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Sukumar Paramanand Desai, M.B.,B.S.

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  1. Thakkar AB, Desai SP. Swan, Ganz, and Their Catheter: Its Evolution Over the Past Half Century. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Nov 06; 169(9):636-642. PMID: 30398637.
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  2. Corretti C, Desai SP. The Legacy of Eve's Curse: Religion, Childbirth Pain, and the Rise of Anesthesia in Europe: c. 1200-1800s. J Anesth Hist. 2018 Jul; 4(3):182-190. PMID: 30217391.
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  3. Tenedios C, O'Leary S, Capocci M, Desai SP. History of anaesthesia: Nurse anaesthesia practice in the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America). Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 03; 35(3):158-164. PMID: 29381592.
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  4. Tenedios C, O'Leary S, Capocci M, Desai SP. An historical examination of nurse anaesthesia practice in the United States and other Group of 7 countries. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jan 02. PMID: 29300272.
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  5. Sundararaman LV, Desai SP. The Anesthesia Records of Harvey Cushing and Ernest Codman. Anesth Analg. 2018 01; 126(1):322-329. PMID: 29099433.
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  6. Dorfman RG, Orkaby A, Desai SP. Dr. Polio: Revisiting FDR's Medical Legacy. Can Bull Med Hist. 2018; 35(1):160-192. PMID: 28938080.
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  7. Brook K, Bennett J, Desai SP. The Chemical History of Morphine: An 8000-year Journey, from Resin to de-novo Synthesis. J Anesth Hist. 2017 Apr; 3(2):50-55. PMID: 28641826.
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  8. Martin RF, Rangira C, d'Arc Uwambazimana J, Desai SP. The History and Evolution of Anesthetic Care in Rwanda. J Anesth Hist. 2017 Jan; 3(1):5-11. PMID: 28160992.
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  9. Roddy KJ, Starnes V, Desai SP. Sites Related to Crawford Williamson Long in Georgia. Anesthesiology. 2016 11; 125(5):850-860. PMID: 27552652.
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  10. Ray WT, Desai SP. The history of the nurse anesthesia profession. J Clin Anesth. 2016 May; 30:51-8. PMID: 27041264.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Fox JA, Poor E, Desai SP. Three Portraits, 2 Artists, and 1 Harvard Department of Anaesthesia: the Brigham Chairs and the Artists Who Rendered Them. J Anesth Hist. 2016 Apr; 2(2):49-56. PMID: 27080504.
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  12. Aglio LS, Litvak EA, Desai SP. History of anaesthesia: Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856) - Do his accomplishments match his reputation? Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2016 Jan; 33(1):1-3. PMID: 26627677.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Desai MS, Desai SP. Discovery of Modern Anesthesia: A Counterfactual Narrative about Crawford W. Long, Horace Wells, Charles T. Jackson, and William T. G. Morton. AANA J. 2015 Dec; 83(6):410-5. PMID: 26742335.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Peccora C, Hsu R, Yazdi CA, Shanahan J, Desai SP. Publishing Trends in Two American Journals in Anesthesiology-Results of an 80-Year Geographical Survey. J Anesth Hist. 2016 01; 2(1):6-12. PMID: 26898140.
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  15. Martin RF, Desai SP. An Examination of Horace Wells' Life as a Manifestation of Major Depressive and Seasonal Affective Disorders. J Anesth Hist. 2016 01; 2(1):22-7. PMID: 26898142.
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  16. Pilon RN, Narang S, Desai SP. A report on the consequences of the first implanted device for long-term analgesia in refractory cancer pain. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Aug; 32:289-93. PMID: 26433747.
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  17. Mizrahi I, Desai SP. Establishment of the Department of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School-1969. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Feb; 28:47-55. PMID: 26349933.
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  18. Meyer R, Desai SP. Accepting Pain Over Comfort: Resistance to the Use of Anesthesia in the Mid-19th Century. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Oct; 1(4):115-21. PMID: 26828088.
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  19. Martin RF, Desai SP. An Appraisal of the Life of Charles Thomas Jackson as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Apr; 1(2):38-43. PMID: 26205570.
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  20. Kikuchi H, Kono Y, Desai SP. The Japanese Museum of Anesthesiology in Kobe, Japan. J Anesth Hist. 2015 Apr; 1(2):44-8. PMID: 26205571.
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  21. Leeson S, Desai SP. Medical and ethical challenges during the first successful human kidney transplantation in 1954 at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jan; 120(1):239-45. PMID: 25625266.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Vyas RA, Desai SP. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-was Robert Louis Stevenson inspired by Horace Wells? J Anesth Hist. 2015 Jan; 1(1):18-24. PMID: 25748369.
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  23. Desai MS, Desai SP. Medical history for anesthesiologists: Lesson 3. Medical history for anesthesiologists: continuation of a primer. Bull Anesth Hist. 2014 Oct; 32(1):21-3. PMID: 25345270.
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  24. Desai MS, Desai SP. Alternate methods to teach history of anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2014 Feb; 118(2):438-47. PMID: 24445641.
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  25. Patel PM, Desai SP. A Clinician's Rationale for the Study of History of Medicine. J Educ Perioper Med. 2014 Jan-Jun; 16(4):E070. PMID: 27175401.
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  26. Giuca MS, Desai SP. Eponyms in the operating room: careers of five American physicians. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Oct; 31(2):32-5, 39. PMID: 24195165.
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  27. Vyas SA, Desai SP. The Professor and the Student, Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962) and William Sealy Gosset (1876-1937): Careers of two giants in mathematical statistics. J Med Biogr. 2015 May; 23(2):98-107. PMID: 24585582.
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  28. Mattie JK, Desai SP. Samuel Holden Parsons Lee (1772-1863): American physician, entrepreneur and selfless fighter of the 1798 Yellow Fever epidemic of New London, Connecticut. J Med Biogr. 2015 Feb; 23(1):19-27. PMID: 24585580.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. Desai KR, Desai SP. Training to be an historian of anesthesia: options at universities in the United States. J Clin Anesth. 2013 Aug; 25(5):367-370. PMID: 23669594.
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  30. Aponte-Feliciano A, Desai SP, Desai MS. Sites and artifacts related to Horace Wells in Hartford, Connecticut. Anesth Analg. 2013 Aug; 117(2):500-6. PMID: 23618801.
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  31. Desai MS, Desai SP. Medical history for anesthesiologists: continuation of a primer. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):12-3. PMID: 24205751.
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  32. Mulita A, Liu X, Desai SP. Publication trends for articles related to the history of anesthesia: a 10-year analysis from six journals. Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):1, 3-6, 13. PMID: 24205748.
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  33. Aponte-Feliciano A, Desai SP, Desai MS. William James Morton [1845-1920]: like father, like son (?). Bull Anesth Hist. 2013 Apr; 31(1):18-20. PMID: 24205753.
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  34. Martin RF, Desai SP. In reply. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb; 118(2):471. PMID: 23340369.
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  35. Urman RD, Desai SP. History of anesthesia for ambulatory surgery. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2012 Dec; 25(6):641-7. PMID: 23032681.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Desai MS, Desai SP. Primer on medical history for anesthesiologists: introduction. Bull Anesth Hist. 2012 Oct; 30(2):22-3. PMID: 24218740.
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  37. Cooper B, Desai SP. Mount Auburn Cemetery and its importance to the history of anesthesia. Bull Anesth Hist. 2012 Oct; 30(2):25-9, 32. PMID: 24218741.
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  38. LeVasseur R, Desai SP. Ebenezer Hopkins Frost (1824-1866): William T.G. Morton's first identified patient and why he was invited to the Ether demonstration of October 16, 1846. Anesthesiology. 2012 Aug; 117(2):238-42. PMID: 22728779.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Martin RF, Wasan AD, Desai SP. An appraisal of William Thomas Green Morton's life as a narcissistic personality. Anesthesiology. 2012 Jul; 117(1):10-4. PMID: 22555257.
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  40. Desai MS, Chennaiahgari SR, Desai SP. The teaching of anesthesia history in US residency programs: results of a nationwide survey. J Clin Anesth. 2012 Mar; 24(2):101-3. PMID: 22301202.
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  41. Desai M, Chennaiahgari SR, Desai SP. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. Teaching of Anesthesia History in US Residency Programs: Results of a Nationwide Survey. 2012; 24:101-3.
  42. Singh J, Desai MS, Pandav CS, Desai SP. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. Contributions of Ancient Indian Physicians – Implications for Modern Times. 2012; 58:273-8.
  43. Desai SP, Buterbaugh J, Desai MS. The making of an anesthesia historian: lessons from a worldwide biographical survey. Anesth Analg. 2011 Aug; 113(2):383-6. PMID: 21680857.
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  44. LeVasseur R, Desai SP. Anesthesia Record (Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists). Experiencing Anesthesia History in Massachusetts. 2011; 39:16-7.
  45. Giuca MS, Desai SP. Eponyms in the operating room: careers of six European physicians. Bull Anesth Hist. 2010 Jul; 28(2):17, 20-5. PMID: 22849202.
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  46. Giuca M, Desai SP. Bulletin of Anesthesia History. Eponyms in the Operating Room: Careers of six European Physicians. 2010; 28:17-25.
  47. Desai SP, Kojima K, Vacanti CA, Kodama S. Lidocaine inhibits NIH-3T3 cell multiplication by increasing the expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (p21). Anesth Analg. 2008 Nov; 107(5):1592-7. PMID: 18931217.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  48. Desai SP, Desai MS, Maddi R, Battit GE. A tale of two paintings: depictions of the first public demonstration of ether anesthesia. Anesthesiology. 2007 May; 106(5):1046-50. PMID: 17457138.
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  49. Desai, SP, Desai MS, Wood DN, Maddi R, Leeson S, Tilney NL. A semicentennial report on the participants depicted in Joel Babb’s portrait, ‘The First Successful Kidney Transplantation.’. American Journal of Transplantation. 2007; 7:1683-1688.
  50. Pancholi A, Desai SP. Triumph and Tragedy – the Lives of Three Pioneers of Anesthesia from New England. Bulletin of Anesthesia History. 2007; 25:7-12.
  51. Desai, SP, Desai MS, Pandav CS. The discovery of modern anaesthesia – contributions of Davy, Clark, Long, Wells, and Morton. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2007; 51:472-476.
  52. Sudoh Y, Desai SP, Haderer AE, Sudoh S, Gerner P, Anthony DC, De Girolami U, Wang GK. Neurologic and histopathologic evaluation after high-volume intrathecal amitriptyline. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2004 Sep-Oct; 29(5):434-40. PMID: 15372388.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  53. Aglio LS, Kraus KH, Desai S, Romero R, Ramirez M, Levy WJ, Gugino LD. Efficacious use of a cap shaped coil for transcranial magnetic stimulation of descending motor path. Clinical Electroencephalography. 2002; 33:21-29.
  54. Aglio LS, Kraus KH, Desai S, Romero R, Ramirez M, Levy WJ, Gugino LD. Efficacious use of a cap shaped coil for transcranial magnetic stimulation of descending motor paths. Clin Electroencephalogr. 2002 Jan; 33(1):21-9. PMID: 11795208.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Aglio LS, Romero R, Desai S, Ramirez M, Gonzalez AA, Gugino LD. The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for monitoring descending spinal cord motor function. Clin Electroencephalogr. 2002 Jan; 33(1):30-41. PMID: 11795209.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Desai SP, Kodali BS. Anesthesia and chronic renal failure. Progress in Anesthesiology. 2000; 14:167-180.
  57. Rossitch E, Gugino LD, Aglio LS, Desai SP, Cote W, Stieg P. Motor system monitoring during spinal cord surgery using transcranial magnetic stimulus trains. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. 1995.
  58. Gugino LD, Aglio LS, Desai SP, Alexander E, Stieg PE, Cote WA, Alam M, Manzi DJ, Checani GC, Klock A. . Descending motor path monitoring using transcranial magnetic train stimuli. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring. 1995.
  59. Desai S, Hadlock T, Messam C, Chafetz R, Strichartz G. Ionization and adsorption of a series of local anesthetics in detergent micelles: studies in drug fluorescence. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 1994; 271:220-228.
  60. Desai SP, Marsh JD, Allen PD. Contractility effects of local anesthetics in the presence of sodium channel blockade. Reg Anesth. 1989 Mar-Apr; 14(2):58-62. PMID: 2562153.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  61. Vandam LD, Desai SP. Evaluation of the patient and preoperative preparation. Clinical Anesthesia. 1989; 405-438.
  62. Allen PD, Kim DH, Mukherjee S, Desai SP, Marsh JD. . Bupivacaine depresses cultured heart cell Ca2+ flux and mean (Ca2+). Biophysical Journal. 1988; 53:600a.
  63. Desai SP. Book Review - Anesthesia and renal transplantation. Graybar GB, Bready LL (editors). New England Journal of Medicine. 1988; 318:522.
  64. Desai SP, Pierce EC, Fleming TC. Severe hypertension, propranolol, and acute pulmonary edema. Crit Care Med. 1987 Aug; 15(8):799-800. PMID: 3608539.
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  65. Desai SP, Marsh, JD, Smith TW, Allen PD. . The effects of local anesthetics on cultured heart cell contractile performance. Biophysical Journal. 1987; 61:466a.
  66. Desai SP, Bistrian BR, Palombo JD, Moldawer LL, Blackburn GL. Branched chain amino acid administration in surgical patients: effects on amino acid and fuel substrate profiles. Archives of Surgery. 1987; 122:760-766.
  67. Rocco AG, Concepcion M, Desai S, Dhingra U, Murray E. The effect of general and regional anesthesia on tourniquet-induced hypertension. Regional Anesthesia. 1987; 12:174-180.
  68. Bizzarri-Schmid MD, Desai SP. Prolonged neuromuscular blockade with atracurium. Can Anaesth Soc J. 1986 Mar; 33(2):209-12. PMID: 2938703.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Bizzarri-Schmid MD, Desai SP. Atracurium, tamoxifen and danazol interactions and clinical monitoring of the neuromuscular junction. Canadian Anaesthesia Society Journal. 1986; 33:684-685.
  70. Mallampati SR, Gatt SP, Gugino LD, Desai SP, Waraksa B, Freiberger D, Liu PL. A clinical sign to predict difficult tracheal intubation: a prospective study. Can Anaesth Soc J. 1985 Jul; 32(4):429-34. PMID: 4027773.
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  71. Desai SP, Bistrian BR, Palombo JD, Moldawer LL, Blackburn GL. Whole body nitrogen and tyrosine metabolism in surgical patients receiving branched chain amino acid solutions. Archives of Surgery. 1985; 120:1345-1350.
  72. Desai SP, Roaf ER. Telogen effluvium after anesthesia and surgery. Anesth Analg. 1984 Jan; 63(1):83-4. PMID: 6691569.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Jumper A, Desai S, Liu P, Philip J. Pulmonary barotrauma resulting from a faulty Hope II resuscitation bag. Anesthesiology. 1983 Jun; 58(6):572-4. PMID: 6859589.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Desai SP. The metabolic response to anesthesia and surgery. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia. 1983; 4:35-40.
  75. Desai SP, Moldawer LL, Bistrian BR, Blackburn GL. Amino acid and protein metabolism in hospitalized patients as measured by L-(U-14C) Tyrosine and L-(1-14C) Leucine. Clinical Science. 1983; 65:499-505.
  76. Desai SP. Cannulation of small veins. Another approach. Regional Anesthesia. 1983; 8:133-134.
  77. Desai SP. Protein utilization during the administration of branched chain amino acid enriched solutions to stressed patients (Master's Thesis). 1983.
  78. Sakamoto A, Moldawer LL, Palombo JD, Desai SP, Bistrian BR, Blackburn GL. . Alterations in tyrosine and protein kinetics produced by injury and branched chain amino acid administration in rats. Clinical Science. 1983; 64:321-331.
  79. Desai SP, Bistrian BR, Moldawer LL, Miller MM, Blackburn GL. Plasma amino acid concentrations during branched-chain amino acid infusions in stressed patients. J Trauma. 1982 Sep; 22(9):747-52. PMID: 7120527.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Desai S, Roaf E, Liu P. Acute pulmonary edema during laparoscopy. Anesth Analg. 1982 Aug; 61(8):699-700. PMID: 6212002.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Desai SP. Hypertension in epidural anaesthesia. South African Medical Journal. 1982; 62:154.
  82. Desai SP. Parenteral nutrition. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia. 1981; 1:203-208.
  83. Blackburn GL, Desai SP, Keenan RA, Bentley BT, Moldawer LL, Bistrian BR. Clinical use of branched chain amino acid enriched solutions in the stressed and injured patient. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Metabolism and Clinical Implications of Branched Chain Amino and Ketoacids. 1981; 521-526.
  84. Desai SP, Moldawer LL, Bistrian BR, Blackburn GL, Bothe AL, Schulte RD. . Amino acid and protein metabolism in humans using L-(U-14C) tyrosine and L-(1-14C) leucine. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Metabolism and Clinical Implications of Branched Chain Amino and Ketoacids. 1981; 307-312.
  85. Desai SP, Fencl V. A safe technique for changing endotracheal tubes. Anesthesiology. 1980 Sep; 53(3):267. PMID: 7425349.
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