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David N. Thrush, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology
Program: Anesthesiology

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology


  • West Virginia University Hospital - Anesthesiology

Medical School:

  • West Virginia University, School of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

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  • 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 Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1991 Aug;5(4):377-378. Pubmedid: 1873518.