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    Duraiyah Thangathurai, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Anesthesiology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentAnesthesiology
    AddressUNH-4th Floor 1500 San Pablo
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9281
    Phone+1 323 442 8853
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      TitleChief of Critical Care Medicine


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      1. 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. PMID: 25858419.
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      2. 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):682-8. PMID: 24704114.
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      3. 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. PMID: 24389790.
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      4. 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. PMID: 24136194.
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      5. Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: a condition often undiagnosed in terminally ill patients. J Palliat Med. 2013 Jun; 16(6):601. PMID: 23614717.
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      6. Van Noord BA, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Abdominal compartment syndrome following opioid-induced postoperative ileus. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Mar; 25(2):146-9. PMID: 23333788.
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      7. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Demoralization syndrome: an evil ignored in the ICU setting. Psychosomatics. 2013 Jan-Feb; 54(1):98-9. PMID: 23295008.
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      8. Gill IS, Patil MB, 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):807-14. PMID: 22248519.
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      9. 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. PMID: 22024791.
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      10. 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. PMID: 21908096.
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      11. Thangathurai D, Mogos M. Ketamine alleviates fear, depression, and suicidal ideation in terminally ill patients. J Palliat Med. 2011 Apr; 14(4):389. PMID: 21469987.
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      12. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Increased use of protocols in ICU settings. Intensive Care Med. 2011 Aug; 37(8):1402. PMID: 21394618.
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      13. 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. PMID: 21124226.
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      14. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Delayed endotracheal extubation and PTSD in ICU patients. Psychosomatics. 2011 Mar-Apr; 52(2):194. PMID: 21397115.
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      15. 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. PMID: 21296003.
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      16. 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. PMID: 21595359.
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      17. 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. PMID: 20971550.
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      18. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Usefulness of droperidol as an anti-emetic in terminally ill cancer patients. J Palliat Med. 2010 Aug; 13(8):939. PMID: 20712462.
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      19. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Posttraumatic stress disorder in cancer ICUs. J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Jul; 25(4):244. PMID: 20695032.
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      20. Thangathurai D, Mogos M, Roffey P. Caution with epidural opioid use in sleep apnea patients. Pain Med. 2010 Aug; 11(8):1310. PMID: 20609132.
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      21. 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. PMID: 20178430.
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      22. Thangathurai D, Roffey P. Business interests versus informed consent. J Clin Ethics. 2010; 21(3):271. PMID: 21089998.
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      23. 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. PMID: 19961036; PMCID: PMC2762723.
      24. 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. PMID: 19819731.
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      25. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Shoemaker W. Prevention of capillary leak in altered permeability states. Resuscitation. 2009 Dec; 80(12):1444. PMID: 19818548.
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      26. Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Tay C. Cetacaine-induced complication during transesophageal echocardiography placement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2010 Aug; 24(4):736. PMID: 19717315.
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      27. Li E, Sritharan G, Mogos M, Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Doxapram revisited in patients with cancer. J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug; 12(8):673. PMID: 19663568.
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      28. 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. PMID: 19663569.
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      29. 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. PMID: 17298243.
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      30. Riad M, Back S, Thangathurai D. Unusual presentation and course of acute cardiac tamponade. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007 Oct; 21(5):712-4. PMID: 17905280.
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      31. 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. PMID: 16469572.
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      32. 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. PMID: 16189349.
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      33. 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. PMID: 16085260.
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      34. 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. PMID: 16045149.
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      35. 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. PMID: 15651005.
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      36. 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. PMID: 15690838.
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      37. 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. PMID: 14689428.
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      38. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Shoemaker W. Implication of epinephrine-induced hypokalemia during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2003 Aug; 58(2):231. PMID: 12909387.
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      39. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Riad M, Mogos M. TRALI and massive transfusion. Resuscitation. 2003 Jul; 58(1):121. PMID: 12867319.
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      40. 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. PMID: 12803604.
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      41. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Riad M, Mogos M. Postoperative sore throat: due to intubation or reflux disease? Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1523. PMID: 12766678.
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      42. 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. PMID: 12411823.
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      43. Riad M, Mogos M, Thangathurai D, Lumb PD. Steroids. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Aug; 8(4):281-4. PMID: 12386486.
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      44. Roffey P, Thangathurai D. Propofol in the treatment of presurgical headache and nausea. Headache. 2002 Apr; 42(4):327. PMID: 12010401.
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      45. 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. PMID: 11782342.
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      46. Roffey P, Mikhail M, Mogos M, Thangathurai D. Postoperative pain mimicking cardiac ischemia. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2001 Dec; 15(6):806. PMID: 11748543.
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      47. 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. PMID: 11503633.
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      48. Roffey P, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. NMDA receptor blockade prevents nitroglycerin-induced headaches. Headache. 2001 Jul-Aug; 41(7):733. PMID: 11554966.
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      49. Roffey P, Thangathurai D, Mikhail M. Anesthetic concerns in retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. Anesth Analg. 2001 Jun; 92(6):1618-9. PMID: 11375862.
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      50. 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 01; 19(3):666-75. PMID: 11157016.
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      51. 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. PMID: 11052440.
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      52. 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. PMID: 11142267.
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      53. 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. PMID: 10972626.
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      54. 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. PMID: 10552119.
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      55. Thangathurai D, Black DR, Roffey P, Mikhail M. Chronic gastric reflux disease and tracheal strictures. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):803. PMID: 10622672.
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      56. Farlo JN, Thangathurai D, Grover A, Mikhail M. Bronchial air leak during transhiatal esophagectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Dec; 13(6):723-5. PMID: 10622657.
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      57. 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. PMID: 10548197.
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      58. Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Farlo J, Phillips M. Benign mediastinal emphysema during laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1999 Oct; 13(5):657. PMID: 10527245.
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      59. 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. PMID: 10451146.
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      60. 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. PMID: 10408826.
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      61. Black DR, Thangathurai D, Kassinove AS, Mikhail M. Epidural falsely blamed for lower extremity temperature disparity. Anesth Analg. 1999 Jul; 89(1):265. PMID: 10389833.
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      62. Black DR, Mikhail M, Seivers EM, Thangathurai D. Spinal puncture falsely blamed for postoperative headache. Headache. 1999 Jun; 39(6):446. PMID: 11279925.
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      63. Black DR, Kassinove AS, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D, Norris K. Ketamine-fentanyl-midazolam facilitated weaning. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 1999 Jun; 16(6):418. PMID: 10434174.
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      64. 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. PMID: 10401961.
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      65. 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. PMID: 9872201.
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      66. 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 01; 83(1):141-7. PMID: 9655304.
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      67. 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. PMID: 9583564.
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      68. 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. PMID: 9398958.
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      69. Charbonnet CJ, Mikhail M, Thangathurai D. Hemodynamic instability and excessive vasoconstrictor use during cardiopulmonary bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Aug; 11(5):683. PMID: 9263108.
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      70. 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. PMID: 9187992.
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      71. Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, DeMeester TR. Safe insertion of the bougie for esophageal surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 Feb; 11(1):125-6. PMID: 9058238.
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      72. 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. PMID: 8968979.
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      73. 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. PMID: 8841882.
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      74. 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. PMID: 8816183.
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      75. 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. PMID: 8678773.
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      76. 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. PMID: 8776660.
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      77. 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. PMID: 8686843.
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      78. Mikhail MS, Thangathurai D. Sedating patients in intensive care units. West J Med. 1992 Nov; 157(5):566. PMID: 1441504; PMCID: PMC1022042.
      79. Bowles HF, Thangathurai D, Morgan GE, Mikhail M. Management of supraventricular tachycardia in septic patients. Anaesthesia. 1990 Sep; 45(9):787-8. PMID: 2240550.
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      80. Thangathurai D, Mikhail M, Fishman D. Inadequate analgesia with lumbar epidural following retroperitoneal dissection. Can J Anaesth. 1990 Jul; 37(5):597. PMID: 2372863.
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      81. 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 01; 64(12):793-8. PMID: 2801532.
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      82. Malkowicz SB, Avon MR, Thangathurai D, Viljoen JF, Skinner DG. Intravenous papaverine in constructing continent urinary reservoir. Urology. 1989 May; 33(5):431-2. PMID: 2652865.
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      83. Thangathurai D, Bowles HF, Allen HW, Mikhail M. The incidence of pruritus after epidural morphine. Anaesthesia. 1988 Dec; 43(12):1055-6. PMID: 3232785.
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      84. Thangathurai D, Bowles HF, Allen HW, Mikhail MS. Epidural morphine and headache secondary to dural puncture. Anaesthesia. 1988 Jun; 43(6):519. PMID: 3407891.
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      85. Mikhail MS, Thangathurai D, Viljoen JF, Chandraratna PA. Atrioventricular block secondary to straining. Crit Care Med. 1987 Jul; 15(7):705-6. PMID: 3595161.
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