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Duraiyah Thangathurai, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Chief of Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesiology
UNH-4th Floor 1500 San Pablo Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8853

Publications

Gill IS, Metcalfe C, Abreu A, Duddalwar V, Chopra S, Cunningham M, Thangathurai D, Ukimura O, Satkunasivam R, Hung A, Papalia R, Aron M, Desai M, Gallucci M. Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Initial Series. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):929-38. View in: PubMed

Patil MB, Montez J, Loh-Doyle J, Cai J, Skinner EC, Schuckman A, Thangathurai D, Skinner DG, Daneshmand S. Level III-IV Inferior Vena Caval Thrombectomy Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Long-Term Experience with Intrapericardial Control. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):682-9. View in: PubMed

Van Noord BA, Stalker CL, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. The use of regional cerebral oximetry monitoring during controlled hypotension: a case series. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Jun; 28(3):319-23. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Strum E. Total care (spirituality, positive psychology, and surgical home) to minimize demoralization syndrome in intensive care unit setting. South Med J. 2014 Jan; 107(1):58. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: a condition often undiagnosed in terminally ill patients. J Palliat Med. 2013 Jun; 16(6):601. View in: PubMed

Van Noord BA, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Abdominal compartment syndrome following opioid-induced postoperative ileus. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Mar; 25(2):146-9. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: an evil ignored in the ICU setting. Psychosomatics. 2013 Jan-Feb; 54(1):98-9. View in: PubMed

Gill IS, Patil MB, de Castro Abreu AL, Ng C, Cai J, Berger A, Eisenberg MS, Nakamoto M, Ukimura O, Goh AC, Thangathurai D, Aron M, Desai MM. Zero ischemia anatomical partial nephrectomy: a novel approach. J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):807-15. View in: PubMed

Ng CK, Gill IS, Patil MB, Hung AJ, Berger AK, de Castro Abreu AL, Nakamoto M, Eisenberg MS, Ukimura O, Thangathurai D, Aron M, Desai MM. Anatomic renal artery branch microdissection to facilitate zero-ischemia partial nephrectomy. Eur Urol. 2012 Jan; 61(1):67-74. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, McKeever R, Rajaratnam C, Thangathurai D. Spirituality in medicine: approach to end of life care in the cancer intensive care unit setting. South Med J. 2011 Nov; 104(11):776-7. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Increased use of protocols in ICU settings. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Aug; 37(8):1402. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Intraoperative interaction between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and nitroglycerin in major surgical cases. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Jun; 25(3):605. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Mogos M. Ketamine alleviates fear, depression, and suicidal ideation in terminally ill patients. J Palliat Med. 2011 Apr; 14(4):389. View in: PubMed

Eisenberg MS, Patil MB, Thangathurai D, Gill IS. Innovations in laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy: a novel 'zero ischemia' technique. Curr Opin Urol. 2011 Mar; 21(2):93-8. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Delayed endotracheal extubation and PTSD in ICU patients. Psychosomatics. 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(2):194. View in: PubMed

Gill IS, Eisenberg MS, Aron M, Berger A, Ukimura O, Patil MB, Campese V, Thangathurai D, Desai MM. "Zero ischemia" partial nephrectomy: novel laparoscopic and robotic technique. Eur Urol. 2011 Jan; 59(1):128-34. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Ethical issues related to direct nursing care time, compared to time spent charting in intensive care units. J Clin Ethics. 2011; 22(1):94. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, Subramanian R, Roby J, Thangathurai D. Excessive use of phenylephrine by the perfusionist and hemodynamic instability. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Oct; 24(5):899. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Mogos M, Roffey P. Caution with epidural opioid use in sleep apnea patients. Pain Med. 2010 Aug; 11(8):1310. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Usefulness of droperidol as an anti-emetic in terminally ill cancer patients. J Palliat Med. 2010 Aug; 13(8):939. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Tay C. Cetacaine-induced complication during transesophageal echocardiography placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Aug; 24(4):736. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Posttraumatic stress disorder in cancer ICUs. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul; 25(4):244. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roby J, Roffey P. Treatment of resistant depression in patients with cancer with low doses of ketamine and desipramine. J Palliat Med. 2010 Mar; 13(3):235. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Business interests versus informed consent. J Clin Ethics. 2010; 21(3):271. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Shoemaker W. Prevention of capillary leak in altered permeability states. Resuscitation. 2009 Dec; 80(12):1444. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Postoperative pain relief with ketamine in patients with central sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 Oct 15; 5(5):480. View in: PubMed

Sharma SS, Sritharan G, Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Fentanyl and ketamine used for postoperative pain control in high-risk patients with malignancy. J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):675. View in: PubMed

Li E, Sritharan G, Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Doxapram revisited in patients with cancer. J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):673. View in: PubMed

Riad M, Back S, Thangathurai D. Unusual presentation and course of acute cardiac tamponade. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007 Oct; 21(5):712-4. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Low incidence of dry mouth in patients with cancer with the use of ketamine. J Palliat Med. 2007 Feb; 10(1):6. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Stein JP, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Skinner EC, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. A critical analysis of perioperative mortality from radical cystectomy. J Urol. 2006 Mar; 175(3 Pt 1):886-9; discussion 889-90. View in: PubMed

Jack C, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Riad M, Butani N, Mogos M. Median nerve injury following massive fluid resuscitation during prolonged surgery. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Oct; 52(8):888-9. View in: PubMed

Riad MG, Parks JD, Murphy PB, Thangathurai D. Infected atrial myxoma presenting with septic shock. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2005 Aug; 19(4):508-11. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Riad M, Bohorguez A. Mediastinal haemorrhage mimicking tamponade during en-bloc oesophagectomy. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2005 Jul; 22(7):555-6. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Raid M, Mikhail M. Anesthetic implications of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Dec; 18(6):822. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Riad M, Mikhail M. Usefulness of desipramine in ICU cancer patients for acute depression. J Palliat Care. 2004; 20(4):326. View in: PubMed

Riad M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Mogos M, Mikhail M, Lumb P. Hemodynamic compromise after bougie placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2003 Dec; 17(6):782. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Shoemaker W. Implication of epinephrine-induced hypokalemia during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2003 Aug; 58(2):231. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Mogos M, Riad M, Stein J. Anesthesiologist's role in bowel relaxation for artificial bladder construction. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2003 Jul; 47(6):782. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Riad M, Mogos M. TRALI and massive transfusion. Resuscitation. 2003 Jul; 58(1):121. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Riad M, Mogos M. Postoperative sore throat: due to intubation or reflux disease? Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1523. View in: PubMed

Haddy SM, Bremner RM, Moore-Jefferies EW, Thangathurai D, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Hyperinflation resulting in hemodynamic collapse following living donor lobar transplantation. Anesthesiology. 2002 Nov; 97(5):1315-7. View in: PubMed

Riad M, Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Lumb PD. Steroids. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Aug; 8(4):281-4. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Propofol in the treatment of presurgical headache and nausea. Headache. 2002 Apr; 42(4):327. View in: PubMed

Mogos M, Roffey P, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. Thoracoabdominal retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) and hemodynamic instability in the postoperative period. Can J Anaesth. 2002 Jan; 49(1):108-9. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Mikhail M, Mogos M, Thangathurai D. Postoperative pain mimicking cardiac ischemia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2001 Dec; 15(6):806. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mogos M, Black D, Mikhail M. Postural hypotension blamed on epidural. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2001 Aug; 22(2):634-5. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. NMDA receptor blockade prevents nitroglycerin-induced headaches. Headache. 2001 Jul-Aug; 41(7):733. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M. Anesthetic concerns in retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. Anesth Analg. 2001 Jun; 92(6):1618-9. View in: PubMed

Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Cote R, Groshen S, Feng AC, Boyd S, Skinner E, Bochner B, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Raghavan D, Skinner DG. Radical cystectomy in the treatment of invasive bladder cancer: long-term results in 1,054 patients. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Feb 1; 19(3):666-75. View in: PubMed

Mikhail MS, Thangathurai D, Thaker KB, Hutchison SJ, Black DR, Chandraratna PA. Echocardiographic assessment of coronary blood flow velocity during controlled hypotensive anesthesia with nitroglycerin. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):565-70. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Wo CC, Yu S, Farjam F, Thangathurai D. Invasive and noninvasive haemodynamic monitoring of acutely ill sepsis and septic shock patients in the emergency department. Eur J Emerg Med. 2000 Sep; 7(3):169-75. View in: PubMed

Roffey P, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. Ketamine interferes with bispectral index monitoring in cardiac patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Aug; 14(4):494-5. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Black DR, Roffey P, Mikhail M. Chronic gastric reflux disease and tracheal strictures. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):803. View in: PubMed

Farlo JN, Thangathurai D, Grover A, Mikhail M. Bronchial air leak during transhiatal esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):723-5. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Wo CC, Thangathurai D, Velmahos G, Belzberg H, Asensio JA, Demetriades D. Hemodynamic patterns of survivors and nonsurvivors during high risk elective surgical operations. World J Surg. 1999 Dec; 23(12):1264-70; discussion 1270-1. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Thangathurai D, Wo CC, Kuchta K, Canas M, Sullivan MJ, Farlo J, Roffey P, Zellman V, Katz RL. Intraoperative evaluation of tissue perfusion in high-risk patients by invasive and noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring. Crit Care Med. 1999 Oct; 27(10):2147-52. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Farlo J, Phillips M. Benign mediastinal emphysema during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Oct; 13(5):657. View in: PubMed

Black DR, Kassinove AS, Mikhail M, Stein J, Thangathurai D. Lower extremity temperature disparity after retroperitoneal dissection. Can J Anaesth. 1999 Aug; 46(8):808. View in: PubMed

Black DR, Thangathurai D, Kassinove AS, Mikhail M. Epidural falsely blamed for lower extremity temperature disparity. Anesth Analg. 1999 Jul; 89(1):265. View in: PubMed

Black DR, Thangathurai D, Senthilkumar N, Roffey P, Mikhail M. High risk of aspiration and difficult intubation in post-esophagectomy patients. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1999 Jul; 43(6):687. View in: PubMed

Black DR, Mikhail M, Seivers EM, Thangathurai D. Spinal puncture falsely blamed for postoperative headache. Headache. 1999 Jun; 39(6):446. View in: PubMed

Black DR, Kassinove AS, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D, Norris K. Ketamine-fentanyl-midazolam facilitated weaning. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 1999 Jun; 16(6):418. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Kasstnove A, Black D, Farlo J, Mikhail M. Managing expectations before the cancer intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 1999 May; 25(5):550. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Belzberg H, Wo CC, Milzman DP, Pasquale MD, Baga L, Fuss MA, Fulda GJ, Yarbrough K, Van DeWater JP, Ferraro PJ, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Velmahos G, Murray JA, Asensio JA, ElTawil K, Dougherty WR, Sullivan MJ, Patil RS, Adibi J, James CB, Demetriades D. Multicenter study of noninvasive monitoring systems as alternatives to invasive monitoring of acutely ill emergency patients. Chest. 1998 Dec; 114(6):1643-52. View in: PubMed

Figueroa AJ, Stein JP, Dickinson M, Skinner EC, Thangathurai D, Mikhail MS, Boyd SD, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Radical cystectomy for elderly patients with bladder carcinoma: an updated experience with 404 patients. Cancer. 1998 Jul 1; 83(1):141-7. View in: PubMed

Bailey J, Mikhail M, Haddy S, Thangathurai D. Problems with CPAP during one-lung ventilation in thoracoscopic surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1998 Apr; 12(2):239. View in: PubMed

Linz SM, Charbonnet C, Mikhail MS, Vadehra N, Zelman V, Katz RL, Thangathurai D. Spinal artery syndrome masked by postoperative epidural analgesia. Can J Anaesth. 1997 Nov; 44(11):1178-81. View in: PubMed

Charbonnet CJ, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. Hemodynamic instability and excessive vasoconstrictor use during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Aug; 11(5):683. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Charbonnet C, Roessler P, Wo CC, Mikhail M, Yoahida R, Shoemaker WC. Continuous intraoperative noninvasive cardiac output monitoring using a new thoracic bioimpedance device. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Jun; 11(4):440-4. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, DeMeester TR. Safe insertion of the bougie for esophageal surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Feb; 11(1):125-6. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Charbonnet C, Wo CC, Shoemaker WC, Mikhail MS, Roffey P, Roessler P, Kuchta K, Zelman V, DeMeester TR, Katz R. Intraoperative maintenance of tissue perfusion prevents ARDS. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. New Horiz. 1996 Nov; 4(4):466-74. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Roessler P, Mikhail M. Is there a role for the Carlen's double-lumen tube in cardiothoracic anesthesia? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1996 Aug; 10(5):693. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Wo CC, Bishop MH, Thangathurai D, Patil RS. Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring of critical patients in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 3(7):675-81. View in: PubMed

Shoemaker WC, Wo CC, Bishop MH, Asensio J, Demetriades D, Appel PL, Thangathurai D, Patil RS. Noninvasive physiologic monitoring of high-risk surgical patients. Arch Surg. 1996 Jul; 131(7):732-7. View in: PubMed

Mikhail M, Roessler P, Moore-Jeffries E, Thangathurai D. Protamine combined with small doses of epinephrine prevents serious reactions in cardiac patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1996 Jun; 10(4):568-9. View in: PubMed

Pancoast P, Roessler P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M. Prophylactic nitroglycerine and incidence of myocardial ischemia in high risk patients following major surgery. Anaesthesia. 1996 Apr; 51(4):405. View in: PubMed

Mikhail MS, Thangathurai D. Sedating patients in intensive care units. West J Med. 1992 Nov; 157(5):566. View in: PubMed

Bowles HF, Thangathurai D, Morgan GE, Mikhail M. Management of supraventricular tachycardia in septic patients. Anaesthesia. 1990 Sep; 45(9):787-8. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Fishman D. Inadequate analgesia with lumbar epidural following retroperitoneal dissection. Can J Anaesth. 1990 Jul; 37(5):597. View in: PubMed

Kumar A, Minagoe S, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Novia D, Viljoen JF, Rahimtoola SH, Chandraratna PA. Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output during surgery using a new continuous-wave Doppler esophageal probe. Am J Cardiol. 1989 Oct 1; 64(12):793-8. View in: PubMed

Malkowicz SB, Avon MR, Thangathurai D, Viljoen JF, Skinner DG. Intravenous papaverine in constructing continent urinary reservoir. Urology. 1989 May; 33(5):431-2. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Bowles HF, Allen HW, Mikhail M. The incidence of pruritus after epidural morphine. Anaesthesia. 1988 Dec; 43(12):1055-6. View in: PubMed

Thangathurai D, Bowles HF, Allen HW, Mikhail MS. Epidural morphine and headache secondary to dural puncture. Anaesthesia. 1988 Jun; 43(6):519. View in: PubMed

Mikhail MS, Thangathurai D, Viljoen JF, Chandraratna PA. Atrioventricular block secondary to straining. Crit Care Med. 1987 Jul; 15(7):705-6. View in: PubMed

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