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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postoperative sore throat: due to intubation or reflux disease? Anesthesiology. 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

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

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

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

Spinal puncture falsely blamed for postoperative headache. Headache. 1999 Jun; 39(6):446. 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 ARDS. Adult 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. 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 hemodynamic monitoring of critical patients in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 1996 Jul; 3(7):675-81. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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