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David  Thrush

David Thrush, MD

Specialty: Anesthesiology

Program: Anesthesiology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Education & Training


    • West Virginia University Hospital - Anesthesiology

    Medical School:

    • West Virginia University, School of Medicine - MD
  • Publications

    • Downs JB, Robinson LA, Steighner ML, Thrush D, Reich RR, Räsänen JO. "Open lung ventilation optimizes pulmonary function during lung surgery". J Surg Res. 2014 Dec.192(2):242-249. Pubmedid: 25033701.
    • Edwards JJ, Soto RG, Thrush DM, Bedford RF. Bispectral index scale is higher for halothane than sevoflurane during intraoperative anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2003 Dec.99(6):1453-1455. Pubmedid: 14639163.
    • Thrush DN, Downs JB. Vagotonia and cardiac arrest during spinal anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 1999 Oct.91(4):1171-1173. Pubmedid: 10519520.
    • Hevesi Z, Thrush D, Downs J, Smith R. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: effect of CPAP on gas exchange during chest compressions. Anesthesiology. 1999 Apr.90(4):1078-1083. Pubmedid: 10201680.
    • Thrush DN. Biventricular failure after pericardial window. J Cardiovasc Pharm. 1998 Dec.12(6):676-678. Pubmedid: 9854667.
    • Thrush DN, Downs JB, Smith RA. Is epinephrine contraindicated during cardiopulmonary resuscitation?. Circulation. 1997 Oct.96(8):2709-2714. Pubmedid: 9355913.
    • Thrush DN. Anesthesia for laser transmyocardial revascularization. J Cardiovasc Pharm. 1997 Jun.11(4):481-484. Pubmedid: 9187999.
    • Thrush DN, Downs JB, Hodges M, Smith RA. Does significant arterial hypoxemia alter vital signs?. J Clin Anesth. 1997 Aug.9(5):355-357. Pubmedid: 9257199.
    • Thrush DN. Spirometric versus Fick-derived oxygen consumption: which method is better?. Crit Care Med. 1996 Jan.24(1):91-95. Pubmedid: 8565545.
    • Thrush DN, Turnage S, Räsänen J. Monitoring of ventilation on and off cardiopulmonary bypass: two standards or one?. Anesth Analg. 1996 Apr.82(4):883-884. Pubmedid: 8615518.
    • Thrush DN. Cardiac arrest after oxymetazoline nasal spray. J Clin Anesth. 1995 Sep.7(6):512-514. Pubmedid: 8534470.
    • Thrush DN, Belsole R. Radial nerve injury after routine peripheral vein cannulation. J Clin Anesth. 1995 Mar.7(2):160-162. Pubmedid: 7598927.
    • Thrush DN, Austin D, Burdash N. Cardiopulmonary bypass temperature does not affect postoperative euthyroid sick syndrome?. Chest. 1995 Dec.108(6):1541-1545. Pubmedid: 7497757.
    • Thrush DN, Steighner ML, Räsänen J, Vijayanagar R. Blood pressure after cardiopulmonary bypass: which technique is accurate?. J Cardiovasc Pharm. 1994 Jun.8(3):269-272. Pubmedid: 8061259.
    • Thrush DN, Steighner ML. Ketorolac as a premedicant for coronary artery bypass surgery patients with normal ventricles. Nurse Anesth. 1993 Dec.4(4):155-159. Pubmedid: 8136395.
    • Mangar D, Thrush DN, Connell GR, Downs JB. Direct or modified Seldinger guide wire-directed technique for arterial catheter insertion. Anesth Analg. 1993 Apr.76(4):714-717. Pubmedid: 8466006.
    • Thrush DN. Are automated anesthesia records better?. J Clin Anesth. 1992 Sep.4(5):386-389. Pubmedid: 1389193.
    • Thrush DN, Mangar D, Alonso J. Incidence of arterial oxygen desaturation in cardiac patients premedicated with intramuscular scopolamine and morphine. Nurse Anesth. 1992 Jun.3(2):53-56. Pubmedid: 1606204.
    • Thrush DN. Automated anesthesia records and anesthetic incidents. J Clin Monit. 1992 Jan.8(1):59-61. Pubmedid: 1538254.
    • Thrush DN, Varlotta D. Thermodilution cardiac output: comparison between automated and manual injection of indicator. J Cardiovasc Pharm. 1992 Feb.6(1):17-19. Pubmedid: 1543846.
    • Mangar D, Thrush DN, Connell GR, Halder A, Fuller W. Comparison of low-dose sufentanil and fentanyl in balanced intravenous anesthesia for orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Nurse Anesth. 1992 Dec.3(4):161-165. Pubmedid: 1290777.
    • Thrush DN, Mentis SW, Downs JB. Weaning with end-tidal CO2 and pulse oximetry. J Clin Anesth. 1991 Nov.3(6):456-460. Pubmedid: 1760168.
    • Thrush DN, Jeffries D. Pulmonary hemorrhage during cardiac surgery. J Cardiovasc Pharm. 1991 Aug.5(4):377-378. Pubmedid: 1873518.
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