achieve due to delayed presentation. We report a ruptured gallbladder in an 11-year-old male as a result of blunt abdominal trauma from an(More)
This case report details the osteonecrosis of the interphalangeal (IP) joint of the thumb two months after a rattlesnake bite. It describes the clinical presentation, imaging studies, histological review, pathology review, and review of literature. Our patient was a fifty-one year-old male who obtained a poisonous snakebite to the thumb. While in the(More)
Isolated splenic metasisis is a rare finding in colorectal carcinoma. We report a case of metastatic cecal adenocarcinoma to the spleen. In spring 2011, a 53-yearold woman underwent en bloc right hemicolectomy with partial omentectomy. The tumor was Stage III pT3 pN2a M0. She received four months of modified FOLFOX6 chemotherapy and one month of(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative admission for acute appendicitis utilizes health care system resources. We evaluated outcomes and hospital charges for children with nonperforated appendicitis who underwent outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed for patients ≤18years old who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for(More)
Multimodal therapy-surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy-the foundation of modern cancer treatment, has led to dramatic improvements in survival. How the three disciplines coalesced to conquer Wilms' tumor is a compelling story that includes two of history's greatest discoveries, X-rays and antibiotics. By the mid-20th century both fields had matured(More)
Isolated pleural effusion is rare and occurs when varying degrees of fluid surround the fetal lung without concomitant hydrops. This article reports a case in which spontaneous resolution of an isolated fetal pleural effusion occurred four weeks following the third trimester sonographic diagnosis, without any morbidity or mortality to the fetus or neonate.(More)
BACKGROUND The USMLE Step 1 score helps differentiate applicants for competitive residency programs. Students frequently ask medical educators how to prepare for this high-stakes exam. Multiple resources exist such as books, training programs, and question banks. The purpose of this study is to provide medical educators with data on which resources(More)