Keck School Faculty

Duraiyah Thangathurai

Duraiyah Thangathurai

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Director of Department Development
Chief of Critical Care Medicine
1500 San Pablo Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Marijuana Use Associated with Decreased Mortality in Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2022 Jul; 88(7):1601-1606. . View in PubMed

Microbiome in Critical Care: An Unconventional and Unknown Ally Curr Med Chem. 2022; 29(18):3179-3188. . View in PubMed

Safety and feasibility of urological procedures in Jehovah's Witness patients Int J Urol. 2022 Jan; 29(1):83-88. . View in PubMed

Perioperative Outcome of Suprarenal Resection of Vena Cava Without Reconstruction in Urologic Malignancies: A Case Series and Review of the Literature Urology. 2020 08; 142:146-154. . View in PubMed

Sedation with ketamine and fentanyl combination improves patient outcomes in intensive care units SN Compr Clin Med. 2020; 2(8):1139-1140. . View in PubMed

Renal cancer with extensive level IV intracardiac tumour thrombus removed by robot Lancet. 2020 11 14; 396(10262):e88. . View in PubMed

Gut Alterations in Septic Patients: A Biochemical Literature Review Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2020; 15(4):289-297. . View in PubMed

Oxidative stress in critical care and vitamins supplement therapy: "a beneficial care enhancing" Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2019 Sep; 23(17):7703-7712. . View in PubMed

Spirituality of Physicians South Med J. 2019 12; 112(12):619. . View in PubMed

Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Initial Series J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):929-38. . View in PubMed

Level III-IV inferior vena caval thrombectomy without cardiopulmonary bypass: long-term experience with intrapericardial control J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):682-8. . View in PubMed

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

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

Demoralization syndrome: a condition often undiagnosed in terminally ill patients J Palliat Med. 2013 Jun; 16(6):601. . View in PubMed

Abdominal compartment syndrome following opioid-induced postoperative ileus J Clin Anesth. 2013 Mar; 25(2):146-9. . View in PubMed

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

Zero ischemia anatomical partial nephrectomy: a novel approach J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):807-14. . View in PubMed

Anatomic renal artery branch microdissection to facilitate zero-ischemia partial nephrectomy Eur Urol. 2012 Jan; 61(1):67-74. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

Innovations in laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy: a novel 'zero ischemia' technique Curr Opin Urol. 2011 Mar; 21(2):93-8. . View in PubMed

"Zero ischemia" partial nephrectomy: novel laparoscopic and robotic technique Eur Urol. 2011 Jan; 59(1):128-34. . View in PubMed

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

Excessive use of phenylephrine by the perfusionist and hemodynamic instability J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Oct; 24(5):899. . View in PubMed

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

Caution with epidural opioid use in sleep apnea patients Pain Med. 2010 Aug; 11(8):1310. . View in PubMed

Cetacaine-induced complication during transesophageal echocardiography placement J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Aug; 24(4):736. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Prevention of capillary leak in altered permeability states Resuscitation. 2009 Dec; 80(12):1444. . View in PubMed

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

Doxapram revisited in patients with cancer J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):673. . View in PubMed

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

Unusual presentation and course of acute cardiac tamponade J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007 Oct; 21(5):712-4. . View in PubMed

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

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

Median nerve injury following massive fluid resuscitation during prolonged surgery Can J Anaesth. 2005 Oct; 52(8):888-9. . View in PubMed

Infected atrial myxoma presenting with septic shock J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2005 Aug; 19(4):508-11. . View in PubMed

Mediastinal haemorrhage mimicking tamponade during en-bloc oesophagectomy Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2005 Jul; 22(7):555-6. . View in PubMed

Anesthetic implications of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after esophagectomy J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Dec; 18(6):822. . View in PubMed

Usefulness of desipramine in ICU cancer patients for acute depression J Palliat Care. 2004; 20(4):326. . View in PubMed

Hemodynamic compromise after bougie placement J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2003 Dec; 17(6):782. . View in PubMed

Implication of epinephrine-induced hypokalemia during cardiac arrest Resuscitation. 2003 Aug; 58(2):231. . View in PubMed

TRALI and massive transfusion Resuscitation. 2003 Jul; 58(1):121. . View in PubMed

Anesthesiologist's role in bowel relaxation for artificial bladder construction Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2003 Jul; 47(6):782. . View in PubMed

Postoperative sore throat: due to intubation or reflux disease? Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1523.. View in PubMed

Hyperinflation resulting in hemodynamic collapse following living donor lobar transplantation Anesthesiology. 2002 Nov; 97(5):1315-7. . View in PubMed

Steroids Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Aug; 8(4):281-4. . View in PubMed

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

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

Postoperative pain mimicking cardiac ischemia J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2001 Dec; 15(6):806. . View in PubMed

Postural hypotension blamed on epidural J Pain Symptom Manage. 2001 Aug; 22(2):634-5. . View in PubMed

NMDA receptor blockade prevents nitroglycerin-induced headaches Headache. 2001 Jul-Aug; 41(7):733. . View in PubMed

Anesthetic concerns in retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer Anesth Analg. 2001 Jun; 92(6):1618-9. . View in PubMed

Radical cystectomy in the treatment of invasive bladder cancer: long-term results in 1,054 patients J Clin Oncol. 2001 Feb 01; 19(3):666-75. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

Bronchial air leak during transhiatal esophagectomy J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):723-5. . View in PubMed

Chronic gastric reflux disease and tracheal strictures J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):803. . View in PubMed

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

Benign mediastinal emphysema during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Oct; 13(5):657. . View in PubMed

Lower extremity temperature disparity after retroperitoneal dissection Can J Anaesth. 1999 Aug; 46(8):808. . View in PubMed

High risk of aspiration and difficult intubation in post-esophagectomy patients Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1999 Jul; 43(6):687. . View in PubMed

Epidural falsely blamed for lower extremity temperature disparity Anesth Analg. 1999 Jul; 89(1):265. . View in PubMed

Spinal puncture falsely blamed for postoperative headache Headache. 1999 Jun; 39(6):446. . View in PubMed

Ketamine-fentanyl-midazolam facilitated weaning Eur J Anaesthesiol. 1999 Jun; 16(6):418. . View in PubMed

Managing expectations before the cancer intensive care unit Intensive Care Med. 1999 May; 25(5):550. . View in PubMed

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

Radical cystectomy for elderly patients with bladder carcinoma: an updated experience with 404 patients Cancer. 1998 Jul 01; 83(1):141-7. . View in PubMed

Problems with CPAP during one-lung ventilation in thoracoscopic surgery J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1998 Apr; 12(2):239. . View in PubMed

Spinal artery syndrome masked by postoperative epidural analgesia Can J Anaesth. 1997 Nov; 44(11):1178-81. . View in PubMed

Hemodynamic instability and excessive vasoconstrictor use during cardiopulmonary bypass J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Aug; 11(5):683. . View in PubMed

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

Safe insertion of the bougie for esophageal surgery J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Feb; 11(1):125-6. . View in PubMed

Intraoperative maintenance of tissue perfusion prevents ARDSAdult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. New Horiz. 1996 Nov; 4(4):466-74. . View in PubMed

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

Noninvasive physiologic monitoring of high-risk surgical patients Arch Surg. 1996 Jul; 131(7):732-7. . View in PubMed

Noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring of critical patients in the emergency department Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 3(7):675-81. . View in PubMed

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

Prophylactic nitroglycerine and incidence of myocardial ischemia in high risk patients following major surgery Anaesthesia. 1996 Apr; 51(4):405. . View in PubMed

Treatment of the compromised trachea with sleeve resection and primary repair Laryngoscope. 1993 Feb; 103(2):203-11. . View in PubMed

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

Management of supraventricular tachycardia in septic patients Anaesthesia. 1990 Sep; 45(9):787-8. . View in PubMed

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

Doxapram for respiratory depression after epidural morphine Anaesthesia. 1990 Jan; 45(1):64-5. . View in PubMed

Noninvasive measurement of cardiac output during surgery using a new continuous-wave Doppler esophageal probe Am J Cardiol. 1989 Oct 01; 64(12):793-8. . View in PubMed

Intravenous papaverine in constructing continent urinary reservoir Urology. 1989 May; 33(5):431-2. . View in PubMed

The incidence of pruritus after epidural morphine Anaesthesia. 1988 Dec; 43(12):1055-6. . View in PubMed

Epidural morphine and headache secondary to dural puncture Anaesthesia. 1988 Jun; 43(6):519. . View in PubMed

Atrioventricular block secondary to straining Crit Care Med. 1987 Jul; 15(7):705-6. . View in PubMed

Transport of a ventilator-dependent patient from Los Angeles to Athens by commercial airline Respir Ther. 1984 Nov-Dec; 14(6):39-4385. . View in PubMed

Transcutaneous monitoring of oxygen tension during one-lung anesthesia J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1984 Jul; 88(1):22-5. . View in PubMed

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