Patrick L. Maher

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We studied compliance with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders at a university hospital where a DNR protocol has existed since 1979. Documentation of DNR status in patient progress notes and chart orders increased through 1983. During a 12-month period (March 1983 through April 1984), we studied in detail the medical records of 521 patients who had a(More)
Clinical outcomes of surgical management of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in professional baseball players have been uniformly poor. We conducted a study to investigate return-to-play data and functional performance using a novel arthroscopic repair technique. We hypothesized that arthroscopic rotator cuff repair would result in a high rate of return to(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) following non-trauma related, nonarthroplasty shoulder surgery is uncommon. Rates of PE have been described for both arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder arthroplasty but are not well reported following nonarthroplasty open shoulder surgery [4, 5, 8, 10, 14, 16]. We report the rare complication of PE after open shoulder(More)
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