Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan

Associate Professor Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan

Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Associate Professor Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan
Senior Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Basil Hetzel Institute.
Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Acute Care Medicine, The University of Adelaide.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Dharmalingam, A., Arenas, G., Wahba, M., Liu, W. M., Zaw, Y., . . . Quail, A. (2022). Effect of high-flow vs. low-flow nasal plus mouthguard oxygen therapy on hypoxaemia during sedation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Anaesthesia, 77(1), 46-53.
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    2022 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Meyer, E. J., & Jesudason, D. (2022). COMMENT ON HAMBLIN ET AL. Capillary Ketone Concentrations at the Time of Colonoscopy: A Cross-Sectional Study With Implications for SGLT2 Inhibitor–Treated Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2021;44:e124–e126. Diabetes Care, 45(1), e15-e16.
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    2022 Majmudar, A., Watts, R., Raj, J., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2022). Intraosseous access: An essential tool for general practitioners and anaesthetists in rural areas. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 22-24.
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    2022 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Wong, D. T., Van Wijk, R., & Ludbrook, G. L. (2022). Comment on: “Efficacy of high flow nasal oxygenation against hypoxemia in sedated patients receiving gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis”. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 78, 1 page.
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    2022 Umapathysivam, M. M., Inglis, J. M., Morgan, B., Meyer, E., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Jesudason, D. (2022). Letter to the Editor: Response to Hamblin et al body mass index is inversely associated with capillary ketones at the time of colonoscopy: Implications for SGLT2i use. Clinical Endocrinology, 3 pages.
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    2022 Lea, R., Tran, A. K., Trochsler, M., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2022). Airway emergency from megaoesophagus: A rare complication of an adjustable gastric band. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 50(4), 320-324.
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    2022 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Smithson-Tomas, G., Jothin, A., Meyer, E., Lindley, B., Jesudason, D., . . . Van Wijk, R. (2022). Sodium–Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor–Linked Pericolonoscopy Hyperketonemia: A Retrospective Study. Diabetes Care, 45(5), e91-e92.
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    2022 Brown-Beresford, K., Currie, J., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2022). The application of a surgical face mask over different oxygen delivery devices; a crossover study of measured end-tidal oxygen concentrations. BMC Anesthesiology, 22(1), 62.
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    2021 Meyer, E. J., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Jesudason, D. (2021). Sodium–glucose cotransporter type 2 inhibitors: managing the small but critical risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 214(2), 93-93.e1.
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    2021 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Jesudason, D., Nanjappa, N., Meyer, E. J., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2021). Perioperative Management of Glucose-lowering Drugs: Comment. Anesthesiology, 134(2), 349-350.
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    2021 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Wong, D. T., Kothandan, H., Sekhar, V., Adhikary, S. D., Currie, J., & Van Wijk, R. (2021). In Response. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 132(3), E43-E44.
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    2021 Rao Kadam, V., Ludbrook, G., van Wijk, R. M., Hewett, P., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Edwards, S., . . . Adhikary, S. (2021). A comparison of ultrasound guided bilateral single injection shot Erector Spinae Plane blocks versus wound infiltration for post-operative analgesia in laparoscopic assisted colonic surgery- a prospective randomised study. BMC Anesthesiology, 21(1), 1-7.
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    2021 Menz, B. D., Wahba, M. W. F., Slattery, P., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Johnson, J. L. (2021). A Retrospective Study of Topical Lidocaine 5% Plasters in Chronic Off-Label Pain Conditions. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), 22(10), 2404-2406.
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    2021 Gan, S. W., Rajbhoj, A., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Trochsler, M. (2021). Underused approach: subarachnoid block for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy? A case report and discussion of anaesthetic and surgical considerations. BMJ Case Rep, 14(8), 1-3.
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    2021 Adhikary, S. D., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., McFadden, A., Liu, W. M., Mets, B., & Rogers, A. (2021). Analgesic efficacy of ketamine and magnesium after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 68, 110097.
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    2020 Jothin, A., Raj, J. P., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2020). A simple procedure in a complex patient: Perioperative takotsubo cardiomyopathy. BMJ Case Reports, 13(12), e233121.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Sim, J., Emmerson, R. B., Tong, D., Liu, W. M., Van Wijk, R., & Currie, J. (2020). Predictors of early pharyngolaryngeal complications with cuffed supraglottic airway devices: A prospective observational study. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 61, 2 pages.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Nanjappa, N., Sembu, M., Meyer, E. J., Van Wijk, R. M., & Jesudason, D. (2020). An analysis of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration Database of Adverse Event Notifications of diabetic ketoacidosis associated with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in surgical patients. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 48(1), 70-72.
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    2020 Rao Kadam, V., Ludbrook, G., van Wijk, R., Hewett, P., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Moran, J., & Williams, P. (2020). Ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum block catheter technique: a reply. Anaesthesia, 75(3), 414-415.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Currie, J., Emmerson, R. B., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2020). Do we need inbuilt pressure monitoring systems across all cuffed airway devices?. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 48(2), 155-156.
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    2020 Tran, A., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Wahba, M., Currie, J., Rajbhoj, A., van Wijk, R., . . . Ludbrook, G. (2020). LMA® Gastro™ Airway for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a retrospective observational analysis.. BMC anesthesiology, 20(1), 113.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Dharmalingam, A., Arenas, G., Wahba, M., Steiner, R., Kadam, V. R., . . . Ludbrook, G. (2020). High-flow nasal cannula versus standard oxygen therapy assisting sedation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in high risk cases (OTHER): study protocol of a randomised multicentric trial.. Trials, 21(1), 444.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Wong, D. T., Kothandan, H., Sekhar, V., Adhikary, S. D., Currie, J., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2020). Airway management in the operating room and interventional suites in known or suspected COVID-19 adult patients: A practical review. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 131(3), 677-689.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Dharmalingam, A., Armstrong-Brown, A., Weiss, A., Waite, S., & Van Wijk, R. (2020). Uninterrupted Anesthesia Support and Technique Adaptations for Patients Presenting for Electroconvulsive Therapy during the COVID-19 Era. Journal of ECT, 36(3), 156-157.
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    2020 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Lorenzetti, M., Chung, A., Wong, C. K., Currie, J., Wahba, M., . . . Sorbello, M. (2020). Airway Management Considerations for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures in COVID-19 Era. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 65(9), 2739-2742.
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    2020 Meyer, E. J., Mignone, E., Hade, A., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Bryant, R. V., & Jesudason, D. (2020). Periprocedural euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis associated with sodium– glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor therapy during colonoscopy. Diabetes Care, 43(11), e181-e184.
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    2019 Rao Kadam, V., Ludbrook, G., van Wijk, R. M., Hewett, P. J., Moran, J. L., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Williams, P. J. (2019). Comparison of ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum block catheter technique with surgical pre-peritoneal catheter for postoperative analgesia in abdominal surgery: a randomised controlled trial. Anaesthesia, 74(11), 8 pages.
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    2019 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Wood, R., Watts, R., Currie, J., Wahba, M., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2019). The intraoperative use of non-opioid adjuvant analgesic agents: A survey of anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand. BMC Anesthesiology, 19(1), 7 pages.
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    2019 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Lee, J. Y., Sembu, M., Watts, R., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2019). Effects of esmolol on QTc interval changes during tracheal intubation: A systematic review. BMJ Open, 9(4), 8 pages.
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    2019 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Meyer, E. J., Nanjappa, N., Van Wijk, R. M., & Jesudason, D. (2019). Perioperative diabetic ketoacidosis associated with sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors: a systematic review. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 123(1), 27-36.
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    2019 Kadam, V. R., Van Wijk, R. M., Ludbrook, G. L., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2019). Anatomical and ultrasound description of two transmuscular quadratus lumborum block approaches at L2 level and their application in abdominal surgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 47(2), 141-145.
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    2018 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Eng, H. C., & Adhikary, S. D. (2018). An update on regional analgesia for rib fractures. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 31(5), 601-607.
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    2018 Venkata Nageswara Rao, K., Dhatchinamoorthi, D., Nandhakumar, A., Selvarajan, N., Akula, H. R., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2018). Validity of thyromental height test as a predictor of difficult laryngoscopy: A prospective evaluation comparing modified mallampati score, interincisor gap, thyromental distance, neck circumference, and neck extension. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 62(8), 603-608.
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    2018 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Watts, R., Barratt, A., Pazvash, P., Howell, S., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2018). Intraoperative use of adjuvants for opioid sparing: a cross-sectional survey of anaesthetists in teaching hospitals in South Australia. Anaesthesia and intensive care, 46(1), 138-130.
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    2018 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Jeyadoss, J., Rao Kadam, V., Du, L. Y., Liu, W. M., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2018). The effect of sevoflurane on the transmural dispersion of repolarisation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a prospective observational study. Anaesthesia and intensive care, 46(1), 51-57.
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    2018 Das Adhikary, S., Pruett, A., Forero, M., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2018). Erector spinae plane block as an alternative to epidural analgesia for post-operative analgesia following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: A case study and a literature review on the spread of local anaesthetic in the erector spinae plane. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 62(1), 75-78.
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    2018 Nanjappa, N., Jesudason, D., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Meyer, E. J. (2018). Perioperative management of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors: importance of a nuanced approach. Anaesthesia and intensive care, 46(4), 424-425.
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    2018 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Maycock, T., Grosser, D., & Currie, J. (2018). Anaesthetic management for endobronchial valve insertion: Lessons learned from a single centre retrospective series and a literature review. BMC Anesthesiology, 18(1), 8 pages.
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    2017 Watts, R., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Calvert, M., Newcombe, G., & Van Wijk, R. (2017). The effect of perioperative esmolol on early postoperative pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 33(1), 28-39.
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    2017 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Watts, R., Calvert, M., Newcombe, G., & Van Wijk, R. M. (2017). The effect of esmolol compared to opioids on postoperative nausea and vomiting, postanesthesia care unit discharge time, and analgesia in noncardiac surgery: A meta-analysis. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 33(2), 172-180.
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    2017 Adhikary, S., McQuillan, P., Fortunato, M., Owen, D., Liu, W. M., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2017). A manikin-based evaluation of a teaching modality for ultrasound-guided infraclavicular longitudinal in-plane axillary vein cannulation in comparison with ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein cannulation: A pilot study. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 33(3), 337-341.
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    2015 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Van Wijk, R., & Rajbhoj, A. (2015). Cranial nerve injuries with supraglottic airway devices: a systematic review of published case reports and series. Anaesthesia, 70(3), 344-359.
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    2015 Tran, T., Tibrewal, P., Dhillon, R., Jayawant, A., Rajbhoj, A., & Thiruvenkatarajan, V. (2015). Is electroconvulsive therapy safe in multiple sclerosis?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(10), 942.
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    2014 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Pruett, A., & Adhikary, S. (2014). Coagulation testing in the perioperative period. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 58(5), 565-572.
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    2014 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Van Wijk, R. (2014). Risk of perioperative torsade de pointes in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 119(2), 497.
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    2014 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Van Wijk, R., Elhalawani, I., & Barnes, A. (2014). Lingual nerve neuropraxia following use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 26(1), 65-68.
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    2013 Jeyadoss, J., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Watts, R., Sullivan, T., & van Wijk, R. (2013). Intraoperative hypothermia is associated with an increased intensive care unit length-of-stay in patients undergoing elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery: A retrospective cohort study. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 41(6), 759-764.
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    2011 Adhikary, S., Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Babu, K., & Tharyan, P. (2011). The effects of anaesthetic agents on cortical mapping during neurosurgical procedures involving eloquent areas of the brain. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), 006679-1-006679-14.
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    2010 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., Osborn, K., van Wijk, R., Euler, P., Sethi, R., Moodie, S., & Biradar, V. (2010). Torsade de pointes in a patient with acute prolonged QT syndrome and poorly controlled diabetes during sevoflurane anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 38(3), 555-559.
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    2007 Thiruvenkatarajan, V., & Rebecca, J. (2007). Anesthesia and graft-vs-host disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 17(1), 7-15.
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    2007 Venkatesan, T., Pillai, R., & Subramani, K. (2007). Postlaryngectomy hypertensive crisis: a manifestation of perioperative acute baroreflex failure?. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 19(7), 539-542.
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    2007 Venkatesan, T., Thomas, N., Ponniah, M., Khan, D., Chacko, A. G., & Rajshekhar, V. (2007). Oral triiodothyronine in the perioperative management of central hypothyroidism. Singapore Medical Journal, 48(6), 555-558.
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    2007 Cherian, V. T., Venkatesan, T., & Adhikary, S. D. (2007). Knotting in peripherally inserted central catheters: More possible mechanisms [4]. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 54(1), 78-79.
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    2007 Adhikary, S., Babu, S. K., Tharyan, P., & Venkatesan, T. (2007). The effects of general anaesthetic agents on cortical mapping during neurosurgical procedures involving eloquent areas of the brain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3).
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    2007 Das Adhikary, S., Venkatesan, T., Mohanty, S., & Ponniah, M. (2007). Difficult laryngoscopy made easy with the use of left-hand laryngoscope blade. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 98(1), 141-144.
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    2006 Das Adhikary, S., Venkatesan, T., & Zachariah K, V. (2006). Rocuronium vs pancuronium: Mitral valve surgery [6]. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 22(1), 98.
    2006 Venkatesan, T., & Ninan, S. (2006). Amiodarone-induced acute lung toxicity in an ICU setting [5]. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 50(4), 520.
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