Anthony Donato, MD


Giant Bullous Emphysema

September 13, 2011

A 54-year-old man presented to the ED with palpitations identified as atrial flutter and RVR. Medical history included stage IV renal-cell carcinoma, end-stage COPD, NYHA class IV heart failure, and recent pulmonary embolism. A CT scan of the thorax was ordered.

Acute Glomerulonephritis in a Young Woman

February 01, 2007

A 26-year-old woman presented with a1-week history of pleuritic chest painand abdominal pain, which was associatedwith nausea but unrelated tofood intake or bowel movements. Shehad also had gross hematuria for thepast 10 days and swelling around hereyes and ankles as well as fatigue andarthralgias for 2 weeks.

Young Woman With Abdominal Pain and Anemia

January 01, 2007

A 27-year-old woman with a 2-dayhistory of nausea, vomiting, andpostprandial abdominal pain is admittedto the hospital. Acute cholecystitisis suspected

Older Woman With Recent Abdominal Pain and Fullness

December 31, 2006

On her eighth day in the hospital for acute pulmonaryembolism, an 88-year-old woman complains of nauseaand abdominal pain and fullness of 12 hours’ duration.The pain is localized to the mid epigastric area and radiatesinto the right lower quadrant. The patient deniesvomiting, melena, and dysuria; she has refused to eat allday.

Woman With Sudden Drop in Platelet Count

April 01, 2005

On her third day of hospitalization for acute gallstone pancreatitis, a 49-year-old woman's platelet count fell to 113,000/L from 216,000/L the previous day.